Sleek and shiny, what's not to love?
Remember when shiny, slicked-back hair was a dreaded day-three look that required powder, dry shampoo or a shower to alleviate? Yeah, well those days are gone and nowadays slicked-back 'dos are the epitome of fashion and style. So much so, in fact, it's being considered the top look of the season – both on the runway and the street. And there's one cut in particular that has been spotted rocking this trend – the bob and its not-to-distant counterpart, the lob. The two chin and shoulder-grazing cuts have been dominating the hair scene for several seasons now, making it the perfect time for a little update. Whether it's worn with slicked-back sides and a soft flick on top, or slicked-back from the hairline all the way back to the crown, this head-turning update has made a name for itself, being seen on all the industry's top models, effectively setting the season's newest modern styling take on an age-old cut.
How to Achieve the Season's Favorite Slicked-Back Bob
Want to get in on the sleek, short strand look? Here's how.
Step 1: Start with clean hair. The trick to creating a modern slicked-back bob is to start with clean, shiny strands. To do so, try washing your hair with a nourishing, shine-enhancing shampoo and conditioner before applying a styling cream to towel-dried tresses.
Step 2: Blow-dry hair with care. In other words, keep the temperature to a minimum (anything below 400 degrees) to avoid any unnecessary heat damage. When blow drying, point the nozzle of your dryer down to help encourage a sleek, straight finish.
Step 3: Add gel. Now, to get that coveted wet look, massage a small dollop of wet-look gel, such as Tecni.Art Extreme Splash , from your hairline back towards your crown, making sure to smooth down the sides of your head. Then run a fine-toothed comb through your hair to tame any flyaways for a seriously sleek finish.
Step 4: Lock your look. Once your slicked-back bob looks picture-perfect, finish with a long-lasting, strong-hold hairspray . Tecni.Art Extreme Lacquer is a stylist go-to because it doesn't leave that unwanted crunch.
Two minutes, two products, and a new bob.