It seems like just yesterday that TikTok declared the side part dead, but if Instagram is any indication, the style has definitely made a comeback. Side parted hairstyles have recently been popping up on all our favorite celebs, from the Kardashian-Jenner family to Megan Thee Stallion. Once considered outdated by Gen Z, the side part has been popping up all over the red carpet for its romantic side-swept look and versatility. Curls and braids, wavy and curly – a side part makes any hairstyle look good.
Kim Kardashian has been one of the biggest influences in the side part renaissance and put a millennial twist on her style with a sleek look back at the CFDA awards. Similarly, Kylie Jenner and Kourtney Kardashian have taken a page out of their sister’s beauty book, recently wearing similar side pieces.
According to Jennifer Korab, owner of Renaissance Salon, there are a few products that are essential to styling a side part. “One of my favorites is to use a volumizing mousse like Pureology Weightless Mousse or Kerastase Desifique. When styling your side part on wet hair, the mouse will help keep your style in place and will also help add some volume to the style.”
Celebrity hairstylist Jamie Wiley also suggests using Pureology’s Levitation Mist. “When I style a side part, I like to set it to move back and away from the face with a large velcro roller. Use Levitation Mist at the bottom to lift the hair with a flat brush and round brush at the ends. Put the hair on a large velcro roller until it is cool. This will give a lift at the bottom and the perfect pull that moves back into the hairstyle.”
If you’re new to the site, Korab advises retraining your hair to fall accordingly. “Cut out your side part and secure it with a bobby pin. This will help train your hair to be parted on the side.” To help speed things up, celebrity colorist Ashleigh Marie recommends blow-drying with a Hot Tools blow-dry brush to add a bend to the hair.
Feeling inspired? Whether you’re ready to return to the side part or a loyal devotee looking to switch up your look, scroll on to see our favorite side part hairstyles.
This article originally appeared on glamour.com
The multi-hyphenate looked effortlessly sexy at the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever premiere with her waist-length hair in messy mermaid waves. Recreate the look at home by letting your hair air dry after spritzing with sea salt spray.
#2 Kim Kardashian
Regardless of the color, Kardshian isn’t afraid to wear a millennial side part. Here, she added some ’90s volume to her platinum blonde color job. Get her va-va-voom volume with hot rollers.
#3 Selena Gomez
The Rare Beauty founder wore a chic blunt bob and deep side part to a Sephora event in Paris.
#4 Kourtney Kardashian
Kardashian combines two hair trends in one: the side part and the lob.
#5 Sydney Sweeney
In a change from her classic middle part, Sweeney switched things up with a blown-out side part and loose but defined waves.
#6 Megan Thee stallion
In a short and sleek bob, the rapper proves that a side part can work with cropped hairstyles.
#7 Kylie Jenner
Jenner showed off her side part in a recent Instagram post with her soft black hair in messy and loose waves.
Lohan exudes Hollywood glamor with a deep side part and shiny waves. Bonus points for her copper hair.
#9 Reese Witherspoon
The actress shows off her side part at the From Scratch premiere, wearing her trademark long blonde hair in soft waves.
#10 Megan Fox
Hollywood waves are synonymous with the side part. Fox’s take on the style looks extra glam, thanks to her soft black color job.
#11 Halle Bailey
The Little Mermaid star looks incredible with waist-length locks tossed over her head in a deep side part.
#12 Yung Miami
The rapper opted for long inches and a copper shade for her sleek side part.