The hairstyle of leading men, from Clark Gable to Sean Connery to John Hamm is slicked across hair. Something about this look exudes masculinity and sophistication. Now, the look is back and a great hairstyle for everyday.
To get the traditional slick hair, you’ll need some length on top – almost medium hair. This way you can get the deep side part with enough hair to comb across the scalp.
To get this high sheen look, use a product with hold and gloss like Paul Mitchell Moderate Hold/High Shine Pomade. For a matte finish, try Wella Matte Styling Paste. Guys with thick hair may require the extra hold that Bumble and Bumble Sumo Tech provides.
If you want to get this look but don’t have long enough hair, style hair slicked straight back for now. You’ll get the same effect with shorter hair.