Coming along just before Fashion Week, last night’s MTV Video Music Awards offered a preliminary peek at upcoming fall fashion and beauty trends, and the red carpet didn’t disappoint. The celebrity titivations included lots of pink makeup, plunging necklines, and Miley Cyrus with her pants back on. One of our favorite recurring themes was the sleek, slicked back strands seen on Iggy Azalea, Renee Bargh, Rita Ora, Ali Fedotowsky, amongst others. The swept off the face look adds drama, without the overly feminine formality of a proper updo. The style works in a variety of lengths and can become your got-to for glamorous fall occasions. Learn how to make it in the style notes.
Step: Whatever your length, a version of this style is easy to achieve. To begin, towel dry hair and apply hair gel to the wide teeth of a comb and comb through hair, front to back.
Step: For added smoothness and sparkle, apply a few drops of shine luxe oil from mid-lengths to ends. Blow dry on low speed but high heat; this helps set the style in place. As you blow-dry, use hands to continue raking hair from front to back, smoothing out all the way down to the ends.
Step: Coat finished style with healing oil for flyaway defense and extra gloss.