Whether you're lounging poolside, meeting your date for dinner, or heading out to the club with friends, a wet look hairstyle is a chic and trendy way to style your tresses. With the right products and simple styling techniques, you can achieve the just-stepped-out-of-the-shower look and give your style a confident, sexy edge. Let’s take a look at what makes the wet look so appealing and fun to wear—and how you can achieve the look with Kevin Murphy styling products!
What Makes the Wet Hair Look So Hot?
When you think of a modern wet look hairstyle, you might picture Kim Kardashian's style at the 2019 Met Gala or Zendaya, who often sports a slicked-back style with a centre part. But if you take a look at images of most celebrities on the red carpet, many of them have experimented with a wet look hairstyle—even men, who often take their inspiration for Elvis Presley or James Dean.
A wet look hairstyle is essentially when you use hair products on damp hair to give the illusion that it's still wet long after it has actually dried. For ladies, the style can feature tousled hair to highlight the natural curl or wave pattern, or be smoothed down for an elegant, modern effect. For men, the wet look can vary from a sophisticated slicked-back style to a sexy, shaggy surfer look. Wet look hairstyles are bold, and take confidence to pull off—which is a big part of what makes the look so appealing.
Nourish Your Hair with Style
The products you choose to help you achieve the wet look should nourish and hydrate your hair and help your locks stay vibrant and lush. Here are just a few of the ingredients to look for when choosing products for your wet look hairstyle:
- Vitamin C: Vitamin C provides antioxidant protection and repairs damage to the hair shaft, from the internal medulla core to the outer cuticle layer.
- Vitamin E: Vitamin E nourishes the scalp and moisturizes the hair at the root to strengthen follicles and prevent breakage and hair loss.
- Baobab Extract: Baobab extract contains a high concentration of nutrients, vitamins, and fatty acids that boost hair health and strand hydration—giving hair a healthy-looking bounce and shine.
- Bamboo Extract: Bamboo extract contains high levels of silica and antioxidant properties that promote hair growth, reduces frizz, and keeps hair smoother and more manageable.
When you choose nourishing hair products to achieve a wet look hairstyle, you ensure your tresses stay looking healthy, hydrated, and strong.
Perfect the Wet Look with Kevin Murphy Products
One of the styling secrets to achieve the wet look is to use hair products with light-reflective technology—an ingredient that boosts the brightness and sheen of locks and makes hair appear wet. Kevin Murphy products harness this technology to produce a stunning high-shine finish.
KEVIN MURPHY HAIR RESORT BEACH SPRAY is a feather-light styling spray that infuses your hair with hydrolysed silk, mineral-rich sea salts, wheat amino acids, and tangerine peel oil to add volume and texture—ideal for a natural wet look.
SHIMMER SHINE is a fine spray mist featuring light-reflective technology. Each spritz applied directly to wet hair adds shine, depth, and brilliance to each strand.
TOUCHABLE is a floaty finishing spray that maintains hold and texture to give your locks the appearance of separation. Ideal for a perfectly messy wet look without the tackiness of traditional wax sprays.Achieve the wet look this summer—or any time of year—with innovative products from Kevin Murphy, available in-store or online in our Palm Sunday Salon shop.