The slicked back look has never gone out of style, and it’s super easy to replicate.
You need at least 2 inches of hair on top to get a good slicked back look. 3 to 5 inches is the sweet spot. Anything more than that, and you’ll have trouble.
You can do whatever you want for the sides and back––we recommend getting it clipped with a #2 through #6, depending on how short you want it. This look also pairs well with a fade.
Pomade works well for this, though a gel or wax may do the trick. Work the product into towel-dried, damp hair, combing the hair on top backward. Repeat until it’s sufficiently slicked back.