44 Flattering Middle Part Hairstyles Trending Right Now

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Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

Before your next haircut appointment, check out these photos of middle part hairstyles. A middle part line is down the middle of your short, medium, or long hair. Middle parts are known to frame the face and highlight facial features.

Until recently, middle part haircuts have never been part of how I style my hair. Why? Because I have ultra-thick, curly hair and I thought a middle part would look ridiculous on me. However, after seeing several celebrities rocking the middle part, I gave up all of my inhibitions and decided to try it.

The result: I am in love! Switching from a side part to a middle part hairstyle can give you just the right amount of change that you may have been craving.

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#1: Silvery-Grey Sleek Bob for Fine Hair

Rock a trendy new look with a silvery gray sleek bob if you have fine hair. A trendy bob with a middle part is definitely one of the most popular styles right now. If you wear your hair parted another way, it may take a few days for your hair to fall correctly. Make sure your bob falls either right below or right above your shoulders so it’s not at an awkward length.

Gorgeous Middle-Parted Lob Cut
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#2: Gorgeous Middle-Parted Lob Cut

Jet Black Lob with a Part in the Middle
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#3: Jet Black Lob with a Part in the Middle

Jaw-Length Tousled Bob with a Middle Part
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#4: Jaw-Length Tousled Bob with a Middle Part

Center-Parted Wavy Bob with Ombre
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#5: Center-Parted Wavy Bob with Ombre

Middle-Parted Long Shaggy Copper Hair
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#6: Long Shaggy Copper Hair

The biggest advantage of long shaggy hair is the low-maintenance style. Copper hair color has been a popular request lately. However, a former drawback is color fading. Color-depositing shampoos like Celeb Luxury’s “Viral,” help to keep colors vibrant between visits.

Beautiful Medium Brown Hair with a Middle Part
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#7: Beautiful Medium Brown Hair

Feeling like rocking your natural hair color but want to switch things up? Remember that a beautiful medium brown hair color can range from warm to rich in tone. Pay attention to the tones you like on yourself. That will help you pick a color that compliments your complexion. If in between options, with some inspirational photos, they should be able to get the best hue for you.

#8: Vintage Style with a Center Part

When it comes time for trying a new style, opt for a middle part for an exciting change. It can completely change your look in an instant. If you’re worried a middle part will drag you down, try to adding curtain fringe or framing to soften it. For products, use a texture spray to give a modern finish.

Light Brown Curled Ends with a Center Part
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#9: Light Brown Curled Ends with a Center Part

Light brown color has become increasingly popular as a color request. If you decide to style your hair with a center part you can create a lived-in look with curled ends. The drawback to this is the style has evolved to a trendier style, but the pro is that it’s this era’s timeless style.

Voluminous Curly Cut with a Middle Part
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#10: Voluminous Curly Cut with a Middle Part

If you’re looking for a voluminous curly cut, try to find a stylist in your area that specializes in the Rezo cut. A bespoke technique that creates volume within the silhouette.

#11: Bright Ash Gold Mid-Length Hair with Soft Waves

Multi-dimensional hair is one of the best, more universal styles you can get. Bright, ash gold coloring on mid-length hair gives the illusion of thicker, fuller hair and suits all skin types due to the naturalness of the color. Don’t forget to ask your stylist to add some soft, beachy waves to your look! This will also give you the illusion of thicker hair!

Shaggy Middle-Parted Curtain Bangs
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#12: Shaggy Curtain Bangs

Shaggy curtain bangs are an ongoing trend. You’re going to want to take time to style this haircut. As natural as it looks, it does require a bit of manipulation. Use hair products or blow-dry or comb your hair in the right direction. The universal rule is to brush all your hair that’s in front of the ears and bang area forward, towards your face. You will want to do this while your hair is still slightly wet so that it sets your style once it fully dries.

Middle-Parted Tousled Dark Blonde Mid-Length Hair
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#13: Tousled Dark Blonde Mid-Length Hair

In case you were considering how to rock the lived-in look, go for styles like a tousled dark blonde. Some women only highlight once a year, while others highlight throughout the year. Full, partial, and accent highlights work to maintain the intentional lived-in look. You might consider speaking with a salon professional, to help solve this problem.

#14: Dark Auburn Choppy Bob

Fall is in the hair and mood boarding can help you get inspired for seasonal colors. A dark auburn choppy bob is a popular choice, but I highly recommend you come prepared with some photos.

#15: Peach Loose Curls with a Center Part

Try some peach loose curls with your center part to spice up your blonde hair without too much commitment. If you can, ask your stylist to add extra layers and texture for more voluminous curls. Peach is a smart choice for blonde hair because it’s light enough that it won’t be too much trouble to remove if you want to go back to blonde.

#16: Copper Mid-Length Hair with a Center Part

Try a copper mid-length hairstyle with a center part if you love warm tones. Copper tones really compliment women with a warmer skin complexion. Part your hair in the middle and curl your tresses away from your face to really show off your facial features.

Choppy Blonde Hair with a Middle Part
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#17: Choppy Blonde Hair with a Middle Part

Try a hairstyle with a middle part when you want a simple but clean-cut look that can be worn sleek or textured. An elegant sleek blonde haircut with a middle part can be dressed up to wear to a fancy event, or you can add loose curls and accentuate the choppy layers for a more casual hairstyle.

#18: Long Hair with a Middle Part and Ombre

Long hair with ombre is a great way to add a pop of color without the commitment of coloring the whole head. An ombre is easy to maintain as it requires no root touch-ups or maintenance appointments if properly done. A middle part works to elongate the face and can slim a round face as well.

#19: Middle Part with Face-Framing Layers

The middle part with face-framing layers is the go-to style for those who want to stay on-trend. Super lush and voluminous, this cut evokes a retro feel with a modern twist.

#20: Sleek Ash Brown Bob with a Center Part

Go sleek with an ash brown bob with a center part. This smooth, cool bob will keep you looking extra sharp.

#21: Middle-Part Bob for Women with Glasses

Women with glasses will love a middle-part bob. This symmetrical haircut makes wearing glasses extra easy as it covers up any kinks around the ears.

Strong Face Frame Middle Part and Long Layers
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#22: 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 waves with a center part
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#23: Effortless Shoulder-Length Waves with a Center Part

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

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 the waves. It allows you to break up the curl and give it a messy, tousled, undone look.

modernized beachy mid part bob
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#24: Modernized Beachy Mid Part Bob

This is a classic bob haircut that is modernized with a center part and beachy waves. This mid-part bob is versatile and low-maintenance. Center parts never fail to give a laid-back vibe.

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 hair division to 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
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#25: Long Seamless Layers with a Middle Part

Consider a mid-length shape with long, seamless layers and a middle part. This haircut also has a softer perimeter.

A middle-part 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!

#26: Long Precise Middle-Parted Bob

Consider 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.

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.

#27: Flirty & Feminine Center Part

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.

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!

Long blunt cut hair with middle part
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#28: Confident & Flirty Blunt Cut with Middle Parting

This blunt cut with a 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. It offers a very Ariana Grande vibe.

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
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#29: Lovely Middle Parted Layers

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

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.

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
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#30: Textured Bob with a Center Part and Long Fringe

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

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, prep the hair with a go-to styling product by Shu Eumura called Texture Wave. Then use a 1-inch Marcel curling iron, working in three different sections, and curl 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 hairstyle
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#31: Center Parted Bob

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.

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 (as shown).

Or, 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 a sleek style.

versatile middle-parted blunt lob
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#32: Versatile Middle-Parted Blunt Lob

A versatile middle-parted blunt lob creates a youthful look. Stay away from side parts if you’re going for something sleek and classic.

To style, 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’s also perfect for a fresh start by removing dry or damaged ends!

lob with a mid part
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#33: Lob with a Mid Part

This lob with a mid part is versatile. It can be worn straight and with side bangs for a subtle dimension. It can also be worn waved/curled for higher contrast inspired by the 1990s style.

To achieve and maintain this middle part lob, use a thermal protector, an anti-humectant or texturizer, and hairspray.

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.

#34: 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.

#35: 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
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#36: 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
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#37: 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 with a Middle Part
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#38: 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
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#39: 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.

#40: 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 1970s middle part style, 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
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#41: 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 long hairstyle.

Thicker locks can be a lot to manage, but having the middle or center part can help even out the overall style. A long length like this offers tons of styling options including buns and ponytails.

Long Curls with a Middle Part
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#42: 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.

#43: Long Blonde Hair with a Center Part

Go for long blonde hair with a center part if you’re looking for a classic beach babe vibe. Add some waves and a vibrant money piece to compliment the texture and face-framing. Balayage is a great color choice if you’re a low-maintenance lady going for a bold look.

#44: Very Short Bob with a Center Part

Go for an edgy take on a very short bob with a center part. This style is best on fine to medium textures. Thick hair may need an undercut or a lot of texturing to keep the silhouette of this cut piec-y.

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