SLICKER PR ETTY
It might seem daunting but nail the wet hair look and you'll achieve the ultimate in night-time chic, writes Chloe Street
If you’ve been paying attention recently, you would have noticed that almost every other celebrity red-carpet outfit this season was paired with a slicked, wet-hair look. Gigi Hadid in particular sported the I-just-got-out-of-the-pool look so often, we began to wonder if her pre-party prep was in fact sub-aquatic. Admittedly, the style is a little more intimidating for us mere mortals to attempt; but done right it can add a bad-girl edge to the frilliest of dresses and a magnetic insouciance to a black-tie gown. As a look, its beauty lies in its confident defiance of societal norms, in the way it says “my face is good enough to pull this off, and I know it”. So invest in some quality styling products and a good comb, and start layering on that product. A slicked-back ponytail is a gentler starting point—but pull out a strand or two for an up-to-date twist.
Giambattista Valli C Paste by O&M, available at Net-a-porter
Medium Hold Styling Cream by Josh Rosebrook
Cleansing Volumizing Paste by Christophe Robin, available at Net-a-porter