How to Create Runway-Inspired Wet Hair Looks With Gel

Alyssa François | 19 February 2018
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The high shine look you’ll want for spring! 

The wet hair look has reoccured far too many times—from last year to now—for us not to call it a trend that will also be a hit for 2018. This spring, we anticipate to see more and more women attempt to try their hand at wet hair looks. But first, allow us to help you create the look you really want instead of a sopping wet mess. Whether you have short hair or long hair, here’s how you can create the runway-inspired wet hair look with gel at home:

Let it Shine: The Best Way To Create Wet Hair Looks

young woman with sleek wet hairstyle
Sleek your hair back into a simple updo that can be worn day or night. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Step 1: Start with clean hair.

To begin creating wet hair looks, it’s crucial you start off on clean hair. Applying products like gel to dirty hair can lead to buildup. Wash hair with Suave Professionals Honey Infusion Strengthening Shampoo, and condition with Suave Professionals Honey Infusion Strengthening Conditioner that’ll gently cleanse, strengthen and leave your hair shiny before styling.

SUAVE PROFESSIONALS HONEY INFUSION STRENGTHENING SHAMPOO
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SUAVE PROFESSIONALS HONEY INFUSION STRENGTHENING SHAMPOO

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Channel the late ’70s for a fun gelled up hairstyle borrowed from the boys. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Step 2: Apply gel and sculpt your hair.

After air-drying your hair for a bit, apply a generous amount of Nexxus Exxtra Hold Sculpting Gel onto your hair, then comb through for even distribution. After combing through, use your hands to smooth the base of your hair to hide any visible comb lines and to pull your hair up into a ponytail. On short hair, comb hair back then use your hands to smooth the surface.

NEXXUS EXXTRA HOLD SCULPTING GEL
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NEXXUS EXXTRA HOLD SCULPTING GEL

Step 3: Add bangs.

If you want to add bangs to your look, pull out a few strands of hair and smooth together to define and create a single clumped bang, then separate.

Step 4: Add shine and complete.

Add a glossy effect to your wet-looking hairstyle with Catwalk by TIGI Camera Ready Shine Spray and you’re done.

CATWALK by TIGI CAMERA READY SHINE SPRAY
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CATWALK by TIGI CAMERA READY SHINE SPRAY

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