The centre parting has dominated hair trends for some time now - mermaid waves, choppy bobs, they all look great with a centre parting. But with a recent re-emergence of the side-parting it would seem we have a bit of a hair divide on our hands. So as the new season approaches, which side will you take?
Autumn/winter collections from the likes of Diane Von Furstenburg (above) ensured clothes were the focus of their show, pairing natural make-up with sleek side partings tucked into impossibly neat, low buns, creating a look that is at once chic, minimalist and the perfect accompaniment to some of next season’s androgynous trends.
The likes of Victoria Beckham followed suit with similary smooth, sleek styles made slightly more feminine by keeping hair long and loose – but very straight. Again, this look is all about neatness. Hair must be poker straight all over, parted as far to the side as possible and kept off the face. Complete with a shick of red lipstick for a look that is chic, severe and sexy.
Versace opted for a typically feminine take on the trend styling hair in big loose curls for more of a 1940′s pin up look. In contrast to other side-partings on the catwalk, this look is all about glamour and volume. Make up is soft and smouldering and hair is coiffed to perfection. Recreate it with large barrel styling tongs, a healthy does of hairspray and – of course – that all important side parting.
Not ready to give up on the centre-parting that has served you so well over the last few years? Fear not, the centre-parting featured in just as many shows, working particularly well with some of next seasons more dramatic beauty trends.
Or if all this switching sides is just too much for you go for a neutral do like the top knot which requires no parting at all and is set to be just as popular in autumn as it has been all summer.