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Wet look hair: why you should give this runway trend a chance

/ 08.13.2015
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  • Wet look hair, do you dare?
  •  Slicked straight bob 
 Geometry is  much  more interesting when it's glossy...
  •  Slick, glossy hair 
 A high-shine, voluminous wet look hairstyle is the perfect look for a night out!
  •  Doutzen Kroes with wet look hair 
 Sleek and simple, this style is super wearable for a night out!
  •  Slicked back curly bob 
 A slightly cooler way to keep your hair off your face than bobby pins...
  •  Slicked back ponytail 
 Take your sleek pony to the next level with a subtle slicked back sheen!
  •  Slicked side part 
 Messy, grungy, but surprisingly chic, this slicked side part is the lazy girl's answer to high fashion beauty!
  •  Half-up wet look hair 
 Half up, half down, this 'do is the best of two slicked back worlds.
  •  Wet look French twist 
 Get edgy  with your hair à la française!

When news of Beyoncé's smokin' shoot for Vogue's prestigious September issue dropped, we couldn't help but fall for the edgy, sexy charms of wet look hair once again. Sure, it's not the most accessible runway-inspired hairstyle trend to ever emerge into the real world, but it's definitely one of the coolest! So, what makes it so great?

1/ It covers dirty roots

Slicked back and wet look hairstyles hide dirty roots in plain sight, integrating them into the finished style as opposed to covering them up. If you have a big night out planned and don't have time to wash your hair beforehand, slick your hair back, apply your favorite lipstick, and run!

2/ It's SO easy

Wet look hair is the least difficult hairstyle since the ponytail. All you need to do is smooth some gel back through your hair, make sure it's evenly distributed, then style as desired before it sets. If you would prefer more of a low-shine look, use a flexible hold putty instead to create a more subtle sheen, and a reworkable finish that won't set hard.

3/ Anyone can do it

The wet look can be done on any hair length and any texture. It can also be used to enhance and create different textures.

4/ No frizz, no problem

A slicked back hairstyle is totally frizz-proof. The product creates a protective barrier between the hair and any moisture in the air that may cause unwanted fuzz. Similarly, static and flyaways are no longer an issue either once your strands are gelled into place.

5/ Beyoncé does it

Enough said.

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