Break convention with your short hairstyle. Swap your straight look for a sultry slick style and become the queen of swept back short hair. Choose a bob hairstyle that radiates red carpet glamour – you won’t look out of place alongside the A-list elite with this glossy style.
Achieve slicked back perfection with the ghd styling kit. Blow-drying your short hair back will give you that sleek allure – ghd total volume foam is designed to give your hair that extra lift, then get a bombshell blow-out with the ghd air® hairdryer. For a super smooth finish, glide the ghd platinum® styler back from root to ends then lock your slicked short hairstyle in place with ghd final fix hairspray.
Shake up your bob hairstyle by creating a sleek style with a difference. Follow this how-to guide and become a short hair stylista with slicked back appeal.
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Here’s how to style slicked back short hair
1. Dampen/wet hair
2. Apply volume foam to roots
3. Blow-dry hair away from face
4. Take ear-to-ear section, place hairdryer
5. Glide styler to hair ends
6. Continue across section
7. Work towards top of head
8. At back, take horizontal section and turn a
quarter turn backwards
9. Glide up and back
10. Continue on front sections
11. Work volume foam into hair
12. Comb sides of hair back
13. Add gel/foam to comb
14. Brush top section back
15. Lift at roots with fingers
16. Immediately spray with hairspray
step one: Dampen/wet hair
Spray hair with water until damp, or start with wet hair.
step two: Apply volume foam to roots
To get that added boost needed to slick your hair back, add ghd total volume foam to roots.
step four: Take ear to ear section, place styler at root
Once dry, take a section from ear to ear and place the ghd platinum® styler at the root.
step five: Glide styler to hair ends
Close and glide towards the ends, keeping the plates straight for a super sleek finish.
step six: Continue across section
Continue across the section using the same technique.
step seven: Work towards top of head
Work up the head in sections towards the top of the head.
step eight: At back, take horizontal section and turn a quarter turn backwards
On the last section at the top of the head, you want to start creating volume. To do this, take horizontal sections starting at the back, place styler in at the root and rotate quarter of a turn backwards.
step nine: Glide up and back
Close the plates then glide the styler up and back.
step ten: Continue on front sections
Continue this technique to the front of the head.
step twelve: Comb sides of hair back
Comb the sides of your hair back and tuck behind the ears, securing with a grip if needed.
step thirteen: Add gel/foam to comb
Apply a generous amount of gel or foam to a comb.
step fourteen: Brush top section back
Brush the top section back allowing the foam/gel to saturate the roots.
step fifteen: Lift at roots with fingers
To create the desired style, lift the hair at the roots with your fingers.