Hot Summer Hairstyle: Slicked-Back ‘Do

August 15, 2013 at 8:00 am , by

It girl Lily Collins consistently impresses us with her style both on and off the red carpet. The slick half-up, half-down hairstyle she sported at The Mortal Instruments premiere is an easy way to look super chic in the summer heat.

Starting with wet hair, create a deep side part. (This style also works with no part and the hair pushed back.) Comb your hair all the way through, making sure it’s smooth. Then section off half of your hair from above the ear back to the crown of the head and apply a generous amount of hair gel to just these strands. Use a small elastic band to secure this section of hair in a half ponytail. Finish with a spritz of medium-hold hairspray. Let your hair air-dry; use a flat iron to straighten any frizzy pieces. Pair your new ‘do with berry-red lips for a sleek and sophisticated date-night look.

And how could we forget those brows? Lily’s thick, full arches remind us of Audrey Hepburn—a major do. Get impeccably groomed eyebrows like hers in just a few simple steps. Check out our how-to guide here.