Author Archives: John Walter

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!

Hair Parts in Congress

One of the more striking examples of how hair parts are affecting our world is to look at the way the US Congress is differentiated by hair parting.  Politics aside, because the side parts are on both sides of the … Continue reading

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Right part alert – Miller Lite Commercials – Man up

Once again, the commercial industry uses the right hair part to help audiences decide that their character is not so “manly”. so far out of the few that have aired, two have the main man who needs to “man-up “: … Continue reading

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Hair Parts in Hugo Movie

The main character, Hugo, is a young boy who in his innocent times parts his hair on the right, whereas when hes thrust on his own devices in the main Train station, he parts on the left. another example of … Continue reading

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Cochran on Survivor

Was there ever any more powerful example of the way the right part on the wrong person can lead to a personality that is almost completely disliked by the peer group. Interesting to see what he looks like flipped with … Continue reading

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Hair Part Theory Original Paper (1999)

The Hair Part Theory: Summary What Is Your Hair Part Saying About You? The Effects of Hair Parting on Social Appraisal and Personal Development By Catherine Walter and John Walter HairPartTheory(c)2001TMCInc PDF version – Complete data included: Surprisingly, a hair … Continue reading

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Famous Reversal Images

On the RadioLab Mirror Mirror page, there is a photo of Lincoln that they used in the live version of the show. There is some discussion about how the strong asymettry of his face is what causes the strong contrast … Continue reading

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RadioLab Show!

NPR RadioLab’s Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich recently did a fascinating show titled “Desperately Seeking Symmetry”, where they traveled through time and science and culture looking for the signs of symmetry, and in fact found just the opposite.  The full show is … Continue reading

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