It Doesn’t Get Much More Effortlessly Sexy Than The Wet-Hair Look

There’s a reason celebs are so obsessed.

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Tousled, timeless, and more than a little sultry, wet-looking hairstyles keeps popping up on red carpets for a reason. Whether worn in damp-effect waves or pulled back into a chic, sweeping updo, there’s some celebrity wet-hair look inspo for every style and vibe.

There’s not-quite-dry-yet wet hair looks, and then there are emerged-from-the-sea-like-a-mermaid wet hair looks — Margot Robbie’s bob with a deep side part and flipped ends are firmly in that second category.Karwai Tang/WireImage/Getty Images
Zendaya’s done the wet look more than a few times over her career — most recently in a glam Loewe gown — but her damp curls and visible comb tracks look so fresh and polished. It’s an especially nice contrast against her classically glam makeup featuring an grey smoky eye.Karwai Tang/WireImage/Getty Images
Rihanna’s sophisticated, wet-looking bob incorporates her grown-out bangs so seamlessly. The glossy, damp curls perfectly blend to largely conceal the cheekbone-length fringe, but are positioned to show off the added texture and volume. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
To truly appreciate the power of Simone Ashley’s Peter Lux-styled ponytail, it has to be seen in-person or on video. The wet effect takes on new life as she tosses the ultra-shiny ponytail, just driving its real-world wearability home.Mike Coppola/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
By now, everyone knows Ciara as the ultimate hair chameleon, but these wet-looking waves at an award’s show are an all-time high. The semi-dry, center-parted style manages to feel both chic and casual, like the red carpet appearance was just one item on a very glam to-do list.Steve Granitz/WireImage/Getty Images
Usually, Sydney Sweeney gravitates toward more overtly prim hairstyles, but her recent penchant for edgier red carpet looks is an exciting aesthetic twist. Sweeney’s wet-looking lob, falling just past her shoulders in gelled waves, is just one of her latest hits.Jon Kopaloff/WireImage/Getty Images
Kim Kardashian’s wet-look hair philosophy is simple: yes, yes, and yes. She’s wore the extreme style tons of times in the past few years alone, but can anything hold a candle to her show-stopping 2019 Met Gala appearance? Wet-look hair, meet wet-look dress.Kevin Mazur/MG19/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
The gels used to create Tracee Ellis Ross’ wet-effect hair also helped add both definition and shine through her natural, shoulder-length curls. With her hair brushed back and locked in place, the free-flowing ends get all the attention.George Pimentel/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
Yes, Hailey Bieber loves a slicked-back bun — but she also loves a wet bun, no doubt in large part thanks to how fresh and clean they look. The pulled-tight knot doesn’t have a single hair out of place, positioned just below her crown for a ballerina-inspired finish.Andreas Rentz/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
Another well-documented fan of wet hair, Florence Pugh’s vintage-tinged take on the look unlocks a whole new dimension. The s-shaped waves and voluminous part feel so retro, while the punk-princess makeup and purple tips are thoroughly modern.@peterluxhair

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