Welcome to #MiniMakeoverMondays! In this weekly column, Bianca Teixeira, our new makeover maven, will find, test and report back on an assortment of small changes that can be made to your daily beauty and style routine that will dramatically change your look. Let us know if you try any of her suggestions and what kind of effect it had on you!
I can’t be the only girl here who thinks my hair can make or break an entire look. Even something as simple as how you part your hair can drastically change up not only your hairstyle but your whole face.
Now is the time to switch it up! If you normally part your hair to the side, try centering it. And if you usually rock a center part, switch to a side part for your next outing. I guarantee more than one person will know you’ve changed something but won’t be able to put their finger on it! Both looks have an array of touch-ups that you can employ that will add extra va va voom.
The best way to set a hair part so it doesn’t separate on you (which can make your hair appear greasy) is to do it right after you wash it. Point your blowdryer right at the roots and finger dry it for a few seconds and it should stay in place until the next time you wash.
I like to use the Tangle Teezer that shimmies right through your tangles painlessly.
Personally, a side part is my favourite choice and the one that I advise friends to try the most. It will easily minimize the look of a bigger forehead and will seriously be your best friend in the event of a big ol’ forehead zit. Plus, drape the excess hair over one eye and you’re immediately catapulted into mysterious territory.
When I wear a side part I try to eliminate the center part that takes place right behind it by combing it back with a skinny comb. This simple step creates the illusion of volume and can almost pass for a teeny tiny Brigitte Bardot bump. (The depth of the part is completely up to you, but don’t just flip 4 or 5 hairs to one side.)
Since you have so much hair on one side, take half the parted hair, French braid it and layer the loose hair over top for a sweet, peek-a-boo braid.
Alternatively, a center part is great if you want a severe look in a very easy style. While a side part plays down a large forehead, a middle part calls attention to your cheek bones and nose. Think Cher in the 70s with her iconic stick-straight, middle-parted hair.
Twist small sections of hair at both sides and pin them at the back for a hippie-chic hack on the half-up-half-down look.
What’s your go-to hair parting? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us @ViewTheVibe.