24 Middle Part Hairstyles That Will Flatter Anyone

Middle part hairstyles

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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Strong Face Frame Middle Part and Long Layers

Strong Face Frame Middle Part and Long Layers hairstyle
Instagram @allupinthathair

Q&A with style creator, Lorenzo Ayala
Hairstylist @ Jay Rua Glam Hair Salon in Las Vegas, NV

How would you describe this?

This middle part hairstyle has a strong face frame and long layers. It’s a great cut for women who are looking for something low maintenance but still crave a fashionable look. This cut can be worn with any face shape and looks best when parted in the middle.

What’s your best advice?

Center part hairstyles are most stunning when curled either with glam curls or lived-in beach waves. Try adding a Brazilian Blowout or Keratin Smoothing Treatment to the service to reduce styling time and frizz.

This haircut is great on any texture of hair. The only downside to the middle part is if it’s not styled and put back in a ponytail or bun, it may look like you haven’t had your hair colored because of the transition from dark to light.

Style the middle part hair with Instant Volume Thermal Root Lift from Brazilian Blowout, Power Dry Me by Design Me, and Moroccanoil.

Effortless Shoulder Length Wave with a Center Part

Perfect Effortless Wave hairstyle with a center part
Instagram @kyliecatswell

Q&A with style creator, Kylie Caswell
Stylist @ Shannon Hair Salon in Valencia, CA


How would you describe this?

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

What’s your best advice?

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

Seamless Middle Parted Muted Tones

Seamless Middle Parted Muted Tones hairstyle
Instagram @coloryoucrazy

Q&A with style creator, Christian Krebs
Hair Specialist @ Master Image Salon in Davenport, FL


How would you describe this?

This seamless middle parted hairstyle with muted tones is bold. The muted tones of all the colors melt together and everything is so soft and blends seamlessly.

What’s your best advice?

The best thing about this colorful middle-parted hair is that since you’re going to wash as infrequently as possible, once you style your hair, you will be getting several days out of this look!

Modernized Beachy Mid Part Bob

Modernized Beachy Mid Part Bob hairstyle
Instagram @dressintresses

Q&A with style creator, Courtney Owens
Stylist @ The Swanky Salon in Agoura Hills, CA


How would you describe this?

This a classic a-line bob haircut that modernized with a center part and beachy waves. This mid part bob is versatile and low maintenance. The center part gives it a laid-back vibe.

What’s your best advice?

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 part 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

Q&A with style creator, Brian Aguilar
Stylist @ Ty Alexander 2 in Newport Beach, CA


How would you describe this?

This is a mid-length shape with long, seamless layers and a middle part. My favorite thing about this haircut is the softer perimeter.

What’s your best advice?

This 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!

Long Precise Middle-Parted Bob

Q&A with style creator, Ashley Ellen
Stylist @ Whole Salon Spa in Clearwater, FL


How would you describe this?

This is 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.

What’s your best advice?

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.

Flirty & Feminine Center Part

Flirty & Feminine Center Part hairstyle
Instagram @lauradoesmyhair

Q&A with style creator, Laura Myers
Hairstylist and Salon Co-Owner @ HALO Salon in Reno, NV


How would you describe this?

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.

What’s your best advice?

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!

Confident & Flirty Blunt Cut with Middle Parting

Confident & Flirty blunt cut hairstyle with Middle Parting
Instagram @lifeofanjelii

Q&A with style creator, Anjelii Loconte
Hairstylist @ Gypsy Dawn Beauty Bar in El Dorado Hills, CA


How would you describe this?

This blunt cut with 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.

What’s your best advice?

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

Q&A with style creator, Nicole Addams
Hairstylist @ Salon Republic Hollywood studio 702 / The Fig in Los Angeles, CA


How would you describe this?

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

What’s your best advice?

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.

Use a leave-in conditioner and a heat protectant/blow dry spray. Style with a round brush of your choosing that is not too small or too big. Try a 2 to 3-inch ceramic round brush and always use a concentrator on your blow dryer. After you blow dry, add a couple drops of oil through the ends, a little hairspray or texturizing spray, and some dry shampoo to keep your style longer!

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

Textured Bob with a Center Part and Long Fringe
Instagram @cassiclough

Q&A with style creator, Cassi Clough
Hairstylist @ Leigh, Edwards & Company in Nashville, TN


How would you describe this?

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

What’s your best advice?

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, I prepped the hair with my go-to styling product by Shu Eumura called Texture Wave. I then used a 1-inch Marcel curling iron, working in three different sections and curling 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

Q&A with style creator, Noelle Pavlu
Hairstylist @ The Hair Bar in Monroe, NY


How would you describe this?

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.

What’s your best advice?

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 this look.

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.

Versatile Middle-Parted Blunt Lob

Versatile Middle-Parted Blunt Lob hairstyle
Instagram @shagsalonavon

Q&A with style creator, Faith Daudier
Senior Stylist / Owner @ Shag Salon Avon in Avon, NJ


How would you describe this?

This middle-parted blunt lob is versatile. It can be worn with a middle part for a youthful look, or with a side part if you’re going for something sleek and classic.

What’s your best advice?

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 is also perfect for a fresh start by removing dry or damaged ends!

Honey Balayage Lob with a Mid Part

Honey Balayage Lob hairstyle with a mid part
Instagram @hairbysroth

Q&A with style creator, Sav Roth
Hairstylist / Colorist @ R Hair Salon & Spa and Studio B in Tucson, AZ


How would you describe this?

This lob with a mid part is versatile. It can be worn straight for subtle dimension, or waved/curled for higher contrast.

What’s your best advice?

To achieve and maintain this middle part lob, use a thermal protector, an anti-humectant or texturizer, and hairspray. The best products to achieve this hairstyle are Power DryMe for blow dry prep, Neuro Protect Heatctrl for thermal protection, Amika Touchable for hold, and depending on hair type, Aveda Spray-On Shine to fight frizz OR PuffMe for volume.

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.

Just Off Center with a Middle Part

Just Off Center Style with Lush Curls and Middle Part

A middle part that skews just off center helps keep the style casual. It’s perfect for a concert, shopping with the girls, or just putzing around town. It’s ‘put together’ without being stuffy.

How To Style Middle Part Hair:

  1. Starting with dry hair, mist mid lengths and ends with a heat resistant spray.
  2. Using a 1-inch curling iron, begin taking large vertical sections and wrap hair no higher than ear level.
  3. Allow hair to cool.
  4. Use fingers to gently break up curls.
  5. Using a flat iron or large curling iron (try 1 ¼ inch), gently run bangs through the iron to smooth hair and bend the ends.

Try Alterna Bamboo Smooth Anti-Breakage Thermal Protectant Spray for protection. This hairstyle works well with all hair density types and face shapes except for long.

Don’t be like the YouTube girl who burned all of her hair off. Make sure you are using the correct temperature on your hot tools. Have fine hair? Keep it below 350. Medium and thick textures, keep it below 450.

Lovely Long Bob with a Part Down The Middle

 

Lovely Long Bob with a Part Down The Middle
Instagram @karaloveshair

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

 

Angled Bob Up the Middle
Instagram @laurel_keita

Elevate your style with this chic short cut that’s ideal for women of all ages. Wear that voluminous bounce with straight hair that is sure to give your look dimensions.

Middle Part Updo

Slight Center Part Stylish Updo

Messy is marvelous in the world of hair right now. A tousled updo with a barely there center part is beyond chic.

How To Style Hair with a Middle Part:

  1. Section front hair from the back. Backcomb the crown.
  2. Pull back into a ponytail.
  3. Wrap ponytail around to create a bun. Secure with bobby pins to ponytail elastic.
  4. Pull the front piece back, wrap it around the bun and secure with bobby pins to the ponytail elastic.
  5. Repeat on opposite side
  6. Mist hair with hairspray.
  7. Gently pull various strands around face and through out bun to create messiness.
  8. Mist with hairspray

Try Aquage’s Sea Salt Texturizing Spray for extra definition with a bit of grittiness for the perfect amount of messy-meet-glam. This center part style will work with all face shapes and hair densities.

Half Up Half Down with a Mid Part

Half Up Half Down Shiny Style with Mid Part

How To Style Hair with a Center Part that’s Half Up Half Down:

  1. Start with dry hair. Part hair down the middle and backcomb the crown.
  2. Smooth the backcombing and pull sides backward until they meet.
  3. Secure with a clip or clear elastic.
  4. Curl hair with a curling wand.
  5. Allow hair to cool.
  6. Mist with hairspray.

Try Number 4’s Mighty Hairspray for a strong yet flexible hold that can withstand the highest amounts of humidity. This parted hair style works with all face shapes and hair densities.

Collarbone Length Wavy Hair

 

Collarbone Length Wavy Hair
Instagram @painted.beachy

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

Classically Modern Wavy Style with Middle Part

To have long, thick hair parted down the middle is every girl’s dream!

How To Style Hair That Naturally Parts Down the Middle

  1. Starting with damp hair and apply your favorite blow dry crème.
  2. Dry hair using a paddle brush.
  3. Using a large curling iron, curl mid lengths and ends away from the face.
  4. Allow waves to cool and gently break apart with fingers.
  5. Mist hair with a flexible hold hairspray.

For the smoothest blow dry in the shortest possible amount of time, try BlowPro’s Ready Set Blow. This style works well with all face shapes and medium to thick hair densities. Using a large barrel curling iron (1½-inch and up) will create gentle waves instead of curls.

Playful Hair Highlights on a Natural Middle Part

Playful Highlights on a Natural Middle Part

Having a few highlights placed strategically around a middle part can help open up your face and accentuate all of your favorite features.

How To Style Middle Parted Hair:

  1. Starting with damp hair, apply blow drying crème.
  2. Using a medium sized round brush, dry hair away from face.
  3. Taking 1 inch sections, put large Velcro rollers in on top of head.
  4. Use a 1inch curling iron vertically to curl ends.  Remove rollers.
  5. Mist with hairspray.

Velcro rollers are a great way to lock in fullness and body. Try Goody’s assorted multi pack for a variety of sizes. This style works with all face shapes and hair densities. For maximum body and volume, allow Velcro rollers to fully cool before removing them.

Thick Hair with a Center Part

Dark Brunette Thick Wavy Style with Center Part

This thick hair with a center part is reminiscent of the Kardashians, and they’re always on point with their hair.

How To Style Hair Parted Down the Middle:

  1. Starting with clean dry hair and apply your favorite heat protectant.
  2. Using medium sized hot rollers, wrap hair around the rollers and secure with a clip.
  3. Repeat until all hair is set in rollers.
  4. Mist with flexible hold hairspray.
  5. Allow rollers to completely cool.
  6. Remove and gently break curls up with fingers.
  7. Mist with hairspray.

Try T3’s Voluminous Hot Rollers Set for defined, frizz-free curls. This hairstyle works on all face shapes and hair densities. Have thick hair? Try wrapping the top half of your hair in rollers and using a curling iron on the bottom half to help save time.

Long Curls with a Middle Part

Long Blonde Hair with Middle Part

These sweet curls with a middle part are polished enough for a day at the office and casual enough for an afternoon at the farmer’s market.

How To Style Middle Part Hairstyles:

  1. Starting with dry hair, wrap vertical sections around a curling iron.
  2. Once hair is warm to the touch, unwind and allow to cool.
  3. When hair is completely curled, break up curls around crown.
  4. Mist hair with hairspray.

Try Oribe’s Super Fine Hairspray for dry, brushable hold. This style works for all face shapes and hair densities. When curling hair, don’t use the clamp. Just wrap hair around the barrel and unwrap when hair is warm.

Party Updo Bow with Side Tendrils and a Center Part

Party Updo Bow with Side Tendrils and a Center Part

How about this fresh spin on the hair bow? This look is perfect for parties or a night out on the town!

How To Style Updo’s with a Center Part:

  1. Divide hair into three sections, horizontally.
  2. Start with section closest to your neck. Clip all other sections up and out of the way.
  3. Pull bottom section into a halfway through ponytail, leaving out a few tendrils at your hairline.
  4. Flip the tail to the other side and repeat.
  5. Taking the small tail that’s left, wrap it around the middle section and pin into place.
  6. From underneath, pin each side of the bow in place.
  7. Repeat on other two sections, remembering to leave a few pieces out around face.
  8. Curl the last four inches of the pieces of hair left out.
  9. Mist hair with a firm hold hairspray.

Try Aveda’s Control Force Hairspray for ultimate staying power. This style can work with any face shape or hair density. This style takes practice and patience. If you don’t get it the first time, don’t lose hope! Try just one bow and work your way up.

The middle part is a perfect way to change up your look without a trip to the hairdresser. And, with all of these gorgeous middle part hairstyles, you’re bound to find the perfect one for your face shape and hair texture!