As a millennial beauty editor, I am often left a little confused (and sometimes infuriated) by some of the things I see on TikTok. Typically, messages that promote using lube as primer or using a banana to apply winged liner aren’t the sorts of things that fill beauty editors with confidence.
However, when Gen Z took to TikTok earlier this year to brand side partings as “cheugy,” I wasn’t totally aghast. Personally, I think that flipping your hair over to the side is one of the simplest and most effective ways to elevate and volumise any look. However, I do have to agree that the middle part is a superior way to style your hair.
As someone who spent most of her adolescent life straightening her side-parted fringe and spraying can after can of Batiste into the roots to try to get some volume into my obscenely side-parted strands, I must admit that a middle part is the life for me. For starters, it’s versatile and suits every hair type and style out there. Second, it’s seriously low-maintenance, meaning you can just roll out of bed, let your hair do its own thing and still look great. If you don’t want to take my word for it, keep scrolling for 19 middle-part hairstyles for women that really do prove it’s an elite look.
Next up, 20 medium-length hairstyles that are anything but average.