Hair Part Theory – John Walter video

Attached is a video made by John Walter to illustrate his understanding of the Hair Part theory as well as the True Mirror that shows exactly what the side hair part looks like

About John Walter

A long long time ago when I was just 19, I discovered the effects of changing my hair part from right to left. The strength of the change - in my case from a social misfit to "Joe Popular" was amazing, and not only that, when I looked around, it was happening to others. The Hair Part Theory was the result of researching the effects and putting it into a more scientific framework and language. My sister Catherine Walter was instrumental in getting my vague handwaving theories into a great paper, including a slew of statistics to illustrate just how many leaders we have that are hair parters! A few years after discovering the Hair Part Theory, I discovered, or more accurately re-discovered a true image mirror - and recognized myself at a deep level. The full story is elsewhere on this blog (link coming), but suffice to say that the True Mirror (the trade name of my perfect version), reflects your hair part the way it actually is, and you can see exactly what you are projecting...it matters!
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2 Responses to Hair Part Theory – John Walter video

  1. MAK says:

    I am a 66 years old female. I remember when I was about 4 or 5 my mother was teaching me about grooming my hair. We stood in the bathroom and she would wet the comb and start combing my short hair. She taught me that boys always part their hair on the left and girls always part their hair on the right. I somehow knew when I was receiving this instruction that I should never part my hair on the wrong side because I wouldn’t want people mistaking me for a boy. It is something I have always remembered. A bit like boys wearing long pants when they reached a certain age.
    I could almost guarantee though that this message was also instilled in me because I believe that one would part their hair also if they were gay indicating their sexual orientation, ie men who parted their hair on the right would advertise to other gay men that themselves were gay. A bit like when I was a teen gay men wore an earring in their left ears to state their sexual orientation. Funny old world isn’t it.

    • John Walter says:

      It’s a funny thing, I am 63 and never heard about it until i stumbled upon it by accident myself (i parted on the right my whole childhood, and switched at 19 to great social approval). Afterwards, i did kind of hear that it was like an old wives (mothers?) tale, but without any real solid proof, its just been a background thing. There was one study done, but the guy used only 2 exceptionally symmetric photos and found no difference, which really didn’t give the effect a chance to show up.

      Thanks for sharing your story, eventually i will get more authentic and provable research done that shows the benefits and pitfalls of hair parts for either gender, on either side. BTW my eventual takeaway is that either side is not great, you are emphasizing one side of your personality at the expense of the other. We should be more balanced, and having your hair parted is always introducing a bias in one way or another.

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