Perfecting your part is an art that every woman must master at one point or another. Unfortunately, many times our natural parts may not be the best fit for our faces. Now you may be thinking “Why should I care about something as trivial as my part?!” Well ladies, believe it or not, finding the right part for your face shape can have a major impact on your overall look. The wrong part can exaggerate features you may not want to shine the spotlight on, while the right part can trick the eye into focusing on your best assets. To make things easier for you, I’ve put together a guide to help you find your ideal part based on tips I’ve picked up over the years… First, which face shape fits you best?

Primp Tip: How to Find the Perfect Part

If your face is long or oval…

Side parts are ideal for ladies with longer, narrower faces. By donning an off-center part, you will create the illusion that your face is a tad wider than it actually is. To get the best part for your face, part your hair in line with the arch of the eyebrow on your “best side.” If you cannot figure out which side is your “best side,” look at yourself straight on in the mirror–if your nose goes slightly to one side (most of our noses do), then part your hair on the opposite side.

Primp Tip: How to Find the Perfect Part
If your face is round or square…

Opt for a center part. It will frame your face perfectly and will even it out by making it appear as though your face is slightly longer. Center parts also help define cheekbones and elongate features.

Primp Tip: How to Find the Perfect Part 

If your face is heart or triangle shaped…

A slightly off-center part is best for those of you with prominent foreheads or chins. By parting your hair just off from the centerline, you will create balance in your features. Again, if you’re unsure which side to set your part on, refer to my nose trick (mentioned above for long and oval faces).

I hope you find this post helpful! If you’ve already got your part on lock, then you’re one step ahead of the game. But here’s a trick that many of you might not know already: For a flawlessly natural looking part, be sure to create it while you have wet hair so your strands will dry in place. I think it’s safe to say that many of us have tried to change our part with dry tresses only to be disappointed by uneven volume. If you stick with this wet part trick, you’ll be good to go!

Do you have a hair care question for me? Leave it in the comments below.

Also, for those of you who are wondering what products I use on my hair, be sure to check out my hair care essentials post.

XO Lauren


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  • SL Solarz

    I am 48 with long hair and I’d like to try a shorter, more sophisticated haircut. I’ve kept my eyes peeled for over a year now and cannot find anything suitable for my long, narrow & asymmetrical face shape.
    I look something like Drew Barrymore with her talks-out-the-side-of-her-mouth asymmetry but with a narrower & a bit longer face.
    Most important to me is that the cut not require styling to look good. If I have to get out the blow dryer and an iron of any kind to look good, I’d rather just keep my long hair. My hair is fine but I have a lot of it. Please advise.

  • Prather Family Eyecare

    My nose slightly angles toward my right hand- which side does my part need to start?