Feminine and chic, yet slightly severe and eccentric, summer 2011 slicked hairstyle trends are a bold choice mainly because they fully expose your facial features. Still, one of the biggest advantages is the fact that slicked hairstyles work amazing both on medium-length and long hair. Moreover, you have the possibility to adapt slick hair in order to get amazing, sophisticated styles. From straight, sleek and pure hairstyles (Dries Van Noten, Narciso Rodriguez) to tight-to-the-head ponytails (Giambattista Valli, Carolina Herrera) and slicked updos (Yves Saint Laurent, Oscar de la Renta), every single style has that wow-factor able to draw the attention.
The beauty of slicked hairstyles is that they are so easy and quick to make yourself. You just need hair wax, a comb and, depending on the style you choose, some grips and an elastic band. You can make a deep side parting or try the slicked-back chic. As hair is brushed neatly away from the face, make sure the style flatters your features.
Following some of the trends seen on the catwalks, aiming for perfection and trying to be as precise as possible is a basic rule. Super silky with a soft texture, slicked hair has never looked so glam and simple, yet able to create an otherworldly effect. Think Narciso Rodriguez for the ultimate voguish, elegant approach.
We saw lots of updo styles on the spring/summer 2011 runway shows. Maybe the ‘Black Swan’ effect is the reason behind this explosion of stunning buns seen on a myriad of catwalks. Chloé, Viktor & Rolf, Costume National, Versace and Jil Sander are some of the designers that came up with tidy versions of the classic ballerina bun. You can rock this style too choosing a gorgeous bun and even adding a hair accessory for a more modern edge. If you’re not confident and 100% sure you want to show off your face entirely, don’t try this trend.
For the ladylike, polished and flawless finish as spotted at Chloé, smooth out and untangle your hair perfectly. Make a deep side parting and pull hair back tight (but not too tight if you want to avoid unwanted headaches)into a ponytail at the nape of the neck. Next, twist the pony into a stylish ballerina bun and secure it into place using some hair grips. You might also try the more severe and glamorous, slicked-back version seen at Versace. For the glossy-glossy look, you can apply some hair gel.
We know that the classic ponytail is the go-to option for hectic mornings when you need a quick hair fix. In order to get the most of this style and add some uniqueness to your look, wear it slicked (Loewe). You can make it your own by adding some thin braids on the side (Lacoste). Indeed, braids are a very simple, yet effective and lovely choice. What can be more cute than a pony with gorgeous braided details?
Slicked hairstyles can be seriously glossy and can transform you in seconds. Don’t be afraid to play with your style using simple tricks and adding braids, twists and ponytails. Give your ponytail a magical twist and create a stand-out look as seen at Gucci. Get the ultimate rock-chic attitude with a length-disguising updo (Emporio Armani). For those of you who are more into chic, severe, head-turning ‘dos, there’s the perfect Chanel ponytail for you. If you are feeling brave, you can always match this slicked pony with a bold, smoky eye makeup.
Photos via elle.com, vogue.com