Changing your hair part can be pretty life altering as it has a major impact on how you look overall. Place the part in the wrong place and it will act like a spotlight on all those features you don’t want exaggerated. On the other hand, the right part can trick the eye into focusing on your best assets.
And odd as it may sound, there’s actually a science to finding your ideal side part. Jeffrey Mayo, Eufora Global Educator and Stylist, recently shared his technique on getting the most flattering side-part in 4 easy steps. All you need is a mirror, a piece of paper and a comb.
1. Everyone has a strong and weak side of their face (that’s why we usually tend to photograph better on one side). To find it, look in the mirror and hold up a piece of printer paper to one side of the face.
2. Now, move the paper to the opposite side and notice the features on that side as well. Move the paper back and forth between the two sides of the face until the slight differences between the symmetry of the features are noticeable.
3. The side that has more features turned in the upward direction is the stronger side of the face. This is the side that should be kept exposed when deciding on a hairstyle, meaning the heavier side of the part should always go against the weaker side of the face.
4. Once you’ve chosen the stronger side of your face, make a perfect side part by combing from the outside corner of the eye in the front to the middle center in the back to ensure symmetry in the hairstyle.
Then all you have to do is tame any baby hairs (Mayo suggests using Eufora Beautifying Elixirs Control Creme to hold down the flyaways) and be on your way.
And remember: your hair won’t automatically part itself unless you train it to do so. Over the course of a couple weeks, continue to manually part your hair yourself and use a control cream. Eventually, your hair will remember to stay that way.
How do you decide where to part your hair?