Side part hairstyles are everywhere this season. Changing your hair part is one of the easiest #HairHacks known to literally switch up your look in seconds. If you’ve been finding that your day-to-day hairstyle has been looking a bit flat lately, or that you’re jonesing for a new look but aren’t ready to commit to a cut just yet, side part hairstyles can offer just the right new boost to your current ’do.
27 Fun Side Part Hairstyles for Every Hair Length
Perfect for the gun-shy and the regular style switcher-upper alike, a side-parted style is also a clever way to minimize a large forehead, and also has a chic, glam vibe that’s perfect for the evening. Sleek, classy, easy to recreate, and nearly universally flattering—what else can’t a side-part do? Scroll on for our fave side part hairstyles for every hair length:
1. Ballerina Bun
A classic for a reason, this neat, chic chignon works both on and off the barre. The deep side part adds a touch of edge to an otherwise classic style. Use a comb to create a sharp line like this one!
2. Beach Waves
Give a bit of structure to a surf-and-turf look with a parted hairline. This side part allows you to toss your hair over to one side and add instant volume to your strands. While we often consider side parts to be sharp, this messier version is a great option too.
3. Blunt Bob
Nothing spells modern-day chic more than a crisp bob. Make sure to speak to your stylist about your part preferences before they make the big cut so that your strands end up looking even!
This oh-so-meta look is ideal for those sporting a protective hairstyle, such as box braids or twists. It adds extra visual interest to an already cool style and allows you to change up your perspective every time you redo your braids.
5. Long Pixie
Let the hair on your thicker part fall over one eye for a flirty feel. This edgy side part style has a bohemian feel to it and is one of our favorite ways to get in on a messier hairstyle option.
6. Gym Bun
Ain’t nothing getting in your way while you’re wearing this snug braided bun. Make sure to secure the bun portion of the style on the side of your head opposite your side part for balance!
7. Sleek Pony
Another classic that’s stood the test of time—and red carpets everywhere—is the sleek, gelled, side-parted ponytail. This unexpected side part sets this style apart and gives it some major visual interest.
8. Curly Braided Bun
Texture as far as the eye can see! This curly side bun is a pretty hairstyle to sport during outdoor events and other romantic fêtes. Make sure to use your fingers to pancake this braid and spread it apart to recreate this voluminous look.
9. Curly Side Fishtail Braid
Naturalistas and those with curly hair can enjoy this textured version of a side fishtail braid with ease. In the case of this hairstyle, the side part softens the style and adds to the bohemian vibe.
10. Diagonal Fringe
Rev up that regular side part by using your fishtail comb to create a diagonal part line on your hairline instead. This allows you to create a more dynamic shape with your hairstyle in seconds.
11. Finger Waves
The 1920s Flapper trademark gets revamped for modern times with more volumized curls (and a smoky eye!). Styles like these depend on an edgy side part style.
12. Side Fishtail Bun
No lazy brunch buns here: This polished, girly iteration is one of the side part hairstyles we’re saving for special occasions. Coil a fishtail braid around the base of the style and use bobby pins to secure the bun in place.
13. Gelled Lob
Appropriate the season’s hottest product placement with a gelled side lob. A dime-sized amount of TRESemmé TRES Two Extra Hold Gel combed through just the part line recreates the look.
14. Half-Braided Updo
Equal parts are pretty and functional, a half-braided updo also gives us a bit of a charming 1990s throwback. Once again, use your fingers to loosen up the braid to create this bohemian vibe.
A cool side part edges up the rounded shape of this perfectly cut crop. The side part adds instant extra visual interest.
16. Matted Punytail
This short ponytail (or “punytail”) is further streetified thanks to an on-trend matte finish. Try using Bed Head by TIGI Manipulator Matte to achieve this slightly texturized effect.
17. Parted Waves
Another wildly popular—and highly democratic—look is a side-parted wavy hairstyle, which flatters almost all face shapes. Use a 1-inch curling iron to recreate these vintage-inspired waves.
18. Three-Strand Braid
Elevate your basic braid by fashioning it over one shoulder and combining it with a deep side part above the opposite ear. This creates a faux side bang style that adds some cool structure to your style.
19. Ring Braids
A pulled-apart Dutch braid is further stylized by the addition of graphic metallic rings—an ultra-modern foil for a simple, sleek side-parted fringe. Use a comb to slick down the top of your style to recreate this two-part sleek and messy look.
20. Skinny Accent Braids
Speaking of modern, we can’t help but obsess over these clever little accent braids, which mimic the effect of a side-shave without the commitment.
21. Sleek Bob
A shine spray, like Bed Head by TIGI Headrush Shine Spray, helps give a classic bob some extra gleam. This shine spray takes your look from basic to sleek and edgy in literal seconds.
22. Angled Combover
Creating a side part needn’t always mean hair needs to lie flat. Recreate this fresh ’90s-inspired hairstyle by combing upwards and away from the face instead of lying the teeth down as you part your hair.
23. Chin-Length Angled Bob
Fans of the 2010 asymmetrical cut, this ones for you! Use a comb to create a sharp side part where the style starts to transition from short to long.
24. Short Angled Bob
An elegant under-the-ear length was big in the late ’90s, and we still laud its appeal today, especially with an on-point color and crisp side parting.
25. Twisted Fringe
Those with super-short bobs can still partake in the trend: Simply twist your hairline away from your face and secure over one ear with a bobby pin.
26. Waterfall Bun
Creating a French weave on your part line downwards results in a folksy, basket-bottom appearance. Learn how to do a full waterfall braid.
27. Wavy Bob
And if all else fails, trust a messy bob to always, always save the day. This deep side part is another example of a styling moment that adds a ton of extra volume!
Are you thinking about trying out one of these side part hairstyles? Be sure to grab a picture and tag us over @AllThingsHairUS!