40 Slicked Back Hairstyles for Women (2018)

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Kristen Steward with hair slicked back


The thing with slicked back hair for men and woman 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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Sophia Bush in a slicked back hairstyle.

Sophia Bush looking all neat and elegant at the Entertainment Weekly Pre-SAG Awards Celebration last January 28, 2017. This slicked back hairstyle highlights her almost perfect heart-shaped face which is definitely one of her assets.

Lauren Cohan in a Semi-Slicked Back Look.

This semi-slicked back hairstyle of Lauren Cohan caught the attention of many during the InStyle Awards 2017. This looks is a combination of elegance and style.

 Barbara Palvin slayed the edgy look with this messy, brushed and slicked back hairstyle

Barbara Palvin slayed the edgy look with this messy, brushed and slicked back hairstyle she wore during the premiere of Behind the Candelabra at the 66th Festival de Cannes last May 21, 2013.

Barbara Palvin in a slicked-back hairstyle.

Barbara Palvin chose to be elegant and stylish during the amfAR Gala last February 2017. This slicked back hairstyle flaunted her almost perfect, heart-shaped face which is definitely one of her assets.

Barbara Palvin attended the Youth premiere at the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival with his neat and fancy, slicked back upstyle.

Supermodel Barbara Palvin looking all edgy and stylish with her slicked back hairstyle. This look was worn last May 21, 2013 at the gala premiere for Behind the Candelabra.

Embrace the true beauty of natural gray hair by styling it in different ways. This slicked back hairstyle gives a crisp and elegant touch to the overall look.

One way to exhibit a sophisticated-but-not-too-polished look is through the slicked back style. This look was worn by Felicity Jones during the  Santa Barbara International Film Festival held last January 29, 2015.

One way to exhibit a sophisticated-but-not-too-polished look is through the slicked back style. This look was worn by Felicity Jones during the Santa Barbara International Film Festival held last January 29, 2015.

The actress attended the premiere of 'The Path' at Arclight Hollywood in a slick back updo,  March 21, 2016.

The actress attended the premiere of 'The Path' at Arclight Hollywood in a slick back updo, March 21, 2016.

Lima flaunted her modelesque figure with this white gown and her slicked back waves that kept all her hair intact, showing of her bare back. This look was worn last May 18, 2017 for the premiere of "Loveless" at the 70th Festival de Cannes.

Lima flaunted her modelesque figure with this white gown and her slicked back waves that kept all her hair intact, showing of her bare back. This look was worn last May 18, 2017 for the premiere of "Loveless" at the 70th Festival de Cannes.

The singer slayed the 2017 Soul Train Awards in Las Vegas with her messy slicked back hairstyle and her velvet red night dress.

The singer slayed the 2017 Soul Train Awards in Las Vegas with her messy slicked back hairstyle and her velvet red night dress.

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You can never deny the singer's powerful aura in this wet-look, slicked back style. She's indeed oozing with confidence and positivity with this look.

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The actress looks stunning with her short-length hair in a slicked back style. The finish is neat and elegant, such a head-turner!

During the HBO 2014 Golden Globe Party, the actress showcased not just elegance but also confidence with this medium-length, slicked back hair.

During the HBO 2014 Golden Globe Party, the actress showcased not just elegance but also confidence with this medium-length, slicked back hair.

This polished, side-parted hairstyle was worn by the actress during the "Entourage" Movie Premiere (May 2015), because elegance matters!

This polished, side-parted hairstyle was worn by the actress during the Entourage Movie Premiere (May 2015), because elegance matters!

Slicked back hairstyle is a thing for Akerman, but this medium-length one worn during the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party definitely nailed it!

Slicked back hairstyle is a thing for Akerman, but this medium-length one worn during the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party definitely nailed it!

The actress portrayed an elegant disposition with this short-length, slicked back style during the 2014 Environmental Media Awards.

The actress portrayed an elegant disposition with this short-length, slicked back style during the 2014 Environmental Media Awards.

The model wore an elegant-looking, medium-length slicked back hairstyle at the Elton John Aids Foundation 21st Academy Awards Viewing Party last February 24, 2013.

The model wore an elegant-looking, medium-length slicked back hairstyle at the Elton John Aids Foundation 21st Academy Awards Viewing Party last February 24, 2013.

The singer showcased a fierce and fashionable look with this messy slicked back hairstyle she wore at the 2017 American Music Awards.

The singer showcased a fierce and fashionable look with this messy slicked back hairstyle she wore at the 2017 American Music Awards.

The actress is at her most sophisticated self as she attended the 2017 Billboard Music Awards with this side-parted slicked back hairstyle.

The highly-anticipated singer is at her most sophisticated self as she attended the 2017 Billboard Music Awards with this side-parted slicked back hairstyle.

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 which 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 a 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 which 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 which 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 wonders 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 volumous 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 which 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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