part hair

part (one's) hair

1. To comb or brush one's hair into two discernible sections, leaving a single clear division between them. I always used to part my hair straight down the middle, until someone in school said I looked like a dork. Why did you start parting your hair on the right like that?
2. To travel extremely close to one's head while passing by overheard. The bullet may have parted my hair, but it didn't leave so much as a scratch on me. The bird came diving toward me from the air, then parted my head as it flew past to snatch the food from Mary's hand.
3. Of a sound, to be extremely loud, forceful, or percussive. The flautist finished on an incredible high note that parted the hair of everyone in the audience. The blast parted our hair, but beyond that it didn't cause any harm.
See also: hair, part

part someone's hair

 
1. Lit. to divide someone's hair into separate sections while combing it. The barber asked me where I parted my hair.
2. Fig. to come very close to someone. (Usually an exaggeration.) That plane flew so low that it nearly parted my hair. He punched at me and missed. He only parted my hair.
See also: hair, part
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Leave an inch of hair loose at the front for creating the rebellious fringe, then part hair in a low side parting following the inside of the eyebrow, using Catwalk by TIGI Root Boost to keep control for the parting.
Part hair to one side, create a tight fishtail braid from the bangs section, tugging at the sides.
Smooth it all out with a blast from your blow dryer, then part hair perfectly down the center.
The stores would be part shoe retailer, part hair salon and part pub, and I wanted to name them Jaime's Shoes, Dos and Brews.
Make sure you part hair into sections and apply Wella SP Straightaway before blow-drying with a high watt hairdryer.
Part hair to one side, then comb each side back, wrap around the bun, pin and spray.
Comb-a-Color's patented comb tips are designed to part hair, control release and evenly distribute color down to the roots with each pass over the scalp without messy leaks.
At 53, the flame-haired, black-pleather-wearing Streb--three parts muscle and sinew, one part hair mousse (to keep her fauxhawk haircut energized)--lives in a downtown New York loft with an Abyssinian cat (on permanent rat patrol) and the feminist journalist Laura Flanders.
4) Examine back of neck and scalp with the help of a hand mirror, part hair (or use blow drier) to lift it and give you a close look (Sunscreen Protection, p.
1 Prep and part hair however you like--try brushing it straight back, like on our model, or sweep strands into a side part for a halfsie style.
Next part hair in the middle and, with a pair of tongs, curl some sections inwards and some sections outwards.
Part hair in center, then tame flyaways with styling pomade.