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Slicked Down Styles - Side or Middle Parting?

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Middle or side part?

Today we are putting two smooth and sleek hairstyles head to head. To side part, or not, which of these two hairstyles will you be sporting this season?

Sleek Middle Parting

The look: A traditional middle parting injected with a touch of contemporary edge. Keeping it sleek and poker straight with blunt ends is a surefire way of upping your middle parting game this autumn.

Achieve it: Keep your lengths strong, shiny and long by applying a heat protection spray before styling a hair oil post-straightening. Drop your locks in front of your shoulders to show off multi-tonal colour, which you can achieve with an ombré or balayage technique.

A note from the editor: Make the most of your sleek middle parting to show off this season's hottest trend, visible roots. Keep yours looking natural by speaking to your colourist about the gloss smudging technique. Be bold, brave and beautiful!

Sleek Side Parting

The style: For something a little more angular, but just as bold with enough bite, take it to the flip side with a sleek side parting.

Achieve it: A side parting will add depth and dimension to your facial features, directing attention directly to your eyes. Keep your colour blocked (one shade) for a minimalist look, as this will really accentuate the sleekness and shine of your locks. Keep your hair pulled back behind your shoulders to emphasize your cheekbones.

A note from the editor: If you struggle to keep your hair in a side parting, simply apply a small amount of wet-look gel to your roots and comb into the lengths of your hair with a comb. Keep it minimal and cool.

Dare we say that these are going to be the hottest hairstyles of the season?

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