Hair Parting

Hair parting techniques come in several varieties. The most well known are the simple side part and middle part. However, there are varying versions of these parts that can be used to create a more dynamic look in general. The diagonal part, the zig-zag part, and the curved part are three solid examples of variations in hair parting.

The side part is performed by parting the hair on either the left or right side of the scalp. This part works well for achieving a look that requires more hair on one side of the head or the other. The middle part, sometimes called a center part, is designed to give roughly equal amounts of hair to work with on both sides.

Curved hair parting techniques require the individual to part their hair in a series of short straight lines that move away from each other slightly, in a curve. If you want a deeper part you will need to cut more lines.

Zig Zag Hair Parting

The zig zag part begins in the same manner as a typical straight lined part, usually down the center of the head. Once this part is created use the wide-toothed end of a styling comb to create a triangle of hair on one side of this newly crafted line. Work your way back along the line. The width and depth of the zig zags created will be derived from the style you will choose and the natural density of the hair you are working with.

Diagonal Hair Parting

The diagonal part is used to cut across the top of the head in a diagonal manner. It provides an incredible amount of flair for any style designed to work with it. Typically, up-style hairdos will be the type of hairstyles that work best with this style.

If you seek a clear and heavily defined part in your hair try using a bit of pomade along the route that the part

follows. This will help to keep the part well defined in a simple and direct manner. Hair parting can be a simple or complicated process, depending on what you wish to do. However, it allows for maximum style!

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