The wet-look hairstyle is the belt bag of the beauty world… It’s super-trendy and makes an appearance season after season, yet you’re a bit intimidated by it. When it’s done right, though, it completes your look. Often seen as a wildcard among popular hair trends, wet hairstyles can look sloppy. Fortunately, we've seen enough flawlessly executed wet-hair looks in our day that we've picked up some winning tricks.
From Miley Cyrus and Zendaya to the Hadids, celebrities have mastered how to rock the wet-hair look with an effortlessness ease looking polished and refined. While wet hair’s been popular on the red carpet, it can be translated into an everyday look. The ultimate benefit? Going with an easy wet-hair look not only looks stylishly cool, but relieves damaged hair of hot tools.
Discover the below hairstyle ideas on how to manage wet hair while also looking sophisticated.
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Bella does the silky slick-back the best. Layer a considerable amount of gel to the crown of your hair to smooth it back, leaving your ends loose and free.
The biggest trick to pulling off the wet look without looking sloppy is taming the frizz.
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Proof that your hair does not need to be down to pull off wet hair. First, comb gel through your straight middle part, smoothing down your hair to each side. Complete the look by pulling your hair back into a low bun. Does it get any easier?
This is a simpler wet look for Selena; however, she reveals that your hair doesn't have to look drenched in order to dabble with the trend. Opt for more of a damp look by gently wetting your natural hair texture and simply letting it go.
Ditch the middle part and slick your hair all the way back to create that "middle school swim team" hair. Wear this wet-hair look like Sofia in a cozy sweatshirt, or dress it up with gold hoops and sequined number for a night out.
Ditch hair spray and opt for an oil to smooth your strands back.
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Though similar to Kaia's other wet-look hairstyle, if you have short hair, the smallest tweaks can make the biggest difference. Here, Kaia's bangs are softly gelled to the side, making for a softer style.