How a different hair part can transform your look

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How a different hair part can transform your look

Changing your makeup look is easy, and once you’re done, wipes away in a flash. But when it comes to our hair, our attitude tends to be a little different. Since you can’t go back after a haircut, and dye (even semi-permanent) lasts longer than an evening, most of us will approach making tweaks to our tresseswith a little extra trepidation.

So what’s the solution? Change your part. It’s so simple, and bonus – requires absolutely zero commitment.

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Generally speaking, a centre part will highlight the angularity of your face – but will also exacerbate any asymmetry. Side parts on the other hand work to soften your features, disguise asymmetry and draw attention more toward your lips. It all depends on the impact you are trying to make.  

To show you the true power of a hair part, click through the gallery below to see 13 celebs whose looks were transformed with a single flip.


SHAY MITCHELL

Shay’s sweeping side part is sleek, chic and sensual, drawing attention to her razor-sharp cheekbones…

SHAY MITCHELL

…but her casual centre part leaves her looking like a girl-next-door goddess, letting her eyes take centre stage.

CANDICE SWANEPOEL

Candice’s sweet centre part gives her a relaxed, bohemian vibe, showing off her glowing skin…

CANDICE SWANEPOEL

…but her sultry side part draws focus to her luscious lips and sparkling blue eyes.

EMMA STONE

This almost-there middle part is so chic on Emma, we wish she wore it this way more often…

EMMA STONE

… but this sweeping side part is just as lovely, despite drawing slightly more attention to her forehead. 

KIM KARDASHIAN

A deep side part draws your eyes to Kim’s lips… 

KIM KARDASHIAN

… but a middle part narrows her face and gives her a more modern look. 

JESSICA ALBA

Dead centred, Jessica’s hair accentuates the angle of her chin….

JESSICA ALBA

… while a side part softens her angles, and brings warmth to her face. 

SOLANGE KNOWLES

Solange’s curly middle part emphasises her forehead…

SOLANGE KNOWLES

… but a sharp side part draws a perfect line from the high point of her brow down to her smile.

SIENNA MILLER

This deep side sweep opens up Sienna’s face and elongates her neck…

SIENNA MILLER

… while this centre part gives her look a casual and modern boho-vibe.

MIRANDA KERR

A side part emphasises her jawline…

MIRANDA KERR

… but a centre part softens the edges, as well as her face shape.

KEIRA KNIGHTLEY

A sharp down-the-line part opens Keira’s face, and draws attention to her eyes…

KEIRA KNIGHTLEY

… but the sweeping side part makes her face appear more long and slender. 

OLIVIA PALERMO

Olivia’s signature centre part keeps her look modern and chic…

OLIVIA PALERMO

… but the occasional side part spices things up, and adds a touch of glamour. 

RACHEL McADAMS

A centre part on Rachel is youthful and casual…

RACHEL McADAMS

… while a side part makes her look sophisticated and stylish.

NATALIE PORTMAN

With a side part, Natalie is feminine, sweet, and classic…

NATALIE PORTMAN

… add a centre part, and her is more casual, and gives her face more symmetry. 

RIHANNA

Dead centre works for RiRi, especially when it’s styled sleek….

RIHANNA

… but a side part gives her an angular structure, and elongates her face shape. 

JENNIFER ANISTON

A jagged part accentuates Jen’s cheekbones and chin…

JENNIFER ANISTON

… but a sleek centre part narrows her face, and draws attention to her blue gaze. 

SARAH JESSICA PARKER

A side part highlights SJP’s eyes…

SARAH JESSICA PARKER

… while a modern middle part elongates her face and neck.

Are you pro centre or side part? Do you change up your parting often?

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