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78 Slicked Back Hairstyles for Women (Photo Ideas)

While the slicked back look is more common with guys, it can be a stunning look on women. We hand picked 78 awesome slicked back hairstyles for women. Check them out here.
Marion Cotillard

The thing with slicked-back hair for men and women is that it’s not a permanent style.  You can slick back all kinds of cuts and the next day go back to wearing it down or loose or however, you like.

The slicked back style definitely has a certain look to it… it stands out especially when very much slicked back with product.

Below is our gallery showcasing 40+ women with slicked back hairstyles. Enjoy.

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A Low Ponytail For Effortless Style

Sky Nellor
Sky Nellor

Australian actress Sky Nellor shows off her slicked-back pony to emphasize her features. Eye-catching jewelry and a colorful dress make this hairstyle bohemian while still polished. Women with dark and fine hair can rock this low pony without worrying about their hair looking greasy as long as they use the right product.

Blondes Have More Fun

Sienna Miller
Sienna Miller

Superstar actress Sienna Miller accentuates her range of highlights with a slick backed hairstyle to mimic the look of a pixie cut. Dangling earrings and a strapless frock show off your neck and collarbones with the option to wear minimal or dramatic jewelry.

Go Vintage Chic And Natural

Olga Kurylenko
Olga Kurylenko

Beautiful Bond girl Olga Kurylenko pays homage to her influences with a slicked-back ponytail to emphasize her dark locks. A mod cutout dress is almost as eye-catching as her natural beauty with crystal earrings that bring out the color of your eyes. Plan a night out to succeed with this effortless getup.

Put Your Best Face Forward

Nicky Hilton
Nicky Hilton

Socialite Nicky Hilton is known for her dynamic bright eyes and fierce style. With a slicked-back style, you can showcase your stunning crystallized jewelry whether they’re diamonds or rhinestones. This look is great with blonde hair as the product adds color to your highlights.

Channel Your Inner Diva

Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian

All eyes are generally on megastar Kim Kardashian with ever-changing locks and this edgy slicked back up-do. Glossy makeup and gilded jewelry draw light to all the right places to wear with a one-shoulder dress. Let your loose tresses run wild with this stunning look.

Click here for Kim Kardashian’s hairstyles over the years

Go Goth And Glossy

Marion Cotillard
Marion Cotillard

Raven-haired beauties can take a tip from French actress, Marion Cotillard. Bold red lips and dark eye-makeup stands out with a sophisticated slicked back hairstyle that features high twists and minimal jewelry to accentuate your look.

Be The Star Of The Show

Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez needs no help looking stunning and is a regular to this slicked-back style. Honey highlights stand out with eye-catching makeup and dynamic accessories to shine over a classic black ensemble.

Turn The Volume Up

Hillary Duff
Hillary Duff

Formerly a teenage blonde, trendsetter Hillary Duff looks all grown up with a volumized crown and dark locks. Fair-skinned women with dark eyes can make their features pop and enjoy a night of glamour with a pieced hairstyle and dramatic jewelry.

Get Classy And Look Like Royalty

Ellen Pompeo
Ellen Pompeo

Actress Ellen Pompeo rocks a high bun and slick backed look with her brown locks, made darker by hair products. This glam style can be paired with minimal makeup and megawatt earrings to show off a low cut dress.

Be Friendly And Formal

Blake Lively
Blake Lively

We can all agree Blake Lively is one of the most beautiful women in the world and this slick backed hairstyle goes great with her dark blonde tresses. Enhance your natural beauty with simple mascara and gloss, but don’t be afraid to wear a pair of statement-making earrings.

Click here for Blake Lively’s hairstyles over the years

Show Off Your Shine Naturally

Anna Kendrick
Anna Paquin

True Blood blonde bombshell Anna Paquin dazzles with a gold chain necklace and slicked-back hair that emphasizes her cheekbones. Dramatic jewelry pairs well with a low cut top and fierce eyebrows that stand out with a high up-do.

Go Casual and Natural

Anna Kendrick
Anna Kendrick

America’s sweetheart Anna Kendrick always looks friendly with casual clothes and an effortless slick backed up-do. The actress shows you can emphasize your natural hairline with glam makeup from day to night.

Let Your Natural Beauty Shine

Amy Adams
Amy Adams

Gorgeous actress Amy Adams is a star for redheads everywhere with a slicked back style that goes loose in the back. Shimmering makeup and natural hair shines along with megawatt accessories and a shimmering gown.

Let Your Locks Go Natural

Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys

African American women and those with curly hair can take some tips from songstress Alicia Keys. Slick back over your crown and keep your hanging hair glossy to pair with stunning hoops and sparkling makeup.

Look Like A Classic Star

Kristen Steward with hair slicked back
Kristen Steward

Diverse actress Kristen Stewart looks amazing with a short haircut, slicked back top, and light brown tresses underneath. Vintage-inspired eyeliner is always fashionable with a neutral lip and a designer dress that no one can copy.

Go Sleek and Ravishing

German model Heidi Klum rocks a slicked back top that perfectly goes with her blonde tresses. It was paired with a captivating dress completed with a pair of chandelier earrings.
Heidi Klum

German model Heidi Klum rocks a slicked back top that perfectly goes with her blonde tresses. It was paired with a captivating dress completed with a pair of chandelier earrings.

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Slick Hair and Red Lips

Malin Akerman totally pulled-off this medium-length slicked back hairstyle during the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party wearing a maroon detailed dress and red lips.

Malin Akerman totally pulled-off this medium-length slicked back hairstyle during the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party wearing a maroon detailed dress and red lips.

Click here for Malin Akerman’s hairstyles over the years

Free-spirited on a Headband 

The actress sports a loose hairstyle that’s slicked back by a headband. It is paired with charming boho earrings that she wore during the world premiere of “Rocky Balboa” on December 13, 2006.
Hayden Panettiere

The actress sports a loose hairstyle that’s slicked back by a headband. It is paired with charming boho earrings that she wore during the world premiere of “Rocky Balboa” on December 13, 2006.

Click here for Hayden Panettiere’s hairstyles over the years

Be Audacious and Bold

Nicole Scherzinger looked ravishing in a halter dress and gold hoop earrings accentuated by her slicked-back hair. This was worn during the photocall for “The X Factor: Celebrity”, London held on October 9, 2019.
Nicole Scherzinger

Nicole Scherzinger looked ravishing in a halter dress and gold hoop earrings accentuated by her slicked-back hair. This was worn during the photocall for “The X Factor: Celebrity”, London held on October 9, 2019.

Click here for Nicole Scherzinger’s hairstyles over the years

Casual Slick Style

Freida went for a casual and simple slicked back style with a detailed yellow dress at the premiere of “Rust & Bone” in competition on May 17, 2012.

Freida went for a casual and simple slicked back style with a detailed yellow dress at the premiere of “Rust & Bone” in competition on May 17, 2012.

Click here for Freida Pinto’s hairstyles over the years

Stylish Slicked-Back Pixie

Jessie J. performed at the Dubai Shopping Festival Fashion Show in Mall Of The Emirates last 20th of January 2017. She rocked the stage with a colorful romper to match her stylish slicked-back pixie hair.

Jessie J. performed at the Dubai Shopping Festival Fashion Show in Mall Of The Emirates the last 20th of January 2017. She rocked the stage with a colorful romper to match her stylish slicked-back pixie hair.

Click here for Jessie J’s hairstyles over the years

Slick Ponytail

The stunning Mila Kunis wore her raven medium-length locks in a slick ponytail hairstyle that complemented her elegant neckline at the Los Angeles premiere of ‘Bad Moms’ on July 26, 2016.

The stunning Mila Kunis wore her raven medium-length locks in a slick ponytail hairstyle that complemented her elegant neckline at the Los Angeles premiere of ‘Bad Moms’ on July 26, 2016.

Click here for Mila Kunis’ hairstyles over the years

Slick Pompadour Ponytail

The stunning actress wore a red leather dress paired with a sleek ponytail at the photocall for her new animated movie “Puss in Boots” last May 11, 2011.

The stunning actress wore a red leather dress paired with a sleek ponytail at the photocall for her new animated movie “Puss in Boots” last May 11, 2011.

Click here for Salma Hayek’s hairstyles over the years

Slick Twisted Knot

Alyssa Milano slicked back her brunette tresses into a high twisted knot for the “Get Hard” Los Angeles Premiere on March 25, 2015.

Alyssa Milano slicked back her brunette tresses into a high twisted knot for the “Get Hard” Los Angeles Premiere on March 25, 2015.

Click here for Alyssa Milano’s hairstyles over the years

Slick Half Upstyle

The English actress looking sleek in a half ponytail hairstyle complemented with a collar necklace and a blush bodice dress. This was taken at the Primetime Emmy Awards – Arrivals held on September 22, 2019.

The English actress looking sleek in a half ponytail hairstyle complemented with a collar necklace and a blush bodice dress. This was taken at the Primetime Emmy Awards – Arrivals held on September 22, 2019.

Click here for Sophie Turner’s hairstyles over the years

Slick Half-Up Brushed-Back Hairstyle

A bronzed Gigi Hadid wore a sexy yellow dress to pair with her brushed-back half-up hairstyle and bright smile at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on August 30, 2015.

A bronzed Gigi Hadid wore a sexy yellow dress to pair with her brushed-back half-up hairstyle and bright smile at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on August 30, 2015.

Click here for Gigi Hadid’s hairstyles over the years

Slick and Wet-look Brushed-Back Hairstyle

Gigi Hadid was dressed in a glittery red outfit and her hair was slicked back when she walked the runway at the Prabal Gurung Spring Summer 2018 fashion show during New York Fashion Week on September 10, 2017.

Gigi Hadid was dressed in a glittery red outfit and her hair was slicked back when she walked the runway at the Prabal Gurung Spring Summer 2018 fashion show during New York Fashion Week on September 10, 2017.

Click here for Gigi Hadid’s hairstyles over the years

Alexandra Daddario pulled her hair back to a high ponytail for “The Layover” Los Angeles Premiere held on August 23, 2017.

Alexandra Daddario pulled her hair back to a high ponytail for “The Layover” Los Angeles Premiere held on August 23, 2017.

Click here for Alexandra Daddario’s hairstyles over the years.

Slick Blonde Updo

A sexy-looking Kelly Osbourne was seen arriving at the 8th Teen Vogue Young Hollywood Party with her blonde slicked hair, October 1, 2010.

A sexy-looking Kelly Osbourne was seen arriving at the 8th Teen Vogue Young Hollywood Party with her blonde slicked hair, October 1, 2010.

Click here for Kelly Osbourne’s hairstyles over the years

Emilia Clarke at the premiere of Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm’s ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ held at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, USA on May 10, 2018.

Emilia Clarke at the premiere of Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm’s ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ held at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, USA on May 10, 2018.

Click here for Emilia Clarke’s hairstyles over the years.

Slicked Low Bun

The singer sporting a sophisticated low bun that perfectly goes with her formal dress at the 70th Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel last January 13, 2013.

The singer sporting a sophisticated low bun that perfectly goes with her formal dress at the 70th Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel last January 13, 2013.

Click here for Taylor Swift’s hairstyles over the years

Slick and Wet-look Brushed-Back Hairstyle

Miley Cyrus attended the Costume Institute benefit gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York. She wore a lovely long black dress incorporated with metal studs that went well with her slicked back dark pixie hair.

Miley Cyrus attended the Costume Institute benefit gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015, in New York. She wore a lovely long black dress incorporated with metal studs that went well with her slicked-back dark pixie hair.

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Slick and Dyed Brushed-Back Hairstyle

Miley Cyrus sported a slicked back highlighted blond pixie hairstyle to pair with her sexy black dress and bright smile at the Grammy Awards 2015 on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, CA.

Miley Cyrus sported a slicked-back highlighted blond pixie hairstyle to pair with her sexy black dress and bright smile at the Grammy Awards 2015 on February 8, 2015, in Los Angeles, CA.

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The singer performing at the world premiere of Volkswagen’s new Jetta compact sedan at Times Square on June 15, 2010 with her long jet black hair slicked back into a high braided ponytail.

The singer performing at the world premiere of Volkswagen’s new Jetta compact sedan at Times Square on June 15, 2010, with her long jet black hair slicked back into a high braided ponytail.

Click here for Katy Perry’s hairstyles over the years

Slick and Vintage Upstyle

Lady Gaga opted for a vintage look to go with her beautiful black velvet dress. She wore a bold make-up and a neat slick upstyle when she was seen on August 3, 2016, in New York City.

Lady Gaga opted for a vintage look to go with her beautiful black velvet dress. She wore a bold make-up and a neat slick upstyle when she was seen on August 3, 2016, in New York City.

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Slick and Loose Upstyle

On February 26, 2010, Selena Gomez caught everyone’s attention with her stunning white dress and messy, loose upstyle with tendrils on the sides at the 41st Annual NAACP Image Awards at the Shrine Auditorium.

On February 26, 2010, Selena Gomez caught everyone’s attention with her stunning white dress and messy, loose upstyle with tendrils on the sides at the 41st Annual NAACP Image Awards at the Shrine Auditorium.

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Slick Blond Upstyle

Emma Stone’s elegant blond upstyle emphasized her beautiful eyes at ‘The Croods’ press conference at the 63rd Berlinale International Film Festival on February 15, 2013 in Berlin, Germany.

Emma Stone’s elegant blond upstyle emphasized her beautiful eyes at ‘The Croods’ press conference at the 63rd Berlinale International Film Festival on February 15, 2013 in Berlin, Germany.

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Emma Watson attended the premiere of “Beauty and the Beast” at Alice Tully Hall on April 13, 2017, in New York City. She wore a classy black sheer dress to pair with her lovely red lips and brushed-back, loose and tousled low bun with a slight pompadour finish.

Emma Watson attended the premiere of “Beauty and the Beast” at Alice Tully Hall on April 13, 2017, in New York City. She wore a classy black sheer dress to pair with her lovely red lips and brushed-back, loose and tousled low bun with a slight pompadour finish.

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High Ponytail with a Pouf

Kim Kardashian with her dark locks arranged into a high ponytail with a pouf at the 2012 US Hot Hollywood Party at Greystone Manor on April 18, 2012.

Kim Kardashian with her dark locks arranged into a high ponytail with a pouf at the 2012 US Hot Hollywood Party at Greystone Manor on April 18, 2012.

Click here for Kim Kardashian’s hairstyles over the years

Slicked-Back Straight Hair

Scarlett Johansson was perfectly breathtaking in her sexy red dress and slicked-back shoulder-length straight hair when she attended the premiere of the movie “Marriage Story” during the 76th Venice Film Festival on August 29, 2019, in Venice, Italy.

Scarlett Johansson was perfectly breathtaking in her sexy red dress and slicked-back shoulder-length straight hair when she attended the premiere of the movie “Marriage Story” during the 76th Venice Film Festival on August 29, 2019, in Venice, Italy.

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Slicked-Back Sandy Blond Hair

Jennifer Lawrence swept her short and thick blond hair into an elegant slicked-back hairstyle to pair with her fashionable dress at the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at the Sunset Boulevard on March 2, 2014, in West Hollywood, CA.

Jennifer Lawrence swept her short and thick blond hair into an elegant slicked-back hairstyle to pair with her fashionable dress at the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at the Sunset Boulevard on March 2, 2014, in West Hollywood, CA.

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Voluminous Slicked Back

Beyonce Knowles exhibited a classy look with her voluminous slicked back hair at HOUSE of DEREON Collection Launch on October 28, 2008, at Bloomingdale’s Department Store, New York, NY.

Beyonce Knowles exhibited a classy look with her voluminous slicked back hair at HOUSE of DEREON Collection Launch on October 28, 2008, at Bloomingdale’s Department Store, New York, NY.

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Slicked Back With Headband

Natalie Portman was at the 77th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre, Hollywood, CA on February 27, 2005, in Los Angeles, CA. She wore an elegant silvery dress that she paired with her headband that adorns her bun hairstyle.

Natalie Portman was at the 77th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre, Hollywood, CA on February 27, 2005, in Los Angeles, CA. She wore an elegant silvery dress that she paired with her headband that adorns her bun hairstyle.

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Slicked-Back Long Raven Hair

Rihanna wowed everyone with her stunning pearly white dress and slicked back long straight hairstyle at the 2nd Annual Diamond Ball held at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, USA on December 10, 2015.

Rihanna wowed everyone with her stunning pearly white dress and slicked back long straight hairstyle at the 2nd Annual Diamond Ball held at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, USA on December 10, 2015.

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Slicked-Back Long Brunette Tousle

Angelina Jolie attended the premiere of SKY CAPTAIN AND THE WORLD OF TOMORROW on September 14, 2004, in Los Angeles. She was quite charming in her sexy white dress and tousled brushed-back brown hairstyle.

Angelina Jolie attended the premiere of SKY CAPTAIN AND THE WORLD OF TOMORROW on September 14, 2004, in Los Angeles. She was quite charming in her sexy white dress and tousled brushed-back brown hairstyle.

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Slicked-Back Long Wavy Highlights

Angelina Jolie went with an elegant slicked-back long hairstyle with waves at the tips to match her black dress at the Los Angeles premiere of her new movie “In The Land of Blood and Honey” at the ArcLight Theatre, Hollywood on December 8, 2011, in Los Angeles, CA.

Angelina Jolie went with an elegant slicked-back long hairstyle with waves at the tips to match her black dress at the Los Angeles premiere of her new movie “In The Land of Blood and Honey” at the ArcLight Theatre, Hollywood on December 8, 2011, in Los Angeles, CA.

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Short Slicked Back Blonde

Kristen Bell is a stunner at the “A Bad Moms Christmas” Los Angeles Premiere on October 30, 2017, as she rocks a short slicked back hairstyle that complements her smokey eyes.

Kristen Bell is a stunner at the “A Bad Moms Christmas” Los Angeles Premiere on October 30, 2017, as she rocks a short slicked back hairstyle that complements her smokey eyes.

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Slick Half-Up

On January 8, 2017, Natalie Portman wore a mustard yellow dress with her slick half-up hairstyle and charming make-up at the 74th Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Los Angeles.

On January 8, 2017, Natalie Portman wore a mustard yellow dress with her slick half-up hairstyle and charming make-up at the 74th Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Los Angeles.

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Slick Neat Dark Brown

Model and actress Cara Delevingne walked the runway during the Balmain show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Women’s wear Spring/Summer 2019 on September 28, 2018, in Paris, France. Her was styled to a slick side-parted finish with a dark brown tone.

Model and actress Cara Delevingne walked the runway during the Balmain show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Women’s wear Spring/Summer 2019 on September 28, 2018, in Paris, France. Her was styled to a slick side-parted finish with a dark brown tone.

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Wavy and Slick

Vanessa Hudgens was at the Peoples Choice Awards 2016 – Arrivals at the Microsoft Theatre L.A. Live on January 6, 2016, in Los Angeles, CA. She wowed everyone with her silver glittery outfit that she paired with her slicked-back raven chin length-hairstyle.

Vanessa Hudgens was at the Peoples Choice Awards 2016 – Arrivals at the Microsoft Theatre L.A. Live on January 6, 2016, in Los Angeles, CA. She wowed everyone with her silver glittery outfit that she paired with her slicked-back raven chin length-hairstyle.

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Glam Slicked Blonde

Natalie Dormer looking fabulous in a blonde slicked hairstyle that she flaunted during the HBO Game of Thrones final season premiere at Radio City Music Hall on April 3, 2019.

Natalie Dormer looking fabulous in a blonde slicked hairstyle that she flaunted during the HBO Game of Thrones final season premiere at Radio City Music Hall on April 3, 2019.

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Short Raven Slick

On May 2, 2016, Demi Lovato attended the Manus x Machina Fashion in an Age of Technology Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She was seen wearing a detailed dress to pair with her simple make-up and slicked back short raven hairstyle.

On May 2, 2016, Demi Lovato attended the Manus x Machina Fashion in an Age of Technology Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She was seen wearing a detailed dress to pair with her simple make-up and slicked back short raven hairstyle.

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Blonde Slicked Bob

Margot Robbie looked daring in her black pleated dress complementing her bob-cut hair that’s brushed up in the middle during the Los Angeles premiere of her movie “Focus” last February 24, 2015.

Margot Robbie looked daring in her black pleated dress complimenting her bob-cut hair that’s brushed up in the middle during the Los Angeles premiere of her movie “Focus” last February 24, 2015.

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Raven Tousled Slick

Vanessa Hudgens’ sexy red sheer dress paired quite perfectly with her brushed-up short raven hairstyle with a tousled finish and side-swept bangs at the MTV Video Music Awards 2017 at The Forum on August 27, 2017, in Inglewood, CA.

Vanessa Hudgens’ sexy red sheer dress paired quite perfectly with her brushed-up short raven hairstyle with a tousled finish and side-swept bangs at the MTV Video Music Awards 2017 at The Forum on August 27, 2017, in Inglewood, CA.

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Long Raven Slick

Demi Lovato wore an animal print dress with her slicked-back raven hairstyle at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, USA on May 20, 2018.

Demi Lovato wore an animal print dress with her slicked-back raven hairstyle at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, USA on May 20, 2018.

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Sandy Blond Slick With Headband

Reese Witherspoon’s thick and highlighted shoulder-length hairs were swept up by a headband for a classic look when she attended the “Just Like Heaven” Los Angeles Premiere held at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California on September 8, 2005.

Reese Witherspoon’s thick and highlighted shoulder-length hairs were swept up by a headband for a classic look when she attended the “Just Like Heaven” Los Angeles Premiere held at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California on September 8, 2005.

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Raven Slick and Tousled

Jessica Alba was quite charming in the white sheer outfit that she paired with an elegant upstyle bun hairstyle with slight tousle at the Clinton Foundation “Decade of Difference” Gala at the Hollywood Palladium on October 14, 2011, in Los Angeles, CA.

Jessica Alba was quite charming in the white sheer outfit that she paired with an elegant upstyle bun hairstyle with slight tousle at the Clinton Foundation “Decade of Difference” Gala at the Hollywood Palladium on October 14, 2011, in Los Angeles, CA.

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15 Types of Slicked Back Hairstyles for Women

1. The Schwarzkopf Hairstyle “Imperfection”

Ideal for hair of any length and color, the Schwarzkopf style creates a put-together casual look wonderful for school, the workplace, or a day out. For longer hair, “Imperfection” frames the cheeks to elongate rounder faces and on all face shapes highlight the cheekbones. For shoulder-length haircuts, “Imperfection” creates a clean fly-away look for a touch of blunt whimsy.

2. The Vintage

For a more classic style, the vintage slick back look creates soft lines that peak with a gentle roll at the crown of the head. This style elongates the face, highlighting your features while the texture of your gel adds a bit of edge to your style. This full slick back keeps hair away from your face, making the classic style a practical day and evening look.

3. The Pixie

The slicked pixie cut creates a sophisticated and rather intense vibe making it excellent for special occasions or making a statement. The gel adds an edge to your typical every-day style letting people know you’re on a mission. Done in tapers, waves, or tight lines, this simple but effective look takes only minutes to achieve and makes a lasting impression.

4. The Ponytail

Tie your hair into a tight ponytail and run gel through the tight strands. This style is ideal for those who want a simple solution to early morning hair routines while keeping their locks tame all day. Ideal for taming curly hair or keeping long hair out of your face while creating a clean-put together look.

**Add a braid to the ponytail for a little extra flair.

5. The Bob

Gels and bobs were made for each other. There are a variety of different styles and features to play with, but the most popular way to style bob is to tuck the sides tightly above the ears and gently roll bangs up and over to create a classy statement look which is stunning for weddings, family gatherings, banquets, and benefits.

6. Double (Or Triple) Tone

If your ends are a different color than your roots, you’ve been presented with a golden opportunity. Tie your hair up into a ponytail, braid, or really any taut updo you fancy, separating the different tones into two sections. Rub the gel over your roots to create a smooth and stark difference to highlight your unique color combinations. Ideal for natural and bold color blends. This is an excellent casual style that looks like much more work than it actually takes.

7. The Loose Boy Cut

Ideal for medium to long hair lengths, the loose boy cut slick highlights your face by drawing your hair to gently cascade down your back. This is a light gel style that creates a lasting impression and is especially effective in expressing personality based solely on your choice of clothing and makeup. This style is ideal for a date night, night out with friends, or a special occasion.

8. The Neat Bun

This style creates a classic chic look that is ideal for the workplace or for special evening occasions. The tight knot at the nape of the neck gives off an elegant vibe, and, like the loose boy cut, creates a statement all its own when accompanied with a certain combination of makeup and accessories. A gothic or whimsical personality can be communicated with this simple, classic look.

9. The Kardashian

Kim’s mid-length bob takes on the vibe of a fauxhawk but maintains a moderately feminine feel making it the ideal look for women who want to make a statement while embracing their femininity. The tapered edges of the bob and slight pompadour top create an edgy but gentle look which makes style wonderful for everyday activities or evening events.

10. Braided Sides

Braiding sides works excellently with short haircuts to add a bit of personality and flair to your normal style. A single small braid or a longer braid joined at the nape of the neck does wonder for dressing up your everyday look.

11. Retro

With your hair parted at the side and slicked only from the top, curl your edges to create a seriously voluminous look while keeping your hair away from your face. While this style is totally 80s, with the right attitude (and a little braiding on the side), this retro style works wonders in the 21st century.

12. The Runway

This style sports a light gelling which creates a more natural finish. The gentle gel application holds the roots into place but allows your hair’s natural volume and curl to shine as it blows in the wind. This is an unassuming look that accentuates your natural beauty by highlighting your face. These features make the Runway look ideal for any and all occasions.

13. The Messy Slick

This look is ideal for casual days at work or on vacation. The light gel application allows you the freedom to style your hair for the exact statement you want to make without the intensity of the full-on gel application. It is also ideal for every hair length and type because of the personal versatility which can be applied to this style.

14. The Slight Volume Slick

This is a standard slick-back style, ideal for any and all hair lengths, but this one comes with a bit of oomph to make that lasting impression. The high pompadour at the crown of the head elongates the face and creates an air of power. This empowering look is ideal for nailing that business meeting, landing that job, or as an elegant evening look.

15. The Mexican Twist

This is by far the most versatile of the slick-back hairstyles. The Mexican Twist sits tightly on the head and generates a wet look for the hair, which gives it a brilliant shine while making your color pop. If you have a medium to long hair length, twining it into a low bun or an elegant plait creates a lovely evening look to really show off your personal style.

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31 photo examples of men with slicked back hairstyles. This is where you can get all kinds of killer ideas on how best to slick back your hair and for what types of faces, colors and lengths work best.

Man with slicked back blonde hair

When I was a kid I liked joking around slicking my hair straight back.  I thought it was hip, slick and cool.  While it’s not the most popular hairstyle for men, it’s still considered a dapper look and some men can pull it off spectacularly.

We love showcasing many examples of all kinds of hairstyles and do so for this type.  Below you’ll find over 130 slicked-back hairstyles for men.

Brad Pitt’s Slicked-Back Undercut Style

A slicked-back undercut style is not for the faint of the heart, primarily because you have to wait for some time before your clipped-short side hair can grow back. To get the look, you need to grow at least a minimum of 4 to 6 inches of hair on top. Then your barber can section off the hair from your back and side and clip it off. At this stage, you can let him know how short you want to go. Then the barber can cut and shape the top and slick it back.

A slicked-back undercut style is not for the faint of the heart, primarily because you have to wait for some time before your clipped-short side hair can grow back. To get the look, you need to grow at least a minimum of 4 to 6 inches of hair on top. Then your barber can section off the hair from your back and side and clip it off. At this stage, you can let him know how short you want to go. Then the barber can cut and shape the top and slick it back.

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Justin Timberlake’s Low-Fade Subtle Slick

Just because you want a slicked back style, doesn’t mean you need to add a gallon of hair product to your hair. For those who don’t like the heavy feeling that can come with using too much styling pomade, Justin Timberlake’s minimal product look is the best. The singer’s barber styled his sides in a low-fade, and gave his full top hair a subtle slick with lots of brush-overs. This is one of the best red-carpet’s hair looks.

Just because you want a slicked-back style, doesn’t mean you need to add a gallon of hair product to your hair. For those who don’t like the heavy feeling that can come with using too much styling pomade, Justin Timberlake’s minimal product look is the best. The singer’s barber styled his sides in a low-fade and gave his full top hair a subtle slick with lots of brush-overs. This is one of the best red-carpet’s hair looks.

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Leonardo DiCaprio’s Classic Comb-Over

Want an Oscar-worthy look? Get a cue from Leonardo DiCaprio. The “Revenant” star usually turns heads on the red carpet, and a lot of that has to do with his hair. While being awarded the Academy Award, the actor sported a classic comb-over look. Combined with his prominent widow’s peak, the hairstyle looked pretty elegant and dramatic.

Want an Oscar-worthy look? Get a cue from Leonardo DiCaprio. The “Revenant” star usually turns heads on the red carpet, and a lot of that has to do with his hair. While being awarded the Academy Award, the actor sported a classic comb-over look. Combined with his prominent widow’s peak, the hairstyle looked pretty elegant and dramatic.

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Bradley Cooper’s Middle-Length Wet Waves

Even though he is a phenomenal actor, one of Bradley Cooper’s biggest claims-to-fame is his thick brown voluminous waves of hair. The “A Star is Born” actor is one of the few Hollywood actors who sports shoulder-length hair and rocks it. On red carpet events, Cooper often styles his hair in a wet look by adding styling product to his wavy locks and pushing them back away from his forehead. The style further highlights the actor’s prominent cheekbones and piercing eyes.

Even though he is a phenomenal actor, one of Bradley Cooper’s biggest claim-to-fame is his thick brown voluminous waves of hair. The “A Star is Born” actor is one of the few Hollywood actors who sports shoulder-length hair and rocks it. On red carpet events, Cooper often styles his hair in a wet look by adding styling products to his wavy locks and pushing them back away from his forehead. The style further highlights the actor’s prominent cheekbones and piercing eyes.

Chris Evans Side-Parted Slick with Beard

Who doesn’t love Captain America? Not only does he save the world, but he looks good doing it too. Chris Evans is known for his clean and polished look on the red carpet and this time isn’t any different either. The “Avengers” actor chose to style his thick hair in a side-parted slicked back part. With his beautifully groomed beard, the actor looks very refined and dapper.

Who doesn’t love Captain America? Not only does he save the world, but he looks good doing it too. Chris Evans is known for his clean and polished look on the red carpet and this time isn’t any different either. The “Avengers” actor chose to style his thick hair in a side-parted slicked back part. With his beautifully groomed beard, the actor looks very refined and dapper.

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Zac Efron’s Rolled Back Pompadour With Highlights

There is a reason why women love Zac Efron. With his highschool-boyfriend looks, the actor has stolen hearts all over the world ever since he first appeared in Disney’s “High School Musical.” He also knows how to dress up for the red carpet. Here, the actor is rocking a fluffed back pompadour, which has been set in place with some pomade or styling gel. To add more dimension to his hair, his stylist added some gold highlights on the front.

There is a reason why women love Zac Efron. With his highschool-boyfriend looks, the actor has stolen hearts all over the world ever since he first appeared in Disney’s “High School Musical.” He also knows how to dress up for the red carpet. Here, the actor is rocking a fluffed back pompadour, which has been set in place with some pomade or styling gel. To add more dimension to his hair, his stylist added some gold highlights on the front.

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Chris Hemsworth’s Medium-Length Textured Slicked Hair

With his rugged good looks, it is no wonder that Chris Hemsworth is one of the most popular actors of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. When he is not playing Thor, the actor cleans up very nicely in a tuxedo and slicked-back hair. Here, the actor has pushed back his brown waves and added just enough styling product to ensure his hair stay in place. His hair was also given some texture and volume so that it doesn’t seem plastered to his head.

With his rugged good looks, it is no wonder that Chris Hemsworth is one of the most popular actors of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. When he is not playing Thor, the actor cleans up very nicely in a tuxedo and slicked-back hair. Here, the actor has pushed back his brown waves and added just enough styling product to ensure his hair stay in place. His hair was also given some texture and volume so that it doesn’t seem plastered to his head.

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Colin Farrell’s High-Volume Slicked Back Style

This great hairstyle worn by Colin Farrell is perfect for those men who want to keep their hair away from their face. Here, Farrell has kept the top of his hair about 4 to 6 inches long. However, his sides have been clipped shorter, but not too much. The shorter sides give his style balance and the top of his hair more volume. The slicked-back look gives Farrell a tidy appearance and is eye-catching and dramatic. It is a wonderful outgoing style.

This great hairstyle worn by Colin Farrell is perfect for those men who want to keep their hair away from their face. Here, Farrell has kept the top of his hair about 4 to 6 inches long. However, his sides have been clipped shorter, but not too much. The shorter sides give his style balance and the top of his hair more volume. The slicked-back look gives Farrell a tidy appearance and is eye-catching and dramatic. It is a wonderful outgoing style.

Ryan Gosling’s Brush Up

Ryan Gosling's beautiful slicked back hairstyle during the Critics' Choice Awards on December 11, 2016 held in Hollywood.

Ryan Gosling’s beautiful slicked back hairstyle during the Critics’ Choice Awards on December 11, 2016, held in Hollywood.

This unassuming style sported by Ryan Gosling is beautiful in its simplicity. The “La La Land” actor chose to style his hair in a simple brush-up style rather than one that would stick out in the crowd. To get the look, cut your hair into medium-length feathery locks on the top and slightly shorter ones on the side. Add a bit of pomade to your hair just to push back and set your hair in place, but make sure that you don’t slick it down completely. This style is humble and perfect, just like the actor himself.

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Long Slicked Back Hair

If you want to keep thing super-cool and modern, try this slicked-back style with long hair, like Brad Pitt. The actor added lots of gel product to give his hair a super-wet look. He then pushed it back and combed it down to his shoulders. The look is super casual and super cool and perfect for a day out chilling.

If you want to keep things super-cool and modern, try this slicked-back style with long hair, like Brad Pitt. The actor added lots of gel product to give his hair a super-wet look. He then pushed it back and combed it down to his shoulders. The look is super casual and super cool and perfect for a day out chilling.

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Matthew McConaughey’s Slick, Long and Wavy

Matthew McConaughey’s dark red suit complements his sophisticated slicked-back long wavy hair and thick beard at the premiere of ‘The Sea Of Trees’ during the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival last May 16, 2015, in Cannes, France.

Matthew McConaughey’s dark red suit complements his sophisticated slicked-back long wavy hair and thick beard at the premiere of ‘The Sea Of Trees’ during the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival last May 16, 2015, in Cannes, France.

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Chris Hemsworth’s Slicked Back Long Hair

Chris Hemsworth wore a three-piece pinstriped suit with a slicked back hairstyle in the 2013 wold premiere of Rush with wife, Elsa Pataky.

Chris Hemsworth wore a three-piece pinstriped suit with a slicked-back hairstyle in the 2013 wold premiere of Rush with wife, Elsa Pataky.

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Chris Hemsworth’s Elegant Brushed Back Hair

Last January 12, 2014, Chris Hemsworth and wife Elsa Pataky were at the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Chris wore a velvet suit with an elegant highlight slicked-back hairstyle.

Last January 12, 2014, Chris Hemsworth and wife Elsa Pataky were at the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Chris wore a velvet suit with an elegant highlight slicked-back hairstyle.

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Johnny Depp’s Slicked Back Shiny Black Hair

Actor Johnny Depp had his usually messy hair slicked back into this raven masterpiece paired with mismatched earrings and some necklaces during the “Black Mass” premiere at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival last September 14, 2015, in Toronto, Canada.

Actor Johnny Depp had his usually messy hair slicked back into this raven masterpiece paired with mismatched earrings and some necklaces during the “Black Mass” premiere at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival last September 14, 2015, in Toronto, Canada.

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Johnny Depp’s Long Undercut Slicked Back

Johnny Depp sported a vintage classic look with this slicked back undercut hairstyle at the London premiere of his film “Murder on the Orient Express” in 2017.

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David Beckham’s Iconic Pompadour and Slick

The football star looked neat and classy with a pompadour hairstyle that's slicked back at the H&M Modern Essentials Campaign Launch at the H&M Store on September 26, 2016 in Los Angeles, CA.

The football star looked neat and classy with a pompadour hairstyle that’s slicked back at the H&M Modern Essentials Campaign Launch at the H&M Store on September 26, 2016 in Los Angeles, CA.

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Andrew Garfield’s Stylish Slicked Back

Andrew Garfield arrived at the Critics’ Choice Awards 2016 in Hollywood, CA with a slick and stylish hair. This neat look perfectly goes well with his classic black suit.

Andrew Garfield arrived at the Critics’ Choice Awards 2016 in Hollywood, CA with a slick and stylish hair. This neat look perfectly goes well with his classic black suit.

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Andrew Garfield’s Sleek Comb Over

The actor is undeniably handsome with a comb over look at the revival of Angels in America play after party last March 25, 2018. It was completed with a brown suit that’s paired with a lovely floral print tie.

The actor is undeniably handsome with a comb overlook at the revival of Angels in America play after-party last March 25, 2018. It was completed with a brown suit that’s paired with a lovely floral print tie.

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Chris Pine’s Slicked Pompadour

Chris Pine was a picture of classy sophistication with his blue velvet suit and slick side-swept pompadour hairstyle at the Los Angeles premiere of ‘A Wrinkle In Time’ held at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood last February 26, 2018.

Chris Pine was a picture of classy sophistication with his blue velvet suit and slick side-swept pompadour hairstyle at the Los Angeles premiere of ‘A Wrinkle In Time’ held at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood last February 26, 2018.

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Bryan Greenberg’s Slick Undercut

Bryan Greenberg worehis swept-back undercut fade hair for the Haunted Hayride 8th Annual VIP Black Carpet Event at the Griffith Park last October 9, 2016 in Los Angeles, CA. He paired this with a casual button-down shirt.

Bryan Greenberg wore his swept-back undercut fade hair for the Haunted Hayride 8th Annual VIP Black Carpet Event at the Griffith Park last October 9, 2016, in Los Angeles, CA. He paired this with a casual button-down shirt.

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Leonardo DiCaprio’s Neat Slick

Leonardo DiCaprio had a clean and tidy slicked back complemented with stubble beard during the 19th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards on January 16, 2014.

Leonardo DiCaprio had a clean and tidy slicked back complemented with stubble beard during the 19th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards on January 16, 2014.

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Jared Leto’s Red Slick

Jared Leto dyed his slicked locks in a vibrant red hue during the 2015 LACMA Art+Film Gala at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on November 7, 2015.

Jared Leto dyed his slicked locks in a vibrant red hue during the 2015 LACMA Art+Film Gala at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on November 7, 2015.

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Orlando Bloom's beautiful long curly hair was slicked back for a vintage look at the 2003 premiere of his new movie "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" in Los Angeles.

Orlando Bloom’s beautiful long curly hair was slicked back for a vintage look at the 2003 premiere of his new movie “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” in Los Angeles.

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Benedict Cumberbatch’s Loose Slicked Back

The English actor styled his medium-length black hair in a loose slicked back at the UK Premiere of Star Trek Into Darkness at The Empire Cinema on May 2, 2013.

The English actor styled his medium-length black hair in a loose slicked back at the UK Premiere of Star Trek Into Darkness at The Empire Cinema on May 2, 2013.

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Milo Ventimiglia’s Classic Short Slick

Milo Ventimiglia looking all fresh and clean in a neat slicked back hairstyle worn at the premiere of “Grown Ups 2” on June 10, 2013.

Milo Ventimiglia looking all fresh and clean in a neat slicked back hairstyle worn at the premiere of “Grown Ups 2” on June 10, 2013.

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Adam Levine’s Slick Pompadour

Adam Levine attended the closing night gala premiere of 'Begin Again' during the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival at BMCC Tribeca PAC. He was dapper in his blue suit and brushed up slick pompadour hairstyle and trimmed beard.

Adam Levine attended the closing night gala premiere of ‘Begin Again’ during the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival at BMCC Tribeca PAC. He was dapper in his blue suit and brushed up slick pompadour hairstyle and trimmed beard.

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Henry Cavill’s Gelled Sweep Back

Henry Cavill went with a full beard and longer hair arranged in a gelled sweep back during the CinemaCon 2017-Warner Brothers on March 29, 2017.

Henry Cavill went with a full beard and longer hair arranged in a gelled sweep back during the CinemaCon 2017-Warner Brothers on March 29, 2017.

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Chris Evans’ Slick Brushed Back Hairstyle

Chris Evans was a picture of dapper sophistication in his classy suit, trimmed beard and side-parted slick hairstyle at the European film premiere of ‘Captain America: Civil War’ at Vue Westfield on April 26, 2016 in London, England.

Chris Evans was a picture of dapper sophistication in his classy suit, trimmed beard and side-parted slick hairstyle at the European film premiere of ‘Captain America: Civil War’ at Vue Westfield on April 26, 2016, in London, England.

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Ryan Gosling’s Long Slicked Back Hairstyle

Rachel McAdams & Ryan Gosling were at the 12th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on January 12, 2007. Gosling wore a three-piece suit with his long slicked back hairstyle.

Rachel McAdams & Ryan Gosling were at the 12th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on January 12, 2007. Gosling wore a three-piece suit with his long slicked back hairstyle.

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Ryan Gosling’s Slick Side-Parted Fade

Ryan Gosling looked dapper in his black tux and brushed back slick hairstyle at the Palm Springs International Film Festival Gala at Palm Springs Convention Center on January 2, 2017 in Palm Springs, CA.

Ryan Gosling looked dapper in his black tux and brushed back slick hairstyle at the Palm Springs International Film Festival Gala at Palm Springs Convention Center on January 2, 2017 in Palm Springs, CA.

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Slicked Back Man Bun

Do you know you can rock a man bun with a tuxedo? Just check out this great style. This model has his long hair slicked back from his forehead and tied back in a half man bun. Note that only the front of his hair is gelled back. The hair in his ponytail and down his back has minimal product, which gives this style balance and keeps thing both casual and sophisticated at the same time.

Do you know you can rock a man bun with a tuxedo? Just check out this great style. This model has his long hair slicked back from his forehead and tied back in a half-man bun. Note that only the front of his hair is gelled back. The hair in his ponytail and down his back has a minimal product, which gives this style balance and keeps things both casual and sophisticated at the same time.

Messy Side-Combed Style

Do you want to go for a casual tousled look with a slicked-back style? Then this look is right up your alley. Ask your barber to blow-dry your hair to the side and then add some texturizing spray, styling gel, and pomade to keep the hair fixed in place as well as give it some texture, curls and volume. This is the perfect look that works both at the beach as well as formal events.

Do you want to go for a casual tousled look with a slicked-back style? Then this look is right up your alley. Ask your barber to blow-dry your hair to the side and then add some texturizing spray, styling gel, and pomade to keep the hair fixed in place as well as give it some texture, curls, and volume. This is the perfect look that works both at the beach as well as formal events.

Gaspard Ulliel sporting a beautiful slicked back hairstyle during the 67th Cannes Film Festival.

Gaspard Ulliel sporting a beautiful slicked back hairstyle during the 67th Cannes Film Festival.

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