Get the Look – Slicked-back Hair at Balmain

It’s Friday and you’ve got approximately twenty minutes to transform from exhausted desktop affixee, to decent looking member of society. Being eyed up in a bar when you have the morning’s make-up smeared somewhere along your temples, is never a nice feeling, so we’ve taken inspiration from the SS15 show of the new Tom Ford, Mr Olivier Rousteing of Balmain.

Balmain SS15 Joan RosieBalmain SS15 Jourdan Karlie

As Balmain Creative Director, Rousteing, has been slowly assembling his #BalmainArmy of confident, sexy and beautiful women. Kendall Jenner, Rosie Huntington Whiteley, Rihanna and Joan Smalls are just a few of the ladies who make up his army of empowerment through hyper-sexual indifference. ‘Yes I’m bandaged in glossy leather, but I own a business’, is the cry of this 21st century sex pot.

At the Balmain SS15 show, peekaboo stripes and primary sheer-panelled graphic jumpsuits, brought high voltage glamour, but were more ostensibly brought to life by the simple hair created by Sam McKnight.

Fresh, dewy skin bronzed to perfection formed the basis, but it was the slick back that to took this new look to a new level.

It’s literally the easiest look to recreate and perfect for waking you up and getting you pumped for the evening ahead.

Get the Look:

Wet hair. Tip it back in the bathroom sink- a quick way to wake up and you’re bound to make friends.

Paul Mitchell scu;pting foam

Squeeze a little of Paul Mitchell‘s Sculpting foam (£10.50, Lookfantastic) or any other mousse you have, into your hands- mix with a touch of Kiehl‘s Silk Groom Cream (£25.20, John Lewis) -and distribute evenly through hair.

Kiehls silk groom

Using a wide-tooth comb (£3.69, Boots), comb hair backwards away from your face. The wide tooth comb is important if you want to create that ‘I just ran my fingers through my hair’ look, as seen at Balmain.

And there you have it, the easiest after-office hair-do to elevate your look from day to night. Finish with a touch of bronzer and nude lip, or one of our favourite berry lipsticks.

Jamila x


Fashion Journalist and Beauty Blogger from London

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