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5 Imaginative Ways to Part Your Hair

Mila Kunis sleek straight hair with middle part

Part With Your Routine with the Most Popular Parts of the Season!

It’s an easy habit to part your hair the same way day after day, but mixing up your part can be a fun way to change up your style without going to the salon for a haircut or change of hair color. Whether you’re going for sophisticated, bohemian, sexy, or flirty, a part can be a great way to emphasize your style. Mix up your style and keep people guessing by trying out these 5 imaginative ways to part your hair.

The Middle Part

Mila Kunis didn’t just snag the hottie Ashton Kutcher, on the red carpet she’s snagging a gorgeous and classic hairstyle emphasized by a clean middle part. To keep it sleek, try copying Mila’s straight shiny hair. To create a softer look, compliment the middle part with waves. For a part that is nice and clean, try using the long end of a rat tail to create perfect definition.

Blonde Highlights and a dramatic side part haristyle

The Deep Side Part

Nothing says sophistication like a deep side part. Dramatic side parts were all over the runway at New York Fashion Week and are projected to be a major trend for Spring 2013. You can either wear your hair down for a more casual look, or add some elegance paired with a clean low pony tail. To get an idea of where to begin the part, use the highest point of your eyebrow as a gage.

Ashley Benson, messy part, loose waves, bold lip

The Messy Part

The “bedhead” is totally in this Spring and Summer. A messy part is a great way to compliment casual waves, rough texture, or an undone updo. Also, if you’re in desperate need of a root retouch, a messy part can help disguise those pesky roots. To recreate, place the long tip of a rat tail comb in the front where you want the part to start, and draw a squiggly line, then lift the comb straight up and let your hair fall to either side.

Sandra Bullock long bob with diagonal side part

The Diagonal Part

Sandra Bullock and Jennifer Aniston are both known for loving the diagonal part. Why? Instead of a straight part on the side or down the middle that can divide your face, the diagonal can appear softer with your facial features. It’s also a great option when wearing a hairstyle with more volume. To duplicate, take the long tip of a rat tail comb and place it on the side you want the part to start, drawing a diagonal line toward the center of your head. For more glamour, comb the crown area back and tease.

Blake Lively long blonde waves, zig zag part, and braids

The Zig Zag Part

Many of us remember ten years ago, when the perfectly drawn, zig zag part was super vogue. Today the zig zag part is still popular in a softer and less defined style. Blake Lively’s relaxed, bohemian hair is complimented well by a more subtle zig zag part. To recreate, place the long end tip of the rat tail comb at the front of your head and make “Z” shape movements back and forth until you reach the back; then, raise it straight up and let hair fall to either side. Don’t worry about making the “Z’s” perfectly symmetrical. You change your shoes and your purses, and if you’re anything like me, you change your haircut or hair color at least twice a year . . . so why not change up your part? Defy your “natural part” and switch up your look with one of these sexy hairstyles!

Hairstyle Blog contributing author Lindsay Hausch
Contributing author Lindsay Hausch has provided clients with professional cutting edge color and cutting techniques at exclusive Paul Mitchell and Bumble and Bumble Signature Salons for the past seven years. She co-founded Sedona Beauty Team, which represents a team of artists that offer luxury, on-location beauty services. She enjoys writing articles that share her expertise. You can follow Lindsay on Twitter and FaceBook.


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Short Bob Hairstyles for 2014

Short Bob Hairstyles

Short Bob Hairstyles 7 Secret Weapons

Why is it so many women have trouble cutting their hair shorter?  Short bob hairstyles are super cute, easy to manage and highly versatile.  If you want an edgy style, try an asymmetrical cut. If you are leaning toward something more casual with a hint of sophistication, opt for short bob hairstyles with layers or a stacked bobs. Your options are endless, take a look at these fun cuts for short hairstyle inspiration!

Stacked Bob Hairstyle

Short Bob Hairstyle

The stacked bob is a hot look this season. This style exudes a modern chic vibe and it flatters any face shape.  The smooth, polished look is easy to get for gals with straight or slightly wavy hair.  But, hair that has a more determined wave or curl to it, will do much better by adding layers, allowing the curls to flourish.  That way the hair will stay healthier, and styling will be cut to the minimum.

Super Short Bob Hairstyle

Short Bob Hairstyle Carey Mulligan put a whole new spin on short haircut ideas with this adorable look!  By creatively infusing a twisted bang with a couple of mini-fishtail braids up top, this short hairstyle stirred up a whirlwind!

Asymmetrical Bob

Short Bob Hairstyle

The asymmetrical bob is characterized by one side of the hair being longer than the other.  In most cases, this type of bob leaves the front side of the hair long enough to fall just past the chin. This makes for a chic hairstyle – definitely a good option for those going for short hair.

The Short Blunt Bob

Katie Perry Short Bob Hairstyle

Katie Perry radiates a classic vintage style in this short and sweet bob with blunt bangs. This is a good choice for women with oval, round or square shaped faces as the hairstyle elongates the face. It also makes the neck appear longer for a statuesque look. It is also a great hairstyle for women with fine hair as the bluntness of the cut creates the illusion of thicker hair, so women with fine hair love it!

Short Bob with Choppy Layers

Short Bob Hairstyle

Choppy layering is a great way to introduce more texture and edginess to your bob, or any short hairstyle for that matter. This cutting technique creates volume, movement and texture to the hair.  Cutting irregular layers into the hair allows for more styling options and more attitude. Take inspiration from Julianne Hough!

Short Bob Hairstyle with Side Swept Bangs

Short Bob Hairstyle

Nicole Richie’s side swept bangs look seriously chic coupled with her short bob haircut.  Adding bangs is a great way to shorten the look of longer faces while drawing attention to the eyes.


Avant-Guard Short Bob Hairstyle

Short Bob Hairstyle

Some girls just need to appear more complex, and short edgy bob hairstyles will always do the trick!  Why? An edgy bob mixes the classic with the bizzare, for head turning results. Asymmetrical blunt-cut bangs are the focus point of this cut, add to that the asymmetrical short bob with unconventional edgings and you’ve got a receipe for pure avant-guard style!

Which of these short bob hairstyles do you like?

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Contributing author Abby Pringles is a writer who likes to write about topics relating to beauty, hair, and fashion. You can check her personal blog, Life in the Fash Lane, to read more of her works. Aside from fashion and beauty, Abby is also a hardcore basketball and tennis fan. Connect with her on Twitter and Facebook.

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Cute Bob Hairstyle for Strong Jaw Lines

Cute Bob Hairstyle

If Have a Face Shape With a Strong Jaw Line Try This Cute Bob Hairstyle

This cute little bob is one of the easiest haircuts to style. That’s because the edges create a strong shape. Hair is shorter in back and rounds out to longer pieces in front, but the line is fairly sharp. There’s little need for layers, bangs or any other elements; keep it simple and keep it cool. For a touch of volume on top, Amanda Braun of Jean Byford Salon in Columbus, OH snips in a few short layers that will add lift. The length works for petite, oval-shaped faces; get your next haircut a little longer if you have a strong jaw line. To dress it up, slip in jeweled clips. Suddenly, it’s evening-right!

  • This Hairstyle Works Best If:

    • Your hair is medium to dense in volume and medium in texture.

    • Your hair is naturally straight.

      Cute Bob Hairstyle

  • This Hairstyle Requires:

    • Daily blow-drying. Shampoo, condition and towel-dry gently. Mist on spray gel and comb through evenly. Then use a wide-toothed comb to comb hair in the direction it will be dried. Create a strong, off-center part and comb hair behind it straight back. Then dry in sections using a round brush. Turn ends under slightly; lift the roots a bit more from the part line back. Mist with a shine spray for a fabulous finish.

    • A trim every 4 to 6 weeks.

  • This Hairstyle is Not Recommended If:

    • Your hair is wavy or curly.

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