Long hair trends 2013 – Deep side parts and statement earpieces

by Hair Romance on January 24, 2013 · 12 comments

in Celebrity Hair,Hair Trends

Isabelle Cornish wearing a deep side part and Ryan Storer ear jewels

There are only two ways to part your hair this year: down the middle or go wide.

The deep side part is a huge celebrity hair trend, and it was the favorite red carpet hairstyle of 2013 (so far…).

Golden Globes red carpet hairstyles - deep side part hair trend

It takes a few forms with the 1960s side sweep as seen at Marc Jacobs, and it goes vintage glamour when paired with soft, brushed out waves.

However the real reason the deep side part is going to be such a big hair trend in 2013 is because of the new fashion trend – ear jewellery.

Statement ears are the new statement necklaces.


Ear cuffs, side earrings and ear adornments are huge for 2013. Upcoming Australian jewellery designer, Ryan Storer, built his first collection on this gorgeous earpiece.

Storer recently collaborated with Kerastase on their release of Cristalliste to design this stunning rose gold ear jewellery. Delicate strands of rose gold chain hang like wisps of hair.

Isabelle Cornish wearing amazing Ryan Storer ear piece

When wearing such a gorgeous piece the only way to wear your hair is with a deep side part. You want to show that statement ear piece off in all its glory, with your hair tucked behind your ear and the rest sweeping casually over your other shoulder.

How to get Isabelle Cornish’s look

How to get Isabelle Cornish's hair

Step 1. Wash and condition your hair. Paloma Rose Garcia used Kérastase Cristalliste Bain Cristal Fins followed by Lait Cristal on Isabelle’s hair. She also added 2 pumps of Cristalliste Lumiére Liquid through towel dried lengths and ends for great shine.

If you have fine hair, also use a volume mouse such as Age Premium Mousse Substantif to the roots.

Step 2. Blow dry your hair completely. Create a deep side part by using the arch of your eyebrow as a guide, parting your hair back to your crown.

Step 3. Using a 1-inch curling tong, start at the front and vertically curl your hair section to your cheekbones. Curl your remaining lengths by holding the tongs horizontally. Pin curls to scalp and leave to cool.

STYLE TIP: For longer lasting curls, spray each hair section with a fine hairspray like Kérastase Chroma Sensitive Laque Fixante before curling.

Step 4. Remove pins and use a soft bristle brush to gently relax your hair into waves. Sweep your hair over your shoulder, on the same side as your bangs. Smooth your hair on the other side and secure with a pin behind your ear. Finish with hairspray to hold the style in place.

Statement earpiece shopping guide

Want to try the trend for yourself? Here are Hair Romance’s top picks to make your ears stand out.

Statement ear cuff shopping guide

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Also love these Katie Gallager Ear Cuffs made in collaboration with jewelry designer Megan Isaacs.

Katie Gallagher ear cuffs

Are you a fan of the deep side part? It’s an easy style secret for adding extra volume to your hair.

Will you make a statement with your ears this year?

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Sarah January 24, 2013 at 10:15 pm

I LOVE this new trend! :) I’ve always been a fan of statement earrings and turning it into a mega cuff is just awesome, to me! :) I had an aysymmetrical cut for a few years and so like the deep side part look a lot too.
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Hair Romance January 25, 2013 at 3:58 pm

Thanks Sarah! Me too. Ear cuffs are a bit 90s, but some of these new ones are stunning


Michelle @Radiant Brown Beauty January 25, 2013 at 2:47 am

I’ve always been a fan of the deep side part and I don’t think it ever really goes out.
Now those earpieces I am loving. I’ve never noticed these before. (Credit card out and searching for a pair)
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Hair Romance January 25, 2013 at 4:00 pm

I agree Michelle, those old school Hollywood waves always look beautiful. I love a deep part in curly hair too as it adds more volume at the top. Ear cuffs also on my shopping list!


Dallas Landrum January 26, 2013 at 1:13 am

I have thick curly hair, so while they look stunning, my first thought is that even with a deep side part my hair will get caught and pulled in no time flat! Oh well, still appreciate the look.

Side note: Isabelle Cornish – I’m assuming there’s a relation to Abby Cornish, since they look so much alike?


Hair Romance January 26, 2013 at 7:48 am

Hi Dallas, you could pin or braid your hair back on the side if you want to try this look. And yes, Isabelle is Abby’s little sister. She’s 18 and works as an actor and model.


curlywurly January 26, 2013 at 4:31 pm

I think this trend is super! I’m sure it’d add some volume into my fine waves :) I usually go for fine jewellery, but I’m keen to try this.


Hair Romance January 26, 2013 at 8:29 pm

Changing up your part adds instant volume, let me know how it goes in your hair x


Leslie Jenkins January 30, 2013 at 8:29 am

I am such a big fan of that last image with the silver branch like hair accessory, gorgeous!! Had a good friend do a wedding in this style a few years ago and it turned out so beautiful. Love your hair ideas here!!
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Hair Romance January 30, 2013 at 9:01 am

Thanks Leslie, that would be such a beautiful and unique wedding hairstyle x


Ana February 4, 2013 at 3:39 am

I’ve been on the lookout for ear-cuffs for years now!
I’m glad to see them gaining popularity – it’s means that the trend will finally trickle its way down to our little corner of the world, too :D .
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Hair Romance February 4, 2013 at 1:40 pm

Yep, they’re back Ana! Stock up now before they disappear again ;)


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