If you’ve found yourself in a hair slump recently, you’re not alone–and switching up your part might be just the refresh you need. A middle part hairstyle is effortlessly classic and cool, and swapping your side part for a center divider is an easy way to change things up without getting too drastic.
A pro tip for rocking middle-parted strands: add some volume. Just a little bit of extra lift can prevent your locks from looking limp or too severe. Ahead, see how to style a middle part three ways–and give your look a much-needed boost.
1.All-Down Loose Waves
- Style hair in loose waves, save the front sections for last.
- I recommend creating loose waves using a big barrel curling iron all in the same direction away from the face, leaving out ends. For this look, I used a 1.5-inch iron.
- Spray with dry shampoo and tease at the root from about an inch back. This helps maintain volume at the front of the middle part.
- Smooth over the top of the tease and curl front sections away from the face. Tousle waves with a texture spray or light-hold hairspray.
2.Low Textured Ponytail
- Starting with tousled waves (you can use the technique from above), tease hair at the crown and smooth over the top.
- Gather hair at the nape of the neck and secure with a hair tie.
- Grab the two sides of the ponytail and pull to cinch the ponytail and give messy texture.
- Pinch and pull on hair at the crown for added volume and finish face-framing waves. Secure with a medium-hold hairspray.
3.Modern Middle Part
- Brush out curls and smooth with nourishing spray.
- Smooth down hair at the part, smooth down the edges as desired.
- Smooth and tuck each side behind the ears.
- Spray with a medium-hold hairspray to keep in place.