14/08/2014 12:33 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Autumn/Winter 2013 Trend: How To Make Wet Look Hair Work

Wet-look hair is the tricky trend that just won't go away. On the catwalk, this style is super sleek and contemporary, but in reality, is it possible to attempt this look, without looking like your hair hasn't been washed in days or even worse, caught in a serious downpour?

wet-look-hair-dior Christian Dior Autumn/Winter 2013.

Yes (really!) it is, but first - some background on the trend.

At Dior, Raf Simons' dreamy Autumn/Winter gowns were paired with icy blue eyeshadow, fuchsia lips and glossy updos with a slick sheen. Did this look work? Of course it did. In fact, it was one of the most popular beauty looks from Paris Fashion Week and wow, did it do wonders for all that black leather.

wet-look-hair-prada-ferretti Alberta Ferretti and Prada Autumn/Winter 2013.

Over in Milan, wet-look hairstyles were seen at Alberta Ferretti, Gucci and Prada. At Ferretti, textured updos were worn with chunky medal-like earrings but no where was the style more prominent than at Prada. If in any doubt about how to copy this look? Leave hair down, sweep your parting to one side and wear this style with pride. (A good pair of sunglasses might help boost confidence too).

And when it comes to actually trying this trend at home? The trick is in layering your products. Mark Coates at Bumble and Bumble explains:

"Apply a gel to wet hair - comb it through and then layer on our Shine On Spray to give you the wet look without overdoing it! An alternative way of doing this is to layer your gel with a spray that adds definition - Bumble and Bumble's Defrizz will give you wet look that will also keep its softness".

Hair masks can also be used to achieve this look. Andreas Wild, Senior Stylist for John Frieda, suggests using the brand's Full Repair Deep Conditioner before spraying with hairspray to hold the hair in place. "Alternatively, apply an eye-shadow throughout the hair streaking the colour along the hair strands to enhance the wet hair look.", Wild told us. "If hair is curly then ensure to straighten hair first to keep hair flat and sleek". Eyeshadow? That's got to be the cheapest way to colour hair, ever.

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