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How to Part Your Hair the Right Way


05 . 10 . 15
Ashley Rubell
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Ashley Rubell

Ashley Rubell is a New York based hair stylist and contributing writer to Mane Addicts. Originally from Los Angeles, Ashley was trained at some of the best salons in Beverly Hills before making the move to NYC. She has assisted some of the leading names in our industry including Giannandrea, James Pecis, Eugene Souleiman, Guido Paulo and MA founder Jen Atkin. Her clients include Nike, Marie Claire, and Refinery 29. As a freelance hairstylist with a professional background in fashion PR and Marketing, Ashley loves the opportunity to learn about new products and brands, and share the unique stories of her peers, mentors, and clients that inspire her every day.When off set, she spends her time camping, traveling, and writing for mane addicts around the world.
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As we mature, we get to know ourselves better. We become more comfortable knowing what’s best for us as individuals. Whether it’s the colors that look best on our skin tone, which diets work best for our lifestyle, or the hair length that suits us, we have to learn which fads to part from and which to part with.

Even the smallest details can make the biggest difference when it comes to feeling your best, so it’s important to get to know the looks that flatter you! The same way that high waisted pants might be more flattering to your figure, a side part might be more flattering to your face shape. 

Knowing which side to choose is a fun thing to experiment with, and we’re here to make sure you find out which one suits you best!


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A center part will elongate the face, giving rounder face shapes a more slim appearance. Center parts will best accompany a long layered cut, layers that frame the face, or a clean blunt-bang.


A diagonal part is great for volumizing finer hair, and softening a squared face shape or strong jawline. 


A side part will aide in creating fullness, accommodating a widow’s peak, or softening stronger facial features – think long forehead, strong cheekbones, and pointed chins.


Some of you were just born to be wild and you have the natural texture to prove it! With naturally textured hair, there’s no part necessary. Aside from textured hair, pulling the hair back without a part is flattering to an oval or oblong face shape. 

Images: Solange Knowles, Janelle Monae, Jennifer Lawrence, Scarlett Johansson, Kim Kardashian

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