The Mini Part

I love this picture of Jessica Biel. Mostly I love her hair, but I also think it’s a beautiful photo of her.
If only I had about 5 more inches, less layering, and about 1/4 more hair thickness, I’d be able to dupcliate this look closer.
But, for now, I’ll adapt it to my current cut!
This tutorial will show you how to do a mini part, like in the photo below. Basically, you will only part the front of your hair, and the hair from the crown and back will not be parted.
But I’m going to style my hair like the top photo of Jessica.
Hope that makes sense.
mini part


  1. says

    Love this style. I have a question and I hope you dont think its retarded because I have no clue about hair products but is texturizing spray the same as dry shampoo? If not will it work for this style?

  2. says

    Hey Kate! Do you have any experience using Aquage Sea Salt Texturizing Spray? Would it be a good substitute for the dry shampoo you use in the video? I have a bottle of the spray and really don’t know how to use it. Thanks for your help! :)

  3. Anonymous says

    Love it! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us….I would LOVE to see the half-curl tutorial if you get a chance!

  4. says

    Hi Kate! I love all of your hair tutorials. I would love to see a straight hair tutorial. I have a similar haircut (with thinner hair) and would love to see your tricks for adding volume to straightened hair. The last time you did a tutorial on how to straighten hair your hair was much shorter so I can’t really relate to that one.

  5. Anonymous says

    LOVE IT! SO easy to follow, too. I, too, would like a tutorial on the half-curl! Thanks.


  6. Anonymous says

    I found your tutoralis a couple of weeks ago and can’t stop watching them. I use to know how to do my hair, but had two wonderful girls. Thanks to you I am on my way back. I have been having trouble finding the Aquage uplifting foam. Also with two preteen girls I feel like I should not spend the extra money on my hair. Do you have any recommendations on “over the counter” hair products, just as another choice. I know you get what you pay for and is well worth the money. Thanks for all the great tutoralis.

  7. Anonymous says

    I would love a tutorial 💜 and I love your hair!!! You are so sweet and you give great instructions. Thanks.

  8. Anonymous says

    Your hair is so beautiful……I’m clueless when it comes to styling hair. My hair is so fine and does not hold styles well. Any tips???

  9. says

    My hair seems to be pretty immune to teasing. I have the KMS Hair Play. Would that help? Should I spray that before or after I tease? Should I use hairspray before I tease? I have only used a comb, but would a teasing brush work better? Help!! I want some big hair too!! :)

  10. says

    Pretty, pretty!!! Love this one, Kate! I love doing my hair with the half-part style, too. I’m also obsessed with dry shampoo! Have you tried the new Suave dry shampoo (comes in a gold bottle)? It’s only the second brand I’ve tried, but I really like it.


  11. says

    I love the “I didn’t try to hard” look. Its amazing. I would love to see a tutorial. I think you’re hair looks amazing. Plus I am really loving that mini part. Super cute!



  12. Anonymous says

    Great tutorial, Kate! I was wondering if you had some advice on how to do the hair style in the second photo. Thanks!!!

  13. says

    You are gorgeous! I love that third picture of you :-) Thanks for the tutorial–I’ve been trying to achieve this look and now I think I’ll have a better idea of how to do it!

  14. says

    I’ve learned so much from you. Thanks for taking the time to make these videos. I’d love to see a tutorial for the curling technique you used.

  15. says

    Love this style! I have gotten so many compliments on my hair since I found your blog and started using your tips and techniques. I tell everyone who asks how I did my hair to check out your page =) I would love to see a tutorial on the half curl.

  16. Anonymous says

    Would love to see the 1/2 curl tutorial. Also, if your hair is thicker, is the additional teasing at the base necessary?

  17. Rebecca S. says

    So pretty and Natural! I would love to see the tutorial on the curls, not good at anything without one of your youtube videos to show me what to do!

  18. says

    I have the same ‘teasing’ question that some of the others do! My hair does not tease like that – you only run that comb a couple of times – I have to comb about 8 times to even get my hair to tease – and then it just falls out with any ‘play’. Help!

  19. Anonymous says

    Love your hair styled this way and would like to see the curl tutorial. I also would like to see a flat-ironed straight tutorial now that your hair is longer. Thanks!

  20. says

    I’d love the curling tutorial also! Another question for you…we seem to have similar hair texture and length. How would I describe the cut you have to my stylist to get something similar? Thanks, love your blog!

  21. Anonymous says

    Love! Thank you! I would appreciate the tutorial for the half curl as well. Also, I have watched your tutorial for backcombing but it does not work for me. Could it be the type of comb? I have to put so much effort for very little results…:( Thanks again!

  22. says

    I use the Aquage uplifting foam and blow dry my hair upside down like you talk about doing. I have pretty long and fine hair. I can not for the life of me get my hair to tease like you do. I try and try with a comb and a teasing brush and it just won’t. How do you get the tease so high like you do? Please help! I want my hair to have volume like that.

    • Anonymous says

      The same goes for me! I can’t ever get my bump to look like yours does. I spend a lot more time on each section, and yet it falls over. My hair is very soft and sleek but even after putting product in it, the teasing does not hold

  23. Anonymous says

    Thanks for all your tutorials…I’m a HUGE fan. I have a question for you: I have thick fine textured, curly hair. I often straighten it, but I find that it is too curly if I diffuse it to get the look you do, but if I straighten it it won’t take the curl back very well with a curling iron. If I simply blowdry it straight i have WAY too much volume. Any ideas for me?

  24. Anonymous says

    Kate, what a great style! I have similar hair style and would like to try this, could you please uploade a tutorial for how to curl your hair to get this look? Also could you include in the tutorial what type of comb you use to tease your hair? I just found your blog and so appreciate all your tutorials, as I have the same cut you do and will be trying several of your styles. So nice of you to share!

  25. says

    Love it!!

    Question: I don;t have a whole lot of time in the mornings to do my hair…it’s long and fine, so I wash/condition it, and then put it in a bun before I go to bed so I have nice loose curls (works best if I blowdry so that the heat closes the cuticle to form the curls overnight)…problem is volume…what would you recommend? A little texturizing spray and teasing that morning? Anything I should use the night before?? Thanks!!

  26. Anonymous says

    Hi Kate! I have been looking for the Kenra volume 25 spray, but there are no salons in my area that sell it. Do you have any recommendations for a hairspray that would be a good alternative?

  27. Anonymous says

    Looks the same as all your other curled hair tutorials!! It has to be a lot straighter to look like Jessica!!

  28. says

    I would like a tutorial for the lower curl. Also, I have a revlon curling iron and only about the first ring or so of my hair that goes on the barrel first gets curled, the rest does not. Does this mean my iron is not getting hot enough? I put it on the highest setting.

  29. holly says

    i have a question about jessicad gair color in the 2nd pic. what volor would you say yhe tip part of her hair is? i would like to try this color for fall

  30. Anonymous says

    I would love to see a hair tutorial for this one because the top is what I always have so much trouble curling so maybe this is the style for me as it looks like you didn’t do much with the top.

  31. says

    I have super short hair right now but still love to look and read…..your hair looks great ! You show us many different styles and variations. I have to say this….why do people leave nasty comments ??? If you don’t agree, don’t follow or read the blog. Just had to say it! Love you
    Kate :)

  32. Anonymous says

    When I tease my hair, it does not stay up like yours does. Do I need to put more Aquage Uplifting Foam in my hair for it to stand like that? My hair texture is similar to yours…a lot of fine hair. I’m always afraid I will put too much product in. I’ve watched your tutorial on how to apply the foam, but I’m still doing it wrong!

  33. Robyn says

    So pretty! I want my hair to look like this every day :-) and can I just say your tutorials have completely changed my hair! I feel like I have good hair days almost every day now, thank you,

  34. says

    This is adorable! I was wondering if you could show us what your hair looks like straight! The curls are super cute, but my hair does not curl and I like the general style of your hair to show my stylist! Thanks so much.

  35. Anonymous says

    HOW in the world does your hair tease so well? Like you barely do anything and it practically stands straight up? Not fair!

  36. Anonymous says

    Can you give examples of who would look good with an A-line bob and other specific styles. I think it is SO CUTE on some girls but I never know if I could pull it off. What if you did a weekly thing where a reader sends in a pic and you give recommendations? Just an idea!!! 😉

  37. Anonymous says

    Kate, you’re so cool! I have really learned a lot from you! Would you do a straight tutorial now that your hair is longer?

  38. says

    So my problem is that blowdrying doesnt straighten my hair. (I have 2B hair) and so I have to go in and actually straighten the top, but my hair has this “issue” where once its even REMOTELY straightened…its straight. it WILL NOT curl. is there an easier way to do this? otherwise im blowdrying, straightening AND curling. yikes!

  39. says

    i’d love a tutorial on the process of curling your hair for this style. your curls are so relaxed and easy going… great for low maintenance days.

  40. Anonymous says

    This tutorial is very different from others. I moved my part today because of this and I like the look. You can do this on straight hair too.

  41. Kasi says

    How is Jessica’s hair styled in the second picture of her? I love the style and haven’t been able to figure out how to accomplish it.

  42. Anonymous says

    Love the hair style. But my hair just won’t tease for anything. I try and try but not even a small bump, just a lot of messy hair :-(


  43. says

    This is my favorite yet! I typically do a mini-part, but wow, I cannot get my hair to tease as easily as yours does. I would love to wear my hair this way every day.

  44. says

    Would love to see a tutorial on how you did this curl!!!!!!!!!!!!! It’s the perfect mix between a small curl, but not a wave. Love it!!!

    Sometimes when I curly, it’s TOO much curl, so I’d love to try other ways to find that way balance!

  45. Anonymous says

    Tutorial for the curling please!! Also – I second the request for seeing your hair when it’s naturally dried (without the acquage). For some reason, I feel like that’ll help me know how similar/different my hair is from yours. You have such great volume and my hair is so flat. I don’t know if it’s a difference in hair and I’ll never have the cool hair like you do or if it’s a difference in the styling/cut. Thanks! Love the blog!

  46. says

    Once again another amazing hair tutorial. They’re all so inspiring! I could watch this all day. One question for you, when you apply aquage to your hair before you blow dry, do you brush your hair out first before you apply aquage? Or do you just apply to damp unbrushed hair? I’ve tried applying the aquage to my damp and unbrushed hair, then blow dried it upside down and it was a HOT MESS!

  47. says

    When you go to the salon to get your hair CUT, what do you tell them you want? High layers? With a face frame or without?? I’m aiming for the style you have and usually tell my stylist I want high layers, but it never turns out like yours! HELP! :(

    p.s. where do you get your Aquage Uplifting Foam?? THANKS!

  48. says

    When I tease my hair it falls flat on top of my head! Yours stays up right and sticks up in the air. May I ask what you have on your hair that makes it do that? I LOVE your hair! It looks so soft and delicate.

  49. says

    COuld you possibly do a tutorial of this? I never usually curl my hair, but i do want some curl in it for my engagement pictures this weekend. Any chance you could have a quick one up before too long?

  50. says

    Wow, I just did this to my hair and I love it! I can still make it a little better because I am not the best at doing my hair. I have very very flat thin hair and my part is very prominent so I had to spray more hairspray to make it stay. I feel like this style makes me look like I have more hair; because it’s not flat all the way in the back where my part goes. I will definitely be trying more hair styles with this kind of part! Thank you!!!

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