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.
Only recently, middle part haircuts have 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 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 the right amount of change you may have been craving. Keep reading! I’ll teach you everything you need to know about a middle part hair cut, including how to style a middle part, the best face shapes, and more!
#1: Mid-Length Middle-Part Hairstyle
A mid-length middle part hairstyle is a simple yet beautiful style perfect for anyone who desires an easy-to-style, wearable crop. The mix of mid-length hair and a center part line forms a striking sense of symmetry throughout the hairstyle that can suit anyone’s style goals.
#2: 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 one of the most popular styles. If you wear your hair parted another way, it may take a few days for your hair to fall correctly. Ensure your bob falls either right below or right above your shoulders, so it’s not at an awkward length.
#3: Middle-Parted on Long Blonde Curled Hair
If you’re looking for a bold style, a middle part can elongate your facial features. Consider a middle part if your face is round, diamond-shaped, pear-shaped, or oval.
#4: Middle Parted and Curled
If you’re looking to include a middle-parted and curled hairstyle in your daily routine, ensuring that you have the right tools is key. I suggest starting with a good heat protectant and a styling tool. The best styling tool for achieving voluminous waves is an inch-and-a-quarter curling iron.
#5: Middle-Parted with Blonde Balayage
Try a haircut with a middle part and blonde balayage because it’s in style for women with short hair. This versatile look adds dimension to your hair and will give your hair a sun-kissed effect. The middle part gives a symmetrical, balanced look, while the blonde balayage adds brightness and contrast. These features work well for those who want to enhance their facial features and create a more feminine look. The middle part helps to frame the face and draw attention to the eyes. Maintain and style this haircut by using a heat-protectant spray before blow-drying.
#6: Light Brown to Blonde Ombre with a Middle Parting
Show warmth with your hair by using a light brown to blonde ombre. Choose a chic middle parting. It will show off the beautiful gradient and frame your face with elegance. I suggest you ask for a blended root shadow paired with a blonde ombré.
#7: Softly Layered Middle-Parted Brunette Hair
A brunette hairdo with soft layers and a middle part is versatile and elegant. It’s a great choice for women who want an effortless look. The subtle layers add movement and texture, which creates a soft and natural appearance. A middle part enhances facial symmetry and suits various face shapes. The middle-parted style is most suited to those with medium-length to long hair. It works best with straight or slightly wavy textures. Gentle layers provide dimension and frame the face beautifully. Adding a smoothing serum to your hair before blow drying is a good method to give it some shine.
#8: Adorable Brunette Hair with a Middle Part
A middle-parted hairstyle on brunette hair is perfect for those looking to add charm to their appearance. The middle part divides the face evenly, highlighting facial features and creating a balanced look. This style works particularly well for brunettes as it enhances the depth and richness of their hair color. The middle part also creates the illusion of a slimmer face shape. Styling this look is straightforward. Apply a heat protectant to your hair. Then, use a flat iron to make your hair sleek and straight. Finish off with a light hairspray to keep your hair in place throughout the day.
#9: Long Sleek Slob Haircut
For women with long faces and straight hair, a long sleek slob haircut with a center part can be a perfect choice. The length of the slob elongates the face while the center part frames it. This results in a flattering and balanced look. This haircut is versatile and can work for both casual and formal settings. Maintaining the sleekness of the cut requires regular trims and smoothing products. To style, I suggest using a flat iron to straighten the hair and add shine serum for a polished finish.
#10: Dark Blonde Balayage on a Middle-Parted Bob
I love the middle part of this look, but I LOVE the dark blonde balayage! This cut shapes her thick hair, and the color adds a soft, rich dimension to her hair that will be low maintenance. If you want this look, ask for your options at your next salon visit.
#11: Mid-Length Internal Layers
You can add texture and movement to the hair by adding internal layers. It means weight removal without elevation. Or ask for concave layers to create layers through the middle. The best way to style this cut and show off the movement is by adding texture-like waves to the hair.
#12: Rooty Middle Part
Rooty middle-part hairstyles are a low-maintenance yet chic look. The roots are kept darker than the rest of the hair, creating a natural gradient effect that you can wear easily. Adding face-framing layers for those with longer hair can help create a soft and flowy mane. To style, I recommend using a lightweight oil or serum to add shine and smoothness to the hair. Use a straightening iron to create a sleek middle part, then finish with a light hairspray. Avoid using any products that will wear your hair down, and you want your face-framing layers to stand out!
#13: Middle Part Makeover for Soft Light Brown Hair
Opt for a middle part makeover with a soft light brown color. If you want to wear your hair with a center parting, you will want to follow style vs. fashion. Middle partings work great on round, diamond, and triangle face shapes. As they create an elongating effect. Ask for a few ways to part your hair to decide which suits your face best.
#14: Bright Platinum Medium-Length Hairstyle
Platinum hair color is bold and striking when paired with a medium-length hairstyle. This hair color works best for those with fair or olive skin tones. It suits hair that is naturally straight or has a slight wave. Maintaining the brightness of this color takes careful attention. It’s helpful to schedule regular treatments and toners as they can easily fade or turn brassy. Styling this look requires a smoothing serum or oil from the mid-shaft to the ends. Avoid the roots to prevent greasiness. Finish with a spritz of shine spray to show off the vibrant color and healthy shine.
#15: Layered Wavy Hair with Middle Part
You’ll love the pretty style of layered wavy hair with a middle part. Trim your lengthy hair to keep it healthy, and add a layered style for a subtle lift. Note that if you style your hair with a curling iron and a heat protectant, it will become shiny and smooth. You’ll love the effect. Remember to apply a light hairspray, both before and after combing, for excellent hold.
#16: Creamy Blonde Middle-Parted Hair
A creamy blonde with a middle part is trending. One of the most sought-after blondes is a soft-rooted color melt. The best option for low-maintenance blonding is to diffuse lines of demarcation. Your first session will be all over blonde highlights. And tipping out the ends will give you brightness when between maintenance sessions.
#17: Beautiful Copperish Waves
This beautiful copperish middle-parted waves style is perfect for mid-length hair. Be aware, a middle part doesn’t work for everyone. Allow your stylist to determine if a middle part will work with your face shape, hairline, and cowlicks. To style this look, start by blow-drying the hair in sections with a round brush to give the hair lift and volume. Then, use a curling wand or an iron to curl the hair in sections. Finish the look by brushing out the curls to give the hair a softer, more natural look. To maintain the style, use a light-hold hairspray and avoid heat styling tools.
#18: 70s-Inspired Modern Shag with a Center Part
A 70s-inspired modern shag with a center part is the best way to incorporate a retro vibe. Add in a soft curtain fringe and textured face-framing. Both transform into limp haircuts. Give your stylist references photos like this one to communicate your wanted shape. Air-drying haircuts like this are a great way to embrace your natural texture. Try a co-wash product to enhance that, like Hairstory’s New Wash Original
#19: Loose & Wavy Bob with a Center Part
This loose and wavy bob with a center part is one of the hottest trends right now. It’s a great look for those with medium to thick hair types. The waves add the perfect amount of volume while maintaining natural movement. For face shapes that are oval or square, this hairstyle will show your features in all the right ways!
#20: Gorgeous Blonde Blowout
Consider a middle part hairstyle to compliment your oval face shape. Add medium-length layers to help add volume. This style uses a round brush and a hair dryer to create a smooth and sleek look. It frames the face and accentuates the layers.
#21: Soft and Ashy Middle-Parted Hair
If you want the perfect middle-parted hair, your first step should be getting a sharp part. To ensure it’s straight and even, it helps to use a rat tail comb, not just your fingers. After that, use styling products like mousse or texture spray. Your hair will look like it has more texture and body while blow drying with a round brush. Add volume at the root by over-directing your round brush. Finally, finish off with hairspray for hold. This way, you don’t have to worry about how long-lasting your hairstyle is throughout the day!
#22: Soft Ash Blonde Medium-Length Cut
A soft ash blonde is one of the best and most popular tones when highlighting. This color can also be difficult to achieve as we all naturally have warm undertones in our hair. When you think about changing your color, please come prepared for your appointment with pictures. This will help you and your stylist to be on the same page. Be aware. Your stylist may need to perform a strand test on your hair. This will happen if you have previously colored or damaged hair. Patience is key, and we will always do our best to ensure you walk out of the salon happy and satisfied!
#23: Blonde Balayage with a Center Part
When it comes to middle-part hairstyles, blonde balayage is a great choice. Its subtle painting technique provides the right amount of dimension and movement. That way, you can achieve highlights without committing to high-maintenance colors. To prevent breakage and dryness, use moisturizing shampoos and conditioners. Also, try a nourishing hair treatment. Oway and Hairstory have great options for colored hair.
#24: Medium to Long Ash Blonde Hair
If you want to show off your icy blonde hair, make sure you’re styling your hair with a centered part. Curl your hair away from your face. This will over direct your fringe area so that your hair flips out. This is a great way to open your hair, giving it a fuller appearance.
#25: Flawless Shag with High Layers
A flawless shag with high layers is the “trendy girl” style of the year. Remember to ask your stylist for a razor haircut for the best results. It will add extra texture to the ends and layers for texture and volume.
#26: Extra Long Middle-Parted Hairstyle
Try adding a heavy layered frame if you need to add some shaping to your long length. A center part can give you more narrowness on your wider set face. The layers with a mid-part, stack the hair giving you more movement and remove weight from your long hair. When in doubt, ask your stylist about how short you should start your face framing.
#27: Gorgeous Middle-Parted Lob Cut
Why not ask for a lob cut? Try to maintain the length around your face to give a strong shape. Give attitude by drying in a center parting and adding some loose curls. Allow cooling, then shake out for added volume and a stacked finish.
#28: Jet Black Lob with a Part in the Middle
There’s nothing more powerful than a jet black lob with a part in the middle. One of my favorite classic looks! A lob is one of those things that always stay in style. Ask for a soft black if you want a little more reflect, or you can add blue to your color formula for more depth. If your hair is finer, keeping the layering light is important.
#29: Jaw-Length Tousled Bob with a Middle Part
Are you looking to bring your limp hair back to life and rock a style with your hair parted in the middle? Ask your stylist if a jaw-length bob will suit your face shape. This length will accentuate a strong jawline and bring attention to your face. If your hair is generally straight, you will need to put a little effort into giving it body and texture. You can give it a soft wave with a curling iron. I also like using a sea salt spray to give it extra texture. Ask your stylist for product recommendations.
#30: Center-Parted Wavy Bob with Ombre
If you’re looking to shape a wider set face, try a center part. Symmetry is best for covering the width of your facial features. And it brings attention to the center of your face. I suggest brightening up your color with a golden blonde ombré. This will also soften your facial features.
#31: 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.
#32: Beautiful Medium Brown Hair
Are you 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 you are in between options with some inspirational photos, they should be able to get the best hue for you.
#33: Vintage Style with a Center Part
When it comes time to try a new style, opt for a middle part for an exciting change; it can instantly change your look. If you’re worried a middle part will drag you down, try adding curtain fringe or framing to soften it. For products, use a texture spray to give a modern finish.
#34: 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 is that the style has evolved to a trendier style, but the pro is that it’s this era’s timeless style.
#35: 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.
#36: 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 soft, beachy waves to your look! This will also give you the illusion of thicker hair!
#37: 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 in front of the ears and bang the 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.
#38: Tousled Dark Blonde Mid-Length Hair
If 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 accent highlights work to maintain the intentional lived-in look. Consider speaking with a salon professional to help solve this problem.
#39: 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 recommend you come prepared with some photos.
#40: Peach Loose Curls with a Center Part
Try peach loose curls with your center part to spice up your blonde hair without too much commitment. Ask your stylist to add extra layers and texture for more voluminous curls if you can. Peach is a smart choice for blonde hair because it’s light enough that it won’t be too difficult to remove if you want to go back to blonde.
#41: 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 compliment women with a warmer skin complexion. Part your hair in the middle and curl your tresses away to show off your facial features.
#42: Choppy Blonde Hair with a Middle Part
You can try a hairstyle with a middle part when you want a simple but clean-cut look that can be 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.
#43: Long Hair with a Middle Part and Ombre
Long hair with an 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, requiring no root touch-ups or maintenance appointments if correctly done. A middle part elongates the face and can also slim a round face.
#44: 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.
#45: 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.
#46: 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.
#47: 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 partition hairstyle helps to bring out and highlight the strong facial features. Styles like this tend to accentuate facial structures often hidden when the hair is parted to one side.
#48: 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 prevent 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.
#49: Modernized Beachy Mid Part Bob
This classic bob haircut 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 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.
#50: 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 versatile and can be dressed in many different ways. If you want a lived-in look, feel free to scrunch in salt spray to bring out the natural texture. For a more refined look, use a one 1/4-inch curling iron. It also looks super cute, blown out smooth, or flat ironed!
#51: 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 eye-catching next to the soft and subtle round shape cut into the back.
This parted haircut shape will work for straight and curly textures, but you must 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.
#52: 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 charming effect. The best thing about this center-parted hair is the face-framing layers. They are very soft and flattering on a variety of face shapes.
You should have thick hair with some length to support heavy layers like this. 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.
It would be best if you had a volumizing mousse, volume-boosting spray, a large round brush, and your blow dryer to create this look. 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 complete your blowout, set the hairstyle with hairspray and go! While it is not a wash-and-wear look, you can make your blowout last several days with the right products and care!
#53: 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, smooth out any frizz, and 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.
#54: 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 and fun without sacrificing length, this one is for you! It’s also great for women with thicker hair since it makes them feel lighter without feeling overly thinned or wispy.
The face-framing should start higher or lower depending on your face shape. For an oval, round, or square shape, it’s recommended that the frame starts around the chin to draw the eye down to elongate. For oblong, heart, and diamond shapes, begin around the cheekbones.
#55: Textured Bob with a Center Part and Long Fringe
This is a textured bob with a center part and long fringe. The longer bangs allow you to wear it parted down the middle or pushed to one side.
The great thing about this hairstyle is that it is versatile in how you want to style it. To get the perfect 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 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!
#56: 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 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 keep the flyaways down. Try Aveda Nourishing Styling Creme for a sleek style.
#57: Versatile Middle-Parted Blunt Lob
A versatile middle-parted blunt lob creates a youthful look. Avoid 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.
Most women can wear this particular middle part haircut. 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!
#58: 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 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 easily primed for a night out. Overall, the balayage highlighted lob is a great look for women with almost every hair type.
#59: 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.
#60: Lovely Long Bob with a Part Down The Middle
Go glam even in your comfort zone as you fashion the most elegant lob. Partnered with soft, beachy waves, this medium cut casually frames your face for a flattering effect.
#61: Angled Bob Up the Middle
An angled bob up the middle is a real fashion-forward look 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.
#62: 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.
#63: Collarbone-Length Wavy Hair
Stay sleek and sharp with soft curls in mid-length wavy hair! This cute, perky hairstyle makes you look fresh and relaxed, making anyone look ten times younger.
#64: 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.
#65: 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, creates an illusion of symmetry due to the balance of color. Adding 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.
#66: Thick Hair with a Center Part
Thick hair with a center part is great for evening out the heaviness on one side. Many 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 improve the overall style. A long length like this offers many styling options, including buns and ponytails.
#67: 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 center part hairstyles. These fill out the areas we lack and amplify the shape in your stunning curls.
#68: 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.
#69: 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 piece-y.