How To Get The ‘Wet Hair’ Look – Tutorial

CalendarFriday, July 8th, 2022
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How To Get The ‘Wet Hair’ Look – Tutorial

slick and soaked hair

The watery, sleek, and shiny look has captivated the attention of celebs and their starry-eyed fans. There’s a natural sexiness to this sopping, glammed-up style. It’s dreamy, lustrous, and easy to achieve with our step-by-step guide.

One of the things that we love about this look is its simplicity. It’s super easy to style, and the unfussy slicked-back look gives you a chance to accessorize or accent. Pair this hairstyle with an outfit that has an eye-catching unique neckline. Bejewel the outfit with sparkly earrings for an ethereal look.

To get the ‘wet hair’ look, you’ll need:

  • a comb
  • shine serum
  • holding spray

Tease and Shape: To get a wet hair look, apply a shine serum to the ends of the hair. Avoid the roots because the serum will weigh the hair down. Our first step is teasing and shaping. 

Comb forward the front section of your hair near your scalp and let it fall to your forehead for now. Using a fine-toothed comb, tease the hair starting with the roots, from the top of your head to the crown of your head. Continue teasing in the back, building volume at the top-rear portion of your head and towards the right and left sides. If your hair is finely textured, spritz hairspray while teasing, so you can achieve the height you desire.

Comb and Smooth: Take the front portion of your hair by the forehead that you had separated in the first step, and lightly comb this section of the hair towards the back of your head so that it lays over the teased hair. Keep smoothing and arranging this hair to conceal the teased section while creating a flattering, voluminous shape.

spraying hair for hold

Spray to Set: To create volume, you’ll need to apply a strong holding spray to the teased parts of your hair, as well as the hair comb-over the teased part of your hair. Begin adding the hair spray to the layer of teased hair. Spray liberally all over the hair (avoid the ends of the hair) to create a sleek look for a long-lasting hold. 

Blend the look by using a high-shine glossing mist on the lower portion of your hair. If your hair has a natural texture, curls, or frizz, try adding some pomade to the bottom lengths of your hair to keep your curls looking as shiny and lustrous as the top portion of your hair.

This look has an understated elegance and sex appeal and is easy to style. 

Even if you’re not headed to the runway or red carpet, it’s a good hairstyle for many different occasions. Dress it down for a casual look that’s not sloppy, or dress it up with a cocktail dress for a night on the town.

If you love styling, you can do it professionally and build a career as a cosmetologist. Learn more about the Ogle School’s Cosmetology Program which can help you learn the craft and teach you about the business side of beauty. Visit Ogle School to learn more about the program, the admissions process, and financial aid for those who qualify. Learn about what  Ogle School Graduates have to say.


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Jeff Chiarelli
Jeff Chiarelli is the Head of Marketing for Ogle School. His responsibilities include leading Ogle School's marketing and branding strategy to amplify Ogle School's passion for helping create future beauty professionals in the communities Ogle School serves.