Some days, you just don't feel like having your hair in your face. Or maybe busy days have gotten the best of you, and you've had to put off wash day for far too long—trust, we've all been there. Don't worry, though. You can slick your hair back, and it'll look just as good. In fact, celebrities have worn this popular slicked-back style on the red carpet for years. It's elegant and equally badass at the same time.
So grab your go-to bristle brush, a pomade paste or gel, and a bit of water to brush your strands back into a slicked-back ponytail. Need inspo? Click through for the striking slicked-back ponytails we're loving right now.