Your Guide to Slick Back Hairstyles

One trend we simply cannot miss out on is slick back hair styling! We’ve seen it look stunning all over Instagram and on the red carpet with celebrities such as the Kardashians, Bella Hadid, and Zendaya, so why not try a slick back look yourself?

It’s such a good go-to style to master yourself because it’s so quick and easy! It’s the perfect type of styling if you’re a busy babe all day and don’t want your hair in your face, or simply fancy that boss babe slicked back look for work or a night out.

Follow our guide to achieve the perfect slick back hairstyle!

Slick Back Hair Step 1: Tools

The tools are the most important part of this look, because how else are you going to do it? All you're going to need is your usual hairbrush, a dense bristle brush (also known as a boar brush), hair gel, and hair bobbles (we recommend two for a ponytail and three for a bun).

The reason why you need two types of brushes is because your usual hair brush will detangle your hair whilst the boar brush will slick it all back.

Slick Back Hair Step 2: Styling

Time to style! You can slick your hair back any way you want to, but this is just our favourite way to achieve slick back styling.

  1. Brush through your hair to make sure there are no knots.
  2. Part hair down the middle and section off the front part of your hair. Keep this front section separate from the rest of your hair by keeping it in place with a hair bobble.
  3. Slick gel through your hair and use the boar brush to brush your hair into a ponytail at the back of your head. This can either be high up on your head or lower at the bottom, it all depends on what style you prefer and feel most comfortable with.
  4. Gel back the front section and incorporate it into the ponytail with the boar brush and tie it in place with another hair bobble. If you’re doing a bun, twist your hair and wrap it around the base of the ponytail, then tie it in place to make the bun. 

You may need to use a couple of clips for this if you’re styling your hair a little higher up on your head because it helps to secure the front section of hair whilst you tie it into the ponytail.

You’re done! How do you feel? Cute? Knew you would.

Sometimes, taking that extra five minutes in the morning to style your hair can have a huge impact on your mood, and it gives you an excuse to try this Insta famous slicked back hairstyle!

The combination of good hair and a stunning outfit is undeniably elite, so we’ve put together a couple of outfits for you to try out your new slicked back ponytail with.

Slick Back Hair Step 3: The Outfit

Make sure that you're ready in no time by pairing your new slick back bun with this cut out black halter neck top and your favourite pair of mom jeans, chunky jewellery and your best trainers, or elevate with a pair of heels for that big night out. 

Going out for a nice dinner and need to pull a look together quick? Your new slick back hairstyle will perfectly polish off a white mini shirt dress, especially when paired with your best jewellery and some classic black heels. You'll be serving up some glamourous Bella Hadid street style vibes with this one.

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