“I usually wear it parted on the side.”

English Lesson: I usually wear it parted on the side.

You're getting a hair cut. The stylist asks how you like to wear your hair. You describe it.

I usually wear it parted on the side.

(someone) wears (his or her) hair (in a certain style)

You can describe a person's hairstyle with this phrase:

She wears her hair long.

He wears his hair parted on the left side.

People use this expression for talking about someone's hair length, the way that they style it, the direction that it's pointing in, and so on. They don't usually talk about hair color this way, even if a person dyes their hair.

You can also just describe hair like this:

His hair is slicked back.

She has long hair.

The phrase "wear (one's) hair ___" is used more for describing people who the listener doesn't know.

 

parted (hair)

A lot of people have a kind of "line" in their hair. All the hair on one side of this line goes in one direction, and all the hair on the other side of the line goes in another direction. You can call hair that looks like this "parted".

Hair can be parted:

  • "on the left" / "on the right" / "on the side"
  • "down the middle"


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