The deep side parting
If your hair is straight
Second-day hair is easier to work with, explains Jenny. But it can look greasy, so mist your roots with dry shampoo. We love  Batiste Dry Shampoo (R79.99). Get extra body, as seen on Cara Delevingne, by back-combing the pieces along your parting, adds Jenny.
If your hair is wavy
You want a clean, long parting to keep your hair looking polished. To ensure your tousled ends are frizz-free, apply a heat protector before you blowdry.
If your hair is curly
Part your hair while it’s still wet for maximum staying power. Post-shower, comb through a leave-in conditioner and apply a curl definer from root to tip. TRY  Hask Controlled Curls Hair Defining Spray (R149.95). Let it airdry, or use a diffuser. Then, once dry, apply a 50c-sized amount of defining serum to ends to separate your curls.
If your hair is in braids Box braids lend themselves to a quick, precise parting, but we like a dramatic flip (the more hair on the one side, the better). Part your hair near the end of one eyebrow, and flip to the other side.
If your hair is short
As you blowdry, comb your hair the way that you want it to go. Work it up for more volume, as seen on Lupita Nyong’o. Blast with cool air to lock in the style. Mist with hairspray.
A statement parting is a solid move: classic, e ortless and always appropriate. “It’s the simplest way to add drama,” says celebrity hairstylist Jenny Cho. It requires only one thing: a rat-tail comb. Start by placing it on your hairline just atop the highest point of your eyebrow (the most flattering point), then part your hair along that line towards your crown.