Whether you’re hoping to upgrade your ‘do to something more timeless and classic or your mother trained in a side-part from infancy, updating your hairstyle can freshen your look, add maturity or cover up any hair issues you might suffer from.
If you’re looking for a new style that is versatile and attractive, a side part is an excellent option that can be styled formal, casual and everything in between.
What’s even better, you’ll only need a comb and, perhaps, some styling product to keep it in place all day.
While celebrities’ decisions aren’t usually important when making a decision for yourself, checking out their hairstyles will allow you to see how a certain cut flatters or hides features. For example, if you have striking eyes and a rounder face, check out photos of Leonardo DiCaprio or Tobey Maguire.
If you have a strong jaw and like to grow out facial hair, Justin Timberlake and Brad Pitt can show you the many side-part options available for your structure. If you have a pronounced widows peak, you can see how Chris Hemsworth and Jake Gyllenhaal have worn side-parts to tame the often-contrary issue.
To see how a hairstyle stands up to different occasions, you can also check out candid photos versus award show shots using Google. Almost all side-part styles can transition from the boardroom to the bedroom to the red carpet without a lot of fuss. If you like to wear your hair a bit longer on top than is conventional, you will want to get advice from a stylist you trust for containing your locks in all situations.
A Word About Male-Pattern Baldness or Thinning
Side-part hairstyles can be used to temporarily hide thinning at the crown or a receding hairline. However, if you try to do this for too long, you could end up with a hideous comb-over like Donald Trump. At some point, you will need to consider hair restoration or embrace a close-cropped ‘do.