Today's hairstyle conundrum: to side part or not to side part poker straight locks. That is the question! Let's see how the two looks played out on the runway...
Slicked-down middle part
The style: A dead centre middle part can add a contemporary edge to poker straight lengths, enhancing the crisp, blunt ends so that it look as though you've just left the salon. Slick long locks have an instantly put-together effect while the part brings a touch of attitude.
The colour: Middle-parted long locks are perfect for showing off multi-tonal hair colours. Try it on hair that has been coloured using blending techniques such as ombre, sombre or balayage.
What the editors say: This is the perfect example of this season's latest trend – visible roots! No longer are we afraid to hide the slightest tell-tale sign of regrowth. Instead this trend is all about embracing the colour contrast at the roots and incorporating it into your hairstyle.
Slicked-down side part
The style: How do you add an unexpected finish to classically straight hair? By styling it with an off-centre angular side part! The angle acts almost as an arrow pointing to the face, which cleverly draws attention to the eyes. You can also try pulling your hair back behind the shoulders to emphasise the cheekbones.
The colour: A side part allows a larger section of hair to flow over the top of the head, meaning your colour takes centre stage. A single shade block color looks brilliant with this sleek look as it has a platform to be shown off to full effect.
What the editors say: Our hair naturally has a certain part, but making it stay put in a dramatic angled part will require a helping hand. Try a glossy gel like and then comb the style into place. Voila - instant side-part style!