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What Your Hair Part Says About You

From a half-moon to racing stripes, the part reveals the personality

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3 min readMay 4, 2020


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Corner part

You’re not one for gray areas — things are either black or white, good or bad, right or wrong. You’re passionate, intense, and loyal, always down to fight for what you believe in and who you care about. Style and substance are equally important. You are, to the occasional discomfort of those around you, a Scorpio.

Half-moon part

You look cool in every room you enter — and that’s important to you. But you’re also a traditionalist: You’ve got respect for the OGs (see: half-moon legend Nas), yet you’re ambitious enough to pave your own way (half-moon undergrad Drake). Just loosen up a little. Why so serious?



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