Today’s world is full of one stereotype after another. We have all heard that blondes are sexy, brunettes are the good girls, and redheads are hot-headed. Well, what about the way we part our hair? Here is a look at several celebrities and movies to get a glimpse at the science of hair parting – if there is such a thing.
Could the reason that Al Gore lost the last election have to do with him parting his hair on the right? Leaders tend to part on the left. Look at George W. Bush as an example, he was not the sharpest tool in the shed, but he parted his hair on the left. Did he fool everyone into thinking he would be a good leader?
What about Superman? When Christopher Reeves is in the Clark Kent character, he parts his hair on the right. Clark is clumsy, scatterbrained, and never quite together. Well, is it a coincidence that when he turns into Superman, that his hair is parted on the left? I think not!
Here is a break-down of some characteristics of other celebrities and how they part their hair.
Men with a Left Part
Parting on the left side is a natural for most men. They are perceived as popular, successful, and strong. They can also be perceived as traditional and chauvinistic.
George Clooney is one of today’s most famous womanizers who has a dating roster longer than a grocery-list. He fits the bill of popular and successful , and he is always showing off a new girl or two when he’s out and about.
Other famous men with left parts are: John Wayne, Tom Brokaw, and John F. Kennedy.
Women with a Left Part
Normally women who part their hair on the left are looking to make it in the business world or in politics. Women part their hair this way to show that they are intelligent, good leaders and reliable. The downside is that it makes it difficult to associate them with traditional female roles.
Some famous women with a left part are: Hillary Clinton, Christine Todd Whitman, and Margaret Thatcher.
Men with a Right Part
This hairstyle is usually considered unnatural for traditional men, and reserved for those that are considered eccentric. It can work for men that are confident, attractive, or not worried about a traditional appearance at all.
The right part works great for a musician like Adam Lambert, pictured here. He is definitely unconventional and dramatic, as his hairstyle suggests.
Other men who are famous right-parters are: Al Gore, Rush Limbaugh, and Ronald Reagan.
Women with a Right Part
Parting their hair on the right is very natural for women. Parting on the right is associated with being gentle and feminine. For women who want to succeed in business, parting on the right can cause a problem with them being taken seriously in the workplace.
Martha Stewart is famous for being feminine and creative, so she is proof that women can still get away with parting their hair on the right and being successful.
Other famous right parters: Jane Pauley and Geraldine Ferraro.
What About No Part, Bald or a Part in the Center?
These hairstyles are looked at as balanced, trustworthy and wise. The major downside to this style is a lack of flair or originality.
Who more to epitomize this style than the Dalai Lama?
With all of that said where does this leave Donald Trump? What do you think about him with his left part, back part, and right cross-over part?