Three Ways to Wear a Deep Side Part

We’re in the thick of deep side part mania right now, so I figured I would put together a Style United tutorial on the easiest ways to wear one. These three styles build upon each other, so you can wear one or all. The first hairstyle is a modern take on the Veronica Lake look using rollers (I used steam rollers), the second is a quick braid across the front hairline, and the third is a messy side chignon. Hope you like!

  1. brianne

    March 21, 2012 at 8:33 am

    Loved these ideas! I especially like the braided bangs, as I am growing mine out currently. Thanks, Sarah!

  2. marisa

    March 21, 2012 at 10:47 am

    if only my STICK STRAIGHT HAIR would hold a curl… oh, the possibilities. sigh.

    and man, have i got a girl-crush on you!!! (so jealous that my childhood friend, Lauren R., knows you!)

    • whoorl

      March 21, 2012 at 12:46 pm

      Marisa, have you tried mousse? Don’t let the whole 80s thing scare you off – it can really help with hold!

  3. Seriously Sassy Mama

    March 21, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    I loved this! I am going to do that braid right now!

  4. whoorl

    March 21, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    Thanks, you all! I get all cringy watching myself in these videos, so it totally makes my day when someone likes it!

  5. Tiera

    March 21, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Thank you for this video! I recently cut my hair with a side part and long bangs. I took a picture of Eliza Coupe (Jane on Happy Endings) to the stylist and she did a great job. But I had no idea what to do with it except to wear it straight. Most helpful was your pointer on how to find the part from the eyebrow.

  6. Kristen

    March 22, 2012 at 7:46 am

    Awesome tutorials! Could you tell me more about the steam curlers, though? Are they just the same as the old hot rollers I used in high school? Or is this something new? It didn’t look like they were too hot to handle when you were putting them in, which was always my problem with hot rollers.

  7. Heather

    March 23, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    I have a really silly question. My hair naturally parts over to the right. I’ve been deep side parting it over to the left to cover up a bit of a balding spot on my temple thanks to pregnancy & child birth.

    The issue I’m having is that my hair hurts like a beast. My hair, my scalp, my entire head hurts whenever I part over to the other side. Is this normal?

  8. Torrie @ a place to share...

    March 24, 2012 at 8:29 am

    i love this. for halloween, i dressed ‘mad men’ style, and wore my hair in a deep part (similar to style #1). the next day, we had to get up early and go somewhere so i kept the look (in my hair… and slightly in my make-up that i had not washed off :))… and i felt a little weird since i never wear my hair that way, but also a little glamorous! everyone kept saying how nice i looked that day! it made me want to wear it like that again, but i have yet to do so.

    so, i look forward to trying each & every look… and OMG… spin pin?? who knew?? must get some asap. (as i always have to use a gazillion bobby pins to keep my hair in place)