20 Celebrity Hairstyles That Prove The Side Part Still Reigns Supreme

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First they came for our skinny jeans, and now they’re after our beloved hairstyle. According to Gen Z, the side part is out. The generation recently took to their favorite social media platform, Tiktok, to let their elders (aka anyone over 25) know that side part hairstyles are being replaced by the middle part. 

Swearing that it is the more flattering part, Zoomers are trying to convince millennials that parting your hair down the middle will make you look more youthful while the side part will make you look, well, old. “Prove me wrong, but I don’t think there is a single person who looks better with a side part than they do a middle part,” Gen-Z TikTok user @Lady-Gleep said in one video. “I think the middle part is just far more supreme.”

The thing is, I strongly disagree. It’s going to take a lot more than a viral Tiktok challenge to convince me that the side part is going out of style—and that’s not just because I’ve been wearing one since, well, I can remember. While I honestly love both looks, the side part has so many strengths. Sweeping your hair to the side softens the face by highlighting different focal points and facial features, giving you so much control.

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A side part also creates instant volume and texture, increasing the perceived thickness of one’s hair. It works well on all hair textures and lengths, too, whether you are rocking a pixie, bob, braids or long locks. So, while Gen Z wants us to believe otherwise, the side part isn’t going anywhere anytime soon—and I’ve got the receipts to prove it. 

Here, a roundup of celebrities who prove side part hairstyles still reign supreme. (And before you ask, no, not everyone on this list is over 30.)

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Anya Taylor Joy

Seriously, how do you argue with this look? It’s the ultimate glam.

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Lily Collins

C’est très chic.

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Jennifer Lopez

Excuse me while I pick up my jaw.

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Instagram/@lanacondor

Lana Condor

This look belongs in a gallery.

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Kate Hudson

It’s all about the angles.

Instagram/@davynewkirk

Eiza Gonzales

A side part adds instant body to short bob styles.

Instagram/@hungvanngo

Julia Garner

And it works no matter your hair texture.

Instagram/@theestallion

Megan Thee Stallion

You see, it’s real hot girl sh*t.

Instagram/@lilireinhart

Lili Reinhart

But it’s the volume for me.

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Instagram/@iamreginaking

Regina King

The deeper the part, the more dramatic the effect.

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Instagram/@ana_d_armas

Ana de Armas

Classic in every sense of the word.

Instagram/@katyperry

Katy Perry

Short and sleek: A look that will never go out of style.

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Gemma Chan

Proof that a side part adds sophistication to an otherwise simple updo.

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Ciara

Everything about this look is perfection.

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Amanda Seyfried

So romantic.

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Madelaine Petsch

Insert fire emojis here.

Instagram/@galgadot_fan

Gal Gadot

It’s Wonder Woman’s choice part. Just saying.

Instagram/@margotrobbie

Margot Robbie

Simple yet stunning.

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Shay Mitchell

This side-swept style creates instant volume and texture. 

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