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Men's Hairstyling Face Off: Slick Look Versus Matte Look

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Men's Sleek Hairstyles

This season's on-trend men's hairstyles play with a variety of styling products and combing techniques. Two dominant trends have emerged: the slick look and the matte look. So how do these styles stack up side-by-side? Read on...

Slick Look

The hairstyle: For this look, the hair is parted to one side and then pushed towards the back of the head. All that's needed from there is a trusty comb and gel to get that slick, wet look effect.

The style: This sophisticated style has a bit of a serious vibe to it, which makes it perfect for formal events like weddings or the races. If you want it to look a bit more casual, swap the shirt for a cool tee.

What the editors say: This is the look for guys that pride themselves on their impeccable style. The best part? The gel will give this look all-day, regardless of what the day throws at you!

Matte Look

The hairstyle: To recreate this style, start by parting the hair to one side. Then to create that natural, free-falling effect, comb the lengths over to one side and then work in a matte-finish texturizing paste like L'Oréal Professionnel Tecni.Art Wild Stylers Depolish for shape and hold.

The style: The beauty of this hairstyle is that it's polished while also looking casually effortless. Embrace this easy going vibe by pairing this look with a fitted t-shirt or even a checked shirt with the sleeves rolled up.

What the editors say: This look will suit guys with long hair. With just a little effort, unruly hair will look tamed and polished while still retaining that casual finish.

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