Spring's Most Popular Hair Trend Is Looking Like You Just Got Out of the Shower

Yes, you read that right.

This Season's Biggest Hair Trend Is Looking Like You Just Got Out of the Shower
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Leaving your house with your hair wet or half dry is often a last-ditch effort to get where you need to be on time, but as far as celebrities and top designers are concerned, wet-look hair is edgy, cool, and one of the most popular ways to style your hair for spring 2022.

"The wet look is having a moment because it's for any girl, so it's accessible and for the most part easy to do," says Bridget Brager, celebrity hairstylist and T3 ambassador. "It's the kind of style that allows you to change your attitude, stand up a little straighter, and gets you noticed."

Take Ciara's long liquid waves and Hunter Schafer's half-wet hair at the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party as two recent examples. The look has also popped up on top models like Bella Hadid on the Fendi runway at Milan Fashion Week this past February.

While the warmer weather is ideal to be outside with damp hair, the reality is that this look can be achieved all year round on dry hair with the help of a few key products.

"The first step to achieving the wet look that will last you all night long is to have your hair completely smoothed out before adding your products," Brager shares. "I start this look by using the T3 AireBrush Duo with the paddle brush attachment to smooth the hair so it lays flat and smooth against the head."

Once the foundation is set, Brager says to layer in a cream and serum blend followed by a gel and oil blend, then clip the hair to set it in place. Finish off with a spritz of strong-hold hairspray and a shine spray to achieve that extra slick finish.

See how celebrities and models are wearing wet-look hair on the red carpet and fashion week runways.

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01 of 07

Hunter Schafer's Wet-Look Hair

Hunter Schafer at the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party
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Inspired by the Euphoria star's love of anime, this wet-look style brought the drama to the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party. Hairstylist Rena Calhoun gave the top half of her hair an extra slick finish using Virtue 6-in-1 Styling Paste and Healing Oil, and left the ends soft to contrast the sleekness.

02 of 07

Ciara's Long Liquid Waves

Ciara at the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party
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Leave it to Ciara to level-up this year's liquid hair trend with her wet-look waves at the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party. The singer's stylist, César Deleön Ramîrez, enhanced her natural waves and created the shiny finish with Unite's Elevate Mousse Volume Foam and Rizo's Curls Light Hold Gel.

03 of 07

Jennifer Lopez's Wet-Look Bun

Leave it to J.Lo to reinvent the top knot. Her hairstylist Chris Appleton gave the classic updo an effortless wet-look finish complete with a few wavy strands left out.

04 of 07

Naomi Scott's Slicked-Back Bob

Naomi Scott at the 2022 Oscars
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Despite its shorter length, the bob is a versatile cut that can be styled to suit any vibe. Naomi Scott's sleek, slicked-back style with flipped-out ends by T3 ambassador Bridget Brager is an edgy way to wear a mid-length bob.

05 of 07

Altuzarra's Wet Wind-Swept Hair

Altuzarra Ready to Wear Fall/Winter 2022-2023 fashion show
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The Altuzarra Fall 2022 runway featured glossy hair worn in the models' natural textures with slick wind-swept strands across their foreheads.

06 of 07

Zendaya's Slick Old Hollywood Waves

Zendaya attends a photocall for "Spiderman: No Way Home" in London.
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The wet-look finish of Zendaya's Old Hollywood faves is a modern update of the staple red carpet hairstyle.

07 of 07

Fendi's Mid-Air Dry Hair

Bella Hadid walks the runway at the Fendi Fall 2022 fashion show at Milan Fashion Week
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Bella Hadid walked the Fendi runway at Milan Fashion Week with damp waves that were styled in a deep side part with the front sections tucked behind your ears. Who knew air-drying your hair could look this chic?

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