If parting your hair with a side parting was synonymous with elegance, for generation Z, it is rather a revealing sign of your old age...
A war of disproportionate proportions was declared between Generation Z and millennials a few days ago on Tiktok. In question? The disposition of the ray on our head. Yes yes, you read that right. We will explain everything to you!
Update on generations
If you were born after 1945 you must belong to one of the four generations theorized by the American historians William Strauss and Neil Howe in their works Generations: The History of America Future; The Fourth Turning or Millennials Rising: The Next Great Generation. Generation Y also called "millennials" represents the generation of people born between the early 80s and the mid, or even the end, of the 90s. Generation Z corresponds to people born in the late 90s. of the generation that grew up with the internet.
It all started when a few Gen Z users of Tiktok decided to point their fingers at the things that bothered them about the previous generation. Everything goes, skinny jeans, the emoji that laughs until you cry, and finally the side parting. The main argument against the latter is that the side stripes are not flattering and make people look older. Gen Z members are therefore urging all millennials to instead get elite-worthy hair: the parting in the middle. Remarks that have greatly displeased millennials who counter-attack by reminding Generation Z that they have not created any trend, for them Generation Z is only bringing past trends up to date. (yes, it fires live ammunition here).
While some "millennials" remain attached to the side parting, while proudly wearing skinny jeans, others turn their jackets over and join the #RaieAumilieu team.
Although many people praise the existence of the "good profile", the profile that always makes us photogenic (often the left one for that matter) a 2018 academic study from the University of Winnipeg found that there is no would have no conclusive evidence that any of our profiles would be more attractive than our full face.
However, according to the "science" of attraction: there is a correlation between the faces that we find attractive and the symmetry of these faces. And who says symmetry says stripe in the middle... But does generation Z score a point? We don't think so. Remember, however, that beauty is subjective. The most important thing is to appreciate yourself as you are, with or without a line or middle...
Who would have believed that on a fine day in February 2021, Generation Z would unleash a virtual war because of a side parting?
According to Gen Z, the parting on the side ages and isn't flattering. For them nothing better than a parting in the middle.
"I don't care what Gen Z says. I would wear my skinny jeans and parting the side until the day I die."
"Me with my skinny jeans and my side parting happy to get away from Gen Z as much as possible"
"My reaction to Generation Z telling me that skinny jeans and side parting are getting old on me. # Gen #HowDareYou"
"Millennials, let this be a sign of moving to the middle line"
"Generation Z - these old millennials and their side parts
What I think of when I see a line in the middle "
What you like! And even that annoys Generation Z...