The One Celeb Hair Trick We Keep Seeing Everywhere
We're always taken aback when feel a sense of déjà vu. It's the only can't-put-my-finger-on-it moment left that can't be Googled. But in our world, when we get beauty déjà vu, that 'I've seen that look before' feeling means something big is about to go down. And when beauty déjà vu happens within the same celeb family, we start Pinning like crazy.
Such is the case for the dirty-hair day friendly 'do of slicked back hair. We've seen it on many a runway, it's a mainstay that was previously only part of the high-fashion styling realm, but in the hands of our favourite celebs, it seems almost achievable. Why? Because it actually is.
This edgy yet easy style is perfect for those days when your hair is dangerously closed to being mined for oil reserves, when you're trying out a new hair-washing regime and you're not sure how to make it through the day—except to spend it apologising for wearing a swimming cap indoors.
This style has serious celeb cred—just ask Gigi Hadid, Chrissy Teigen and, well, pretty much every Kardashian and Jenner.
Scroll down to see how our favourite celebs wear slicked back hair and how you can recreate the style for yourself.
Kim is practically a pro at this style, thanks to her hair guru Jen Atkin. She re-debuted her platinum hair with a relaxed version of the look and she even incorporates it into her five-day no-wash regime. Yep, Kim Kardashian only washes her hair every five days and this do? It's a major part of getting her hair over the no-wash finish line.
If you're wondering how versatile this look is, Kendall's your go-to. Here, she's kept it edgy with mocha lids, a nude lip and statement drop earrings, but she's also turned it around and given it a retro feel with a little more lift in the crown and a slick of red lipstick.
Proving the simple beauty of keeping hair off your face, Khloe Kardashian makes the most of the clean sweep by leaving her makeup muted with luminescent bronzed tones (and upping the smoke-factor with a plunging neckline).
Trust Gigi Hadid to show us exactly how one accessory can transform this beauty look. Slicked back hair lets the face, neck and décolletage do the talking, so why not give it something to say? A choker, both embellished or plain black velvet, will add the extra element of drama.
We love the variation in Chrissy's take on the style: her side parting gives it a softer look, finished off by her flushed cheeks and rose pink lip. It's like a modern twist on the finger-wave trend.
Ready to try it for yourself? Follow this tutorial to channel the edgy look and tell us in the comments below which celeb look was your favourite!