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Tutorial: How To Do a Men’s Middle Part and 5 Ways To Wear It

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.

The middle part hair for men has been a classic look for decades, beloved by angsty singer-songwriters, lovable burnouts, and rakish surfers. 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.

Scroll on to see how to style your 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?

How to Create a Simple Men’s Middle Part Hairstyle


Start on clean hair.

Start on clean, freshly washed hair, preferably with a moisturizing shampoo so you get a bit of softness and sheen. We like AXE Max Hydrate 2-in-1 Shampoo + Conditioner for just this purpose.

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Take a swipe of paste.

A hair paste gives that matte, not-too-polished, texturized finish that’s basically the hallmark of this men’s middle part hairstyle. We like the bedhead feel we see from using AXE Urban Messy Look: Flexible Paste. Take a finger-swipe amount from your trusty tin.

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Apply to strands.

Spread the hair paste between your palms to warm it up, as well as help you apply it more evenly throughout your hair.

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Go to town.

Rumple the paste all throughout, raking it through your entire head. Make sure that there aren’t any knots or tangles, or clumps of product in your men’s middle part hairstyle.

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Part your hair.

Using a comb or your fingers, create your middle part. Don’t stress if it’s not super straight or precise; a bit of a diffused part looks more natural.


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You’re done! If you want more texture, run any leftover paste onto your lengths and ends (avoid the root, as it tends to get greasy quicker). You can also power-dry with a blowdryer for a fuller men’s middle part hairstyle. But for the most part, you’re free to step out the door at this point. High five! Add some hairspray to your look for a long-lasting look. For example the TRESemmé Extra Hold Hair Spray.

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5 Ways To Style a Men’s Middle Part

Wavy Middle Part Male

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Wavy hair and middle part is a match made in Heaven.

If you have long wavy hair, a middle part will enhance your natural style and also highlight your face shape. For the perfect styling, try Axe Texturising Cream that adds extra shine and volume.

Tapered Middle Part

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Try the tapered middle part for a put together but grungy look.

Want a fade with a flare? Then the tapered middle part is the answer. Whilst you keep the sides of your mane short, the longer top adds grunginess and texture to your look with no effort.

Middle Part Fade

A middle part fade is always stylish.

The middle part fade haircut is stylish and easy to maintain, plus it’s less of a commitment than an undercut!

Long Hair Middle Part

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A mid part works wonders on long hair too!

Mid parted hair looks stunning on longer manes too. A middle part will just give that extra 90s flair that’s super in trend right now.

Short Hair Curtains

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We love the curtain middle part hairstyle.

We love this classic hairstyle, ideal if you have thick, voluminous hair. Style your mid parted hair with some sea salt spray to give it a more natural messy look!

Are you thinking about trying out a men’s middle part? Be sure to grab a picture and tag us over at @AllThingsHairUS! Also, for more hair care inspiration, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter!

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