The Middle Part – a personal struggle

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How trendy is the middle part right now? It’s absolutely crazy how major it has become in fashion today – totally knocking the side part off of its pedestal and standing as the number one, most ideal hairstyle of today.

What makes the middle part better than the side part?

The middle part is versatile, and looks completely natural when worn just right. It doesn’t require as much work as a side part, allowing your hair to fall oh-so gracefully down. It looks effortless, chic, and stylish!

What makes a side part so difficult (and obviously I’m being biased here, because I’ve had the side part for almost my whole life), is that it requires a lot more maintenance, especially if you’re dealing with bangs swept along your side part… absolutely annoying! And, if you read my previous blog post you would know that I have a serious issue with my hair, having to hairspray and constantly maintain it’s look or risk having it fall flat, depressing, and not so chic.

So, why do I have the side part? Why can’t I just change to the middle part?

First off, you can’t just change the parting of your hair so easily. It is actually, absolutely difficult to make the transition because of several reasons.

1. Your hair is used to the part it is already accustomed to, so changing the part will feel awkward, and maybe even uncomfortable. It also will not set the same exact way as your original part, because your hair is already so used to going a certain way.

2. A lot of times, the transition from side part to middle part is incredibly awkward. The side part allows a decent amount of hair to cover and shape your face; however, the middle part almost exposes your entire face. It’s uncomfortable for me, since I have an incredibly round face and don’t really know how to deal with having a middle part just yet.

With that being said, because the transition is so awkward for me, I have yet to settle with a middle part!

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However!!!!

I do have some tips and tricks on the best ways to cope with the transitioning between a side-part to a middle part, making the transition easier for you if you are not as comfortable with your new hair style.

Option 1: Curl your hair away from your face, this will elongate your face, and keep it from looking so round as a result of the middle part. Because your hair falls symmetrically on both sides of the face, it will inevitable create the illusion of a much more rounded face. Instead, curling or even straightening your hair directly away from your face will help highlight the look of a much longer face.

Option 2: Keep it up! Tie your hair half up, keep the hair that falls to the side of your face and tie it into a half pony tail. This will not only get you used to the look of your face in being so exposed, but it will also get your hair used to the position of the side part.

Option 3: Twist or braid the sides! If you have fringes, or even if you are still uncomfortable with the way your hair is falling on the sides of your face, it works best to braid or twist the fringes or sides of your hair, and then pull them back, bobby pinning them to the back of your head.

Option 4: A cute headband works just as well! Whether it is a headband that wraps around your forehead, or even just pulls back your hair from your face – either work best when trying to deal with a new middle part.

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