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We Asked 3 Celeb Stylists If the Side Part Is Outdated—Here’s What They Said

Last week, we touched on the “side part out” trend, bringing to the forefront plenty of gorgeous (and extremely famous) women who still rock the hairstyle that Gen Z has deemed uncool. Ok, but really though: Is the side part outdated?

There’s only one way to find out—and sorry teens, this doesn’t involve you! We hit up three celeb stylists who can truly dish on the real deal. Keep reading as our burning is the side part outdated question is answered!

Jazmine Harris, Stylist to Jhené Aiko and Big Sean

Consensus: Yes

At this moment in time in 2021, side parts are going to be out for me. If you’re still rocking a side part today, you’re either shy, dramatic or too comfortable with the past. The side part has always been forced, and lately that compromise has not been working for some faces. Some think that just simply parting the hair on the side and combing the hair down is a look and I can assure your it’s deeper than that. Side parts sometimes need a track or two added for length or density. Emily Ratajkowski has the perfect haircut for a side part. Whether the part is slight or heavy, the look [on her] wins for me. 

Sunnie Brook, Biolage Global Ambassador and Stylist to Debby Ryan and Nicole Scherzinger

Consensus: No

I think it’s just a trend that people are talking about. I love a good deep-curved sleek part. When it’s done well it can elevate and highlight a person’s unique features and face shape. It depends on your face shape, features and hair line. If you have a long, narrow face, a middle part is going to make your face look even longer—but doing a side-swept bang or curtain bang is going to balance out your features. Going from a middle part to a side part is one of the best (and easiest) ways to add volume and lift to your hair. Cindy Crawford, the epiphany of timeless style, rocks the side part best! Blake Lively is another icon that wears it so well.

Hayley Heckmann, Stylist to Iggy Azalea and Chantel Jeffries

Consensus: No

I love a side part! Especially a side part bang on a snatched flipped pony. I think depending on your face it can be more flattering to have a side part or middle part. It also depends on where your hair naturally falls. I support people wearing any hairstyle that make them feel most confident! The side part looked best on Lauren Conrad circa The Hills, when she cut her hair into a lob with a deep side part—such goals!

For more proof the side part isn’t over, click HERE for these drop dead gorgeous celebs rocking the allegedly outdated ‘do.

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