Summer may be over, but that doesn't have to spell the end of your summer love affair with wet look hairstyles! The question is, do you work your fresh out-of-the-water locks straight back or in a low bun?
Slicked back straight
The hairstyle: This hot off the runway take on the wet look hairstyle is the epitome of casual glamour. The best part? It works best when your hair isn't in pristine condition! For days when your hair looks a little greasy and you don't have the time or energy to wash it, simply give this super chic style a whirl. Start by combing the hair back and then add the desired amount of wet shine product Remember - the more product you add, the slicker and shinier the finish will be.
The style: This hairstyle gives off some serious beach day vibes but that doesn't mean the look is limited to wearing with a bikini. Instead, play with the juxtaposition by teaming this casual and undone hairstyle with a glamorous red carpet gown and extravagant accessories.
What the editors say: This look works best on hair that is naturally straight or a tad wavy – trying to recreate this look on curly hair could see the hair rebel and frizz. Rub a small amount of wet-look gel between your palms then run your fingers back and through the scalp and then set with a high shine spray like L'Oréal Professionnel Tecni.Art Wet Domination Shower Shine.
Slick low bun
The hairstyle: A tight low bun has an unwarranted reputation for being matronly. However as seen on the catwalk, this hairstyle has the potential to ooze sophistication and glamour, so long as it's paired with the right styling touches. A high shine wet look finish in particular transforms this look from severe to sensual.
The style: When you're wearing such a controlled hairstyle, you'll want to go to town with your styling choices – and that includes having a little fun with your makeup. A hairstyle like this cries out for a statement beauty look like a bold eyeshadow, coloured eye liner or even a standout lip colour. The same goes for your outfit – be daring in your ensemble choices. Unusual necklines and asymmetrical cuts look effortlessly elegant with a slicked back low bun.
What the editors say: Go for gold when adding the wet-look finishing touches – not only does it enhance the overall look of this hairstyle but it also ensures you won't have a single strand out of place. For a pin-perfect finish, use a fine-tooth comb to smooth down any flyaways into the bun and set with plenty of hairspray – try L'Oréal Professionnel Tecni.Art Air Fix.