Sometimes, all you need to refresh your look is a change in direction—quite literally. Have you ever tried parting your hair on the side? Now is the time to try it, especially if you’ve had a center part your whole life. A side part can also be an excellent takeoff for various hairstyles. Here are some side part hairstyles that you should try.
Chic ideas for side part hairstyles
1. Side braid
Put a twist to your regular, three-strand braid by putting it on the side. This hairstyle is perfect for chilling out on weekends with your friends or when you want to look stylish even if you’re running errands. Loosen up your side braid a bit to make it boho-chic and complete your look with a long, flowy dress or skirt.
2. Side braid bun
Thinking of an elegant updo? Try the side braid bun. Begin by creating a side part. Then, create a French braid that starts from the opposite side of your hair part. Braid diagonally until you reach the other side of your head (the one with the side part). Continue with a three-strand braid until you reach the tips of your hair. Finally, put the three-strand braid in a side bun and secure with bobby pins. Easy, right? The side braid bun is perfect for weddings, cocktail parties, and even formal events that require a long gown.
Editor’s tip: Spritz TRESemmé Freeze Hold Hairspray on your side braid bun to smooth out frizz and help the bun stay in place for hours.
3. Side parted updo
You can put your hair in a low or high bun, but tweak it a bit by parting your hair on the side. Wear this sleek and polished look to work and march into your office like a boss. To nail this hairstyle, your hair must be smooth and frizz-free. Use an anti-frizz shampoo and apply hair mask once a week to achieve this.
Editor’s tip: Keep your hair smooth and nourished with TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Treatment Mask. This product can keep your hair frizz-free for up to 48 hours while giving your hair that much needed dose of keratin.
4. Side parted lob
Want to boost your hair’s volume? Part your hair on the side. If you’ve had one for a long time, part your hair on the opposite side. Blow dry your hair without the nozzle to give it bounce. You can also scrunch your hair afterwards so it won’t fall flat.
Editor’s tip: Add texture and body to limp hair by spritzing TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray on your hair. Make sure to spray on the inner sections, too.
5. Sleek, side-parted down ‘do
You can just leave your hair down and let it do the talking. A deep side part can make a down ‘do look styled. It can also conceal a wide forehead, so if you have a heart-shaped face, befriend the side part. Then, keep your mane straight and sleek by ironing it like a pro.
Editor’s tip: Apply a drop of TONI&GUY High Shine Serum Drops on your hair after styling to combat frizz and add gloss.
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It’s amazing how a hair hack that’s as simple as changing your hair part can refresh your look. Experiment with different side part hairstyles and be pleasantly surprised when you look in the mirror.
Next read: Can’t get enough of these ideas? Here are more side hairstyles to fall in love with. They’re easy to do and you can wear them on regular days or special occasions.