How the Golden Globes made TikTok's divisive hairstyle popular again

The side parting isn't going anywhere.

English-Argentine actress Anya Taylor-Joy attends the premiere of Universal Pictures' "Glass" at SVA Theatre on January 15, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)
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A cursory glance at the Golden Globes most popular hairstyles revealed one thing: the side parting was Hollywood's hottest trend at Sunday night's award ceremony. This is all the more remarkable give the recent furore over whether side partings make you look 'older' and are indeed a dated style.

To recap: side partings have come under fire recently after Gen Z Tik Tok influencers mocked the style as ageing. Cue all hell broke loose and even celebrities like Ashley Graham weighed into the debate.

Now it seems that Hollywood has had its say, making the side parting the biggest hair trend of the night at the recent virtual Golden Globes. Harking back to Old Hollywood glamour everyone from Anya Taylor-Joy to Amanda Seyfried, Lily Collins, Kate Hudson and Margot Robbie donned their own interpretation of a side parting.

For Taylor-Joy, that side parting was deep and paired with Veronica Lake waist-length blonde tresses while Seyfried's side-swept retro waves stole the show.

Even The Crown's Emma Corrin proved that a short pixie can work a side parting to aplomb as she channelled Audrey Hepburn.

Now that the A-list have spoken, the side parting is back on the beauty agenda. How best to create the look? For added root lift, blow-dry your hair in the opposite direction using the best hair dryer and then flip it to the other side.

Keep the parting deep to give the impression of volume and hair density but keep strands sleek using L'Oreal Professional Mythic Oil to tame frizz and, for added hold, Undone by George Northwood Wave Holding Spray.

Fiona Embleton is a beauty writer who is now Acting Beauty Editor at Stylist. She is obsessed with Isabel Marant and cats.