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Last updated: November 19, 2018

Shay Mitchell’s Slicked-Back Waves

Celebrity Style Shay Mitchell Slicked Back Waves Andrew Fitzsimons
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Celebrities, Instagram models and everyday clients all love the slicked-back look—its sexy yet classy vibe perfectly embodies #GirlBossGoals. That’s why we’re breaking down exactly how top celebrity stylist Andrew Fitzsimons (@andrewfitzsimons) created this lived-in and pushed-back style on actress Shay Mitchell. Scroll for all the steps and products you need to slay this look. 


Products Used



Starting on damp hair, apply Alterna Haircare Caviar Anti-Aging Multiplying Volume Styling Mousse to the front hairline and roots—this will help push the hair away from the face. Then, comb back all of the hair for a messy, slicked-back look.


Then blow-dry the hair with a Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer, using the diffuser attachment to enhance natural waves and add volume.


Once the hair is completely dry, apply extensions for a longer and more luxurious look.


Using a Paul Mitchell 1-inch Curling Iron, curl random pieces of hair in alternating directions for a natural, lived-in effect.


Then apply a smoothing oil and distribute evenly from mids to ends, adding definition to the waves.


Set the look by applying Paul Mitchell Stay Strong Finishing Spray to the sides and top hairline. Then, rake through the hair using your fingers.


Pro Tip: Andrew recommends combing with fingers instead of a brush to avoid making the hair too smooth.


Finish by applying TIGI®️ Bed Head Headrush all over.

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Finished Look

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