How To Do Slicked Back Glossy Hair Like Alia Bhatt

The 2015 Stardust Awards saw a fabulous turnout of well-dressed Bollywood beauties, just in time to give us some major hair and make-up inspiration for Christmas and New Year’s Eve parties. One actress who caught my eye was — no surprises here — Alia Bhatt. Her J Lo-meets-Kim K slicked back hair style was a very polished and modern look. We don’t see this style being worn nearly as often as we’d like to. See how sophisticated she looks in this picture? Keep scrolling to know how to DIY this at home.


Prep: This hairstyle calls for straight, sleek hair. Prep your hair with John Frieda Frizz-Ease Ultra Violet & Thermal Protection Serum and straighten it using a hot iron.

Tease: Separate the front portion of your hair in three sections. Tease each section using a teasing comb to create volume. You need a little volume and height around your crown or your hair will stick to your skull and that’s not the look you’re going for.

Set: Use a wide brush to brush the hair back and apply some Paul Mitchell Super Clean Sculpting Gel Hair Styler to smooth out baby hairs and any strands that might be acting up and also create the slick look. Using a gel is important if you want your hair to stay in place all evening. Finish with a hairspray to lock everything in place. L’oreal Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold Hair Spray works best.

Need more inspiration? Check out the video below: 

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