Oil slick, or chic?

The London Lassie looks at the latest celeb hair trend…

A rather surprising look has made it into the hair style stakes this season. And it’s causing controversy everywhere. Celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lawrence have been rocking the slicked back look. The shiny rooted style was also seen on many a Spring/Summer catwalk through the likes of Giambattista Valli. But is this look gorgeous, or greasy?

Giambatista Valli SS13

Kim Kardashian rocking the slicked back look

Although this style is daring, and easy to get wrong, when done correctly it frames the face and looks enormously sexy (think Ursula Andress stepping out of the ocean and running her fingers through her sea dampened hair). Also, it only takes five minutes to create -minimum input, for maximum output!

The trick is to keep the roots shiny, not greasy, and keep the lengths of your hair matt. This can be done by slicking some Bumble and Bumble Semi Sumo through dry roots. This best selling product promises to give flexible hold and a grease free shine. Brush hair back using your fingers and pin behind the ears to hold. Then spray some dry shampoo (Baptiste is the best) into the lower roots and ends of your locks. Rub the dry shampoo in and then brush through. Finally, remove the pins and you’re done!

semi sumo

Don’t go for this style if you have sticky out ears as it will only enhance them. If you have perfect ears, don some chandelier earrings and go for it! This style gives all face shapes an edgy and sophisticated look. Pass the hair gel…

Check out LOOK’s beauty editor Katie styling the look on me (I don’t know why I look so moody by the way…):

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