Thursday, August 9, 2012
Pre-Fall Hair Idea: Slicked Back Center
This hairstyle is technically a fall trend, but the slicked center look is perfect for poolside drinks when you have no intention of getting in. Although the look was called "edgy," "severe," and "rock and roll," backstage at fashion week, Allure Magazine declares them to be quick, easy, and practical.
For the look in the photo, shown from Versus, the trick is to slick back just the center of the hair. This gets rid of the face framing layers allowing you a low maintenance style when you don't want to fuss with your hair. Hairstylist Guido's inspiration for the Versus model was a 1970's look popularized by Catherine Deneuve. To copy the look yourself, section off and pull back the center of the hair. Use a gel to keep everything in place. Patrick likes Short Sexy Hair's Hard Up, a super strong gel with a bit of shine. Hold the hair in place with two bobbi pins or a cute barrette (like the "Glam Girl" ones shown above from Goody.) You can then flat iron the rest of your hair, put it in a low pony tail, or just let it do it's thing.
What's your go to hairstyle for going out?