How to recreate Diipa Khosla’s slicked back sides hairstyle for festival season

Do you want a super easy but fully effective 'do you can create in a matter of minutes? Why of course you do. Well, you're in luck because we have the perfect festival look for you, right here.  
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We all know what summer means: longer and hopefully hotter days, our favourite tennis championship on TV and best of all, festival season (hooray!).

And no matter which festival you’re attending this year, you’ll definitely need a fabulous wardrobe and cool hairstyle to match.

But if you’re a complete hair rookie and need a helping hand with festival hairstyles or you’re simply in dire need of #hairspiration, look no further. Luckily for you, we have found the most fool-proof hairstyle you can create in a matter of minutes, we call it the slicked back sides hairstyle.

So, to help you #BeatHairBoredom for festival season, we have also enlisted one of our favourite beauty bloggers Diipa Khosla to show you how to get the look in 4 easy steps.

So, if you’re ready to get this slicked back sides hairstyle, simply read on for all the tips and tricks you will need to get the look.

4 steps to the slicked back sides hairstyle

Step 1

Section hair.

To start your festival tresses journey, take hair from your crown, leaving the sides free. Secure this section of hair from your crown into a half-up top knot top help keep it out of your way.

E! Beat hair boredom slicked sides on Diipa Khosla - model putting long brown hair into half-up bun


Step 2

Apply product.

The key to creating this smooth slicked back look is to apply the VO5 Frizz Free Cream to the sides of your hair (underneath your top knot).

Use your hands or a comb to smooth the hair backward until the side is slick.

E! Beat hair boredom slicked sides on Diipa Khosla - step 2
Step 3


Repeat this process on the other side and don’t forget to smooth the hair towards the back of your head, before securing the hair together with with bobby pins.

E! Beat hair boredom slicked sides on Diipa Khosla - model smoothing product into sides of hair


Step 4

Let down your top knot.

Once your sides are slicked back and fully secured, release your top knot. Then use this section of hair to hide your hair pins at the back by gently smoothing with your hands.

E! Beat hair boredom slicked sides on Diipa Khosla - model smoothing back hair
Step 5

Final look.

And there you have it: effortless festival ready hair in a matter of minutes. It really couldn’t be any easier!

E! Beat hair boredom slicked sides final look on Diipa Khosla.


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