The precise parting hair tutorial that ladies with short hair will totally love!

Don't want to splurge on that drastic cut and colour? Try a quick hair change by playing with the placement of your parting!

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Let’s be honest: most occasion-ready hairstyles are often aimed towards ladies with long hair. So when it comes to looking for fresh, fashion-forward short hairstyles, you might find yourself at a loss. But don’t you worry, because we’re to help!

We’ve looked to the cool catwalks (Chanel, Carolina Herrera and Elie Saab, to name a few!), and found a hairstyle that’ll make your short mane look party-perfect for your next gig. It’s an edgier, hybrid version of the slick back and the wet-look hair trend! Introducing: the precise parting!

Just follow our step-by-step guide (below) to learn how to create this gorgeous, festival or party-ready ‘do.

 How to create a pretty precise parting


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Step 1: Prepare your hair for styling

For ultra-sleek locks, make sure to detangle your short mane first. Then apply a small amount of the VO5 Frizz Free Cream to your crop. This nifty product will help your locks look virtually frizz-free, while also protecting them from heat styling – bonus!

Now, take a fine-tooth comb and create your precise, deep side-parting (on your preferred side!). Grab your hair dryer and blow-dry your hair backwards.

models with slick precise part hairstyle backstage carolina herrera
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Step 2: Apply gel

To master the sleek look of the precise parting, we recommend you use a strong hold hair styling product like the VO5 Wet Look Styling Gel

Evenly apply a small amount of the gel to your hair, gently raking the product through your tresses.

Editor’s tip: Use the back of your comb to help smooth your tresses back. Or if you fancy some bold definition, use the teeth side of your comb.

Asian model with deep side parting on runway Chanel SS17
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Step 3: Finish with hairspray

To ensure that your mane looks like a musical masterpiece, finish off the look with a generous spray of the VO5 Ultimate Hold HairsprayThis long-lasting hairspray will give your short hair an enviable healthy-looking shine and see you through any occasion in style!

The best thing about this look? It can easily be dressed up. We particularly love this look with glitter roots for festivals or with hair accessories for weddings. Easy-peasy, right?


And just like that, you’ve completed our fabulous precise parting hair tutorial. Go you! Fancy getting more #shorthairinspo? Skip on over to our Short Hairstyles page to discover an array of stunning looks to try!

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