19 Celebrities Making a Case For the Side Part, TikTok Be Damned
It's been a tough few years for side parts. For a while now, millennials and Gen Zers on TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter have been at odds over whether the beloved parting style is still "in" or not. At some point, members of the younger generation decided that side parts are outdated and middle parts are the official symbol of cool. Needless to say, dozens of millennials have followed this information by either defending their style choice online or completely trying something new for curiosity's sake.
All of this isn't to say that you should completely change up your hairstyle and abandon side parts for good. (After all, like all trends, we have a feeling both techniques will eventually have their time in the sun once more.) But in case the latest shade has gotten you down and you're need of some inspiration to go on with your beloved side-part self, there are plenty of celebrities who likely won't be parting ways (LOL) with the style anytime soon either. Most recently, Meghan Markle was spotted at the Invictus Games in the look, and even Kim Kardashian — who usually sticks strictly to the middle part — has been showing a new side of herself on Instagram. Needless to say, you're in good company.
Ahead, check out a few celebrities proudly wearing side parts.
Gigi Hadid's Side Part
Back in 2019, Gigi Hadid was spotted with a side part while at the 53rd annual CMA Awards.
Zendaya's Side Part
Back when everyone's poster child for hair goals, aka Zendaya, went to the 2019 Emmys, she also wore her then-red hair in a gorgeous side part with loose waves.
Anya Taylor-Joy's Side Part
Anya Taylor-Joy has been a longtime proponent of the side part. Here, she wore one to the Miu Miu show during Paris Fashion Week.
Emma Stone's Side Part
Emma Stone gave the side part a sleeker makeover when she was spotted with the look at a red carpet appearance in 2019.
Kylie Jenner's Side Part
Kylie Jenner was such a big fan of the side part that she wore it to the 2017 Met Gala.
Laura Harrier's Side Part
For the Palm Springs International Film Festival in 2019, Laura Harrier paired her side part with a sleek bun.
Gal Gadot's Side Part
Gal Gadot's side part made an appearance at the Vanity Fair Oscars party in 2020, where it was accompanied by lush curls.
Saweetie's Side Part
Saweetie paired her side part with gorgeous baby hairs and pink french tips in 2019.
Lily Collins's Side Part
Lily Collins's side part was the star of her low-bun hairstyle, which was spotted when she paid a quick visit to New York City.
Bella Hadid's Side Part
What do you get when you combine a side part with the "Barbie" ponytail? The flawless hairstyle pictured here on Bella Hadid.
Kerry Washington's Side Part
The 2020 Golden Globes saw Kerry Washington pair her side part with a chic bob.
Storm Reid's Side Part
For an appearance at the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards Luncheon, Storm Reid paired hers with a low ponytail.
Elle Fanning's Side Part
Elle Fanning looked as stunning as ever as she wore her side part for a "Jimmy Kimmel Live" appearance.
Sophie Turner's Side Part
For the screening of her movie "Heavy," Sophie Turner opted for a deep side part and sculpted waves.
Kim Kardashian's Side Part
For years, and despite numerous hairstyle changes, Kim Kardashian has rarely strayed from her beloved middle part. Still, there have been times over the last year when the star's side part made an appearance, as evidenced here.
Meghan Markle's Side Part
While supporting her husband, Prince Harry, at the 2023 Invictus Games, Meghan Markle wore a side part to a meeting with officials. It was a departure from the royal's typical middle-part look.
Miley Cyrus's Side Part
Miley Cyrus isn't one to shy away from a hair transformation, and that includes swapping her usual shag for a sleek, straight side part.
Lady Gaga's Side Part
Lady Gaga posted a selfie in recognition of a beauty award while wearing her platinum hair in — you guessed it — a deep side part.
Madison Bailey's Side Part
Madison Bailey was also spotted with her own side-part-and-curls combination as she attended Paris Fashion Week shows.