The Golden Globes just proved that side parts are not ‘old’

In the generational war that is life, Gen Z have decreed that side parts are ‘old’. Turns out these – very stylish – celebrities disagree. 

If you take your style advice from Gen Z, you’d be mistaken for thinking that side-parts are over. A recent viral TikTok, the preferred social media platform for youngsters, declared that side parts were ‘out of touch’ and ‘old’.

But Millenials that are firmly attached to this flattering hairstyle have been vindicated by none other than the glamazons at the Golden Globes.

The celebrity ‘do of choice, and one of the biggest trends on the red carpet, was the side-part.

Can we get a ‘told you so?’

A quick scan of the red carpet reveals why;

  • It works on all lengths, from long to short.
  • It can be worn on hair that’s sleek or tousled.
  • It’s sexy and dramatic.
  • It’s the perfect way to frame a killer pair of earrings.

Here are some of our favourite looks.

Anya Taylor Joy

The star of The Queen’s Gambit took home a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Limited Series and took away everyone’s breath when she stepped onto the red carpet. Her long, platinum locks were framed with a stern parting that softened to loose curls. Tucking the hair behind her ears also showed off her dazzling diamonds.

Margot Robbie

The Aussie’s lob had just the right amount of curl to keep it cool and sweeping the hair off her face added a touch of volume, which added to the casual, carefree vibe of her look. She may have been wearing Chanel, but this style is right at home on Bondi Beach.

Sarah Paulson

Did somebody say slick? Goes to show how to blonde lobs can look very different with the same side part, but a different texture.

Renée Zellweger

It’s been a hot minute since we’ve seen her on the red carpet, but Renée has still got it. She’s also rocking a lob, but with her hair parted just so it means her touseled hair over her eye for that sexy, dishevelled look that takes a lot of work to create.

Amanda Seyfried

There are serious Veronica Lake vibes going on here. A side part and big, soft, bouncy curls is old school Hollywood glamour.


In this case of everything old is new again, hairstylist Marcus Francis was inspired by Jerry Hall’s hair in the late 60s/early 70s.

Regina King

She took the side part right to the max, bringing it down to her temple so that her hair swept all the way across her crown.