Middle part styles work well with nearly all face shapes, whether you have a round, square, diamond, oval, or heart shape. It’s a classic way to style your hair because it’s universally flattering and can be styled in a variety of ways. Regardless if you have coils, curls, or waves, a middle part can be worn with type of texture or hair length. Now while middle parts usually come in a straight line, they can be tweaked to add dimension to your look while suiting your face shape perfectly still.

Whether your headed to the salon and want inspiration or looking to change up your day to day style, here 12 middle part hairstyles you’ll love.

1. SLANTED MIDDLE PART

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The slanted middle part starts from the front hairline and blends into a horizontal part at the crown of the head. It’s suitable for a cornrow braids or flat twists puff hairstyle.

2. ZIGZAG MIDDLE PART 

12 Middle Part Styles That Compliment Any Face Shape
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The zigzag middle part is created by making sharp angular lines that follow the “Z” shape. This middle part style can be used to add charm to your puff, ponytail, or updo hairstyles.

3. Middle Part Braid-Out

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Nothing feels better than switching up your part after wearing braids and this classic look allows your curls and coils to be tight and defined.

4. SHORT WIDE MIDDLE PART

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This involves cutting up a short thick middle part in the center of your hair, and this part goes well with so many hairstyles, including these two pigtails hairstyles.

5. LONGER ZIGZAG MIDDLE PART

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As its name suggests, this involves creating longer zigzag parts that go all the way to the sides of the head. They’re very suitable for braided hairstyles.

6. THIN MIDDLE PART

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This refers to a middle part that’s narrow in width, about a quarter to half an inch. It helps to create a symmetrical and balanced look while still accentuating your facial features.

7. Wavy MIDDLE PART

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Let’s get funky with adding a little wave to our middle part which can add a touch of flair to the classic two strand twist.

8. MIDDLE PART ON AN AFRO

12 Middle Part Styles That Compliment Any Face Shape
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Spruce your regular Afro look by adding a thin or wide middle part. If your Afro stops right at chin-length, adding the middle part could give your hair a look that resembles the French Bob.

9. LIGHTNING BOLT MIDDLE PART

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The short lightning bolt middle part is perfect on a puff hairstyle with bubble braids.

10. RUNNING MIDDLE PART

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This middle part runs across from the center of the front hairline to the back hairline and goes well with hairstyles like this twisted low bun.

11. CROWN MIDDLE PART

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This features a straight middle part that starts from the front hairline and stops at the crown. It helps to accentuate the sleekness of hairstyles like this laid-braided ponytail.

12. MIDDLE PART ON A BRAID OUT

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Your braid out does not have to look boring with a middle part that helps to amplify its curls. 

Are you ready to try the middle part this season? Let us know your favorite hairstyles in the comments!

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