We’re heading into the future with this minimalistic trend—it’s sophisticated, polished and has been popularly gracing the locks of celebrities on red carpets. If it hasn’t worked its way into your must-try’s yet, that’s okay. We’ll be showing you all the reasons why it’s time for you to move forward and catch on to the super sleek hair trend before you’re left in the past.
#1: Less Is More
Glossy straight hair is what it is all about—it’s that simple. Finishing spray spritz over a straight to the “T” blowout will do the trick and help to create the signature look of this trend. Don’t forget to go for a middle part as well! It may sound old school, but your hair will make a killer new school statement without requiring so many steps.
#2: Event Ready
Have an important soiree marked on your calendar and don’t know what to do with your hair? Turn to this style for something that you can rock from the day to the night. Instead of keeping your locks loose, reach for a hair scrunchie and slick your hair back into a ponytail with a twist. Leave a strand of hair out from the ponytail and then wrap it around the base of it for an added detail. Spray everything in place and you’re all set.
#3: Picture Perfect
You’ll have no “bad side” when having your picture taken. Strike a pose from all sides without a worry in the world. Your hair will be in place and ready for anything as its shine lasts all night. We promise there won’t be any flashback from it either! So, illuminate the room and let your smile show in every picture-perfect photograph you’ll be taking.
#4: Celebrity Approved
It’s becoming a hairstyle that we are seeing more and more on the red carpet with each award show that premieres. Sofia Vergara slayed it while posing next to her hunk of a husband at the SAG Awards. She went for a deep side part with her locks that were pulled back behind her ears and polished beautifully. At the Golden Globes, many actresses went for this style as well, but Mandy Moore added a gorgeous touch to it with soft waves in her middle part. Spotted on a plethora of celebrities this season, and more we’re sure to come, there is no lying when we say that this trend now has the celebrity stamp of approval.
#5: Multiple Styles
There is no limit to what you can master with a sleek look. Sure, the signature style is loose locks with a middle part, but that doesn’t mean you need to stop there. Deep side parts, soft waves, slicked back updos, and even sleek looks for short hairstyles—you can take on the trend as much as your heart desires.
#6: Effortless Transition
If you’re giving your hair a long break from dye jobs, hot tools and styling, and are letting it breathe as it’s growing out healthy again, then a sleek style will save you when you feel like you can’t do anything during this time. Think of it as your go-to Ariana Grande half-up half-down do while your hair beautifully transitions into strong locks.
#7: Wash and Go
Now finishing spray, hairspray and oils, like coconut or jojoba, are perfect for adding that shiny quality for this trend, however, they aren’t the key to mastering it. It all starts with your shampoo and conditioner combo. Choosing the right duo will start you off on the right foot. We recommend reaching for the ones that are moisturizing and reduce frizz. The components responsible for those characteristics will help you keep your hair sleek and on point any day of the week.
#8: Extension Friendly
Are you extension crazed? Then try out your long locks with this trend—the more the better. You’ll be oozing futuristic princess vibes—shoutout to Princess Leia—with pin straight hair that shines like no tomorrow. To add some volume to the middle part, we suggest adding a few spritzes of hairspray underneath the top layer of hair and near the roots. It’ll give your hair that extra lift it needs, to provide some oomph.
It’s a style that can make any outfit feel ten times better and new, especially, if you’ve worn it countless times. We like to think of it as a powerful girl boss look that shows you can work hard and still have fun. Paired with a power suit you’ll be in the spotlight at any team meeting. Or styled with a simple A-line dress and stilettos you’ll be ready to tackle anything from 9-5 without breaking a sweat. Show em’ what you got!
Are you ready to take on this chic trend now? Try it for your next occasion and watch how many heads you’ll turn when you’re out on the town.