The easiest cool-girl hairstyle to try

How-to: Slicked Back Hairstyle At Jason Wu SS17

Only got five minutes? This is the style for you.

InStyle Contributor / June 21 2017

Finding the minutes to create an immaculate hairstyle every day of the week is just not feasible for most of us. That’s why every girl needs a few quick and easy hairstyles in her repertoire that will have her looking done in no time at all. Slicked-back strands is one of those hairstyles. TRESemmé’s ambassador for NYFW Chris Naselli was backstage at the Jason Wu S/S ’17 show and tells us how to recreate this sleek hairstyle, which will be your new mid-week go-to.



“Work a dollop of TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Mousse through the hair and blow-dry with a round brush to encourage natural body,” recommends Naselli.

TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Mousse



Take a curling tong and create natural bends through the mid-lengths and ends of your hair. Remember to spritz with a heat protectant, like Davroe Thermaprotect before you begin.

Davroe Thermaprotect


Slick back

Then, mist a “generous amount of hairspray all over and use a wide-tooth comb to [slick] the hair back to achieve a wet look. Angle the comb to a slight side part, which adds extra detail and lift at the roots.” Try Matrix Total Results High Amplify Hairspray.

Matrix Total Results High Amplify Hairspray

Looking for more easy hairstyles to master? You can't beat the top knot and a ponytail with a twist.

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Is this slicked-back hairstyle in your mid-week repertoire already? Share your go-to hairstyles with us in the comments section below.

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