Middle partings may not be new, but they’re certainly enjoying a moment in the trend spotlight. Celebs are rocking them on the red carpets, models on the catwalks, real women on the streets. And, of course, brides are wearing centre partings down the aisle! (And looking super chic as they do it too.)
A middle parting is a great way to highlight facial features, whatever your hair length, texture, or style. From ’70s-inspired long dos to soft, face framing chignons, there are endless options to suit your big day style.
We’ve gathered ten of them from the clever Hair and Makeup Artists in Our Directory. Whether you wear your hair parted in the centre as your natural, daily style or want something fresh and stylish as a change for your wedding, you’ll find a look here to love.
Slicked-Back with Middle Parting
Middle partings and hair accessories are a match made in style heaven. Here, an elegant slicked-back bun lets the Grecian-inspired hairpiece take centre stage for some straight-off-the-catwalk bridal glamour.
Low Bun with Middle Parting
You really can’t go wrong with a low bun wedding hairstyle with glossy middle parting, either pinned back or with face-framing pieces, as this bride is wearing. Statement earrings are a fashion-forward addition!
Long Waves with Middle Parting
Long, beachy waves are a the perfect look for a bride who wants to embody effortless glamour. A middle parting adds modern vibes and finishes perfectly with a traditional veil placed at the back of the head.
Middle Parting with Accessories
A boho hair chain like this one works particularly well to accentuate a middle part hairstyle, with small crystals along the hairline mirroring and complementing the central gems that fall on the forehead. Long, loose curls finish the look.
Small Middle Parting with Accessories
You don’t need to have a full middle parting. If you’re working with an accessory, you can place it above a small part, which is then combed straight back with lots of lift.
Small Middle Parting without Accessories
The same small-middle-parting and straight-back bouffant combo also works without an accessory and has a gorgeous, slightly retro feel to it.
Middle Parting Tucked Behind Ears
For a cool-girl look that exudes luxurious modern glamour, opt for a deep middle part with hair tucked behind the ears and a bit of texture worked into your tresses. It’s a versatile look that defines your facial features beautifully.
Middle Parting with Messy Updo
A middle parting and flirty face-framing tendrils combine with a slightly messy updo for this soft, romantic look.
Middle Parting with Braids
If you’re considering a milkmaid braid or Dutch halo braid like this one, a centre parting is a must for creating symmetry.
Middle Parting with Luscious Curls
A neat centre part gives beautiful natural curls a contemporary twist. No other styling or accessories are needed! We particularly love how the middle parting echoes the geometric lines on this bride’s sheer bodice.
RELATED: Thinking about adding colour to your hair before your big day? Why not check out our article on 10 Hair Colour Tips for Brides!