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From carefree waves to half-up ‘dos, if you’re like us, you likely have a Pinterest board filled with the hottest hairstyle trends. And like many of the top beauty fads that climb their way to the top, the latest hairstyle that everyone and their favorite celeb are sporting on Instagram is just about as simple as it gets: tucking hair behind your ears! Don’t believe us? Take one scroll through your social media feeds, and you’ll see what we mean. If you think you can get on board with a hairstyle that necessitates barely any effort, keep reading for all the details.
Sure, tucking hair behind your ears is easy, but there’s a proper way to do it if you want to rock this style the right way. Follow the steps below to find out.
Frizz is a definite no-no when it comes to wearing your hair tucked behind your ears. Prep your strands the right way by using a shampoo and conditioner specifically formulated to smooth your locks and keep frizz at bay, like the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Frizz-Defy Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris EverPure Frizz-Defy Conditioner.
When tucking hair behind your ears, you’ll want to part your hair down the middle. Middle parts look particularly good with this styling method as they create a symmetrical, polished appearance. It’s important to part your hair prior to the next step, which involves a little heat styling, as you want to be able to train your strands to stay split down the middle.
Next, it’s time to blow-dry your locks. Do so using a round brush to ensure your strands are smooth and nearly straight by the end of your drying session. Before reaching for your blow-dryer, apply the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Frizz Vanisher Cream throughout your mane.
Grab your flat iron—it’s time to straighten your hair. Doing so will add to the sleek vibe tucking your hair behind your ears creates.
Now for the moment you’ve been waiting for, actually tucking hair behind your ears. Before you do that though, reach for a styling product that will help seal in your look. A hair gel or pomade, like the L’Oréal Paris Studio Line Thickening Medium Hold Cream Paste, will do the trick. Take a dime-sized amount of product it, rub it between your fingers, and apply it while tucking your hair behind your ears to give your strands extra grip.
Want to take this simple hairstyle up a notch? There’s more than one way to wear it, and we’re sharing the details below.
Option #1: Add barrettes. One of the easiest ways to add a statement touch to this hairstyle is to adorn your ‘do with two matching barrettes on either side. Not only will this trendy hair accessory allow you to add some personality to the look, but it’ll also serve as extra assurance that your hair stays tucked in place.
Option #2: Opt for a side part. Yes, we mentioned that this look is typically paired with a middle part, but if you’re partial to side parts, you’re not out of luck! Parting your hair to one side can add a unique twist to the look. Just keep in mind that a hair accessory (like a barrette) may be necessary to keep the side with more hair tucked behind your ear.
Option #3: Tuck one side. You don’t have to tuck both sides of your hair behind your ear. Instead, consider tucking one side, so you have some face-framing strands while still being able to show off your trendsetting earrings. This is another great option for the side part alternative we just talked about.
Option #4: Rock bobby pins. Barrettes not your thing? Bobby pins have become more than just a convenient tool for pinning your hair back—they’re now an accessory you can put on display! Line up a few bobby pins along either side of your tucked hair, just above your ear for a statement that stays put.
Next: 5 Stylish Ways to Part Your Hair
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