As far as classic hairstyles are concerned, slicked back hair is the ultimate pulled-together look, be it on the red carpet, the runway or at the office. There are a ton of different ways to wear it, most of which come down to your hair length, texture and how glossed you want the finished look to be.
An ode to slicked back hair
This hairstyle is impressive for several reasons. Firstly, slicked back hair is timeless, remaining as on trend today as it was during Hollywood's golden age. Secondly, it's a remarkably versatile look- literally anyone can do it, barring buzz cuts, regardless of length and texture.
Slicked back hair is also the perfect go-to style when you need to be taken seriously, say for a job interview or an important meeting. So, the next time such an occasion arises, take slicked back hair for a spin and see what happens. Chances are, you'll feel more polished and confident than usual, so you'll knock it right out of the park!
1/ Apply product sparingly
Too much product will kill your style, leaving you with a gunky, gloopy mess instead of the clean 'do you were hoping for. To make sure this doesn't happen to your hair, start with a dime-sized amount of product and add more as needed, if any at all.
2/ Go matte
When you want something a bit more casual than a classic slicked back hairstyle, try taking a more modern approach with a matte product instead of the standard gel or pomade. Only use as much as you need, then ruffle the hair on top before shaping your final style to add texture.
3/ Add height
After applying your chosen product, you can add height by massaging the roots with your fingertips. For a really voluminous look, use a blow-dryer on a medium heat to set the hair on top, then smooth it with some more product to finish.