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Your part is one of those simple little things that can change your whole look: a deep side part can make a low ponytail sophisticated, for example, while a middle part gives your style a hippie chic vibe. The right part is also crucial to choosing a flattering style, says Travis Parker, a hairstylist in San Diego and L'Oréal Professionnel National Portfolio Artist, who works with celebrities including Cindy Crawford. See his easy rules for finding your best part when you keep reading.
Side parts look best on narrow faces, says Parker. If you sweep your hair to the left side, for example, more of the right side of your face will show, creating the illusion that your face is a tad wider.
Middle parts are well suited to wide faces. Framing both sides of your face symmetrically will help define your cheekbones, and elongate the nose and chin, explains Parker.
Here's one more cool tip on face-flattering hairstyles: If you're wearing summer's trendy side ponytail or bun, take a look at your nose, says Parker. If your nose angles to one side—no matter how subtle the curve—position your hair over the opposite shoulder.