Trendy Matte Hairstyles
- Argentinian model Candela Novembre sports a gorgeous matte hairstyle.
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Many women are stepping away from their comfort zone of shiny hair and opting for the new on-trend matte look. We LOVE this new quirky style. Check out our favourite looks for inspiration, whether you’re looking for a casual, natural or updo style.
Beautiful, stylish hair no longer has to be shiny, long and carefully groomed. If you, like many women, prefer your hair shorter and tend not to spend much time creating elaborate hairdos, then the matte look is for you.
Argentinian model Candela Novembre (above) medium-blonde hair looks stunning in the matte look. Her hair has been cut into a lob (long bob) and styled in subtle beach waves.
The Advantages of Wearing Matte Hair
Matte hairdos give the impression of casual nonchalance. Your hair should look natural as if you’ve paid no attention to it at all. The lack-lustre hair puts all emphasis on the complexion. Extravagant makeup such as smokey eyes and expressive lipstick provide eye-catching contrast with the simple hairstyle.
How to Style Matte Hair
It’s important you shape and structure your matte hair:
Using matte paste
Matte paste is the perfect solution if you want only part of your hair to look matte. You can use the paste to define sections of hair without making it feel sticky.
Styling: Distribute a small amount of paste between your fingers and work it through your hair or individual sections.
Using volumising powder
Use volumising powder to create a matte style, increasing the hair volume at the same time. Volumising powder also helps manageability when styling your hair.
Styling: Sprinkle the volumising powder near the roots and use the tips of your fingers to work the powder through your hair (you don’t have to brush out the volumising powder).
Using dry shampoo
Along with refreshing your hair (if you haven’t had time to wash it) dry shampoo also creates volume and a gorgeous matte appearance.
Styling: Spray short blasts of dry shampoo into your hair. Then use your fingers or a towel and massage the dry shampoo through you hair. Finally brush the dry shampoo through your hair and style.
We hope the hairstyles for matte hair in our gallery inspire you to try something new.