A recent article in Glamour magazine entitled “All Signs Point to the Fact That THIS Is How You Need to Be Wearing Your Hair” makes the case that the strong side hair part is “in” like never before.
It always surprises me that most people equate symmetry with beauty, but then we love to be purposely asymmetric when it comes to hair. Usually its a great accent, and on a beautiful woman, she can usually wear her hair lots of ways and she still looks good. But the biggest issue is that there’s a signal that gets sent out with the side hair part that people should be aware of…and that signal may not be the one you think you are sending out.
I was also surprised that all of the hair parts on the models were left parts, which emphasizes the more masculine side of us – the rational, assertive, stronger and less emotional. It is a look that still works for women, especially when they are pretty models, but no one tells them that this signalling is happening. So readers may choose their hair parts based on the models in the picture, and then present the world with a look that is usually harsher and less feminine than they might like.
The point is, side part if you like, but know that there’s some messaging going on that you should be aware of. And the mirror will lie to you, telling you that you are projecting the exact opposite! Which is where the True Mirror comes in!
By the way, women tend to change hair parts much more frequently than men. I would suggest the following experiment – for a business meeting, part on the left, but when its time for that hot date, part it on the right. See how easy both situations can become to get the outcome you want!
To see this for yourself, first look at the models in the original article. then look at the same pictures shown below, where i have simulated each model with a right hair part by flipping the image…can you see that each one is a little softer, less challenging, more feminine?
Regular vs Reversed pictures below: