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Does The Slick Back Look Need To Die?

Updated: Nov 9, 2020

We've seen the slick back style on plenty of celebs, Kim Kardashian, J-Lo, Rita Ora, Gigi Hadid, and even Kristen Stewart.

Recently, Bella Hadid, queen of the catwalk, did a show during Paris Fashion Week. She walked the runway with a heavily oiled, slick back look, which we have seen her do so many times that the look is almost always associated with her. This look in particular though just looks way too gooey and not as sexy/sophisticated as she was trying to go for, or the stylist anyway, especially with the untouched pieces in the back.

Honestly, when I first saw this it reminded me of my super ultra greasy hair days, and if you look closely you can literally see product clumped together, making her healthy hair look like she has dandruff. Not cute. Her usual slicked styles are very formal and fitting for her, especially with the structured face she has, but simply the amount of product put in her hair this time around is way too much.

Slick do's have always been very tricky to pull off. It's different for all hair types and textures. For less textured hair such as Bella's, its a lot more difficult to make a slicked back do look good without looking greasy and gross. For those who have thicker or curlier hair, because of the volume and personality, your hair already has, you can make a slick back look fresh with still some volume.

It's a skill to have to be able to make this look work, and with the number of times that I've tried doing it, I just end up looking like I haven't washed my hair in a fat minute!

So what do you think, should the slick back style die in 2019?


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