We’ve seen an uptick in sleek gelled updo’s and  fresh-out-of -the-shower gelled waves recently. The culmination of this trend happened last night at the 2017 Emmy Awards, where a myraid of celebs from Sarah Paulson to Millie Bobby Brown rocked the trend.

To get the wet look at home simply,

Step 1: Start with damp hair and squeeze out the excess moisture from your strands.

Step 2: Next work in a few pumps of shine luxe oil followed by a generous amount of flake-free gel from roots to mid-shaft. To avoid hair that is too stiff, you can put in a leave-in conditioner on top.

Step 3: Then run a comb through your hair to ensure that each individual hair is covered in product. With this look, the simpler the better. Sleek it back or sweep to the side and let it drip with allure.

This trend can is so versatile, take a look at all the different ways to re-create the sleek gel trend.


Lea Michelle: gelled center-parted waves.


Gina Rodriguez: combed-over low bun.


Yara Shahidi: Shiny wet curls


Amanda Crew: Uber-slick high bun


Tessa Thompson: Gelled finger waves

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Millie Bobby Brown: semi-parted gelled pixie


Gabrielle Union: sleek teased pony

Which look is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below.

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