Trying a new hair part can update your look. Starting with your natural hair part, or what your hair will do on its own, you can adjust your part a bit for a particular style. If you like your new part, be sure to tell your stylist so she can cut your hair to work best with your new perfect parting.

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Wash your hair to remove any styling products. Comb your hair straight back, as if you were putting your hair into a ponytail.

Watch for your hair to divide into its natural part. If your hair doesn’t fall into two sides, tap the hair at the crown to push it forward slightly. Hair should fall into its natural part. If it doesn’t, part the hair from crown to hairline using a fine tooth comb.

Adjust the natural part by using a fine tooth comb as described in Step 2 to cut a new line. Your hair will be easier to train if you move your part to just a little to the right or left of your natural part.

Work styling gel or mouse into the hair part to help set it. Dry your hair into the new part using the diffuser on your hair dryer or set your dryer on a low setting.


  • Consider the shape of your face when parting your hair. A center part, even if it is your natural part, looks best on round or oval faces. A center part on a long face will make your face look longer and narrower; try a slightly off-center or side part.

  • Parts can work with or against any cowlicks you may have. If your bangs tend to fight against a hairline cowlick, move your part either to divide your cowlick or to start farther away from it.