Wet-look hair was everywhere on the 2015 fashion runways, and many celebrities like Kim Kardashian have been rocking this fuss-free style recently too. This style isn’t necessarily work appropriate (unless you have a particularly fashion-forward or edgy office), but it’s perfect for a night out or even a formal occasion. Read on for some tips on how to get this effortless style.
Start with Product
The key to achieving hair that looks like you just stepped out of the shower all day is using the right product. Start with damp hair and apply a generous amount of hair oil, gel, or serum (try Redken’s Argan-6 Oil, Hardwear Super Strong Gel, or Glass Smoothing Anti-Frizz Serum).
Comb the product through, with your fingers for a looser style or a comb for a more slick look. For short hair, comb the product through from roots to tips. Keep it mostly to the roots for medium and long lengths.
Up or Down?
Now comes the fun choice—do you want a simple slicked back style, ponytail, or an updo like a bun or chignon? Deep side or center parts work equally well. Whatever you decide, keep the hair swept off your face. This makes the perfect frame for your face, so go glam with your makeup.
Half and Half
The semi-wet look gives a great contrast between sleek and textured, and it’s more versatile than a full-on glossy mane. Comb your mostly dry hair back at the top and sides, and then add a high-shine hairspray or gel to just the top, leaving the midlength and ends dry.
The wet look is perfect for summer, since there’s no need for blow drying or using heat tools. Whether you choose a loose, casual ponytail or a sleek, classy updo, you’ll look stylish without all the work.