I’ve been suffering from writer’s block for the last couple of days and, according to Google, the solution is to “write about what you know”. Well, here’s what I know… I recently moved my parting from the centre to the side and the effects have been pretty surprising.
(I said I’d write what I knew. I didn’t promise it would be exciting.)
Not surprising in the sense that everyone is suddenly like, “Oh wow, I didn’t recognise you. You look so different.” But I feel rejuvenated – like I’ve just had a haircut or a really great night’s sleep. So I’d definitely recommended restyling your own parting if you feel like you need a new-season boost. Not only is it the simplest makeover trick of all, but it’s also completely free!
According to Vogue, centre partings are “well and truly back on the beauty agenda” for Spring/Summer 2014 (trust me to bow out of the look just as it’s heating up), so if you’ve been working a glamorous side-sweep up until now it really is the perfect time to try something new.
Through extensive research (aka looking at a bunch of red carpet photos), it’s become clear that those who wear their hair in a centre parting tend to favour minimalist and fashion-forward styles, whilst those with side partings lean towards more glamorous, feminine designs. Kim Kardashian is perfect example of this – pre-Kanye she rocked a side parting, but now she’s wearing her hair in the centre…
Centre Parting Pin-Ups:
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen
Kim Kardashian (the Kimye era)
Side Parting Stylistas:
Kim Kardashian (pre-Kanye)
So, I’ll ask this hard-hitting question again: where do you wear your parting? And are you tempted to change it for Spring/Summer 2014? Let me know…