10 Trendy Wet Hairstyles for Men (2024)


Wet Hair Look Men

Wondering what all the wet hair fuss is about? We’ll show you 10 trendy wet hairstyles for men.

From comb overs to quiffs, these styles will have your hair looking its best! Not sure how to go about achieving these men’s hairstyles? No worries – we’ve included instructions on how to get them done easily.

So whether you’re looking for a versatile style that can look amazing any time of year or want to keep your hair wet and looking its best, read on and enjoy!

What Is the Wet Hair Look?

The wet hair look is a hairstyle that involves applying product to wet or damp hair and then allowing it to air dry. This look can be achieved with a variety of products, including hair gel, mousse, and pomade. The wet hair look is often seen as a more casual hairstyle.

How Do I Get The Wet Hair Look?

There are a number of ways to get the wet hair look. You can use a small amount of gel, mousse, or pomade to dampen your hair and then apply hair product.

Use a dryer to remove the heavy moisture or dampen your hair before you style it using water or conditioner. Finally, you can spritz your hair with water before styling it to achieve wet look hair.

Styling with Hair Mousse or Hair Gel

Looking for a hairstyle that’s in fashion and easy to style? Look no further than mousse or gel! These two hair products work great together to give you a wet look for a trendy style with a medium hold.

Apply mousse or gel to your hair in a thick layer to get the desired look. Then style as you would normally do – using your hands if necessary. Remember not to comb through your hair too much – this will only undermine the product’s effect.

Mousse is especially good at keeping strands damp and curly, while gel provides more of an extreme wet look.

Applying Pomade or Wax

Applying pomade or wax to your hair can also provide a wet hair look. Pomade is a heavier product with a firm hold to keep your hair in place for longer periods, whereas wax is lighter and can be easily styled.

Either product can be used to wet hair, combed through (to prevent build-up), and then styled as usual for all day hold.

Picking Hair Products

There are a variety of hair products that can provide the wet look. Some of these include gel, mousse, and pomade. Experiment with different products to find what suits your style best.

Be sure to follow the instructions on the product packaging carefully – improper use could result in an un-stylish hairstyle!

1. Slick Back

Wet Look Slicked Back
Johnny Depp Hairstyle – Wet Look Slicked Back

Your hair needs to be wet to achieve the slicked-back hair look. Just look at this slick style worn by Johnny Depp in Cry-Baby.

Start by wetting your straight hair, combing it through if necessary, and then spraying it with a water-based product. Finally, style as you would normally do.

2. Side Part

Wet Hair Side Part
Wet Hair Side Part

To get the side part wet-look, start by wetting your hair and then spraying it with a water-based product. Style as you normally do; however, be sure to part your hair on the opposite side of where you sprayed.

3. Fringe

Wet Hair Look with Fringe
Wet Hair Look with Fringe

To get the fringe wet look, wet your hair and then spray it with a water-based product. Style as you normally do; however, keep some of the bangs off your forehead for maximum effect.

4. Curly Hair

Curly Wet Hair Look
Curly Wet Hair Look

To get wavy hair wet look style, dampen your natural curls with a spray bottle full of water and apply styling product to sectioned off curls or waves. Styling should be done using light hands to not weigh down the waves or curls too much.

5. Pompadour

Wet Hair Pompadour
Wet Hair Pompadour

Since the pompadour is such a classic look, especially when wet, this hairstyle is easy to style and can be worn in many different ways, from long and straight to curly and wavy.

You can even experiment with different pompadour styles to find one that suits your own look and personality. The pompadour is an excellent option if you’re looking for a trendy new hairstyle!

6. Hard Part

Hard Part Wet Hairstyle
Hard Part Wet Hairstyle

A wet looking hard part style is cool and edgy. It’s easy to style and experiment with unique looks, from slick back to side part wet look. You can also style your hair in a messy mohawk or quiff hairstyle.

7. Comb Over

Comb Over Haircut
Comb Over Haircut

The Comb Over hairstyle looks even better when wet. Start by wetting your hair and combing it to one side. Spray product on the wet hair and style as desired, keeping a soft part in the middle or side of your head. Be sure not to weigh down your hair with excessive styling products.

8. Crew Haircut

Wet Look Crew Haircut
Wet Look Crew Haircut

The crew hairstyle is a popular short hairstyle that is perfect for the wet look. Start by wetting your hair on the scalp with a spray bottle full of water. Comb through hair to evenly distribute product and style as desired. Be sure not to overdo it, or you will look greasy.

9. Quiff

Wet Looking Quiff Hairstyle
Wet Looking Quiff Hairstyle

The quiff is back! This style is perfect for wet hair because it’s easy to create a high hair look. Start by wetting your hair down at the roots and combing through product evenly—style as desired with just enough to hold the quiff.

10. Long and Messy

Long and Messy Wet Look Hairstyle
Long and Messy Wet Look Hairstyle

The long and messy style is perfect for the wet hair look. Start by wetting your hair down at the roots and then combing through your hair product evenly, keeping a messy look.

Final Thoughts

There are many ways that guys can get the wet hair look. Traditional hairstyles like the quiff and long mussed style work well, while others like spikes and afros add moisture to your hair for an extra-wet look.

Remember to use a heat protector if you have color treated hair, and apply styling products evenly throughout your locks for a wet look all day long!


How to make guys’ hair look wet?

To achieve a wet look for men’s hair, start by lightly drying your hair until damp. Apply a light hold gel or mousse evenly throughout the hair to maintain moisture and create a glossy finish.

How can I make my hair look wet all day?

For an all-day wet hair look, apply a generous amount of gel followed by a shine serum. Finish with a stronghold, glossy hairspray to lock in the style and prevent frizz, ensuring the wet appearance lasts throughout the day.

What products are good for a wet hair look?

Achieving a lasting wet hair look requires a combination of mousse, conditioner, and lightweight gel applied to damp hair. The conditioner ensures combability and softness, allowing for a maintained wet appearance without stiffness.

Is wet hair more attractive?

The wet hair look is perceived as more attractive due to its blend of glamour and edge. It’s an effortless style that exudes a natural sex appeal, suggesting a relaxed yet intentional grooming habit.

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I'm the founder of Bald & Beards, an amateur barber and I've been obsessed with men's grooming, styles, and trends for over 20 years.