May 2018 — Achieving the ‘Wet Look’

Wet look hair has been a huge trend for spring, with many celebrities opting for the slick style. But this style is tricky to achieve if it is not done correctly (think greasy vs. sleek). Not to fear: You can create this look for summer parties, weddings and any fun night out with a few simple tricks and tips from the stylists at Scottfree. Here’s how!

1.  Prep with an anti-frizz product: Most of these wet-looking styles actually start on dry hair and require a smooth, yet textured finish. Use an anti-frizz treatment like Kerastase Fluidissime, which assists in frizz control while allowing your natural texture to shine through.

2.  Texture is key: If you weren’t born with textured hair, you can create texture with the right product, like sea salt spray. We love Sachajuan Ocean Mist Texturizing Spray.

3.  Create volume near your hairline only: A big element to nailing the wet hair look is making sure your style has some volume near the front hairline and the crown area, with flatness at the back and sides. Volumizing mousse, like Sachajuan Root Lift, offers volume and hold for all hair types.

4.  Choose your preferred level of hold: The hold factor of your style is what will help it transition from day into night. Using a medium-hold crème will add shine to the hair, so your wet look is chic enough for daytime but strong enough to carry you into the evening. For a bolder wet finish, a firm holding gel will give you a high shine finish without making the hair look plastered or creating a flaky finish. Kerastase Forme Fatale is a great choice.

5.  Finish with a high-shine spray: A shiny sleek finish combined with a strong hold factor is exactly what is needed. Try Sachajuan Straight and Shine Spray to shine on.

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