So if you have short hair and are looking for dapper, new hairstyle, why not watch our video (above) to see how to do slicked back hair with an undercut?
Or scroll down to read how to take your short hair up a level for your next outing to a bar, gig, festival or even a lovely dinner. Believe us, you don’t want to miss out on this hair how-to!
Dapper slicked back hair: Men’s short hair guide
Prep your hair
If you want to know how to slick back hair like a pro, start by running wet hands through your hair. Remember, you want your hair slightly damp – not sopping wet!
How to slick back hair with gel
‘How to slick back hair with gel’ is a commonly asked question, but luckily one that is easily answered!
To create Jake’s dapper look, we suggest using a gel.
For a wet look finish, use the VO5 Wet Look Styling Gel. It provides 24-hour control and a wet look effect that’ll last even in hot and humid conditions.
Or, if you’re after a hairstyle that’s practically indestructible, the VO5 Mega Hold Styling Gel will be right up your hair street with its extra strong hold and control.
Take a very small amount of gel. Then coat your hand by rubbing them together and then run them through your mane. Make sure you cover all your hair (ahem, that means the front, back and sides!).
Once you’ve done this, take a little more gel and work it in at the crown of your head. Then grab your vented brush and brush your hair backwards, smoothing your hair with your hands.
Add volume to your slicked back hair
Want to know our ultimate hair hack when learning how to slick back hair? Volume. Believe it or not, adding a touch of volume will definitely take your hairstyle up a notch.
Don’t worry, your hair will still look slick, just not flat. Use a round brush and gently ‘hook’ your hair at the front, carefully lifting your hair up and backwards.
Finally, apply a little more gel to your hands and work it through your hair. Once you’re happy with the shape your dapper slick back is done!
Editor’s tip: Want to add a little texture? Experiment and play around by gently finger combing your hair.
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Just head over to our Men’s Short Hairstyles page for more how-tos, tips and style inspiration.