Tippi Shorter, Aveda’s artistic director for textured hair, shares her secrets for sexy sleek.
Wet Vs. Slick
For a traditional wet look, start with damp hair, then apply a water-based high-shine gel for hold. Slick styles can be done wet or dry using a few dollops of oil, pomade or shine serum.
A hydrating oil is the most important part of a satiny do. It penetrates to keep hair moisturized inside and out.
The Right Tools
Smooth unruly strands with a mixed-bristle brush.
Dab oil on ends and then run a flat iron over hair to create texture without water.
This article was featured in the June 2014 issue of ESSENCE . Pick it up on newsstands now.