A side part haircut is one of the few things that just don’t lose their popularity with the time. No wonder that stylish men from the previous century loved to appear in public with this simple, yet precise cut: it’s unbelievably versatile. And it’s pretty clear why the cut is being chosen by modern gentlemen of the 21st century: simplicity and versatility never die.


Whatever hair length or type you rock, a side part haircut has an approach for every man, occasion, and lifestyle. We want to share with you the main facts about this on-trend cut, and show you how to get, style, and sport it. A bit of sophistication to your style will never hurt!

What Is The Side Part Cut?

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Even though the definition of the side part hair idea may seem obvious from its name, there’s something less clear. To achieve the look of the classic side part, the sides of haircut should be a bit shorter than the top, and the length graduation should be even and unnoticeable. It usually requires thick hair, but gents with fine hair can also bring the idea to life.

How To Get The Side Part Haircut?

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Since side hairstyles are usually the combination of the businessmen and traditional side parted medium length hairstyles, it’s better to show your barber a pic of the look you want to achieve. The side part men from all over the world sport proudly has many names, so you should specify the details about the top and sides.

Your top can be anything from 2 to 4 inches, and the sides will look good at somewhere from 3 to 6 inches. For a more presentable, outlined look, you can ask for a taper or fade on the sides. Some men also prefer to finish the style with a hard part. It’s a shaved line that makes a part very clean and defined.

How To Do The Side Parting?

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Of course, you don’t need to be a professional barber to know how to part your hair to the side. But there are some basic tips that will help you to reach styling perfection. Keep these in mind:

  • A fine-toothed comb is the best friend of parted hair. Make sure that you follow the parting done by your barber. To style, you need to comb the heavy portion of your hair across to one side.
  • Use a hair dryer for a precise look: blow dry the parted portion up and away.
  • Smooth out the separation with a comb when your hair is dry.
  • Finish the style with your favorite product to enhance the texture and make it look neat.

What Products To Use For Styling?

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Be it a deep side parting or any other side part hairstyle, they all can’t do without the right styling products. Remember that you should choose the finish based on the look you want to achieve. Here’s a little product guide that will help you to navigate.

Shampoo And Conditioner

These two are the basics of your care and styling routine. Everything starts with shampooing and conditioning, so your task is to make sure that these products fit your hair type.


As the most versatile and manageable product, wax can give you both relaxed and neat finish.


If you aim to rock a shiny and sleek look, a hair pomade will be a nice choice.


For a more natural, effortless appearance, clays are the best products ever. They can be a part of your daily styling, but keep in mind that they won’t do for slick parting.

Side Part And Face Shapes

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Don’t forget that your haircut should match your face shapes. For example, you should consider your individual facial features before going to your favorite side parted pompadour or whatever. So we’ve also prepared a little face-shape guide so that you can rock a perfect ‘do.

Oval Face

Men with this face shape can go for any style possible, yet they should avoid very tight finishes as they can make the silhouette rounder.

Square Face

Gentlemen with square faces can experiment with side parting in any way they want because all its variations will work perfectly on the square-shape balance.

Triangle Face

To flatter your triangle face, keep up with low and tight side styles. Otherwise, your hairstyle will reveal your prominent jawline.

Diamond Face

For gents with diamond faces, it’s better to avoid tight fades as they can put their ears in the spotlight. Keeping the top voluminous enough is the key to the well-groomed look.

Heart Face

If you have heart face shape, you should also keep your top pretty full and voluminous, but this time its needed to keep the balance between your style and your forehead.

Oblong Face

To make your oblong silhouette more angular, consider going for the styles where the sides and top are equally voluminous.

Round Face

For men with round faces, a low hard part with an angular outline is essential: it will more edge to the rounded shape.

Side Parts Styles

Now, it’s time to see what side parted hairstyles men like to rock today! These iconic ideas are here to inspire you for your next barbershop appointment.

Side Parting For Long Hair

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Gentlemen with long hair can awesomely benefit from the men’s side part: the longer your hair is, the more side parting hairstyles you can play around with. Try a relaxed side part, finishing the top with wax and leaving it lay naturally.

Side Part For Curly Textures

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To those who flaunt with curly hairstyles, we recommend keeping the overall length relatively short. With the help of clay, your short side parted hair will give you a presentable silhouette, where the hair part tames your texture and enhances it at the same time.

Undercut With Hard Part

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If you want to embellish your modern days with a side part undercut, don’t forget to go for a hard part. The idea above shows how cleanly a hard part fade can take the cut to the next, statement-making level.

Side Parted Quiff

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There’s no better way to add some definition to your quiff hairstyle than to finish it with a side part fade. The lower portion of the side cut is super neat and precise, while the waxed top is kept full and textured.

Slicked Back Style

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This is how awesome combing hair can be. Can you recognize the longer version of the combover haircut? This comb over fade is accurately combed with a good amount of pomade, which is a win-win for both casual and formal occasions.

Seems like you’ve learned everything you need about the side part haircut. Identify your face shape, determine what you want your style to be, get the right products and ask your barber to give you a decent finish!