THE WET HAIR LOOK (LILY ALDRIDGE + ZENDAYA + TAVI GEVINSON)

Did you ever think leaving the house with wet hair would actually be on trend? Me either…but we’re in luck. Okay, so the hair in this look isn’t actually wet but it’s made to look like it is. This look that was featured on runways of designers like Prabal Gurung, Creatures of Comfort, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Jason Wu, Coach, and Fenty Puma by Rihanna this past NY Fashion Week. This look is a cross between “just stepped out of the ocean Baywatch babe” and “got stuck in a rainstorm on my way to work chic.” Whichever look you are trying to embody, this style isn’t difficult to create and can add a very high fashion feel to your overall look. Lets talk about a few different ways to wear and create it.
If you want to go full out with this style and embrace the overall wet look let me tell you how. Start with hair fresh out of the shower or dampen your hair down with a spray bottle. This look is ideal for embracing your natural texture because no real styling goes into it. Grab a leave in cream product that’ll keep the hair looking wet while maintaining the softness of the hair. The key to is to keep this entire look from going crunchy or it can look very outdated. Run the product throughout the hair from roots to ends. Blow dry the hair on a low heat to seal in the texture and wet look. To finish apply a shine serum all over the hair to keep it looking fresh all day long.

Lily Aldridge walking for Jason Wu fully embracing the wet hair trend
If you aren’t sure about committing to all over wet look but still want to test out the trend try something a little less daring and only wet the top part of your hair. You can either leave the remainder of your hair down and in loose waves like the photo of Zendaya below. This still pulls all the hair away from the face in a very smooth way while keeping texture in the bottom part of the hair. It’s a perfect combination of classic and mature while still being soft and feminine.

Zendaya partially adopting this trend keeping it sleek only at her roots
Or pull the the rest of your hair back and into a glossy sleek bun or pony like Tavi Gevinson, also pictured below. It just depends on how slick and sophisticated you are wanting to go and how far you want to take this trend. If you decide to go all the way and wear your hair in a bun make sure it’s as tight as possible to maintain the clean look. Try putting your hair into a tight bun and using a tint brush to paint on the styling product. This technique slicks down all fly aways and gives great control of the product.

Tavi Gevinson opting for a glossy all over tight low bun

THE FLIP (KRISTEN STEWART + ROSIE HUNTINGTON-WHITELY + TAYLOR HILL)

Revival is all the rage with trends nowadays so it’s only fair we take a page from the 80’s book. No, I don’t mean perms…thank goodness. I’m talking about the flip. The flip isn’t so much a haircut or style but just one motion that can transform your entire look. Tired of your dull middle part?
Instead
try parting your hair deeply to one side and teasing for a little volume at the crown. There are a few different versions of this look so let’s touch on them.
The voluminous flip is probably the most wearable for any hair type. This style combines textured hair and lots of volume. What keeps this look modern is that the volume is concentrated at the top of the head, this way it prevents the hair from looking outdated. No matter what texture your hair is you can enhance it using the designated product and pair it with this motion. If your hair is curly try a curl enhancing cream and apply on wet or damp hair so it doesn’t dry crunchy. Straighter hair can mimic texture with some sea salt spray and a diffuser. Regardless of your hair type, blow dry your har lifting it at the root to get that desired volume.

Kristen Stewart is well known for her tousled locks and voluminous flip
The smooth flip is a good option if you visit a salon weekly or often to get your hair styled. It’s basically a blow out with a deep side part and voluminous roots. Great if you are trying to look polished without looking matronly. This look will last you days so if you’re on the go just spray some dry shampoo at your roots and flip your head upside down working the dry shampoo in. Your locks will look like you just had a fresh blow out.


Rosie Huntington-Whiteley looking classic while wearing the smooth flip
Last but certainly not least, the “Victorias Secret” flip. As the name suggests it is essentially that Victorias Secret Angel look that the girls rock on the runway. This look is so sought after because it’s soft, feminine, sexy, and voluminous all in one. It takes a little more effort and there a few more steps but it is worth it for the gorgeous result. First you’ll want to start wet hair and blow it out using a round brush and applying a volumizing mousse prior. Blow dry the hair up and out creating as much volume as possible. When removing the brush from the hair twist it to form a curl in the hair as it falls. After you do this all over your head take a 1-2 inch curling iron or wand, depending on the length of your hair, and create your waves. Wrap the hair loosely around the barrel and pull at the strand as it cools to relax the curl. After you complete your entire head of hair mist it with a light hold hairspray to hold the style while still keeping it bouncy and shiny.

VS Angel Taylor Hill is the prime example of the “Victorias Secret” flip

ROMANTIC BRAIDS (EVA LONGORIA + EMILY RATAJKOWSKI + LUCY LIU)

Want to look perfectly undone for a night out or special event? We’ve got the perfect style for you, romantic braids. This style adds a touch of romance and makes any look more feminine. Whether you’re wearing jeans and a t-shirt for a casual date night out or pairing it with an evening gown for a more formal event this look compliments all occasions. This look is a more modern take on the traditional slicked back classic braid. An advantage to wearing this style is that it will take much less time than the traditional version. These braids work best on dirty hair for added texture. So, it is the perfect option if you are going out and just don’t have time to wash and style your hair. Just washed your hair but still want to achieve this look? No worries, grab your favorite sea salt or texture spray and some dry shampoo. As well as absorbing the excess oil in your hair the dry shampoo will add some grittiness and volume at your roots. While the texture spray pieces up your mid lengths and ends to give the braid some grip.

In the photo above Eva Longoria showcases the perfect messy braid. With a deep side part, tons of volume, and pulled out pieces it compliments her subtle gown beautifully. Eva made her braid even more interesting by choosing the fish tail braid. Fish tail braids are made up of two overlapping sections of hair rather than three like the classic.
In the photo below Emily Ratajkowski is a perfect example of how the classic braid can be made modern. The braid is gathered at the nape of her neck and pulled apart. While the majority of her hair that frames her face is flowing freely to add some movement. This is a great option for someone who wants to wear their hair in some sort of an updo but prefers to not have all their hair pulled away from their face.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, if you want to have your hair completely off your face that’s an option as well. In the photo above of Lucy Liu she starts her braid at the top of her head and it cascades around. Perfect if you have old bangs that are growing out and want to keep them out of your face.