I get that the “wet hair” look is in, but Kate Mara‘s hairstyle from last night brings up a question I have long pondered: at what point does your slicked-back wet hairdo become a greasy-looking mess?
While at the 2014 Summer Party presented by Coach and Friends of the Highline in New York City on Tuesday night, Kate picked a cute outfit featuring an oversized yellow top and mulberry shorts with ruffles along the hips from Sandro.
I am definitely digging the colors here, as well as the snazzy yet simple gold triangle necklace she’s wearing. I even like her makeup! But what is going on with her hair? It looks beyond greasy.
After Beyonce killed it at the Grammy Awards back in January while wearing a sheer cage one-piece, patterned tights, smoky eyes and a seriously wet hair look (to the point that she looked drenched), we had a feeling an increasing number of celebs would be trying out this style. It’s been a semi-popular one for a long time, so it wasn’t a huge surprise when it had a resurgence this year.
I personally have had greasy, not-so-cute locks plenty of times; everybody who’s ever had a particularly rough week or gone camping has experienced dirty hair. However, if you’re going to wear your hair in a wet-looking style for a public event with a presumable expectation that you will dress up, then make it look good–not gross. If there’s a question as to whether you may not have bathed or washed your hair in six weeks a la Robert Pattinson, then chances are you should probably rethink this style. While lots of folks are big proponents of not washing your hair more than once per week or simply switching to scrubbing with baking soda, it is important to remember than those people at least look like they have hopped into the shower in the past month. Okay? Okay. Good talk.
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