I can't wear a slicked-back style either. I had a similar experience to yours, which is why I won't go to just whoever is at the comp. If my favorite stylists aren't at a comp, I use a hairpiece and do it myself. But I'd recommend going with bangs to the side and plastered. Bangs across most or all of the forehead close in the face and bangs bouncing when you move present a distraction to those watching you.