8 Ways to Style Centre-Parted Hair, Courtesy of Kendall Jenner
Kendall Jenner is beauty goals. Period. Whether it’s her perfect red lip, a smouldering smoky eye, or her impossibly shiny strands, we’re always looking to copy her looks. Throughout our stalking—ahem, research—we’ve noticed a trend: Kendall Jenner loves to wear a centre part (almost exclusively). And (not surprisingly) she does it well. In fact, we had no idea just how versatile a centre part could be until Jenner showed us the way.
Scroll through for eight of her best centre-parted looks and how to re-create them!
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Jenner’s straight but not stick-straight style is perfect for showing off a piece of statement jewelry or a photo-ready makeup look. Just tuck your hair behind your ears and toss the lengths behind your shoulders. Keep some lift at the roots and fullness throughout to avoid the helmet effect.
You don’t usually think of sideswept hair with a centre part, but Jenner proves it’s a do. Add a couple of slight bends to your hair with a curling iron, work some shine serum (like O&M's Frizzy Logic Shine Serum, $35) through your strands, and gather everything to one side for a party-ready look.
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Before you write off super-straight, centre-parted hair as so 2005, take a look at how Jenner does it—straightened with layers falling into the face. There’s just enough modern edge to thwart any flashbacks to your high school days.
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Even Jenner’s perky ponytails are centre-parted! This time the part doesn’t have to be perfectly straight—it should look a little mussed up, like the rest of your hair. Tease the crown, and use your fingers to add some messiness and pull out a few pieces around your face.
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Or try the sleeker-than-sleek ponytail. Once you get the part just right, this look is a combination of MOROCCANOIL ($60) applied all over (including the roots), a boar-bristle brush to smooth the hair back, and hair spray topped with shine spray to secure flyaways and boost the shine factor. Don’t forget to run a straightener over the ends and wrap the base of your ponytail before you head out sporting this Kendall Jenner–inspired ponytail.
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Even when her updo barely has any part at all, it’s a centre part. Next time you put your hair up, try including a baby part right in the centre to add a little interest à la Jenner.
Which of Kendall Jenner’s centre-parted styles is your favourite? Tell us which one you’ll try in the comments below!