A side part is a classic cut that looks great on most hair types and lengths. It is a trendy men’s hairstyle that has been around for quite some time. You would be surprised to know that the side part hairstyle has been around since the 1800s. However, this does not mean that the hairstyle has lost its charm over the years. It has only become more and more popular over time.
If you are looking for a hairstyle suitable for both formal and informal occasions, then the side part is probably the best one for you. There are lots of different side-part haircuts for all sorts of face shapes. What’s more? It is also very easy to maintain. All you have to do with this hairstyle is grow your hair and keep it with a trimmer to get this look.
What Kind of Hair is Best for Side-part Haircut?
A side part can be cut any length, but it looks best on medium to long hair. It’s best to go to a hairstylist for a side part cut if you have thick or curly hair because it’s difficult to style on your own. A side part can be combed in any direction, but it looks best with the side part towards the back of the head. What causes a side part hairstyle? You can use a styling product for a side part cut because it’s difficult to style on its own.
How to Style a Side-part Haircut?
To style a side part, start by evenly distributing the product throughout your hair. Then, comb your hair to one side and use your fingers to create a slight bend or “imprint” in your hair, forming the side part. Finally, secure your side part with a hairdresser-approved gel or paste to keep it in place all day long.
50 Popular Side Part Haircuts For Men
Here are 50 popular types of side-part haircuts for men.
The Light and Dark gradients look
This dark and light gradient style is perfect for those with concise hair. As you can see in the image above, the cut will add volume to your hair without making it look heavy or bulky. The clean sidecut with a razor edge will make the hairstyle trendier.
Straight Clean Cut
At position two, I have included this excellent haircut for those with mid-length hair. You can try out this casual style for your next office or company party; rest assured, you will turn heads all day or night.
Feel free to mix it with some highlights to add more texture to the haircut.
The Classic School Boy Look
Would you like to bring out the memories of your good old school days with an oldie but goodie part haircut? Then this is the perfect side part for you. As you can see in the photo, the honey brown color best suits the pale skin tone exceptionally well.
You can add more drama to this look by using distinct hair colors and lengths.
A brown side part with hints of Gold
This easy-to-craft haircut looks very easygoing and relaxing. The gentleman also chose the colors with great finesse, and the trimmed side section adds distinct depths to the haircut.
Vintage Hair Waves
This haircut has managed to be very modern and vintage at the same time. It also oozes confidence, as you can see in the image. This hairstyle is also manageable and easy to design and maintain—an excellent haircut for thin hair.
Bonus point: set the hair using matte hair pomade to keep the haircut together.
Faded elegant look with a side part
The lower portion of the haircut has been kept trimmed to make the top side look complete and more voluminous. The elegant parting is also making this haircut contemporary and edgy.
Ed Westwick’s side part
As you may know by now, the side part is a classic and straightforward haircut: and Ed Westwick’s side part best exemplifies precisely those qualities. Nicely combed to the back and tucked behind his ear, this side part is an excellent definition of classy but relaxed.
Ryan Reynolds undercut with a Side part
You can never go wrong with a more refined look by combining the most famous contemporary haircuts today: the undercut and the side part. This is also the perfect opportunity to look like Ryan Reynolds (if that’s something you would be interested in.)
George Clooney’s Side part
George Clooney’s side part is a longer alternative to the style, giving his hair the thicker and fuller appearance it needs. It remained one of the most defined haircuts due to its prominent part.
Brad Pitt’s classic-sided part
Would you like to style one of the shortest hairstyles but still turn heads wherever you go? Then I urge you to try out this Brad Pitt’s wide part. You can easily and quickly attain this hairstyle by combining your hair in opposite directions and using the side part as a divider.
Chris Pine’s Side part plus a beard
Even though most parts of a side part are usually very noticeable, you can also make them more subtle. Here. Chris Pine’s hair has only been parted slightly, and there is no visible part line. This has managed to make his hair look thicker.
The Classic Gentleman Longer side part
If there was such an award for the king of side parts, I think Chris Pine would win it. This is the second type of side part that he sported, but this time without a beard. The elegant side and neatly styled hair lock also award the wearer an extraordinarily sophisticated and sharp appearance.
Jake Gyllenhaal’s side part
You can also sport the side part and still look astounding if you have wavy hair like Jake Gyllenhaal above. The mild part, as depicted above, can also be used to transform the direction of the hair while providing additional texture.
The Andrew Garfield side part
The last, but by no means the most miniature celebrity to look at in this enumeration, is Andrew Garfield. If anything he has taught us with his side parts over the years, they can be used with other styling techniques to deliver more excellent results.
This hairstyle uses both brushed back hair on the front and a simple part on the side to deliver a bright but slightly messy look.
Classic Side Part with gelled hair
Thanks to the classic silhouette it delivers, this is almost one of the all-time most-famous side parts. It is also a versatile alternative, with advantages for older and younger men. It will work best if your hair strands are naturally straight.
Longer, wavy side part
The side-apart hairstyle is also a fantastic styling choice if you boast long, wavy hair. Thanks to their dynamic texture, your hair strands will naturally spring with volume from the defined part. The taper fade will also make them look even more memorable.
Side Part couple with a short haircut
You will usually find side parts among gentlemen who boast locks at least one or two inches long. That does not imply that it will not look great on individuals who have shorter hair. Take a look at the side part coupled with a buzz cut above.
The curly side part haircut
Most side-part hairstyles you’ll encounter in this enumeration today will perfectly fit individuals who boast straight strands. This haircut is exceptional for men with all sorts of hair textures. If you boast curls, do not hesitate to bring out the best in them using the sharp, shaved part above.
Military side part hairstyle
If this vintage military side part does not make you nostalgic, I honestly do not know what will. For this instance, I returned to the most famous military haircuts from the 1950s. And even though more than ½ a century has passed, the hairstyle is still trending like it came out yesterday.
The Soft Part Haircut
We will be reviewing side part haircuts throughout this enumeration, but what about a haircut that also qualifies as a soft part haircut? As the name suggests, the quiet part haircut boasts a subtle approach to a part.
Rather than defining or otherwise shaving the part, all you need to do is comb the hair to the sides to attain a natural cut.
Short side part haircut for thick hair plus a neck tattoo
If you boast significantly thick hair like me, you understand that keeping it long can be painful. For a more natural cut and less maintenance, contemplate keeping your hair as short as you can in the long run.
To spice up the final look, ensure you always go for the hard part.
Long hair with a side part
At the beginning of the post, I also noted that long hair can also sport side part hairstyles and still look great. Well, here is one for them.
If you have thick and long beards, you should also take a longer hairstyle like the individual above. Instead of keeping the hair long all around the head, opt for a taper fade coupled with a side part as the icing on the cake.
Flat top side part
No African American should ever underestimate the potential of the flat top coupled with a flat top side part. This barbershop haircut has been trending as one of the best for decades and is still looking as fresh as ever.
The side part helps emphasize the haircut.
Angular fringe with a side part hairstyle
The angular fringe is an ideal haircut to couple with a side part. Even though the interest in this image is a little more discrete than most others we have looked at in this enumeration, it still managed to show how well it could outline the textured top part of the haircut.
Dandy side part hairstyle
Regardless of the fact a side part hairstyle would typically inspire the edgiest styles, this styling option is frequently used by gentlemen who choose a great lifestyle. As shown in the image above, you can also couple the side part haircut with a well-groomed beard and mustache.
A side part coupled with a spiky haircut
The undercut in the image above is done exceptionally well, but it also is the hardtop. The top part looks softly spiked and textured simultaneously: but without being loaded with a hair product.
The modern pompadour with the side part
First, did you know that, initially, the pompadour haircut was a style for women in the past? Curiously enough, however, it is now (around 250+ years after its introduction) worn mainly through just men and considered stable for men worldwide.
You can top up the look with a side part like the gentleman above.
The layered Modern Pompadour with a side part
As I mentioned earlier, the pompadour first came as a haircut for women. But when it did back in the 40s, it immediately made an impression on men. Most of them took notice of the new trend and started trying it themselves.
But the haircut caught the public’s eye when a young man started wearing it layered and heavily, which was none other than Elvis Presley.
A modern blue pompadour with a side part
Building on the haircut above, trying to be as creative as possible while styling the best pompadour haircut may be challenging. Do this to honor its history. Try out with all your favorite colors without holding back.
The modern white pomp with a side part
31. Side Part with Low Fade
The low fade is a type of haircut that fades the hair from the highest point near the crown of the head to the lowest point around the ears. The side part with low fade is one of the most popular hairstyles among men. It is suitable for almost every face shape and hair type, and it can be styled in a variety of ways.
32. Side Part with Disconnected Undercut
An undercut on one side of the head, combined with a side part, provides a unique edgy look. This style works best on medium to long hair.
To style, use a gel or molding cream to smooth your longer side into place. Then, use a pomade to style the top of your hair upwards and towards the side with the undercut. Finish with strong-hold hairspray to keep your style in place all day.
33. Afro Side Part
34. Side Part with Quiff
35. Side Part with Burst Fade
36. Side Part for Curly Hair
37. Side Part with Hard Part
38. Side Part with High Fade
39. Side Part for Straight Hair
40. Side Part for Thick Hair
41. Side Part with Skin Fade
42. Side Part with Mid Fade
43. Side Part and Slick Over Haircut
44. Side Part with Fauxhawk
45. Side Part with Ivy League Hairstyle
46. Side Part With Loose Waves
47. Side Part for Medium Length Hair
48. Side Part with Bald Fade
49. Side Part with Taper Fade
50. Side Part with Hard Line
I love it when I come across great hair colors that can transition perfectly well from one season to the next. And this super white blonde coupled with a side part does precisely just that. You can further pair it with a demure pompadour like the gentleman above, and you have the best haircut of the year.