This look is trendy yet classic at the same time.
It may be one of the easiest looks in the book, but we find that oftentimes, guys with thicker, coarser hair with strands that are of medium length have a harder time acing that perfect side slick hair look. When done incorrectly, their overall look can somehow end up looking too stringy, greasy or overloaded with product—or all of the above.
The trick, as we have learned from several hair experts in the biz (and NOT from creepily ogling best-tressed strangers on the street, cough) lies in product application—specifically, in the number of times you reach for that tub of gel. Noobs usually spread on a big clump of product, all in one go; the discerning gentleman (that’s you, btw) does it in a two-step process, before and after each parting, for an even, dapper finish. Sounds obvious, but you’d be surprised how many dudes, in the interest of time and the A.M. snooze button, just slap on their product without a second thought.
In need of a quick walk-through? Read on for an easy step-by-step tutorial on perfecting that classic, non-greasy side slick hair look:
Tutorial: Side Slick Hair
Start with clean, freshly washed hair.
Part your hair and apply product.
Prep for some pomade again.
Rub pomade between your palms.
Fix your thicker part.
Remember, the trick is to apply product in two parts, and to always refine with a comb afterwards. Good luck!