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21 Middle Part Hairstyles That Will Flatter Anyone

Strong Face Frame Middle Part and Long Layers


A strong face-framing middle part with long layers is for women with defined features. The middle part hairstyle helps to bring out and highlight the strong facial features. Styles like this tend to accentuate facial structures that are often hidden when the hair is parted to one side.

Effortless Shoulder Length Wave with a Center Part


Q&A with style creator, Kylie Caswell
Stylist @ Shannon Hair Salon in Valencia, CA

How would you describe this?

This center part hairstyle has the perfect effortless wave. It’s a look you can wear anywhere without ever feeling overdone. It’s super easy and quick to style.

What’s your best advice?

For mid-length hair, never curl anything below the ear. It helps to avoid the back from feeling bulky. For the parts that aren’t curled, use a sea salt spray like MARE by Reverie and scrunch the ends to piece them out and give the illusion that they were curled.

To finish off the hair, use a styling cream like RAKE by Reverie to emphasize the amount of texture put in with that wave. It allows you to break up the curl and give it the messy, tousled, undone look.

Modernized Beachy Mid Part Bob


Q&A with style creator, Courtney Owens
Stylist @ The Swanky Salon in Agoura Hills, CA

How would you describe this?

This a classic a-line bob haircut that modernized with a center part and beachy waves. This mid part bob is versatile and low maintenance. The center part gives it a laid-back vibe.

What’s your best advice?

This cut works for many different hair types and face shapes, but consider symmetry and features when deciding on the part location. A part right in the center tends to highlight balance (or lack thereof), so if you don’t have an oval face and/or symmetrical features, try shifting the part left or right slightly until you find the positioning that best suits you.

For products, try R+Co Atlantis Shampoo and Cream rinse, followed by a little R+Co High Dive on the ends for shine and smoothness. Use R+Co Jackpot Styling Cream for a light hold and light volume with the blow dry, then R+Co Grid to prep and protect the hair from heat and to lock in the curl.

Long Seamless Layers with a Middle Part


Q&A with style creator, Brian Aguilar
Stylist @ Ty Alexander 2 in Newport Beach, CA

How would you describe this?

This is a mid-length shape with long, seamless layers and a middle part. My favorite thing about this haircut is the softer perimeter.

What’s your best advice?

This haircut is very versatile and can be dressed in many different ways. If you would like to achieve a lived-in look, feel free to scrunch in some salt spray to bring out the natural texture. For more of a refined look, use a 1 1/4-inch curling iron. It also looks super cute blown out smooth or flat ironed!

Long Precise Middle-Parted Bob


Q&A with style creator, Ashley Ellen
Stylist @ Whole Salon Spa in Clearwater, FL

How would you describe this?

This is a long precise middle-parted bob. The cut is simple and there’s beautiful drama in the angle by the front of the face. It’s particularly eye-catching next to the soft and subtle round shape cut into the back.

What’s your best advice?

This parted haircut shape will work for both straight and curly textures, but you definitely have to blow dry it with products to get the sleek line. A good round brush and quality products are essential. Smooth Infusion Prep, Confixor, and Air Control are three great products from Aveda that will give you this look in a blow dry.

This is a fairly low maintenance look because the layering in the back is minimal, but it will require some time spent styling if you want it to look this polished. If you have a long face shape this cut might not be for you as it may elongate your face further due to the lack of layering in the front. If you have a wider or rounder face, the length in the front will give you a more linear impression which will be very complementary to your face shape.

Flirty & Feminine Center Part


Q&A with style creator, Laura Myers
Hairstylist and Salon Co-Owner @ HALO Salon in Reno, NV

How would you describe this?

This is a flirty and feminine center part. The layers starting at the jaw draw the eyes to the lips and creates a soft and sexy effect. The best thing about this center-parted hair is definitely the face-framing layers. They are very soft and flattering on a variety of face shapes.

What’s your best advice?

To support heavy layers like this, you should have thick hair with some length on it. This look is not ideal for a square jaw if that is a feature you would like to minimize as the layers hit right at the jawline.

To create this look, you need a volumizing mousse, volume boosting spray, a large round brush, and your blow dryer. Dry the hair section by section, wrapping the hair on your round brush as you blow dry to give a full and voluminous bombshell effect.

Once you have your blowout completed, you set the hairstyle with hairspray and go! While it is not a wash and wear look, with the proper products and care you can make your blowout last several days!

Confident & Flirty Blunt Cut with Middle Parting


Q&A with style creator, Anjelii Loconte
Hairstylist @ Gypsy Dawn Beauty Bar in El Dorado Hills, CA

How would you describe this?

This blunt cut with middle parting is a very simple cut that can be worn with a natural air-dried look, straight and sleek, or in loose beach curls.

What’s your best advice?

Use a blowout serum or cream for heat protection, to smooth out any frizz, and to prep the hair for any styling tools. Use a working styling hairspray with a light to medium hold as a setting spray if you’re using a curling iron (1 to 1 1/4-inch) and work in one to two-inch sections.

Lovely Middle Parted Layers


Q&A with style creator, Nicole Addams
Hairstylist @ Salon Republic Hollywood studio 702 / The Fig in Los Angeles, CA

How would you describe this?

This is a long middle parted layered haircut with a lot of face-framing layering. Layers like this give it great movement, body, and volume.

What’s your best advice?

This cut and style are great for women with longer hair parted down the middle. If you want something classy, fun, and kind of sexy without sacrificing length, this one is for you! It’s also great for women with thicker hair since it makes the hair feel lighter without it feeling overly thinned or wispy.

Use a leave-in conditioner and a heat protectant/blow dry spray. Style with a round brush of your choosing that is not too small or too big. Try a 2 to 3-inch ceramic round brush and always use a concentrator on your blow dryer. After you blow dry, add a couple drops of oil through the ends, a little hairspray or texturizing spray, and some dry shampoo to keep your style longer!

Depending on your face shape, you might want the face-framing to start higher or lower. For an oval, round or square shape, it’s recommended that the framing starts around the chin to draw the eye down to elongate. For oblong, heart, and diamond shapes, start around the cheekbones.

Textured Bob with a Center Part and Long Fringe


Q&A with style creator, Cassi Clough
Hairstylist @ Leigh, Edwards & Company in Nashville, TN

How would you describe this?

This is a textured bob with a center part and long fringe. The longer bangs gives you the ability to wear it parted down the middle or pushed to one side.

What’s your best advice?

The great thing about this hairstyle is that it is really versatile in the way you want to style it.  To get the perfect sexy and flirty beach waves, I prepped the hair with my go-to styling product by Shu Eumura called Texture Wave. I then used a 1-inch Marcel curling iron, working in three different sections and curling the hair in alternating directions.

Wearing it parted down the middle is great for women with an oval or heart-shaped face.

This middle parted hair is also great to wear straight or just to let air dry and enhance the natural texture. Products are a big factor for the finished look, so for women on the go, try spraying Texture Wave to your dry hair and rock the beautiful hair you were born with!

Center Parted Bob


Q&A with style creator, Noelle Pavlu
Hairstylist @ The Hair Bar in Monroe, NY

How would you describe this?

This center-parted bob is simple. All you have to do is blow dry it! It doesn’t take much work to create this look because the shape of the hair does it all for you.

What’s your best advice?

Use a smoothing cream or a hair serum that isn’t too heavy to add shine and to keep the flyaways down. Try Aveda Nourishing Styling Creme for this look.

If you want a more textured look, you could use hairspray and mess it up a bit to give the hair a little more body.

Versatile Middle-Parted Blunt Lob


Q&A with style creator, Faith Daudier
Senior Stylist / Owner @ Shag Salon Avon in Avon, NJ

How would you describe this?

This middle-parted blunt lob is versatile. It can be worn with a middle part for a youthful look, or with a side part if you’re going for something sleek and classic.

What’s your best advice?

Use a texture spray when blow drying the hair. Paul Mitchell Sugar Spray is a great hair product. Once you have completely dried the hair,  do a quick once-over with Biosilk Shine On shine spray.

This particular middle part haircut can be worn by most women. It’s great for fine to medium hair and can be worn straight or with beach waves. It is also perfect for a fresh start by removing dry or damaged ends!

Lob with a Mid Part


Q&A with style creator, Sav Roth
Hairstylist / Colorist @ R Hair Salon & Spa and Studio B in Tucson, AZ

How would you describe this?

This lob with a mid part is versatile. It can be worn straight for subtle dimension, or waved/curled for higher contrast.

What’s your best advice?

To achieve and maintain this middle part lob, use a thermal protector, an anti-humectant or texturizer, and hairspray. The best products to achieve this hairstyle are Power DryMe for blow dry prep, Neuro Protect Heatctrl for thermal protection, Amika Touchable for hold, and depending on hair type, Aveda Spray-On Shine to fight frizz OR PuffMe for volume.

The lob (long bob) is a great haircut for women looking for a low maintenance yet sophisticated look. It can be pulled back for busy days, and can also be easily primped for a night out. Overall, the balayage highlighted lob is a great look for women with almost every hair type.

Long Layered Cut with a Middle Part


A long layered cut with a middle part is great for women with longer faces. It’ll give style and shape to otherwise long, boring locks. Having a middle part can bring symmetry to the entire look. But, it can also draw out the asymmetric features of the face. Longer layers will help soften the look around the bottom and sides of the face.

Lovely Long Bob with a Part Down The Middle


Go glam even in your comfort zone as you fashion out the most elegant lob. Partnered with soft, beachy waves, this medium cut casually frames your face for a flattering effect.

Angled Bob Up the Middle


An angled bob up the middle is a real fashion-forward look made for rounder face shapes. The center part down the middle allows the hair to glide down either side of the face. It visually slender’s the width. The perfect length is the one sitting on the chin level.

Half Up Half Down with a Mid Part


A half-up, half-down with a mid-part is a timeless, romantic hairstyle that’s easy to achieve. “This is for brides or ladies attending special events,” says stylist Marilyn Quiroga of Texas.

“The hair framing the face can be personalized to any woman’s preference. You can always wear a hairpiece to add that extra touch to this style, too,” explains Quiroga.

Collarbone Length Wavy Hair


Stay sleek and sharp with soft curls in mid-length wavy hair! This cute, perky hairstyle leaves you looking fresh and relaxed, definitely making anyone look ten times younger.

Modern Long Shag with a Mid Part


A modern long shag with a middle part is making its comeback, and looking as gorgeous as ever! Shags have always been a staple style for many women. To modernize the look, have the hair parted down the middle. You’ll instantly see an updated transformation.

Playful Hair Highlights on a Natural Middle Part


Opt for playful hair highlights on a natural middle part to frame out your features and enhance facial symmetry. Adding highlights, which frame the face in a middle part, create an illusion of symmetry due to the balance of color. The addition of some teasy lights through the lower part of the hair allows a seamless flow of tones to your natural color. Work with a lighter color than your natural, which works best for your skin tone.

Thick Hair with a Center Part


Thick hair with a center part is great for evening out the heaviness on one side. A lot of women end up having an uneven weight of hair from parting on the side. The center part allows for more face-framing layers and a more symmetric finished style. Thick hair can be a lot to manage, but having the middle or center part can help even out the overall style.

Long Curls with a Middle Part


Long curls with a middle part create loads of widening volume. This works well for slimmer face shapes. Instead of focusing on the height, which can make a slimmer face look more extreme, go for middle part hairstyles. These fill out the areas which we lack and amplify the shape in your stunning curls.