From Giorgio Armani to Louis Vuitton and Ralph Lauren, slicked-back tresses dominated the runway for Spring '09. And, given the ease and practicality of a "wet" updo, it's a look that's sure to be seen on the street (red carpet, and at a social event near you) this season, too.
The key to this look is in the product used to style. For slicked-back strands that don't flake or fall apart, be sure to use a strong-hold formulation and brush through a small amount of gel (again) once your hair is dry. This will give your locks that sexy, lacquered look.
If you have....
Short hair, try AG hardjel.
A shine-enhancing, strong-hold styling gel that shapes and defines.
Medium to long locks, use Bumble & bumble gellac.
A personal favorite, this gel literally freezes your hairstyle until the next rinse.
Wavy, tousled tresses, try Avon Advance Techniques Shaping Gel.
Frizz-fighting with a firm hold, this product provides a shiny, smooth finish.
Course, curly hair, use MIZANI Silk Finishing Gel.
A wax-free pomade that works to control, define and moisturize your locks.