5 Wet-look bun
We’ve seen this before too, but the latest effect is even more drenched — think ‘futuristic helmet head’ meets ‘day at the pool’. “This look is not for the faint of heart,” says Mana. “Make sure you’ve got ample time because it’s not quick — but it’s definitely high impact.”
1. Start with slightly damp hair; sopping locks will take an eternity to air-dry into shape.
2. This look requires a product with strong hold and high shine. The boys often have the best gels, so raid your partner’s grooming range, especially if he uses Redken For Men Stand Tough Extreme Gel, $33, which is perfect for the job. Work it through your hair from the roots to the ends.
3. Leave some hair free at the front, then smooth the remainder into a low ponytail and secure it at the nape of your neck. Twist the ponytail around itself until it becomes a bun, then fasten with bobby pins and allow to air-dry.
4. Styling the creative ‘fringe’ area is a matter of taking pieces of hair and strategically combing them into position, then holding them in place with a few clips or bobby pins. Air-dry or use a hairdryer with a diffuser attached to help dry the hair into shape.