May 27, 2014
Kim Kardashian may be making headlines due to her high-profile wedding to Kanye West, but the socialite has been featured in an array of beauty publications for another reason entirely: her slicked back strands.
Whether you're rocking short styles like Miley Cyrus or showing off long locks like Jennifer Lawrence, this 50s-inspired 'do has made a considerable comeback in the last several months.
Stars show off slicked tresses
"Glee" star Lea Michele has proudly carried this coif while walking on the red carpet, but singer Jennifer Lopez has gained the greatest amount of buzz recently with her hair, sporting this style on the set of "American Idol." While many actresses implement similar slickness when wearing updos, the singer has begun to show this style with her hair down.
Try the look at home
To create a similar slicked-back effect, start by combing your wet hair just after exiting the shower. Dry your hair with a blow dryer, but keep the front portion combed back during the process. When your hair is nearly dry - but not completely - use a styling gel that will keep the style firmly in place, such as the Steiner Stay Put Extra Firm Finishing Spray 200 ml. This addition will not only lock your tresses, but it will also provide extra body to your 'do.
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