Menu Find a salon
  • Accueil
  • Slicked Back Straight vs. Slick Low Bun

Slicked Back Straight vs. Slick Low Bun

  • v/s"
Wet look: Slicked Back Straight vs. Slick Low Bun Slicked Back Straight vs. Slick Low Bun

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.

—  Related Articles  —

Straight from the ski fields: low maintenance winter 'dos

For many, winter is all about staying active on the ski fields, but we want to make sure you don't spend a single second worrying about what...

Straight from the ski fields: low maintenance winter 'dos
Match the look- Buns: Sky High vs. Laid-back Low
Match the look- Buns: Sky High vs. Laid-back Low

Pile up high or scrape it low? That's the question for today's bun-themed Match the Look. Make your choice here!

Wedding hair: Twisted low bun vs. Braided low bun

You can never go wrong with an elegant low updo for a wedding. Which version of the classic low bun do you prefer: a low twist or braids?

Wedding hair: Twisted low bun vs. Braided low bun
Battle Of The Buns: The Top Knot vs. The Low Messy Bun
Battle Of The Buns: The Top Knot vs. The Low Messy Bun

Whether they're worn high and tight or low and textured, buns of all varieties are bang on trend. The great thing about this look it its fast...

Find a L'Oréal Professionnel salon near you

The essentials

Hair Styling
Find out more
Hair Styling
Hair Styling
Find out more

Most Read