A variety of slicked-back hairstyles have been spotted on the runway recently. Could it be because playing by the pool and catching some waves seem like distant summer memories? Let's fall back in love with our summer romance... slicked back hair.
Slicked back straight
The hairstyle: Is your hair looking a little greasy, but you don't have time/the energy to wash it? This super chic style is your go-to look! Turn up or down the level of shine depending on how slick and sleek you want your day to be...
The style: Play with contrasts by teaming this beach-born hairstyle (think Ursula Andress exiting the water in James Bond!) with a glamorous red carpet robe, extravagant accessories or a jaw-droppingly low back.
What the editors say: This look works best with straight or wavy hair, as curls can rebel and frizz. Rub a small amount of wet-look gel between your palms then run your fingers back and through the scalp. Leave the lengths.
Slick low bun
The hairstyle: This tight low bun should look severe but, instead, oozes innocence and elegance, with just a hint of sensuality making it ideal for a romantic date.
The style: With such a controlled hairstyle, you can really have fun with your makeup. From bold eyeshadows to colored liner or a standout lip, your face is your palette! You can also allow yourself to let your hair down when it comes to your outfit. Unusual necklines and asymmetrical cuts look effortlessly elegant with a slicked back bun.
What the editors say: Here you can really go to town with the wet-look gel, because you don't want a single stray lock. A fine-toothed comb can also help thicker hair stay disciplined when styling your bun in place. Hairspray is your friend.