How-tos: How to Achieve a Perfect Middle Parted Hairstyle

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model showing final middle part hair look on side angle camera



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Have you ever wondered why a middle part hair has become such an iconic ‘do? Easy – a clean, centered part is the style of choice to visually elongate your face; not to mention that its versatility and elegance can elevate your image, no matter the occasion.

What we love about it? Short or long hair, regardless of the texture, can benefit from a middle part. That’s right, my friend. Case in point – a chic low bun, featuring a perfectly centered, straight line is the ultimate clean-girl look, perfect for weddings, date nights, and even to add a touch of glamour to busy mornings. 

The best part is that it only takes minutes to recreate it at home. You’ll only need a styling cream to smooth out and prep your mane. Keep reading and learn how to style the ever so popular middle part hair in minutes!


Prep your hair.

Starting with your hair slightly damp, apply a multipurpose product, like Tresemmé One Step 5-in-1 Smoothing Cream, from roots to ends. For a tangle-free hair, brush it downwards with a wide tooth comb. This “magical potion” will not only prep your strands for the next steps, but it will also control frizz for up to 24 hours while adding glossy shine and protection against hot tools. What’s more, this all-in-one product also softens hair and gives your color more vibrancy — what’s not to love?


model smoothing TRESemme product through damp hair



Blow dry straight.

Using a paddle brush, roughly blow dry with continuous strokes towards the ends. Don’t aim for perfection! We just want to take the humidity away and smooth it out to create a silky, shiny finish – the perfect complement to a middle part hair!

model blow drying hair straight

Behold, the masterpiece.

Time for the showstopper! Brush your mane backwards. Then, take a comb and clean part your hair right in the middle, starting from your forehead all the way to the back in a single stroke. If it’s not completely straight, go ahead and redo it where needed – the metal end of the comb is ideal for moving stray hairs away while creating a neat, centered part.

model creating a center part on hair

Tie back.

Once your middle part is done, brush the sides towards the ends to smooth out any bumps and lumps, and tie it near the nape of your neck as a low ponytail.

model tying back hair

Kiss the frizz goodbye!

Let’s focus on your mid-ends for a minute. By applying Tresemmé One Step 5-in-1 Smoothing Cream again on the ponytail, you will be adding some more glossiness to the overall look as well as smoothing out any flyaways and frizz – something very important when creating such a sleek piece of art!


model smoothing out frizzy hair with Tresemme product



Twist into a low bun.

For the ultimate middle part low bun, you’ll now twist and bend your ponytail starting from the base of it, resembling a small but cute donut. Tuck and hide the ends into the hair tie, and secure it with a couple of bobby pins.

model twisting hair into a bun and securing it in place


The beauty of a middle part hairstyle resides in its simplicity – you don’t need complicated techniques for it, and the results speak for themselves. This is where your face and bone structure will shine, so don’t be afraid to show it off with a killer makeup or trendy accessory pieces.

model showing final middle part hair look on side angle camera

A middle part hair look is effortlessly classic, and rightfully so: it can be dressed up (red lipstick and pearls, anyone?) or down (Butterfly clips? Bright accessories? The sky is the limit!), while making you feel feminine and well put together. This is the epitome of chicness in its purest state!

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