Bringing grungy back, and in the best way possible with the men’s middle part.
There will always be a place in our hearts for a simple, almost grungy mid-length look, if not for its casual, over-the-eyes rumple, then for its sheer, unapologetically ’90s vibe. A men’s middle part hairstyle has been a classic for decades, beloved by angsty singer-songwriters, lovable burnouts and rakish skaterbois the world over. Why? Because it’s a no-brainer, and as long as you keep your strands clean and grease-free, it’s literally the definition of a wash-and-wear look.
The good news? You don’t really have to be any of the above stereotypes (bless their hearts) to pull off this super-simple hairdo. And as for the bad news… well, there really isn’t any—we actually can’t think of a place or occasion where this look can’t be worn.
Alas, such is the power of an unpretentious center part, as our photographer Joe shows us in Day 12 of our AXE Instagroom series. Scroll on to see how he styles his own longish hair and transform it from a messy ponytail to a sleek, heartthrob-worthy men’s middle part hairstyle in, like, 2 minutes. Because, as our grungy forefathers will attest to, anything more is just too much, you know?
Instagroom Day 12: How to Do a Quick Men’s Middle Part Hairstyle
Remove your hair elastic.
Take a swipe of paste.
Go to town.
Part your hair.
In case you were wondering, there are a lot of ways you can style around medium to long hair (yes, without looking like you made an effort, because ain’t nobody got time for that). Feel free to click on over for a list of our favorite summer-friendly looks for long hair.