How Slick Hair Became the Supermodel’s Answer to Beach Waves

There’s hardly a better signifier of a sunny day well spent than a finger-combed mess of windswept waves, but leave it to the street style set to spark a party-ready hair trend that adds a bit of polished yin to all that beachy summer yang: slicked-back hair that conjures up lazy poolside chic and ’80s-inspired power glamour in equal measure—while requiring little more than a fine-toothed comb and a dollop of gel to perfect.

It all began with Kendall Jenner and Joan Smalls, whose minimalist hair at Canneslast month looked like they had taken a quick dip in the Riviera before diving into their gowns, while Toni Garrn recently took the style into hard-edged Helmut Newton territory with a liquid off-the-shoulder dress in Monaco.

But for all its ocean-fresh appeal, the clean sweep feels just as right for an evening in the city: Josephine Skriver and Stella Maxwell wore the style on the red carpet in Manhattan this week, proving the look pairs just as nicely with clean skin and a floor-length dress as a smudge of eyeliner and an androgynous tux.

Just in time for a steamy Saturday night, here’s to summer’s coolest shortcuts to high-impact hair.


FINALLY! Oribe Fragrances

Available at the Timothy Pamment Salon

Available at the Timothy Pamment Salon

When Oribe was first developed, we set out to elevate the hair category throughperformance, packaging and scent. The facets of our bottles, the carton paper and, most importantly, the fragrance were inspired by the beauty and sophistication of fine perfume.

To create our signature perfume-grade scents, we worked with the world’s finest French fragrance houses and after exploring several iterations that work for men and women alike, two fragrances stood above the rest which embody glamour, sex and fashion in a bottle.

Fragrance has always been a part of Oribe's DNA. These signature perfume-grade scents work for men and women alike, and embody glamour, sex and fashion in a bottle.

Behind the Hair: NYFW F/W 2015

Oribe Hair Care was backstage at more than two dozen shows during the most recent New York Fashion Week, and our hairstylists created a variety of looks to complement the designers’ Fall/Winter 2015 collections. The styles that make their way down the runway are regularly a precursor to what we’ll be seeing in magazines, on red carpets and in salons in the months to come, so we broke down the top hair trends you should be on the lookout for. Our lead hairstylists updated the ponytail, played with texture, kept it natural and slicked hair down, offering a variety of options for you to experiment with.