Slick and shiny, this style requires straight, well-conditioned hair and some styling know-how in order to achieve that all-important ‘polished’ effect. The ‘classic sleek’ references the 1930s preference for short, sharp styles but it also has a modern edge to it, making it as trendy as it is sensible.
How to get the look:
1. Begin by towel drying the hair before applying a generous amount of product to damp hair. A wet-look gel will be absolutely essential in getting the shine, definition and precision required for this look.
2. Work the gel in evenly and separate the hair into sections.
3. Comb a low side parting. Note that the parting is ‘soft’ and should not reveal any scalp.
4. If hair loses its shape while drying naturally, there’s no need to start from scratch. Simply apply a bit of water and restyle.