Super-long Center Parted Hair: Beauty Trend


What: Middle parts are splitting more hairstyles down the middle.

The Word: This from the 2008 issue of Elle magazine: Guido Palau, who styled the models from Chloe ’s spring runway show: “faked inches by adding extensions too those who didn’t have enough length.” Then, he parted their hair straight down the middle and sent them on their way.

Our Word: Honestly, this isn’t the most interesting beauty trend we’ve uncovered from the recent runway shows. But if you have long hair and the right face shape, a center part can actually be very flattering. Center parts are kind of like an arrow pointing right to your face. Make sure your skin is clear and your makeup is flawless before parting any waves. To define your part, Palau recommends dabbing some hair wax along the scalp. Go easy to avoid “greasy roots.”



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  1. says

    I knew there was a reason I hadn’t hacked off all my hippie hair (my avatar pick is several years old come to think of it).

    I actually like how they used some of the crimping trend you mentioned earlier. It seems to work here—not too 80s throwback, just a little texture-y.

  2. molliegoch says

    Like everything else, if you are old enough to have worn this look the first time, pass it up now it’s come back around.

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