January is the one month where we all make our predications for the year. A time when trends are forecasted, when so-called “rules” are set, when great events like the Academy Awards and Fashion Week dictate the sartorial and beauty mores of the year ahead. Think of it as a kind of crystal ball month; where modern day Nostradamus’ – fashion and beauty experts – weigh in on what they think will be big, taking their cues from the celebrity set.
One such prediction is the deep side part. For some time now, we’ve been taking a middle ground. Hair has been split smack down the middle, with the middle part reining supreme on models and celebrities alike. But after Sunday’s Golden Globes, hair has taken a swift swerve to the side. From dab hands – Julia Roberts and Nicole Kidman – to the new vanguard – Lili Reinhart and Irina Shayk – everyone was moving to the side, with the deep side part manifest on many a celebrity. It’s a trend eidptiral and celebrtity hairstylist Anthony Nader predicts is going to be huge this year. “Side parts add more glam and add shape,” he says. “You can wear a side part either with volume or polished and slick.” And that they did.
The cascading, curled manes of Julia Roberts, Isla Fisher and Amy Adams were parted to one side and swept over with glamour and a little poof at the root.
The up ‘dos of the night also did a little side-step, with Nicole Kidman and Lili Reinhart both sporting side-swept chignons, despite one opting for a soft, romantic style and the other, a sleek, slick bun (proving the versatility of the sweep).
And then of course, the bobs and lobs, with both Irina Shayk and Charlize Theron going deep with their part.
A foolproof way to add a little glamour to your face, be on the right (or left) side of this trend, and get flicking.
Tile and Cover Image: Instagram, @sergenormant