Slicked-Back Hair vs. Beachy Waves: Which Will Rule This Summer?

Adrianna Barrionuevo

Beach waves are synonymous with summer, but there's a new style that's giving the classic look a run for its money this season. We're talking about the sleek, slicked-back look we've seen it girls from Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner wear. It's a bolder look that is just as summer-worthy as tousled beach hair. 

"This slicked-back look is super sleek and sexy. This style is a great trendy look for any special occasion, especially for an outdoor event where you would want your hair away from the face," says Joya Smith, corporate style director at Blo Blow Dry Bar. While we totally agree that the edgier look is ideal for summer, there's something about the messy cool-girl vibes wavy hair evokes. "This is a very popular, especially in the warmer weather," says Smith. "It flatters all face shapes and hair types, and most people can get a few days out of this style."

Only time will tell which style will ultimately rule the summer, but in the meantime, see how Gigi Hadid and Jessica Alba each recently styled their hair and decide for yourself. Keep scrolling to see the looks and find out how to get them at home.

Which look do you think will reign supreme this summer? Tell us in the comments!

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