The centre parting for men
The centre parting on men's heads is socially acceptable again! Why? Because the 90s, just like all the other decades, will eventually return, at least with a modern twist. We'll tell you here which men look good with a centre parting and how to style it:
The classic centre parting for men: past and present
As with women, the classic centre parting is created by separating sections of hair in the middle of the head. In the 90s, men liked to wear the centre parting close to the head - which meant it took quite a bit of hair gel and wax to create the sleek boy band look. Today, centre partings for men look more natural. They are styled casually and the hair keeps its movement. Another upgrade: the parting no longer needs to be pulled so accurately.
Middle parting for boys & men
The centre parting not only suits young men, but also boys and older gentlemen. So there is no age limit. The only thing that counts is that the forehead is not too high and the hair has a certain length. A great centre-parted hairstyle needs good attention - and more than just wash & go. Since the hair is generally longer for this look, it needs a lot of care. After all, there is a certain vanity that goes along with choosing a centre parting.
What length hair do I need for a centre parting?
The centre parting for men looks best with hair of medium length. Of course, you can also wear long hair parted in the middle. However, the hairstyle might then look like something from another era. This is because the longer the hair, the flatter it usually lies on the head - unless you have naturally textured hair. Wavy or curly hair gets the cool surfer style in combination with a centre parting.
If you have ultra-short hair, i.e. a buzz cut, there is no need to think about a centre parting. Here, nothing can be pulled in a halfway straight line. Even a centre parting for guys with normal short hair will be difficult, unless it's a tad longer - or layered. So what a man needs for a good-looking centre parting is some length.
Who does a centre parting suit?
What causes real problems for a man with a centre parting is a swirl in the wrong place. If you have a swirl at the hairline and not exactly in the middle, you can forget about the dream of a centre parting boyband style. Because a twirl can neither be blow-dried nor styled away permanently. Otherwise, anyone can wear it - the centre parting. Of course, it should match your lifestyle and your clothes. That makes it more authentic.
How do you style a centre parting?
You can't just part your hair and be done with it. Especially not when dry. Here are the 6 steps to the perfect centre parting for men:
- Wash your hair properly: The first step is to wash the hair well. By the way, many hairdressers wash the hair twice. The reason: The first shampooing only loosens the dirt. The second wash removes the residue from the hair and scalp. A conditioner closes the cuticle. This makes the hair look healthy even after blow-drying - without the risk of frizz. To give the roots a firmness and make the look loose and airy, it is worthwhile to exfoliate the scalp from time to time.
- Create a centre partingwhile the hair is still damp: The hair should still be damp, as this is the only way to part the hair in the middle. Anyone who has ever tried to part dry hair knows why.
- Give hold: A centre parting needs hold. This is especially true for hair that is not naturally straight. So before blow-drying, use either a mousse or another styling product that is worked into damp hair.
- Remember heat protection: women know it and don't do it nearly as often as they should. We are talking about heat protection here. Apart from the fact that hair is no longer dried on the highest setting, heat protection is still needed. Because longer men's hair in particular is just as prone to breakage and split ends as women's hair.
- Hairdryer and round brush: The best tools for the perfect centre parting look for men are actually a hairdryer and round brush. This is the only way to achieve a naturally falling modern centre parting look. The hair is twisted in slightly with the round brush and blow-dried parallel to the back. This creates bounce and the desired volume at the roots. Curly hair can be blow-dried in a relaxed manner to the right and left from the centre of the head.
- Don't forget the finish: Blow-dry the hair until it is dry. So a centre-parted look is not an easy-peasy hairstyle. You need a bit of leisure. If the hair doesn't sit the way you want it to after blow-drying, a little styling wax can help. Depending on your personal taste, you can choose between a matt and a shiny finish. You should simply ask your hairdresser or barbershop for advice.