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How to Part Your Hair?

Your hair parting may seem like a small insignificant thing, but it can actually have a huge influence on your overall look. Don't have time for a makeover? Change your hair parting! Simply switching from a middle parting to a side parting (or vice versa) can give your hair a whole new lease of life, without spending a ton of money at the hair salon. So what are you waiting for?

Choosing the Right Type of Parting

Determine the shape of your face. When deciding on the right type of parting for your hair, you should take the shape of your face into consideration.

Some partings will flatter certain face shapes more than others, so take a long look in the mirror and try to decide whether your face is round, square, oval or heart-shaped.

Middle Part Closure Piece
Try a middle parting if you have a heart-shaped face. A middle-parting can help to elongate your face (as people with heart-shaped faces tend to be wider around the cheeks), but only if your hair is long. If you have short-hair, you should go for a slight side parting as the hair will cover some of your forehead and thin out your face.

Three Part Lace Closure
Try a deep side parting if you have a round or square-shaped face. For people with round-shaped faces, a deep side parting will help to balance and elongate the features. For people with square shaped faces, this parting will help to soften sharp angles around the forehead and jawline.

Free Part Lace Closure
Experiment if you have an oval-shaped face. People with oval-shaped faces can pretty much get away with any style, so experiment with middle partings, side partings, diagonal partings and even zigzag partings!

Consider your facial features. Not only the shape of your face can have an influence on the type of parting that works best for you, your facial features themselves also have a role to play.

One side of a person's face is usually more pronounced or stronger than the other, so this is the side of your face you want to put your parting on.

To figure out which side of your face is stronger than the other, stand in front of a mirror and hold a sheet of paper in front of your face, first on one side, then the other. The side of your face which has more upturned features (there should always be one) is the stronger side.

Another way to decide where your parting should go is to look at your nose. If it points off slightly in one direction (most of our noses do) then the parting should go on the opposite side in order to restore symmetry to the face.

However, you should also think about which side of your face you prefer. If you believe that one side of your face is your "best side" then that is the side you should expose when choosing a side for your parting.