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.
A Low Ponytail For Effortless Style
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
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
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
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
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.
Go Goth And Glossy
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 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
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
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
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.
Show Off Your Shine Naturally
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Stylish Slicked-Back Pixie
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Alexandra Daddario pulled her hair back to a high ponytail for “The Layover” Los Angeles Premiere held on August 23, 2017.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Blonde Slicked Bob
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.