The biggest hair trend on the runways for Spring/Summer ’19 was the wet look. The designers wanted (or predicted) for us to style our hair in one of the many variations they put on display. I don’t know about you, but when I think “wet look”, I think of the Robert Palmer Girls. The look was around for many, many years before the video, but Simply Irresistible turned slicked back, wet-looking hair into something it had never been before… effortlessly cool and super sexy.
As a quick recap, six months ago during the Spring/Summer ’19 shows, some of the top designers to show different iterations of the wet look were Raf Simons, Chloë, Altuzarra, and Markus Lupfer. The Raf Simons version, while cool on the runway, isn’t so easily or desirably achievable in real life. Raf sent his models down the runway in half wet, half dry looks with tons of tendrils hanging off the face. Both Chloë and Altuzarra showed more accessible looks: swept-back hair, lacquered with volume at the roots.
The best thing about the wet look is you don’t need a new or special haircut. It will work on basically any cut or style, and there aren’t any formal rules… slicked back, tendrils, or ponytail. Of course, the wet look is inspired by the beach… that after the ocean look. But don’t limit yourself to wearing this look only on summer days. I personally love the wet look for evenings (à la Palmer Girls). This look can easily separate you from the rest of the crowd.
Head over to The Electric Chair Salon and speak to one of the Hair Designers directly about how to achieve this look.
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