20 Best Middle Part Hairstyles For Women To Try In 2022

This classic hairstyle is known to highlight your facial features and frame the face.

By Anjali Sayee

Middle part hairstyles are back after a long hiatus! From celebs to beauty bloggers, everyone is raving about midle part hairstyles that complement all face shapes, long hair, short hair, and different hair textures. You can tuck the hair behind your ears to exude a ‘90s vibe or just leave it loose to get transported to the ‘70s! Now, isn’t that cool? Read on to check out our exclusive catalog of middle part hairstyles and try them out yourself. Swipe up!

How To Part Your Hair Down The Middle

What You Need

  • Mirror
  • Rat-tailed comb
  • Brush

How To Do

  1. Brush your hair to remove all knots or tangles. Then, brush backwards.
  2. With the tail end of a rat-tailed comb, mark the center of the front hairline and drag the comb back till where you want the parting to end.
  3. Check the parting to make sure it is straight.
  4. Comb the hair on both sides to accentuate the middle parting.

If you are wondering how to style your perfectly center-parted hair, keep reading!

20 Easy And Stylish Middle Part Hairstyles

1. Slight Lift


Anne Hathaway looks like an angel in this slightly wavy, layered hairstyle. The dark color at the roots and the layers work towards accentuating her jawline while also slimming down her face. This hairstyle shows off her two distinct features: her eyes and her beautiful smile.

2. Moussed Hair


This red carpet look had a lot of heads turning. I love how Zendaya’s brown hair compliments her eyes perfectly. She is a natural brunette but likes to experiment with hairstyles and colors. The middle parting is accentuated with the slicked down hair at the top.

3. Boho Romantic Updo


Lili Reinhart looks phenomenal in this hairstyle. The lovely delicate side bangs add a romantic feel to the hairstyle. A middle parting is a great way to make your face look longer. This hairstyle accentuates all the features of her face while not focusing on the shape of her face.

4. Mild Parting


The middle parting works wonders for people with round faces. It looks especially brilliant with long, flowy hair. Take a cue from Khloe Kardashian and try it with slightly wavy hair. It slims down your face, while the layers add focus to your eyes, nose, and mouth.

5. Space Buns


Millie Bobby Brown looks stunning in this hairdo. The sleek hair, space buns, and middle parting draw attention to her eyes and eyebrows. Enhance your eyes even further by using eyeliner.

6. Slick Smart Updo


This hairstyle is perfect for the fiery businesswoman. It is very different from the loose wavy hairstyle we usually see Jessica Alba sport. The bun paired with the slick middle parting not only looks amazing but also elongates her face.

7. Side Bangs


This stunning hairstyle is perfect for round faces. So often we see curls being used to make a hairstyle look more soft and romantic. It’s great to see a straight-haired updo that would be perfect for prom or a wedding. This hairstyle brings a more angular look to your face rather than softening your features.

8. Brown Ombre


Jessica Biel looks fabulous in this gorgeous hairdo. The soft curve at the bottom of her hair makes her face look slender, while the dark roots add height to her face. The lighter hair color accentuates her gray eyes.

9. Dark Roots


The darker hair color at the roots and the slight waves make Lili Reinhart’s face look slender and her hair look more voluminous. A center parting with voluminous hair makes any face appear longer.

10. Straight Down The Middle


If you have a round face, the key is to make your face appear longer, add height to your crown, or cover up wide cheeks. The middle parting is the big winner here. Salma Hayek paired it with a stylish lob. If you have an oval, square, or diamond face, a simple tuck behind the ears can add some oomph to the look.

11. Slight Wavy


Cameron Diaz stuns in this wavy long lob hairdo. Her roots are visibly darker than the bottom half of her hair. This helps in framing her face and adding depth to her tresses. The middle parting allows her side layers to act as side bangs.

12. Small Parting


If you want to accentuate an updo, add a slight middle parting to the front. Sometimes, this happens naturally if your hair naturally parts at the center. It is a small touch, but it adds symmetry to your face and draws attention to your facial features.

13. ‘20s Middle Parting


Styling a parting with full frontal bangs is an art that needs to be learned. If not done right, it will mess up your hairstyle. Take a cue from Zendaya! Comb your bangs down and then part your hair down the middle. This show off your bangs and your cool new haircut!

14. Sleek Straight


Naomi Campbell looks superb with this hairstyle. Let’s not forget that she is the queen when it comes to sporting the middle parting. Her long locks flow effortlessly. She shows off her chiseled jawline by making sure her hair is falling behind her shoulders.

15. Perfectly Messy Updo


A slightly messy updo with a mild middle parting accentuates facial features like your eyes, nose, and jawline. Notice the ever so slight puff at the crown of Jlaw’s hair, which adds height to her face. The stray hair falling on her face adds to the romantic appeal of this hairstyle.

16. Long And Wavy


Layers always look great on round faces. They make your face look thinner and longer. The soft waves add volume at the end of the hair, making the top look thinner, which makes your face look leaner. I love how this shade of blonde brings out Miley’s eyes. The middle parting is the glue holding this entire look together.

17. Loose Ponytail


A middle parting with a messy ponytail is perfect for a round face. The best thing about messy wavy hair is that it adds volume to your hair. If you have a round face, you need to use it to your advantage like Chloe Moretz. Leaving your hair loose can get in the way of your everyday activities. So, simply tie it up in a side ponytail paired with a middle parting. This hairstyle is also perfect if you are a bridesmaid or need a quick hairstyle for a formal event.

18. Double-Layered Bob


Millie Bobby Brown’s straight lob is perfect. The dark shade of brown makes her eyes pop. The double-layered hair along with the center parting makes her face appear more symmetrical. If you have wide cheeks, get longer layers that end below your cheeks.

19. Minimalist


If you have a heart, diamond, or oval face shape, this is the perfect hairstyle for you. A long middle parting with loosely flowing hair and some color can create a stunning hairstyle. Finish it off with a tuck behind the ears, and you are ready to slay! This hairstyle accentuates your jawline and cheekbones. Choose a hair color that makes your eyes pop.

20. Half Ponytail


Camila Mendes looks elegant and pretty in this hairstyle. You can see the layers fall beautifully down her back. The middle parting is accentuating her forehead and drawing attention to her eyes.

Infographic: What Does Middle Parting Do To Your Face?

From the above discussion, it is clear that middle part hairstyles will never go out of fashion. Not only do they look flattering, but they are easy to manage too.

So, if you have decided to get them, check out our infographic below and how middle parting gives an instant twist to your look and lets you stand out from the crowd:

what does middle parting do to your face [infographic]

Illustration: StyleCraze Design Team

Style your hair with a simple and elegant center part. They are the easiest go-to styles and work well with many hair types. You may sport middle-part hairstyles with an updo, side bangs, or simply as is to get a stunning look. Whether paired with sleek straight hair or a fun messy updo, there is something for everyone here. Feel free to experiment and tailor these styles to your needs and preferences. A hairstyle like this can make you look good effortlessly and easily make you stand out.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the middle part more attractive?

A middle part has its charm. The middle part is a great choice if you want to elongate your face and need a style to complement your facial symmetry. However, there are several ways to style a middle part to suit anyone. You will need to do a bit of experimenting to figure out which look you like best.

Do middle parts make your nose look bigger?

Not necessarily. Middle parts tend to make your sharp features look more pronounced. For instance, if you have a big nose, it can look more prominent because of a middle-part hairdo. However, middle parting with loose and messy styles takes the attention away from your nose and other sharp features.

Should I change to a middle part?

Middle parting is in trend and goes well with almost all hair types and looks. You may try it out and experiment with it.

Does parting your hair in the middle cause hair loss?

It may. And this may apply to any style in which you keep your hair for long periods. However, always parting your hair in the same place could wear your hair down in that area, leading to breakage, hair loss, and wider parting. Therefore, remember to switch partings and styles once in a while.

Key Takeaways

  • The middle-part hairstyle is very versatile and flatters a wide variety of hair lengths, shapes, and textures.
  • Whether you go for a boho updo, space buns, or just a simple, elegant half ponytail, the options are endless.
  • You can channel any style from the 70s to the 90s with this easy hairstyle.

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