13 Slicked-Back Hair Styles that Proof this Cut is a New Classic

Polish from day to night.

The slicked-back hair is a classic style that every guy should know how to master. Using the right tools and the right products will help you create the style that best fits your personal taste. What’s to love about this hairstyle? It’s the ideal, dapper-looking hairstyle for men, for any occasion. Brush up on your hair styling skills and master this classic men’s hairstyle in no time at all.

Slicked-Back Hairstyles for Men

Ahead, we’ve rounded up the coolest slicked-back looks you need to know about right now:

1. Slick-Back Hair

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This style works on any hair type.

With the right styling products and tools, anyone can achieve the slicked-back hair look. If you have straight hair, opt for using a strong styling wax to help sleek your hair down. We like using Dove Men+Care Sculpting Paste.

2. Slicked-Back Hair Comb-Over

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The combover with a smooth and neat finish.

A little slick back action never hurt anybody! This comb-over style is the perfect everyday look. Use a touch of hair gel and a comb to slick your hair over to one side. The hair gel will ensure that your style stays put all day (and night) long!

3. Slicked-Back Hair with Diagonal Part

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Sleek your hair with slicked back with a part.

Want to make your slicked-back hairstyle stand out from the rest? Try this diagonal hair parting to create a side combover effect. This unexpected twist on a classic style adds an entirely different perspective in just a few seconds.

4. Slicked-Back with a Hat

slicked back hair with a hat
Put a lid on it.

One of the good things about wearing a slicked-back hairstyle: You don’t have to worry about having hat hair. Slide your hat right on top to accessorize your hairstyle. Ideal for those days when you just can’t be bothered to spend time styling your hair, you can’t go wrong with having a hat around when you need it!

5. The Business Slicked-Back Style

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This is a seriously stylish look.

Looking for a style that looks as serious as you? Go for this super sleek slicked-back style. For shine and hold, style your look using AXE Smooth Look: Shine Pomade. A little bit of product goes a long way, so make sure to go easy when you first start styling! You can always add more.

6. Sleek Side Part

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A stylish twist with a sleek side part.

Need a stylish transitional hairstyle for the office? This sleek side part style will take you from desk to drinks. For volume, opt for using a shampoo like Dove Men + Care Elements Charcoal Hydrating Fuel 2-in-1 Fortifying Shampoo and Conditioner to give your hair a bit of a boost.

7. Hipster Swirl

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It’s all in the details.

There’s more than enough opportunity to make your slicked-back hair a look that is true to your personal style. Into hipster looks? This swirl is right up your alley. Focus your time styling on the top portion of the style and carefully craft this swirled style.

8. Blown-Out

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Go for a look that’s in at the moment.

Want to take the slicked-back style up a notch? Go for a trendier, blow-dried spin on the look. This volumized style is a good place to start. Use a comb to gently tease some volume into your style. Then smooth out the strands at the front and comb them backward to recreate this look.

9. The Slight Wave

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Slick your hair back with a little wave action.

On naturally wavy hair, it may be a little challenging to create the slicked-back hairstyle. Don’t let your waves stop you: Instead, allow a little wave action to shine through. Embracing the natural texture can add a touch of effortless charm to your look, making it uniquely yours.

10. Slicked-Back Hair with Beard

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The perfect pair.

Looking for new hairstyle ideas to pair with your beard? This slicked-back hair and beard look is the perfect combo. Not for the faint of heart, this hairstyle requires quite a bit of upkeep! A great way to help maintain your beard is with SheaMoisture Men Maracuja Oil & Shea Butter Beard Wash and SheaMoisture Men Maracuja Oil & Shea Butter Full Beard Detangler.

11. Slicked-Back Styles for Work

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The right style for any work setting.

The slicked back hairstyle is a favorite because it is appropriate for any work setting. Simple yet impactful, this style gives your hair a neat and clean finish. Use a hair comb to create a super seamless, close-to-perfect finish.

12. Shaven Slicked-Back Hair

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It doesn’t get any easier than this.

Are you looking to try a more dramatic slicked-back hair look? Try this style out by shaving the sides of your head and keeping the center section longer. Use Bed Head for Men by TIGI Power Play Firm Finish Gel to slick back the center section of your hair.

13. Long and Curly Slicked-Back Style

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Smooth and easy hairstyle.

Do you have long hair? Try keeping it out of your face by trying a subtle version of the slick-back. Use a tiny amount of pomade or gel warmed up between your fingers, then finger-style the crown and sides. You’re all set!

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