Slicked Back
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Slicked back

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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STEP-BY-STEPS

Slicked Back

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
at root

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

step one: Dampen/wet hair

Spray hair with water until damp, or start with wet hair.

step two: Apply volume foam to roots

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 three: Blow-dry hair away from face

step three: Blow-dry hair away from face

Using a ghd paddle brush blow dry the hair back and away from your face with ghd air® hairdryer.

step four: Take ear-to-ear section, place styler at root

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

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

step six: Continue across section

Continue across the section using the same technique.

step seven: Work towards top of head

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

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

step nine: Glide up and back

Close the plates then glide the styler up and back.

step ten: Continue on front sections

step ten: Continue on front sections

Continue this technique to the front of the head.

step eleven: Work volume foam into hair

step eleven: Work volume foam into hair

Apply ghd total volume foam to hands and smooth into sides.

step twelve: Comb sides of hair back

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

step thirteen: Add gel/foam to comb

Apply a generous amount of gel or foam to a comb.

step fourteen: Brush top section back

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

step fifteen: Lift at roots with fingers

To create the desired style, lift the hair at the roots with your fingers.

step sixteen: Immediately spray with final fix hairspray

step sixteen: Immediately spray with final fix hairspray

Immediately apply ghd final fix hairspray to the roots and sides, smoothing the sides back with your fingertips.

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