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Runway to Real Way: The Runway Slick

Slick back into this old style.

Whether it’s clearly stated or not, fashion takes inspiration from different eras and cultures and puts a modern spin on it. Right now, we have our eyes set on a short slick hairstyle, that we’re calling the runway slick. Models were spotted in the streets of London post-show wearing the look and we’re sure there are folks like you that want the scoop.

What is this slick hairstyle? You might ask. Well, it’s similar to the marcel waves from the 1920s with a mix of finger waves from the 90s. Read on for the three products you can use to recreate this look on your own:

How to Create the Runway Slick

runway slick: swirled bangs
Helmet hair but make is fashion. Photo credit:

1. Strong Hold Sculpting Gel

In order to create the finger wave look of this style, you need to employ the help of a gel that doesn’t dry too fast while you’re styling your hair. Use Nexxus Exxtra Hold Sculpting Gel to shape your waves into position. Start by applying a generous amount through your strands and gently brush hair to evenly distribute throughout.

2. Fine-Tooth Comb

After brushing gel through hair it’s time to start shaping. You can do this with a brush, but we believe the best tool to achieve the perfect swoop shape with is a fine-tooth comb. Comb through hair and shape as you go. You can create small swoops or opt or wider waves depending on your hair length or your preference.

runway slick: side part
Swoop your bangs and create a ponytail at the back on longer hair lengths. Photo credit:

3. Shine Spray

You can’t finish this hairstyle with just any hairspray. The runway slick isn’t complete without a little shine to it. Complete your look by finishing with a shine spray like Bed Head by TIGI Masterpiece Shine Hairspray.

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