16 Celebrity Hairstyles That Will Make You Want a Side Part
When it comes to hair, we’re all about mixing it up. Whether it’s killer curls, full-blown body or amazing braids, we’ve pretty much tried it all. Something we’ve been eyeing recently is the sassy side part, especially on our fave celebs. So ditch the center part, and take a look at these celebs who totally rock a bold side part.
1. Emma Stone: Our girl Emma Stone not only owns the red hair, but she also can pull off a side part with the best of them. Add a few waves to polish a ‘do like this. (Photo via Frazer Harrison/Getty)
2. Jennifer Aniston: Jennifer Aniston might as well be included in every hair post, because, well, her locks are almost as famous as she is. (Photo via Jason Merritt/Getty)
3. Julianne Hough: We can’t get enough of this DWTS star’s blonde bob, but we’re also loving the not-so-perfect side part. (Photo via Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty)
4. Lea Michele: Achieve Lea’s sideswept style by combing your hair away from your face and pulling it all to one side. It’s that easy! (Photo via Valerie Macon/Getty)
5. Amy Adams: Next time you go to the salon, take this pic of Amy Adams and you’ll end up with one fabulous, pin straight, parted look. (Photo via Ian Gavan/Getty)
6. Tia Mowry: Style your side part by tucking one side behind your hair — it adds such a chic touch. (Photo via Jason Merritt/Getty)
7. Selena Gomez: Opt for statement earrings to take your side part to the next level. Oh, and don’t forget about the red lip. (Photo via Angela Weiss/Getty)
8. Lauren Conrad: We basically love everything about LC (err, LT) and that doesn’t stop at her not-so-centered bob. (Photo via Sarah Hummert/Getty)
9. Kerry Washington: Everyone envies our favorite Scandal character’s fashion sense, but we also can’t stop looking at her sleek ‘do. (Photo via Pascal Le Segretain/Getty)
10. Penelope Cruz: How beautiful are Penelope Cruz’s long locks? Try parting your hair on the side, then add a half up, half down feature. (Photo via Carlos Alvarez/Getty)
11. Lucy Hale: Lucy Hale keeps her hair parted down the center on PLL, but she rocks a side part IRL. (Photo via Jason Merritt/Getty)
12. Khloe Kardashian: The Kardashian clan is known for parting their hair exactly down the middle, but we appreciate when they switch it up a little bit. (Photo via Astrid Stawiarz/Getty)
13. Jennifer Hudson: We envy this American Idol star’s pixie cut, but we also have some serious side part envy. (Photo via Jason Merritt/Getty)
14. Scarlett Johanson: Who says side parts can’t be done with super short hair? Scarlett Johansson is exhibit A that they can. (Photo via Jason Merritt/Getty)
15. Lo Bosworth: LC’s BFF totally rocks the edgy side part with a leather jacket and vibrant V-neck top. (Photo via Andrew H. Walker/Getty)
16. Taylor Swift: T-Swift’s hair is perfection. Part your hair towards the end of your eyebrow and add a few loose waves to get this hairstyle. (Photo via Larry Busacca/Getty)
What’s your favorite way to wear your hair? Share your thoughts in the comments.
Welcome to Selfmade Finance School, our new money series with Block Advisors to help small business owners with their tax, bookkeeping, and payroll needs year-round. This week, we explore the tax implications of bringing family members into your business.
The question for today is this: Does hiring your family members make sense for your business? Let me be clear. This is not a piece about whether hiring your family members makes sense for your relationships with those family members. As someone who is part of a family business, I could fill up a lot more than 600 words on my opinions about that. For today's purposes, we focus on whether it makes sense from an overall "good business and tax implication" perspective. As it turns out, there is a decent amount of tax nuance when it comes to employing your family. Let's break it down based on relationship to the employee:
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Spouses Who Are In Business Together
Personally, if I had to be in business with my husband, it would not go well. However, many couples build viable, strong businesses together and I say, good for them! Depending on how you have your business entity structured, it will make a big difference on the tax treatment of you and your spouse working as partners. Because a business jointly owned and operated by a married couple is generally treated as a partnership for Federal tax purposes, the spouses must comply with filing and record keeping requirements imposed on partnerships and their partners. The election to file two Schedule C (Form 1040) forms, (one for each spouse) permits certain married co-owners to avoid filing partnership returns, provided that each spouse separately reports a share of all the businesses' items of income, gain, loss, deduction, and credit. Under the election, both spouses will be subject to self-employment tax and on net earnings from self-employment and receive credit for Social Security earnings.
One Spouse Employs Another
If you have a dynamic where your spouse is an employee of your business, then your spouse's wages are subject to income tax withholding, Social Security and Medicare taxes. If you are self-employed (not a corporation or a partnership), your spouse's pay does not have to be included in your federal unemployment tax account (FUTA) contributions and payments. However, if your business is a corporation or a partnership you must include that spouse's pay in your unemployment tax contribution calculation.
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You Employ Your Child
First, let's be clear. I work in my family business, but I am an adult, so I am treated just like a normal employee. However, if you, for example, run a family restaurant and want to hire your children under 18 to work for you, there are some tax benefits. But first, you should check with your state for rules on how many hours minors can work (in non-agricultural jobs) and reference the Fair Labor Standards Act for information on limitations on the kinds of work children can perform.
"This is an often overlooked or under-utilized strategy. Paying your children for true services they provide in your business can be a powerful tax-saving tool," says Cathi Reed, Block Advisors Regional Director. "If you are a sole-proprietorship or single member LLC, and the child is less than 18 years of age, the business is not required to withhold FICA or payroll taxes. The child can use his or her standard deduction against income you pay."
You Hire Your Parent
Oh dear. If you are brave enough to do this, know that you will need to pay Social Security and Medicare taxes on your parent's wages and make the appropriate withholdings, but you don't have to pay unemployment taxes. Now all you have to do is convince your parent that you are the boss. Have fun with that!
Is Hiring Family Members Worth It For The Tax Benefits?
"There are some positive tax advantages to hiring family members. It's important to treat a family member like any other employee. Hiring your children can result in substantial savings for businesses. Make sure your child has real, age-appropriate work to do and a reasonable pay rate, comparable to other employees. Consult with a Block Advisors small business certified tax pro to ensure that you are complying with all requirements," advises Reed. "Block Advisors, a team within H&R Block, is dedicated to meeting the tax, bookkeeping and payroll needs of small business owners year-round. To start working with the tax experts at Block Advisors, visit blockadvisors.com."
In my opinion, you should not hire a family member solely because of the tax benefits. You should always hire based on whether that person is right for the job and keep in mind how this hire could materially impact your relationship with that person and others in your family. Finally, as I mentioned, make sure you have a tax professional on your team when making these determinations. As you can see, things can get a little tricky!
*All details were sourced from IRS.gov and blockadvisors.com