It seems like only yesterday that TikTok declared the side part dead, but if Instagram is any indication, the style has definitely made a comeback. Side parting hairstyles have recently appeared on all of our favorite stars, from the Kardashian-Jenner family to Megan Thee Stallion. Once considered dated by Gen Z, the side part is popping up all over the red carpet for its romantic, side-swept look and versatility. Curls and braids, wavy and curly – a side parting makes every hairstyle look good.
Kim Kardashian was one of the biggest influences in the side part renaissance and gave her style a millennial twist with a slicked back look at the CFDA Awards. Similarly, Kylie Jenner and Kourtney Kardashian took a page from their sister’s beauty book and recently sported similar side parts.
According to Jennifer Korab, owner of Renaissance Salon, there are a few products that are essential for styling a side part. “One of my favorites is using a volumizing mousse like Pureology Weightless Mousse or Kerastase Desifique. When styling your side parting on wet hair, the mouse will help hold your hairstyle in place and add some volume to the hairstyle.”
Celebrity hairstylist Jamie Wiley also suggests using Pureology’s Levitation Mist. “When I style a side part, I like to use a large hook and loop roller to set it back and away from the face. Lift hair with Levitation Mist at the roots using a flat brush and a round brush at the ends. Place the hair on a large Velcro-backed roller until cool. This creates lift at the roots and the perfect sweep moving back into the style.”
If you’re new to side parting, Korab advises retraining your hair to fall appropriately. “Cut off your side part and secure with a bobby pin. This will help train your hair to be side-parted.” To speed things up, celebrity colorist Ashleigh Marie recommends blow-drying your hair with a Hot Tools blow-dryer brush to give the hair a curve.
Feeling inspired? Whether you’re ready to return to the side parting or a die-hard devotee wanting to change up your look, keep scrolling to see our favorite side parting hairstyles.
This article originally appeared on glamour.com
The multihyphenate looked effortlessly sexy at the premiere of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever with her waist-length hair in messy mermaid waves. Recreate the look at home by allowing your hair to air dry after spritzing with sea salt spray.
#2 Kim Kardashian
Regardless of the color, Kardshian isn’t afraid to sport a millennial side part. Here she added some ’90s volume to her platinum blonde dye job. Get her va-va-vum volume with hot rolls.
#3 Selena Gomez
The Rare Beauty founder wore a chic blunt bob and deep side parting to a Sephora event in Paris.
#4 Kourtney Kardashian
Kardashian combines two hair trends in one: the side parting and the lob.
#5 Sydney Sweeney
Unlike her classic center part, Sweeney has switched things up with a blown out side part and loose but defined waves.
#6 Megan Thee Stallion
In a short and elegant bob, the rapper proves that a side parting can also work with short hairstyles.
#7 Kylie Jenner
Jenner showed off her side parting with her soft black hair in messy and loose waves in a recent Instagram post.
Lohan exudes Hollywood glam with a deep side parting and shiny waves. Bonus points for her copper hair.
#9 Reese Witherspoon
The actress flaunts her side parting at the premiere of From Scratch and wears her signature long blonde hair in soft waves.
#10 Megan Fox
Hollywood waves are synonymous with the side part. Fox’s version of the style looks extra glamorous thanks to her soft black coloring.
#11 Hall Bailey
The Little Mermaid star looks incredible with waist-length tresses that are thrown over her head in a deep side part.
#12 Yung Miami
The rapper opted for long inches and a copper hue for her sleek side part.