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Hairstyle Psychology and Styling: The Parting

Hairstyles with Parting
Actress Kate Bosworth likes variety in her hairstyles and the way she parts her hair. Her partings may be in the middle or on either side. She always finds the suitable hairstyle and parting to express the way she feels on a particular day
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Hair may be parted in the middle or on the side. Partings may be short, long, accurate or irregular. Changing the way you part your hair will result in a considerable change in your facial appearance. Some even believe that the way you part your hair says something about your personality. You may find the perfect parting for your hairstyle in our gallery

  • Right now, the lowly parting gets a lot of attention. Changing the positioning or style of your parting is a simple way to look fresh and new. By the way, where and how you part your hair may say something about your personality.

  • What the Parting Says about Your Personality

    The left hemisphere of the brain is most active in mathematically oriented people while people with more activity in the right hemisphere appear to favour the creative approach to living. If you always part your hair on one side this may help you to determine, which part of your brain is more active and whether you approach living like a fact-oriented analyst or a creative artist. It may be fun to find out whether hair psychologists put you into the category of the active, outgoing, and open-minded or into the category of the profound and sensitive. Of course, you can fool everybody and leave hair psychologists in limbo by parting your hair in the middle or change sides often to express the different aspects of your many abilities to deal with life.

    It may be fun to part hair differently from time to time. Never mind the psychologists who may want to label you as fickle because you don’t commit to wearing your parting in the same place in steady determination.

  • Attractive Hairstyle and Parting Combinations

    There is a perfect parting to go with every perfect hairstyle, which involves more than allowing your hair to hang down in limb strings. Use the entire arsenal of tools to tease, curl or straighten your hair or to come up with your own twists on hairstyles.

    Please check out our hairstyle gallery for attractive hairstyle-parting combinations.

  • Gallery: Hairstyles with Parting

    Hairstyle with Parting: Olsen Twins

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    Hairstyle with Parting: The Middle Parting

    The Olsen twins prefer cool boho fashion. Their natural undone hairstyles with middle parting match the boho style perfectly.


    Important: Make sure to create an irregular middle parting and tousle the hair for a particularly nonchalant look.

    Hairstyle with Parting: Miranda Kerr

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    Hairstyle with Parting: The Short Asymmetric Parting

    Model Miranda Kerr has her own style. Here, her accurate parting is unusually short. The hair in the back is not parted.


    Important: The parting works well with Miranda’s clean and sleek hairstyle.

    Hairstyle with Parting: Erin Sanders

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    Hairstyle with Parting: The Casual Hairstyle with Accurate Parting

    The young actress Erin Sanders usually opts for practical, casually styled hairdos. Here, she parted her hair in the middle and emphasised her young nonchalant style by loosely gathering her long wavy hair into a side-ponytail.


    Important: You may want to curl your hair for this natural look.

    Hairstyle with Parting: Karlie Kloss

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    Hairstyle with Parting: Short Hairstyle with Side Parting

    The short wavy bob with the left parting brings out model Karlie Kloss’ outgoing personality. She casually brushed her long fringes to the side.


    Important: Use styling mousse to give this hairstyle the necessary pizzazz.

    Hairstyle with Parting: Ashley Greene

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    Hairstyle with Parting: The Sophistic Parting

    Ashley Greene integrates the low right side parting into a sophisticated hairstyle. She brushed her hair to the left of the parting forward and to one side. The long strand of hair above her forehead is secured behind her left ear. The remaining hair falls straight over one shoulder. It is gathered close to the ends.


    Important: Make sure to swing the top hair along the parting in a smooth almost parallel line.

    Hairstyle with Parting: Laufsteg DKNY

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    Hairstyle with Parting: The Low Long Side Parting

    This model for DKNY (Donna Karan, NY) created her side parting very low across the entire right side of her head. The hair to the left of the side parting is swept in a smooth line along the parting and across her forehead before it is secured behind her left ear.


    Important: Rich lustre in the hair softens this look.