Sorry Gen-Z, but the Golden Globes proved that side partings are not out

Despite TikTok deeming the side parting uncool, it was the look of choice on the virtual red carpet

Anna Taylor-Joy, Emma Corrin, and Margot Robbie all seen sporting middle partings for the Golden Globes 2021. Instagram
Anna Taylor-Joy, Emma Corrin, and Margot Robbie all seen sporting middle partings for the Golden Globes 2021. Instagram

TikTok’s ability to declare what is and isn’t cool has become increasingly obvious over the past two years. Feta cheese pasta and dalgona coffee? Cool. Side partings? Definitely not.

In February, millennials everywhere were outraged when Gen-Z TikTok users declared the side parting was officially out.

"Prove me wrong, but I don't think that there is a single person who looks better with a side part than they do a middle part," TikTok user miss lady gleep says in one of her videos.

As a generation who favoured the middle parting, millennials were understandably shocked. Especially when the TikTok generation went as far as to label the hairstyle a sign of being old.

However, Sunday’s Golden Globes can offer them some comfort, as, despite TikTok decidedly shunning the hairstyle, many of Hollywood’s biggest names opted for a side parting for the awards ceremony. Maybe as a sign of defiance, or maybe because it still looks amazing, even if it does make you “old”.

From Emma Corrin’s side-parted pixie crop to Amanda Seyfried’s tumbling Hollywood curls, here is proof that the side parting is still very much in.

Anya Taylor-Joy

Winner of Best Actress in a Limited Series for her role in Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit, Anya Taylor-Joy wore her straight icy locks in an extreme side parting, which she tucked behind one ear.

Margot Robbie

The Australian actress was on hand in Los Angeles to present an award in person, wearing her ash blonde her in a relaxed wavy bob, parted to the side.

Sarah Paulson

Nominated for her sinister turn in Netflix’s Ratched, Sarah Paulson wore her dark blonde hair in a slick bob, parted sharply to the side.

Renee Zellweger

Also on hand to present an award in person was 2020's winner Renee Zellweger, who wore her honey hair loosely waved, with a fringe swept across one eye – and – you guess it, to the side.

Amanda Seyfried

Bringing the full Hollywood glamour from her hotel room, Amanda Seyfried opted for a side-parted, bouncy blow dry.

Regina King

Nominated in the Best Director category for her debut, One Night In Miami, King kept things sleek with a blowdry that saw her dark hair parted at her right temple.

Emma Corrin

Best Actress winner Emma Corrin wore her short hair in a side parted pixie crop, slicked down for some extra edge.

Updated: March 2, 2021 06:25 PM

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