Did you know that it’s Middle Part Monday? You probably didn’t—after all, it’s a ritual that only my roommate and I personally observe each week. On Mondays, we part our hair smack down the middle. And what started as a silly tradition between best friends has actually turned into a hair revelation: A middle part is incredibly flattering.
The style creates a line of symmetry that instantly makes you look more attractive, and it showcases your best features. Whether your hair is wavy (girl next door) or impossibly straight (secret-agent sexy), extend the part all the way back. “The center part should reach the crown to really showcase the eyes and cheekbones,” says celebrity hairstylist Ted Gibson. “The further back the part goes, the more it opens up the face.”
If you don’t believe us, just check out any picture of Jennifer Aniston, who’s been rocking the look since her marriage to Brad Pitt. And, if you need yet another reason to try it, consider this: We counted the look at more than 15 major spring 2013 fashion shows (including, from left to right above, Prabal Gurung, Ralph Lauren, Zac Posen, Alexander Wang, and Victoria Beckham).
If you do decide to join our club, tweet us a picture of your style @Allure_magazine, #middlepartmonday.
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