The wet hair look has been seen on runway pasts, and is certainly a reflection of the 90’s grunge era. This cool-girl hair is your perfect accessory this season, but of course, this trend does come with some risks. For instance, working in too much product or taking too little time in making this effortless style look, well effortless, could result in an messy coiffeur. Equip yourself with these tools and tricks, because once you can master this mane you will be looking on top and ready to take on the fashion world.
Do: Work a small amount of product through roots of straightened long locks, and gently comb back into place. If straight out the shower and slicked back isn’t your thing, work hair oil or gel into strands an try it delicately twist, side parted, or wave for an effortless take on the trend.
Don’t: This wash-and-go style is a perfect for shorter hair, but don’t work in too much product as you will end up with a super slicked style reminiscent of John Travolta circa 1978.
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Do: Keep this slick style on the androgynous side paired with soft feminine accents. Try swiping on a romantic red pout, or focus on creating a sexy smoky eye for edgy evening glamour.
Don’t: Don’t wear a full face of makeup , as you want to keep your hair the focus. Pairing a burgundy lip, and a bold eye could be distracting, and on the intense side. Remember to choose a focal point, and keep everything else on the demure side. Your soft makeup will help highlight your hair, or a pulled back bun will help draw attention to your red pout!
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Do: If slick and edgy isn’t for you, go for a preppy take on the trend by adding volume at the roots, or blow-out at the bottom. Work in a root-volumizing spray and slick strands away from your face,or blow-out the bottom and work product in at the roots for a half-wet effect.
Don’t: Even the best of us have fallen victim to over teased tresses, but sometimes bigger isn’t better. Lightly tease your roots at the crown but know when to put the brush down, or risk looking like you just rolled out of bed. While this look is meant to be effortless and nonchalant, it needs to look maintained and purposeful at the same time.
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