THE SIDE PART
MILITARY STYLE. MODERN TWIST.
The side part haircut is a military inspired hairstyle and a true classic that’s super easy to maintain. Push it to one side for 1920s, Prohibition style sophistication. Or wear it slightly messed up for a more modern look.
Sleek as this look is, pulling it off at all depends on getting your parting right. Don’t fret: it’s easy when you know how. The trick is to look for your cowlick. That’s the spiral of hair at the back of your head.
If hair from the spiral moves clockwise, part left. If it’s counter clockwise, part right. There. Told you it was easy.
HOW IT BEGAN
The side parting started out as a cut for formal military events. Then Prohibition came and the style took on a new distinction. The side parting was a symbol of sophistication, even in the era’s speakeasies and back street distilleries.
Side partings have been style staple for years. If your hair doesn’t part easily, get your barber to shave a parting in.
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Learn The Fundamentals
While your hair is wet, take a comb and create a hard parting on one side.
Blow dry your hair in one direction. Smooth it over with a comb as it dries.
Rake Lynx Styling Signature Definition Wax through the hair, continuing in the same direction.
Smooth down any wispy bits of hair with your comb. Done and dusted.