Most of us usually part our hair to the left, right, or middle and don’t change it for a really long time (we’re creatures of habit). However, changing the direction of your hair part could completely change your look. Remember how Superman parted his hair on opposite sides when going from mild-mannered Clark Kent to Superman? If you need more proof, check out this article from Vogue titled “26 photos that prove a hair part can change your entire face” where you’ll see how celebrities look with their hair parted in various ways.
So what side should you part your hair on? We recommend playing with your part to see what you like. If you hate the new look, it’s easy to just switch it back to how you normally have it. However, here are some things to consider when parting your hair:
Consider Your Face Shape
The shape of your face can play a big role in helping to determine which direction to part your hair. Having the right part can help to bring out your best features and soften sharp angles. If you have a round face, trying parting your hair down the middle, or try a deep side part and watch how your face instantly looks elongated.
If you have a square face, try a midrange side-swept part to add softness to your angular jawline. If you have a heart-shaped face, a deep side part can make your chin look less pointy and soften your cheek bones.
If you have an oval face, congratulations. Almost any hair part will look good on you. However, keep in mind that a middle part typically looks best on people with symmetrical faces. Oh, and one last thing about middle parts, if you have a long face, a middle part can make it look even longer.
However, you should play around with each look and see what you like best. You can even take pictures and ask your friends to vote!
Work With Your Cowlick
A cowlick is usually found on the back crown of your head, but they can often be found on the front of the head and nape of the neck. A cowlick is a spot where hair growing in different directions comes together in what looks like a spiral. If you’ve got a cowlick on the back crown of your head, some people recommend that you part your hair on the left if your cowlick grows clockwise, and part your hair on the right if your cowlick grows in the counterclockwise direction.
Try The Natural Approach
Feeling too much pressure trying to decide which way to part your hair? How about trying your natural part. To find your natural part, comb your hair straight back and then place your hand on the crown of your head (the back of your head) and gently push the hair forward towards your forehead. Remove your hand and let the hair fall to reveal your natural part.
Train Your Hair
If you do decide to switch up your part, it will probably require a little training to get it to stay. When your hair is damp, try applying a styling cream or gel (we love Bb. Styling Creme or Bb. Gel) and use a fine-toothed comb to guide your hair as you blow dry.
Schedule a Consultation at Flirt Urban Salon
Still feeling unsure about which direction to part your hair? Talk to the expert hair stylists at Flirt Urban Salon in San Diego. We offer free 15-minute consultations in our Downtown salon. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.