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Styles with Parting: The Latest Trend!

Styles with Parting: The Latest Trend
Hairstyle focus: the parting is creating new hair accents – from classic to far out
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Do you always part your hair the same way? As nice as loyalty to the party line may be, it does get boring after a while. A minimum of effort can have a major effect, adding a bit of variety to your hairdo. We present new, sophisticated partings that let you create an exciting, different look in next to no time 

  • A small detail – the parting – can change our look completely, even when you wear the hair open. Depending on how (straight or jagged) and where you form the parting (right, left, middle), the hairstyle can look well-behaved, casual or also striking. Great potential! Always following the same line would be a shame. Try it out, you will be surprised how easily a hairstyle and therefore your appearance can be transformed. What are the best parting styles? See the latest trends in the gallery:

  • New Hairstyles with Partings

    Styles with Parting: The Latest Trend

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    Style with Parting: Your Best Side

    Long, straight hair is often worn with a centre parting. Classic, cool and timeless. But why not risk a side glance and try the modern alternative: a low side parting, just a few centimetres short. Only part off the hair at the front above the outer end of the eyebrow and lay it to the opposite side. This creates a distinctive look that is sophisticated and avant garde in one. Extra tip: to make the hair fall loosely over the forehead, apply some volumising powder to the hairline

    Styles with Parting: The Latest Trend

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    Style with Parting: All Along the Line

    Harmoniously combining a parting and updo is not always that simple. When the parting ends at a random point on the crown or back of the head, it can sometimes cause a certain unrest in the elegant hairdo. Not so when the parting crosses the entire head, from the hairline down to the back of the neck. Play with the parting and integrate it into the hairstyle, either in the middle or on the side. You can create nice asymmetries and sophisticated looks 

    Styles with Parting: The Latest Trend

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    Style with Parting: The New Leader

    The zigzag parting was a big thing in the nineties. Now it's back – and taking it to the max: instead of four small jags, only a single large spike now graces the crown. It is easiest to style with a tail comb, using the tip to draw the desired line in your hair. Finally a portion of styling gel secures the hairdo with extra hold. The resulting slight shimmer at the hairline transforms the look into a classy hairstyle

    Styles with Parting: The Latest Trend

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    Style with Parting: Arrow? Tip Top!

    With this parted style you are always on the right path: the arrow-shaped look is created with a centre parting and two additional, diagonal lines that radiate out from the forehead. The arrowhead is crucial for the right effect. In order to accomplish this, part the hair off precisely and separate it with some styling wax – providing texture and hold for the sections. Then the strands in front are tucked behind the ears, while the hair behind that is twirled once or twice and pinned at the back of the head. You can wear the rest of your hair open or style it as desired – for example as a sweet braided hairdo. The main attraction with this parted style: you can also wear it the opposite way around, with the arrowhead facing back (see photo at the far top). This creates a totally different effect

    Styles with Parting: The Latest Trend

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    Parted Hairstyle in the Wet Look

    Accurate partings work especially well in gelled hair. A parted hairstyle in the wet look creates an austere but super cool image. Form the parting after distributing a small amount of gel in your hair so you can separate it exactly. Then smoothly comb the separated sections to the sides or back and apply more gel. By the way, this clear-cut style goes perfectly with the current eighties glam