This season, go bold and dare to stand out from the crowd trying something different! From elegant and chic to easygoing and sporty, check out the hottest spring/summer 2012 slicked back hairstyle trends and make the most of your gorgeous locks trying outstanding 'dos with a special wet effect.

With the warm season upon us, it's time to play around with your hair styling and try something different when it comes to your tresses. Update your gorgeous locks opting for the already famous wet look! Extremely versatile, this is definitely one of the most-wanted hairstyles that works great for casual or formal occasions.
Check out the hottest spring 2012 slicked hairstyle trends and add elegance and edginess to your looks with these 'dos that really make you stand out from the crowd.

Are you on the hunt for the perfect head-turning hairstyle? Well, work your tresses to the max and go chic and sexy with slicked-back hair as seen at Cushnie et Ochs, BCBG Max Azria, Giambattista Valli, and Carlos Miele. Nonchalant and carefree yet uber-glossy and glam, you can rock this trend at the gym but also at a special evening event. At BCBG, the look has a tough yet soft feel and a certain looseness to it with ends curled into gorgeous, natural-looking waves. Use a wide-tooth comb for a result as the one seen at Giambattista Valli. At Alexander Wang, hair was rather sporty, while at Elie Saab it had a glam, super-feminine appeal.

Spring 2012 Slicked Hairstyle Trends Cushnie et OchsSpring 2012 Slicked Hairstyle Trends BCBG Max Azria

Spring 2012 Slicked Hairstyle Trends Carlos MieleSpring 2012 Slicked Hairstyle Trends Giambattista Valli

Spring 2012 Slicked Hairstyle Trends Elie SaabSpring 2012 Slicked Hairstyle Trends Alexander Wang

"It’s the idea of a girl who’s just come out of the ocean and run her fingers through her hair," said Sam McKnight about those stunning sleek wet chignons spotted at Chanel. In order to get the look, just make a deep side parting and use mousse for the sleek finish! Simple yet extremely elegant, a chignon adds drama and sophistication to any look. At Sophie Theallet and Chado Ralph Rucci, this timeless 'do was updated and given a chic, modern vibe. Slicked-back and spray-painted, the popular French twist spotted at Narciso Rodriguez was bold and theatrical yet with a seriously classy touch. At Jil Sander, hair had a "1950s/1960s mid-century shape, but it's been done in a way that’s so cold, so articulate, that it actually becomes ...modern," Palau said.

Spring 2012 Slicked Hairstyle Trends Sophie Theallet Spring 2012 Slicked Hairstyle Trends Chado Ralph Rucci

Spring 2012 Slicked Hairstyle Trends Costello TagliapietraSpring 2012 Slicked Hairstyle Trends Chanel

Spring 2012 Slicked Hairstyle Trends Narciso Rodriguez Spring 2012 Slicked Hairstyle Trends Jil Sander

Nearly everywhere! Custo Barcelona, Derek Lam, Monique Lhuillier, and Donna Karan are just some of the designers who made the most of the simple ponytails and braids by coming with new, stylish versions of these classic 'dos. Whether you opt for the super-sleek, low, side-parted pony seen at Derek Lam and Custo Barcelona or for the easygoing messy fishtail braid with a wet effect to the front (Michael Kors), ponys and braids can be worn in so many different ways and still look spectacular. Go bold with a dominatrix, severe and strong pony as the one spotted at Donna Karan. Add some finishing spray and gather your hair tightly at the back of the head securing it with an elastic. Give "a plasticized sheen" to your pony misting some shine spray. You can also try the chunky braid with hair sleek and smooth in the front as seen at Ruffian.

Spring 2012 Slicked Hairstyle Trends Custo BarcelonaSpring 2012 Slicked Hairstyle Trends Derek Lam

Spring 2012 Slicked Hairstyle Trends Monique LhuillierSpring 2012 Slicked Hairstyle Trends Ruffian

Spring 2012 Slicked Hairstyle Trends Donna KaranSpring 2012 Slicked Hairstyle Trends Michael Kors

Photos courtesy of elle.com, style.com

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