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Middle or side part?

Today, Match the Look looks to glossy, poker straight locks hot off the runway for some hairstyle inspiration. Today's hairstyle conundrum: to side part or not to side part? That is indeed the question...

Slicked-down middle part


The style: A traditional middle part can be given a contemporary edge with poker straight lengths, cut into crisp, blunt ends that look as if you've just left the hair salon. Slick long lengths instantly give a put-together effect with a touch of attitude.


The color: With a sleek middle part and hair dropping down in front of your shoulders, this look is perfect for showing off multi-tonal hair created in-salon using, for example, an ombre, sombre or balayage technique.


What the editors say: This is the perfect example of this season's latest trend – visible roots! No longer are we afraid to let the slightest tell-tale color grow out, instead we're celebrating the color contrast and making them part of the entire look.


Slicked-down side part


The style: How do you add an unexpected element to classic straight hair? By styling it in an angular side part! The angle acts as an arrow to the face, directing attention to your eyes. Pulling your hair back behind the shoulders emphasizes your cheekbones even more.


The color: A side part allows a larger section of hair to flow over the top of the head, meaning your color stands out more. Block color (one shade) is really shown off to its full potential with this sleek and classic style.


What the editors say: Our hair naturally falls in a certain part, and if yours doesn't easily stay in a side style, try a glossy gel like Extreme Splash from the Wet Domination collection by Tecni.ART. Use a comb on the top section to style into place, et voila, a slicked down and stylish style to channel morning, noon and night.

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