Although creating a new, gravity-defying hairstyle can be a lot of fun, sometimes the simplest looks are the best. This slicked back style for men is a prime example and one we suggest you try on for size (sans bobby pins IRL).
It's a stand-out look with a fashion edge that wins a few bonus points for the practicality of keeping all of the hair totally under control. To find out how to recreate it, just follow the tutorial below.
How to style it
Starting with towel dried hair, sweep it all back off your face and leave it to air dry until it's only slightly damp. If you don't have much time to spare, use a blow-dryer to speed things up. Start at your hairline and run the airflow from front to back in long strokes.
Place some Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Clean Style Gel in your hands and gently rub them together, then smooth the gel back through your hair.
Add more gel as needed until you have a good all-over sheen, but take care not to overload your hair.
If you want to add volume, massage the roots on top with your fingertips after applying the gel to create extra height.
Gently smooth your hair over with a comb for a neat finish. If you want a more imperfect look, stick to using your hands.
For more of a grunge-inspired look, use Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Hyper Fix Putty instead. It has more of a low-shine finish and doesn't set hard.