June 14, 2012

How To Work The Wet Hair Look

I'm going to be honest right off the bat by saying, the slicked back wet hair look probably isn't for everybody.  I've seen this hair trend all over the magazines and on television, and it doesn't always go right and looks plain unfinished at times.  And by unfinished, I mean, looks like they got out of a rain storm or shower and just went on with their day.  But for me, I was able to use this look to my advantage for a day when I had little time to deal with hair and it was actually raining!

 {All slicked back!}

{Jessica Alba sporting the look at Glamour Women of the Year Awards via}

This look is easiest for ladies with medium to long hair.  Here is how I pulled off this style.

 {Top of head shot - slick hair sideways in a low part.}

I started off with dry, but dirty (no shampoo in 2 days), hair.  I dabbed a little bit of water throughout the top of my head and down to the tips of my hair.  Then I used a little bit of hairspray on top of the water, then used a brush to comb it all through the hair. Next I pulled all of my hair into a tight ponytail midway in back of head, slightly higher than my ears.

 {Back knot held in place with a rubber band and 4 bobby pins.}

Once my ponytail was in place, I parted the pony into two sections.  Took those two sections and just twisted each one away from each other until I couldn't twist anymore.  Then, I took each section and wrapped them opposite ways around the ponytail holder and stuck in place with 4 bobby pins.  

{Side view of coiled bun.}

To get that super wet look that is going to stay, I sprayed a bunch of hair spray all over the look, and used a fine tooth comb in the front and sides to secure every little hair I could into place.  Voila! My attempt at the wet hair look.  

Of course with the wet look, the focus is always going to be on your face since the hair is slicked away from the face.  So if you're going to do it, take some time on the makeup ladies!  As you can see, I def did my makeup first, then realized I had no time to mess with my hair, and this literally took 5 minutes to accomplish.  And, my husband even complimented how much he liked my hair!! Score for this mom of 3.

What do you think of the wet slicked back hair look?  Is it for you or a trend to be left in the showers?


Shay said...

This is def a great idea especially for the days when I workout in the a.m. Love the idea of the twisted bun. Love the blush. What color is it?

Dao said...

Wow, you look stunning! While it's not a hard thing to do, you've gotta have the face to go with it. Done right and you end up looking like a million bucks!

Jennifer of JennySue Makeup said...

@Shay- Sonia Kashuk blush in melon with Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in rose quartz on top, thanks a bunch!
@Dao- thanks lady, glad you think I pulled it off!

Anonymous said...

Could you please tell us what mascara you used in these hair photos? Your lashes and eye look are amazing!!

Baby Shopaholic said...

I love buns! You look fab as always!

Ally Garner said...

Well as always you look fabulous! I would look like a soaked possum if I tried this look. Sigh.

Seriously though, do you EVER had a bad hair & makeup day? ;)

Jennifer of JennySue Makeup said...

@anonymous- I think the lashes look good and thick bc of my super black eyeliner, from L'Oreal Infallible. But the mascara is the original L'Oreal Voluminous in black. Thanks!
@BabyShopaholic- thanx girl. buns are super easy for us mamas right?
@Ally- a soaked possum??!! this made me chuckle out loud- you are too much. of course I have bad hair/makeup days, I Just don't put them on my blog;) ha!