A recap of wet hair looks the celebrities are loving and how to do it yourself.
Zendaya recently walked down Venice Film Festival’s red carpet wearing an impressive Balmain gown with a hairstyle that made her look like she just came out of the water. The wet-looking finger waves were done by hairstylist, Antoinette. The slickness of the waves is a modernized approach to Hollywood glam.
J-Lo’s dewy skin was matched by her dewy hair during her appearance at American Music Awards last year. Her hairstylist, Chris Appleton shared in an interview that he used a twenty-dollar hair product called Color Wow Pop & Lock Frizz-Control and Glossing Serum to achieve this wet look. First, he sectioned J-Lo’s dry hair into two-inch sections before applying the glossing product, then he curled her hair using a titanium curling iron on its lowest heat setting to achieve effortless beach waves.
In 2019, Kim Kardashian surprises everyone with a breathtaking Met Gala look. This superb wet-looking latex dress made by Mugler was complemented by her glossy make-up look and slick, wet hairstyle. Chris Appleton also styled this one and he broke down his hairstyling process on Behind The Chair.
The wet hair trend is also applicable to short bobs. Margot Robbie shows us how to use this trend to frame your face. This side-part wet hairstyle she wore in 2017, captures the actress’s beautiful facial features.
How To Do it Yourself?
So how exactly can you recreate this look at home? The professional hair brand, Schwarzkopf shared in a blog post how to create the wet hair look. First, it starts with dry hair. You can blow-dry the hair into the shape that you want– either pushed back or side-part–then using a hair straightener, straighten the hair as close to the head. Apply a small amount of hair gel by spreading it with your fingers, then comb it with a fine-tooth comb (this is if you wish to achieve a sleek finish). Set it with hairspray and blow-dry it a little bit more and you’re done! The gel makes the hair look glossy but if you want a softer finish, Schwarzkopf recommends mixing gel and wax instead.
Now that you know how to do it and you’ve seen celebrity inspirations, it’s time to give it a go! Wear it out on a night out with friends, or a fancy date night with the S/O.
Published by HOLR Magazine.