The Rise of Slicked Back Hair Styles

Slicked back hair styles gained popularity over the last couple of years. Just a few weeks ago, Sofia Richie uploaded a Tiktok taking people step by step of how she masters her slicked back bun look and the internet went bonkers. In honor of that video, here are our favorite slicked back hair looks.


A Classic Slicked Back Look

To achieve this look all you need to do is apply a generous amount of styling gel to your hands and fingers and rake it through your hair. Start at the top of your head and work it down to the lengths of your hair.

If you ever need a reference photo, this one of Gal Gadot is perfect!


Slicked Back Wave

Want a semi slicked back hair style? Go for a style like this one. It gives you a slicked back look but keeps your ends effortless and flexible. Zendaya crushes any slicked back look she wears.


The Low Slicked Back Bun

This look originally gained popularity with Hailey Bieber but soon was adopted by many. A fan favorite of many, the low slicked back bun is easy to achieve for anyone, including people who consider themselves “bad at doing their hair.” You can easily dress this hairstyle up or down. Add a part for drama or slick it straight back to achieve a ballerina like look.

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Sleek and Slicked Back Ponytail

This look is a favorite of ours. Nor only can you rock it right before a wash day, it's super simple and requires 2 minutes of your time. Once you make sure your hair is straight, slick it back off the roots, get rid of any fly-aways with a wax stick or some gel and tie a pony! You can rock this one low or high depending on your preference!

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Half Slick Back

This look has maintained much popularity over the years. Seen worn by many females in Hollywood, women are also using it as their go-to look for weddings and other flashy events. You can rock it with both front sections of your hair pulled back with straight hair, or by pulling just one side back and adding S curls if you are trying to achieve an old Hollywood glam look. We love this look because it is so elegant. It allows you to have the right amount of slick while keeping some movement to the hair.