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8 Ways to Style a Center Hair Part

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8 Flattering Center Hair Part Styles to Try Now

The advent of outrageous hairstyles that aim to step out of the norm have somewhat relegated classic hairstyles into the back burner, so to speak. However, this does not mean that the classic ways of styling a woman’s hair has completely been forgotten. It has only adapted a new perspective wherein the classic hairstyles give a fresh twist. The same goes with the center hair part. Even though side swept ‘dos and deep side parts were becoming highly popular in 2013 and still continues to be popular, there are still fun and creative ways you can wear a center part this year. In fact, this trend has never really disappeared – it has simply taken on a new form.

If you are either too afraid to explore with a new part or simply cannot let go of that center hair part, no need to worry. We will give you eight chic ways to wear your center part and keep your hairstyle dated.

Chignon

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If you feel like rocking a sophisticated, maybe a bit glam, hair style, styling your center hair part with a chignon is the surest bet. This is also a very easy hairstyle to do, while also providing a wide range of styling possibilities. It starts with parting your hair in the middle and then pulling back the lower ends of the hair. You can opt to style it sleek and neat, or loose and a bit messy.

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But before you do, make sure you blow dry your hair after you have gathered the lower ends. Use an elastic tie to secure the hair into a low ponytail. Then, twist the ends to form a bun (loose or sleek, it is up to you). Use bobby pins to secure the hair at the ends and keep it from falling off. You have the option to finish off the hair with a serum to keep them well behaved or you can also pull out the smaller hairs along the hairline to fall off freely.

Down with Loose Waves

This is a great hairstyle for women with naturally wavy hair. All you have to do to style this center part is to apply an anti-frizz serum while hair is still wet. Then, take out your diffuser and blow dry. If you have the luxury of time, you can simply let hair air dry.

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Even though you have naturally straight hair, you can still try this center part hairstyle to give more shape and volume into your looks. You have to shower before going to bed and use a styling mousse while hair is still damp. Make sure you apply from roots to ends to ensure maximum absorption of the mousse.

Then, part your hair in the center and start braiding each side (where the part is separating them). Release the braids from your hair when you wake up the next morning. Simply run your fingers through the hair to release the braids from any knotting. This will also create that loose wave effect. Refrain from using a brush. To keep hair from becoming oily, apply dry shampoo. This will also help hold the style throughout the day.

Sleek and Straight

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Gwyneth Paltrow is one celebrity that has popularized this look when she wore it to the Oscars 2001 red carpet. However, more than a decade has passed and this center hair part look continues to be a hit, whether you’re a celebrity or not. The sleekness of the look gives it a sophisticated touch that is almost reminiscent of the runway looks.

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But if you want to make this hairstyle look dated, you need to match it first with your hair’s length. The ideal length for this center part hairstyle should be around the shoulder. This also works with shorter hairstyles, such as a long bob. Start by applying product to eliminate frizz and spritzing heat protection spray on damp hair. You can now blow dry hair to keep it looking smooth and to have that glossy sheen. A flat iron will help to keep those locks well behaved. Finish off with a styling crème to give it body without looking limp.

What is your favorite way to style a center hair part?

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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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