With a slick back hairstyle, the hair is combed or swept all the way to the back, making the hair look polished and flat. It’s another example of a timeless hairstyle. It enjoyed quite a bit of popularity during the turn of the 20th century. Until now, it continues to be worn by men who like its simple elegance and sophistication. It’s also a very easy hairstyle that requires no special tricks or skills.
Hair length for a normal slick back hairstyle is usually medium length, or sometimes even longer. However, you will find that even short length hair can do an impressive slick back hairstyle. Here are some great examples of slick back hairstyles done in different hair lengths. All of them look awesome no matter what length and no matter what style. Scroll down and select a slick back favorite!
Slick Back Hairstyle # 1
Hair length will play a big role on how awesome your slick back will be. This is a medium hair length styled in a light and relaxed slick back. It doesn’t look too flat and too polished. Instead, it just looks like freshly combed hair right after a shower. Like you just combed your hair through your fingers and just magically looked runway ready like that.
Just apply a little hair pomade or hair wax, and then run your fine-toothed comb over your hair to get your desired slickness, and that’s it! You’re ready to go about your daily activities with just a little more spunk. Looking good has never been easy and fuss-free.
Slick Back Hairstyle # 2
This is a slick back hairstyle on long and wavy hair, the hair length just reaching past the shoulders. The top hair and the sidesare combed flat and slick, while the ends curl and twist in a matte-like finish. It’s a pretty badass hairstyle that requires very little effort.
You just apply hair gel on the top part of your hair and start combing it back until you achieve the desired style. You can make it as slick or as casual as you want. Depending on the occasion, you can wear it loose around your shoulders for a lazy and fun weekend. You can also tie it back for more elegant and formal functions.
Slick Back Hairstyle # 3
You can keep the hair length short and still rock a slick back hairstyle, just like this next hairstyle. The sides are nicely and neatly trimmed, while the top hair is longer and fuller. This contrast in hair length actually sets the slick back to look more dramatic. When you comb the hair all the way back, you will see the texture and the difference in length between the top and the sides.
Apply some soft to medium hold pomade or hair wax if you want your slick back to have more sheen or shine. Using a fine-toothed comb, comb the hair to the back, keeping it straight and along the side parts.
Slick Back Hairstyle # 4
This short hair length is also a perfect length for slick back hairstyles. If you want to wear a slick back, wear it with a kickass undercut, or a fade cut. With this kind of haircut, the sides are already buzzed close to the skin, leaving the top hair long and full.
You can style it in a short pompadour, or just a simple but stylish slick back. The key is to make it as slick and polished as possible. The style should also remain in place with the help of hairstyling products of your choice. For a hairstyle that looks so fancy and elegant, it really doesn’t require much to achieve.
Slick Back Hairstyle # 5
If there’s a will, there’s a way. If you have short hair, that doesn’t mean the end of your slick back hairstyle dreams. As long as you have hair, you can wear this hairstyle with no problem.
But to make the slick back more dramatic and more pronounced, you must have longer hair, at least at the top. Longer hair makes nicer slick backs, especially if the sides and the back are tapered or buzzed off. The combination of a slick back and an undercut, or a fade haircut, is always striking and impressive. Just like the cool hair on this guy right here.
Slick Back Hairstyle # 6
Like the previous hairstyle, nothing makes a slick back look more dramatic and more kickass than a shaved side and back. And maybe a kickass beard, too. The long hair rests on the middle and is combed all the way back in a soft and smooth slick back.
It doesn’t look too rigid or shiny, but there’s an unmistakable slick and shine.It doesn’t look too styled or stiff, but it looks stylish and badass enough. It’s a hairstyle that’s very easy to achieve and easy to maintain. All it takes is a little combing action and you’re ready to roll.
Slick Back Hairstyle # 7
Just in case you’re wondering, yes, even guys with curly hair can do a slick back. All you need is the required hair length to make a slick back possible.
This guy has medium hair length on the sides and the top. It’s not a polished or flat slick back, but it’s just an illustration which proves that this hairstyle can be done. Even on curly hair.
You can apply some high shine pomade or hair wax on your hair, and comb it so that it looks flatter and slicker.
You can wear a slick back with an undercut, or a fade haircut, or even a Mohawk. It’s really a truly versatile hairstyle that will look flattering on most men.