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How To Style A Middle Part In 6 Easy Steps


Sandra Bullock is having a truly excellent hair week. Though the actor has rocked just about every cut imaginable, the blunt, shoulder-grazing bob she's sported throughout the month of Dec. might be her best to date. Not only will it fully convince you to make the chop (if you've been on the brink, that is), but her latest look is the perfect example of how to style a middle part.

Bullock has been busy promoting her latest film, Bird Box, a Netflix original movie that was officially released on Dec. 13. As with any press tour, the actor has been dishing out a handful of copy-worthy outfits both on and off the red carpet, but ultimately, her sleek, center-parted lob has stolen the show.

On Dec. 17, the 54-year-old made an appearance at the New York City screening of Bird Box looking as festive (and glamorous) as ever in a bright-red gown by Australian designer Martin Grant. The dress features a halter neck, cutout front detailing, and a voluminous, draped skirt. Bullock pulled together her camera-ready look with crimson-colored shoes and a swipe of red lipstick to match, but the best accessory of all was her pin-straight, super-glossy middle part.

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Luckily, achieving Bullock's sleek hairstyle is easier than it looks — all it takes is a smart lineup of products that enhance your shine and minimize flyaways. Ahead, The Zoe Report breaks down exactly how to style a middle part the Sandra Bullock way, including the products and tools you'll want to have on hand to achieve the actor's look with ease.

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T.B.D. Multi-Tasking Styler


Living Proof

After you've washed and towel dried your hair, work a dollop of this lightweight styler throughout damp hair with a wide-tooth comb. Pro tip: You'll want to set your middle part while your hair is still wet.

Rene Furterer Lissea


Leave-In Smoothing Fluid

Next, smooth a dime-sized amount of this smoothing fluid throughout your ends. Considering the formula calls on avocado and sweet almond oils to majorly condition your hair, it's best to avoid your roots during this step.

Cura Hair Dryer



After you've set your middle part and applied your leave-in conditioners, the next step is to blow dry straight. This hair dryer by T3 fights frizz and maintains shine, too.

Memory Mist



Before reaching for your flat iron, coat your hair with a generous amount of Ouai's Memory Mist. Think of this product as equal parts hair spray and heat protectant — the formula works to lock in your style and increase shine.

Platinum+ Professional Performance 1" Styler



Next, run a flat iron throughout your hair, slightly angling your ends in for a soft, face-framing effect.

Pop And Lock Crystallite Shellac


Color Wow

This six-step routine is made complete with Color Wow's Pop and Lock, a smoothing and shin-enhancing serum that leaves your hair with the prettiest, glossiest finish. In other words, this is one product you definitely don't want to skip out on.