Slick and shiny, this style requires straight, well-conditioned hair and some styling know-how in order to achieve that all-important ‘polished’ effect. The ‘classic sleek’ references the 1930s preference for short, sharp styles but it also has a modern edge to it, making it as trendy as it is sensible.
How to get the look:
- Begin by towel drying the hair before applying a generous amount of product to damp hair. A wet-look gel will be absolutely essential in getting the shine, definition and precision required for this look.
- Work the gel in evenly and separate the hair into sections.
- Comb a low side parting. Note that the parting is ‘soft’ and should not reveal any scalp.
- If hair loses its shape while drying naturally, there’s no need to start from scratch. Simply apply a bit of water and restyle.