Got a festival coming up? Learn how to do a slick and flicked hairstyle in 3 easy steps!

Leona | 15 June 2017

Master this super-easy slick and flicked hairstyle with our 3 step tutorial. 

Are you looking for a trendy hairstyle for your medium length mane? Or how about a hairstyle which you can create in minutes? Then look no further than this super easy slick and flicked hairstyle.

So, if you’re keen to try a slick back hairstyle but not quite sure which style to try or where to even start, don’t fret. You can easily rock this festival-ready look. Just keep scrolling to discover our simple step-by-step guide. We’ve even enlisted the help of one of our favourite bloggers Gwilym Pugh!

How to do the slick and flicked


Prep hair.

Start off your new style by spritzing all of your hair with VO5 Express Primer Spray. This spray will help to prep and detangle your hair while reducing any flyaways. Then comb your hair using a wide-toothed comb.


Sweep your hair backwards.

Apply a small amount of VO5 Matt Clay and using your fingers begin to sweep your hair backwards. Why? Becasuse this clay will help sculpt your ‘do and leave your slick and flicked ‘do with a matt finish. Result!


Final look.

Comb your hair downwards with a wide tooth comb. This downward action will help you avoid frizz while still keeping the shape of your slick and flicked hairstyle.

See. We told you it was easy.


Looking for more men’s hair tutorials? Then why not learn how to create the relaxed quiff or the dapper slick back? And don’t forget to check out our Men’s New Hairstyles page for all the latest celebrity transformations and a round-up of the best men’s hairstyles in 2017, will you?

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