The 25 Most Important Middle Parts In History

A look back at one of the most influential and powerful hairstyles of modern times.

25. The guy from Aerosmith’s “Crazy” video

The hottest mid-part from a music video extra on our list. The middle-parted Aerosmith Crazy dude instantly won the hearts of millions after skinny dipping with Liv Tyler and Alicia Silverstone.

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We’ll just forget that he was arrested and looks like this today…


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24. Taran Noah Smith

‘Home Improvement’s’ little brother briefly rocked a side part, though his brothers are better known for it. We’ll see if they end up on the list later on…

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23. Breckin Meyer

The first long haired mid-part on the list! Breckin brought the long-haired-skater middle part mainstream in 1995’s ‘Clueless.’

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22. Erik von Detten

The most important Disney original movie actor on the list! His mid-part was definitely part of the appeal. Can you imagine ‘Brink!’ without the part?

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21. Matthew Lawrence

Matthew Lawrence is somewhat of a hair chameleon, but his mid-90s-mid-part was one of his most memorable looks.

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20. Brad Pitt

Rawr! The middle part lion mane. Definitely a hot look for Mr. Pitt.

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19. Will Friedle

America’s favorite dumb older brother with a big ole mid-part ends up at 19.

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Apparently he still rocks the middle part today.

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Good for you, Will Friedle!

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18. Zachery Ty Bryan

The second ‘Home Improvement’ on the list. ZTB was one of the first to frost his middle part. Bonus points for middle part innovation.

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17. James Van Der Beek

So much volume in JVDB’s middle part. Definitely one of the fluffiest mid-parts on the list.

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16. Jonathan Brandis

That vest and that middle part. Adorable.

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15. Nick Lachey

Nick Lachey’s foray into the mid-part lasted a short time period, but was definitely an important transition for him. Nick would later “frost his tips”, thus leaving the middle part behind. It misses you, Nick!

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14. Jared Leto

Arguably, the hottest middle part on the list. Jared Leto ends up at #14 because he was really fucking hot on ‘My So Called Life.’

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13. Keanu Reeves

You might have forgotten Keanu’s middle part phase, but it happened! It really did.

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12. Johnny Depp

The only man on this list who rocked the middle part in the 00s. Bold move, Johnny, bold move.

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11. Isaac Hanson

The awkward older brother of Hanson, he was the “gel” that held the group together. His middle part on the other hand, did not need gel. Kudos!

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10. Stephen Dorff

The only man wearing glasses with a middle part on the list. So cutting edge.

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9. Chris Kirkpatrick

Most people obsess about Chris’ “pineapple head,” but he should also be remembered for his fierce middle part.

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8. Robbie Williams

Robbie Williams can be credited with bringing the middle part internationally while in the group Take That.

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7. Rider Strong

*Swoon* You loved it then and you loved it now.

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Especially here:

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6. Taylor Hanson

Taylor was the only Hanson brother who ALWAYS had a middle part. As the lead singer, his hair was thrust into the spotlight. Needless to say, he did a lot for mid-part visibility.

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5. Leonardo Dicaprio

Aw! Leo’s middle part only lasted a few years as he tended to go for the side part later in life. But that doesn’t mean we can forget his middle part because what a glorious middle part it was!

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4. Joseph Gordon-Levitt


Long and strong, that’s how JGL did his part! The highest charting long haired middle part on the list. JGL’s middle part is sometimes credited for ‘Third Rock From The Sun’ success.

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3. Devon Sawa

You thought we forgot him… but of course we didn’t! Devon Sawa almost ALWAYS rocked a mid-part.

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Stare into those eyes and check out that middle part!

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2. Nick Carter

The most distinguished middle part from a boy band member. It might have been greasy, dyed, and gelled… but every single boy band member had a member that imitated this part. Thank you, Nick Carter for your tremendous contribution to boy band hair culture of the late ’90s.

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And the #1 most important middle part of all time is…

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Wait for it…

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Almost there…

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1. Doo Doo Dooooo!!! JTT!!!!!!!

OF COURSE Jonathan Taylor Thomas is #1! What would middle part culture be without him? His contribution to the culture were so great and vast I couldn’t say enough about it in this little box. Let’s just say this: When you think middle part who do you think of….

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BONUS! Here are two double shots of mid-parts!

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Thank you for your time.

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