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/Sumer ’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.
I spoke to Salon Concrete Stylist, Kristen Collins about how perfectly to achieve this look:
“For the wet look, I would recommend Davines’ Medium Hold Modeling Gel. It is very versatile. If you apply the product and air dry your hair, you can achieve that “wet” look. For textured and beachy looks, I would recommend the Sea Salt Spray or Definition Mist. The Sea Salt Spray smells amazing and gives texture and wave- just be careful not to use too much. The Definition Mist gives you that “second day hair” look- it adds texture and also shine without weighing the hair down at all. Davines also has the Dry Texturizer, which adds texture and a little bit of hold.”
We know, of course, that Concrete Stylists always go above and beyond.
Now that we have achieve that super summery look, Kristen recommends a few tips for keeping you hair healthy and shiny during those extreme warm weather months:
“Davines also releases the Su line in the summer. This line is great to prevent damage from UV rays to your hair, and also nurtures your hair and skin afterwards. Grab the Su Milk for a leave in conditioner- put it in your beach or pool bag, and apply it after you get out of the water for moisture and UV protection.”
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 Salon and speak to Kristen directly about how to achieve this look.
simply irresistable: vh1.com
other images: vogue.com