Battle of the hairstyles: slick up-do VS slick side-hair
This season is all about going the extra mile and creating something totally unique. If your hair is lacking in volume, then you’ll love autumn-winter 2014-2015’s take on slicked back locks. Several different catwalk shows chose to style their runway models with slick hair, meaning we thought it was about time to determine which look gets our seal of approval. The slick up-do VS slicked side-hair…it’s going to be a close call.
Slicked side-hair. Whether your hair is long or short, this look is 100% achievable. The most important element to this style is to part your locks to one side and to smooth down with a high-shine product. This feminine take on slicked-back dressing is perfect for a swanky night out in town. To get the runway look, draw a side parting, then slick your lengths back behind your ears to create clean lines. When it comes to choosing your product, go for a gel or wax and apply to the root area. Try to refrain from dragging the product down your lengths and stick closely to the roots. The rest of your hair should be straight and appear lightweight to give your style some movement.
Slick up-do. This take on the wet-look trend has a much stricter feel and appears more serious than side-hair. If you’re looking for a style that will open up your face and highlight your features, this is the one for you! Start, again, by parting your hair to one side. Next, apply gel or a serum to the roots and mid-lengths. Unlike with slicked-back side-hair, your hair doesn’t need as much hold, but requires more shine. After applying your product, gather your lengths at the nape of your neck and secure into a low ponytail, ensuring no rogue strands have escaped. The result should be a fairly masculine and sharp-looking style, with added glamour (of course!).
The verdict. Both of these hairstyles are perfect for different occasions. Simply choose the right one for your day or evening look. A slicked, side-swept version would be ideal for a night out with your girlfriends, whereas the up-do is more suited to a working day, as no touch-ups are required.
© Pixelformula / Chalayan prêt-à-porter runway, Autumn-Winter 2014-2015 and Jean Charles de Castelbajac prêt-à-porter runway, Autumn-Winter 2014-2015 © Jean Louis David