25+ Sexy Side Part Hairstyles for Every Hair Length

Ditch your heavy makeup contouring with these sleek, sexy iterations.

Changing your hair part is a well-known #HairHack 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.

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 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

ballerina bun side part hairstyles
Nothing we don’t love about this all-occasion winner.

A classic for a reason, this neat, chic chignon works both on and off the barre.

2. Beach Waves

beach waves side part hairstyles
Use a comb to create your part for a tad bit of polish (just a tad!).

Give a bit of structure to a surf-and-turf look with a parted hairline.

3. Blunt Bob

blunt bob side part hairstyles
Tuck the minor part behind one ear for added flair.

Nothing spells modern-day chic more than a crisp bob.

4. Box-Braided

box-braided side part hairstyles
Affix a chunky French braid from your partline downwards towards the ear.

This oh-so-meta look is ideal for those sporting a protective hairstyle, such as box braids or twists.

5. Long Pixie

long pixie side part hairstyles
Create your part right above where the arch of your eyebrow is.

Let the hair on your thicker part fall over one eye for a flirty feel.

6. Gym Bun

gym bun side part hairstyles
Create French braid on your fringe and just work downwards, securing the ends with an elastic, before bunning everything up.

Ain’t nothing getting in your way while you’re wearing this snug braided bun.

7. Sleek Pony

sleek pony side part hairstyles
Use the end of a rattail or fishtail comb to create a sharp, precise part. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Another classic that’s stood the test of time—and red carpets everywhere—is the sleek, gelled, side-parted ponytail.

8. Curly Braided Bun

curly braided bun side part hairstyles
The trick lies in pancaking the links for more heft and thickness.

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.

9. Curly Side Fishtail Braid

curly side fishtail braid side part hairstyles
Use your fingers to part your hair for a more natural feel.

Naturalistas and those with curly hair can enjoy this textured version of a side fishtail braid with ease.

10. Diagonal Fringe

diagonal frige side part hairstyles
Bisect your fringe with a graphic part.

Rev up that regular side-part by using your fishtail comb to create a diagonal part line on your hairline instead.

11. Finger Waves

finger waves side part hairstyles
Zigzag some duckbill clips down the hairline to hold the shape.

The 1920s Flapper trademark gets revamped for modern times with more volumized curls (and a smoky eye!).

12. Side Fishtail Bun

side fishtail bun side part hairstyles
Highlights provide added dimension to a braided bun.

No lazy brunch buns here: This polished, girly iteration is one of the side part hairstyles we’re saving for special occasions.

13. Gelled Lob

gelled lob side part hairstyles
Leave the rest of your hair product-free for contrast. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

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 partline recreates the look.

14. Half-Braided Updo

half-braided updo side part hairstyles
Tie it off above the ear with a neutral-colored elastic.

Equal parts pretty and functional, a half-braided updo also gives us a bit of a charming 1990s throwback.

15. Boyish

boyish side part hairstyles
Blow-drying gives this cut a bit more volume and sex appeal.

A cool side part edges up the rounded shape of this perfectly cut crop.

16. Matted Punytail

matted punytail side part hairstyles
If your hair is relatively straight and tangle-free, you can even skip the comb with this look. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

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

parted waves side part hairstyles
Ed’s tip: Use a closed flat iron to achieve chunkier curls!

Another wildly popular—and highly democratic—look is a side-parted wavy hairstyle, which flatters almost all face shapes.

18. Three-Strand Braid

three-strand braid side part hairstyles
Easy enough to do during your morning commute.

Elevate your basic braid by fashioning it over one shoulder and combining it with a deep side part above the opposite ear.

19. Ring Braids

ring braids
We love the juxtaposition of a textured pony with a smooth base. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

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.

20. Skinny Accent Braids

skinny accent braids side part hairstyles
Mimic the effect of a side-shaven undercut with tiny little plaits. Photo credit: Allyson Alapont

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

sleek bob side part hairstyles
Pair with a bold red lip and you’re done for the day. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

A shine spray, like Bed Head by TIGI Headrush Shine Spray, helps give a classic bob some extra gleam.

22. Angled Combover

angled combover side part hairstyles
For an even more ridged texture, use a wider-toothed comb. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

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

chin-length angled bob side part hairstyles
Side part hairstyles: The trick is keeping the ends curled under!

Fans of the 2010 asymmetrical cut, this one’s for you!

24. Short Angled Bob

short angled bob
Blow-dry hair with a round brush to infuse a bit more body into this look.

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

twisted fringe side part hairstyles
A bit of texture on short hair adds some visual interest. Photo credit: Dvora

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

waterfall bun side part hairstyles
Keep the plait a bit chubby for a high-contrast texture. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Creating a French weave on your partline downwards results in a folksy, basket-bottom appearance. Learn how to do a full waterfall braid.

27. Wavy Bob

wavy bob side part hairstyles
This mega-popular trend has serious staying power!

And if all else fails, trust a messy bob to always, always save the day.

Are you thinking about trying out one of these side part hairstyles? Be sure to grab a picture and tag us over @AllThingsHairUS!

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