The men’s side part hairstyle has been popular since the 1940’s. This is because the side part haircut is classy, clean, and professional, offering a classic look that is timeless. Similar to a comb over, the side parted haircut is also very versatile, allowing anyone from celebrities to businessmen to college guys to pull it off. If you’re looking for a trendy style, then one of the parted hairstyles below might just be the look for you.
How To Part Your Hair To The Side
There are different ways to part your hair, but they all start with the type of side part you want. There is the classic side part, which incorporates a hard part that splits your hair and slightly exposes your scalp. Then there is the modern side part, where the parting of the hair is not as pronounced, resulting in loose flowing, textured hair.
After determining which side part hairstyle you prefer, you must choose how short or long you want your sides and top. All side parts require shorter hair on the sides and longer hair on top, so the length of your hair is really a matter of preference and where you want to place the part.
To style your side part, apply gel or pomade evenly throughout your hair. For thin hair, a pomade is the better option. Now, brush your hair forward to find your natural part and then comb down the sides. As for the front, you can choose to brush straight to the side or brush diagonally to create some lift. You may even be able to create the quiff hairstyle.