Side Part vs Middle Part Debate – Conclusions
Social media debates among Gen Z and millennials are very common. Most of the time they are quite harmless and fun to be a part of but this time the things have gotten a little more heated. One such debate we notice in recent months is the one where Gen Z has deemed a combination of three things – skinny jeans, side part hair, and laughing-crying emojis as uncool and outdated – directly pointing at the millennials.
In this war of words, the thing that is getting the most heat is the side part hairstyle. Gen Z (those born in 1997-2012) is convinced that the middle part is a “cooler” upgrade to the side part worn by millennials (those born in 1981-1996).
But is that actually true? And what role does the “Zigzag part” play in the debate? We were as intrigued as you are to know the answers. After going through dozens of opinions from both sides, we have compiled some key points of the debate. This might be the last article you would need to read on the matter because we have tried to pick the best parts with the aim of concluding the debate for our readers.
Middle Part Lovers:
Gen Z and millennials have given various reasons to prove the superiority of one part over the other but we can’t possibly cover them all here. Instead, we have decided to stick with the 3 top pros of both types of hairstyle that are actually valid and will help any normal person make a good decision. Let’s start with the middle part:
1. Sophisticate In Action
For the younger generation, the middle part is more than just a trend. The sophisticated nature of this style helps in highlighting the bold attitude of the person wearing it, which in turn builds more confidence in them. Pro tip: To get a cleaner part, use the end of a rat tail comb. The end result will put you a level up in the middle-part community, no matter your age.
2. A Slimmer Face
The center part helps to create an illusion of a slimmer, longer face even if you have a rounded face. This symmetrically parted hair is a good option for people who feel a thinner face would look good on them but they don’t want to use makeup.
The only thing that’s constant in fashion is change. Style trends keep changing, but one of the classic looks that is back again and is here to stay for quite long is the middle part. It has become the favorite hairstyle of celebrities and social media influencers. If you are someone who loves to keep up with the trend then the middle part look is what you should embrace.
If you are a male looking for some inspiration before trying out the middle part, check out our article on curtain hairstyle. It has all the variations of curtains that you can rock in 2021 and beyond.
Side Part Supporters:
1. Adds volume
If you’re looking to add volume to your flat hair, try a side part. This style won’t increase the volume but will definitely give you the best appearance of having thicker hair overall, which is as good as having thicker hair. You can increase the volume further by using the right shampoo and conditioner.
2. Manage cowlick
Cowlick, also known as “hair whorl” is a small group of hair that stands in the opposite direction of the way it’s supposed to lie. A simple solution to manage cowlick is by creating a side part that either matches its flow or helps in hiding it altogether.
3. Minimizes Forehead
The side part can be a great option for people looking to minimize the size of their forehead without any makeup or surgery. If you are a teen and have a forehead that is more visible than you’d like it to be then we would suggest you to ignore the middle part vs side part debate and do what makes you feel more comfortable and confident.
What about the Zig Zag part?
Majority of Gen Z and millennials are busy discussing the middle part and center part but we should not ignore the look that was very popular in the 90s and early 2000s, the zig-zag part. This look is slowly making a comeback on social media to challenge both the parts we discussed above.
Achieving a perfect zig-zag part is not easy though. It requires a good amount of focus and dedication. That said, with this part you have a lot of room for creativity. You can try various styles of zig-zag until you find the one you love the most. Comment below if you want to see our favorite variations of zig-zag part in the next article.
We hope you enjoyed all the parts of this article (yes pun intended). Now, it’s time to do your part (ok, that was it) by spreading this article with your friends on social media.
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