How To Ace Wet Look Hair Like Rita Ora & Co.

Want To Ace Wet Look Hair? Here's How


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It's official: the only hair trend hotter than the ‘lob’ (long bob) is fresh-out-the-shower - which is good news for those of us who can't brave the chop but still want to be ahead of curve. The trend first took hold backstage at the Spring/Summer '15 shows, where models at Lanvin, Alexander Wang and Marni (to name but a few) rocked seriously slicked-back 'dos.

Before long the look popped up again in the post-apocalyptic, and seriously hot, Balmain campaign, where Adriana Lima and Joan Smalls worked glossy, saturated scalps and lengths. And so started the trickle-down onto the red carpet, thanks to stars like Rita Ora and Megan Fox.


We are however, under no illusion that the wet-look trend falls somewhere quite high up on the intimidating scale – after all, the line between super chic and actually, just sopping (or worse, greasy) is a fine one. Those keen to give it a go should consider their natural hair type and go from there - if you've got longer lengths that don't frizz, try poker straight ends and use a product like Redken Water Wax 03 Shine Defining Pomade, £8.80 in the roots to achieve that glamorous, glistening effect.

Gals with shorter styles meanwhile, should take a lighter touch with the product, adding plenty of root volume to avoid the hair looking flat. Alternatively saturate the hair with a spray like ghd's Shine Spray, £9.95 to add gloss and hold.


Wet Look Hair

Megan Fox
1 of 10

We love the contrast between Megan's soft curls and sleek roots.

Alicia Keys
2 of 10

Nailing the look with glossy, long tresses.

Evan Rachel Wood
3 of 10

A touch of gloss at the roots and plenty of volume makes for a great shorter style.

Anna Paquin
4 of 10

The wet look is perfect for slicking back your faux-hawk.

Rosie Huntington Whiteley
5 of 10

A gorgeous, glossy look complete with poker straight lengths.

Kim Kardashian
6 of 10

Kim's a fan of wet-look hair, and gives it plenty of different spins. We love the sharp side part here.

Mollie King
7 of 10

This is dramatic but so works - Mollie looks like futuristic mermaid and we're all about it.

Scarlett Johansson
8 of 10

Wet from root to tip is hard to pull off - we recommend dramatic makeup like Scarlett so it looks intentional.

Felicity Jones
9 of 10

An elegant look with a nod to the editorial.

Hayden Panetterie
10 of 10

Make like Hayden and add height to give your 'do an evening spin.

We recommend trying this one post sundown – daytime wear can run the risk of looking you've just the left the gym. Keep makeup bold and take a few cues from the A-Lister's we've seen nailing the trend in the gallery below…

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