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Assert yo self: Here’s exactly how to recreate Jodi’s confident, slicked back style

Harness the allure of the sexy lob with Jodi’s commanding new look. 

When MM fave Jodi Anasta cut her hair to express her strong and confident spirit, we’ve been here to track the glamorous result. True to an independent and exciting new phase in her life, she wanted her personality to shine, rather than hide behind her hair.

“One of the reasons I cut my hair is because I just wanted to slick it back behind my ears, even on a night out,” she says.

To provide her with a high-voltage option for red-carpet events, I’ve created this sleek and commanding do that’s easy to copy at home.

“Whether worn wet or dry, parted in the middle this look requires a minimal effort, and looks super clean, with an empowered sense of style.”

Here’s exactly how to rock this sizzling look for your next occasion.


 Jodi says: “Of the four looks Max created, this is the most powerful and womanly one! Slicked back wet hair is so bold and confident. Being a strong look that amplifies your features, I would wear this on a night out, with a sleek LBD and a heavier eye.”

Max says: “This style is for the woman who means business. Whether you cut your hair into the lob, or leave it slightly longer, this style resonates confidence, style and elegance. Whether pushed back off the face, parted straight down the middle or to one side, it’s all about the texture and the clean tuck behind the ears that gives this style its dramatic, yet understated charm.”



Step 1: Rake that Tresemme Styling Mousse Extra Control through the hair from front to back – and make sure you really get those little hairs around the face. Don’t be shy when it comes to applying product! Make sure you saturate the hair from roots to ends with product, whether you choose to leave it wet like Jodi, or rough-dry it for a pushed back dry hair look.

Tip: Use your Lady Jayne Vaddle Brush to really work the product back and get the roots of your hair. Run the brush back, off and away from the face in the exact direction you want your hair to stay before it sets!

Step 2: If I you want Jodi’s beautiful wet-look, you need to part you hair in the desired spot (we chose middle), or simply brush the hair back and tuck it behind your ears. Then, let it dry. To speed the drying process up, I used my Remington Air 3-D Hair Dryer and the attachable defuser. Set it on medium-to-maximum heat on low speed, so as not to create fluffy bits and fly-aways. Once  the hair is fully dry, it will set into the ‘wet’ look you see above!

Tip: If you want it to look dry and but have softer hold, you can break sections up with your fingers and gently brush it out. Make sure you brush in the same direction that the hair has set. Finish with a little of your Moroccan Oil Luminous Hairspray.



Words: Alina B / Creative Direction/Product Review & Hair & Makeup: Max May / Photographer: Mel Cartmer for Maxmade.com.au / Stylist: Micheal Azzollini

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