The middle parting
Define your features, fast.
From Hollywood heartthrobs to the heart of Seattle’s grunge scene, the middle parting haircut was everywhere in the 90s. It went away for a while, but now it’s back and storming red carpets and runways with a vengeance.
A hard central parting can help define your facial features without the need for a new cut. Use a little Axe Messy Look: Flexible Paste for a touch of texture and you’re good to go. It works equally well whether you’ve got long hair or you want short curtains. Make it work for you.
Not every face shape can get away with a middle parting haircut, but it’s a handy style to have in your repertoire.
How it began
The 90s was the decade of the middle parting. It’s hard to say if it was the clean cut celebrity heartthrobs who popularised it, or whether the growth of grunge put it on the scene. Either way, everyone had one.
Great for guys with mid to long-length hair. Just make sure your parting naturally sits in the middle of your scalp.
Kieron Webb - The London Barber
Learn the fundamentals
Roughly blow-dry your hair. Leave in a good amount of natural movement and texture.
Mix a fingertip of Axe Messy Look: Flexible Paste and rub it evenly over your palms.
Rake your fingers through your hair. Drag the product from the roots to the ends.
Part roughly down the middle with your finger. Use a comb to get a cleaner line.