Skip Nav
Beauty News
See Every Elegant Beauty Look From Tonight's Red Carpet at the Met Gala
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift's Grunge-Glam Met Gala Beauty Look Is Unreal
Met Gala
See All the Stunning Head Pieces From the Met Gala Red Carpet

How to Find Your Most Flattering Hair Part

How to Find Your Most Flattering Part

We're excited to present this story from Allure!

Your part is one of those simple little things that can change your whole look: a deep side part can make a low ponytail sophisticated, for example, while a middle part gives your style a hippie chic vibe. The right part is also crucial to choosing a flattering style, says Travis Parker, a hairstylist in San Diego and L'Oréal Professionnel National Portfolio Artist, who works with celebrities including Cindy Crawford. See his easy rules for finding your best part when you keep reading.

Side parts look best on narrow faces, says Parker. If you sweep your hair to the left side, for example, more of the right side of your face will show, creating the illusion that your face is a tad wider.

Middle parts are well suited to wide faces. Framing both sides of your face symmetrically will help define your cheekbones, and elongate the nose and chin, explains Parker.

Here's one more cool tip on face-flattering hairstyles: If you're wearing summer's trendy side ponytail or bun, take a look at your nose, says Parker. If your nose angles to one side—no matter how subtle the curve—position your hair over the opposite shoulder.

More stories from Allure:
Are sweet scents juvenile?
Bare minimum beauty

Image Source: Thinkstock
Around The Web
Join The Conversation
awesomepants awesomepants 4 years
^I'm with you. I have no idea what looks best. I've worn my hair the same way for a long time and anything new just looks strange.
mediagirl2890 mediagirl2890 4 years
Thank you Bella team for posting this article! I don't know what it is, but I've been in such a rut when it comes to parting my hair, nothing looks right! I'm definitely going to test this out.
Zendaya Hair and Makeup at the 2016 Met Gala
Celebrities Getting Ready For the Met Gala 2016 | Instagram
How to Get Kate Middleton's Blowout
Game of Thrones Braided Hairstyles
Wedding Hairstyle Ideas Inspired by Celebrities
Khaleesi Game of Thrones Hair Ideas
Rainbow Roots Hair Inspiration

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Beauty
X