Friday, June 2, 2023

Beauty Trend to Try: Sleek or Sensual Wet Hair

We were all in awe at Beyonce and Jay Z’s Grammy performance, but besides her revealing outfit, the next thing we remember about her post-baby baring look is her cool ‘wet’ hairstyle – a sensual statement-maker that’s so on-trend for this season.

Perceived difficult to achieve, we marvel at the way the look appears not to drip and how effortlessly sexy the style is – what with it looking like one’s jumped straight out of the shower and all…


And Bey’s hairstylist, Neal Farinah, even admitted in an interview with Elle Magazine that the inspiration behind the singer’s look came from the love and heated passion shared between Mr & Mrs Carter, explaining;

“The song (“Drunk in Love”) is about two people who are madly in love and celebrating their sexuality, and to me there is nothing sexier than wet hair.”

But it’s not just stars that are rocking dampened tresses, as the runways are also championing the style, just somewhat sleeker, as seen at 3.1 Philip Lim, Herve Leger and Theory’s Spring/Summer’14 shows;

3.1 Philip Lim’s S/S’14 look

A model rocking a sleek, damp style for Herve Leger's S/S'14 show
A model rocking a sleek, damp style for Herve Leger’s S/S’14 show

Theyskens Theory's S/S'14 model look.
Theyskens Theory’s S/S’14 model look.

Want to sport a similar look?

Well, the trick to this hairstyle, according to Bey’s stylist, Farinah, is to go all the way with it and embrace the wet look – whether you’re opting for something sleek as seen on runways, or sensual like Beyonce’s tousled Grammys style.

Some of the things you will need are a curling iron (try this one, here for $16.10) and a good hair oil like Amla oil (Rs.199) which is known to be great for hair with its benefit of being an anti-oxidant, helping to prevent gray hairs and strengthening tresses at the root.

You’ll also need a salt and water mixture (you can simply mix one up yourself) which will be sprayed onto your hair at the final stage for a gritty finished hold.

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Farinah’s tips to achieving the look are:

  • First, wrap damp hair around a curling iron, taking random sections one at a time.
  • Next, blow dry the hair to remove excess moisture for a tousled look.
  • Then, drench hair in oil from root to tip.
  • Lastly, spray hair with a water and salt mixture for a sporty, finished look with a bit of hold to it.

We can’t wait to see pictures of your wet hair look, so be sure to tag us in them on Twitter and Instagram using @SPICETVAFRICA and the hashtags #WetLook and #ITried.

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