Glossy, fierce and totally on-trend, find out how to rock the slick back hair trend like Dua & co.
Thanks to the Kardashian/Jenner clan (plus other stars like Gigi Hadid and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley), the trend for slick back hair has never been more sought after. Traditionally a male-orientated look, it’s now equally loved, if not even more, by women – and personally, we’re totally on board with this edgy, wet-look style!
Now, you’d be forgiven for thinking this style is best left on the red carpet. However, we’ve been keeping tabs on all of the slick back hair looks we’ve been seeing and there are quite a few different options out there… take a look at all the ways you can trial the trend, below.
9 ways to work the slick back hair trend
1. Ruby Rose’s deep side part
2. Margot Robbie’s quiff
Her strands have been divided into sections, with the top piece of hair swept straight back off her face and the sides left to fall naturally. This all gives the look a high-fashion, timeless effect that’s pretty hard to beat!
Editor’s tip: If you’re eager to give Margot’s quiff a try yourself, the VO5 Wet Look Styling Gel is exactly what you need. It’ll ensure your hair maintains that wet-look effect all night, while also holding your style in place.
3. Lily Collins’ half-updo
To the Bone actress Lily Collins is typically known for her Audrey Hepburn-like bold brows, but on this occasion it was her stunning half-up, half-down slick back hair that left us swooning. With her dark, raven locks sleek and straight (styled with an off-centre parting), there’s no faulting her flawless red carpet look.
4. Hailey Baldwin’s top knot
Just in case we needed any reminding of just how gorgeous Hailey Baldwin is, she went and rocked this slick back hair top knot.
With her California-blonde tresses swept back into a chic little bun, this style gave her a fresh-faced yet elegant look that we can only dream of copying!
5. Dua Lipa’s centre parting
Sometimes less really is more, as Hotter Than Hell singer Dua Lipa shows with this super simple, yet ultra-glam, style. With her dark locks perfectly parted down the middle and combed back into a low updo, she looks ready to take on the world!
6. Bella Heathcote’s swept-back style
We’re big fans of this grunge-glam look from Australian actress Bella Heathcote, with her smudged-out smokey eye and wet-look slick back hair.
Although her mane looks as though she could have quite literally jumped out of the shower and on to the red carpet, her sultry make-up and LBD provides balance to the whole ensemble.
7. Bella Hadid’s low bun
Bella Hadid is one of the world’s most in-demand models right now, so it comes as no surprise that she’s well versed in the slick back hair trend. Low chignons always look elegant but her defined parting and high-shine finish take this look to new levels of gorgeousness.
Editor’s tip: Envious of Bella’s super shiny locks? A quick allover spritz of the Toni&Guy Finishing Shine Spray and you’ll be blinding people with your dazzling sheen!
8. Zendaya’s high ponytail
9. Amanda Seyfried’s sleek braided bun
If you’re a girly girl, take your style notes from Amanda Seyfried, who stunned on the red carpet with this pretty braided bun look. Without a single hair out of place, this perfectly pristine style is an Oscar-winning ‘do if we ever saw one!
We hope you enjoyed this round-up! If slick back hair isn’t your thing though, don’t worry! Perhaps our beachy tousled hair tutorial will be more your cup of tea!