Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Trend To Try: The Centre Parting

Don't be frightened! It's good to try new things.

If Diane von Furstenberg and Franca Sozzani
can do it, so can I
I was doing a trawl of press and publicity images from Paris Fashion Week, trying to decide which trend in hair was one to point out and... I have to say this... the centre parting is big time.

I'm talking BIG TIME, my friend.

Now, if you've been following the blog for some time you'll know that I'm not one to just talk the talk when it comes to hair.

No, sir.

I *walk* what I talk, yes I do. Whatever that means.

And today this very fine morn I styled myself for the first time EVER in my life with the Centre Parting.


I felt the fear and did it anyway.

And I did the actual School Run with my hair this way.

If that is not bravery then I don't know what is.

And here's how I look, as I know you're desperate to see for yourself:

Me, rocking the hair trend of Paris Fashion Week

So here is what I have to say to you.

1. If you get stuck in a rut with your hair, it's your own darn fault.

2. To get out of a rut, you've got to try new things.

3. When you experiment, you don't need to go the whole hog like I do like a fool and go out in public.

4. The cool thing about your hair is if you don't like it, you can go back to your comfy old ways, no harm done. I'm not telling you to cut your hair. Just shift that ol' parting and get yourself down with the kids.

5. And worst of all, if you don't try new things ... you'll never know if they work for you. Never.

Never's a long time.

I've told you, backcombing, quiffing, bouffing are all on their way out.

This very well could be the future.

Give it a go tonight, and see what you think.

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  1. Looks better on you Melissa !

    1. Awww, thank you Julie! You're very nice to say ... :) M

  2. Claire Montanaro10/01/2013

    I love it! You look beautiful, Melissa, and I can't wait to try it - but what are the right hair accessories for a centre parting, I wonder...........?

    1. Hiya Claire! Lovely to hear from you and thank you for your nice comments. Compliments always accepted (and frantically hoarded away to review on bad days LOL). I've made Libby and Claire go with the centre parting too. Let the grand experiment begin! --M

    2. Claire Montanaro10/02/2013

      I am wearing mine as I write in an "up" style - works well.....!

    3. That is great to hear! I was playing around with side combs and the low-slung half-back style last night. The second was my favourite... :)

  3. Ooh centre parting and a really low ponytail with something fabulous?

    1. Definitely agree on the low ponytail. And we've got something coming in soon perfect for dressing ponytails... stay tuned! --M

  4. It looks lovely on you Melissa. I've been wearing a centre part for a couple of weeks - and have even done it zig-zag to wear in a pony tail.

    1. Cute! Glad to hear you're having fun with this :)