When stuck in a hair rut, you feel like you have to make a dramatic change like chopping all your hair off into a pixie cut or bleaching your whole head blonde. But news flash, you don't even have to go to the hairdressers to make a change.
Sometimes, all you need to do fulfil that urge is a simple change of parting. You wear your hair with a low parting on the right-hand side, now imagine simply brushing your hair straight down the middle to give you a middle parting. New hair, new you.
Changing your hairstyle by switching how you part your hair is not only a commitment-free but it also leaves you to experiment as often as you like. Switched to a middle part and hate it? Change it back. Switched from left to right and feel weird? Change it back. That's a lot easier to fix than instantly regretting chopping your locks off.
Oh and the best thing? It won't cost you a cent.
Set 'Em Straight
It may look straight forward enough but creating a sleek middle part is quite the tricky task. The trick here is to keep your the hair on your crown as tight as possible. Using a smoothing cream will make what seems to be an impossible style to achieve, well, achievable. And in case you didn't know, hair clips are having a major moment right now and a middle part is the best way to pull them off.
Side And Seek
When it comes to parting your hair to the side, choosing left or right is completely up to you but it is important noting the way your hair naturally falls. Using a fine-toothed comb, split your hair to the side of your head. Pull the bulk of your hair to one side, and back again if you wish to create quiff like volume.
If the only reason to not split your hair to the side is the fear that'll constantly fall in your face, use your side part to create a faux fringe and clip into place. Simply flip two-thirds of your hair to your preferred side, allow some hair to fall into your face and secure loosely with a slide so that it falls just over your forehead.
If you've had a middle parting for years and a side split just doesn't cut it, why not try no parting at all? Simply brush all your hair back off your face, almost in a windswept fashion. The trick here is not only a bunch of hairspray but to also slightly backcomb the hair at the roots to create a beehive-like style.
Change your parting, change your life.