matte texture

The beauty industry has been fawning over glossy hair lately, waxing poetic about the return of the flat iron and the best products for gem-like shimmer. But as I’ve been reviewing the styles from fashion weeks around the world I’ve noticed a wide range of textures and finishes. Designers like Oscar De La Renta went for high class glamour, but others—Adam Selman, Michael Kors—chose the opposite extreme: rough, matte finishes. These rugged wooly textures put a cool grungy vibe into their shows. Create this texture at home and it can do the same for you. Learn how in the notes. –– Laura Martin

Step: Matte texture is easiest on second day hair. Brush through to remove tangles, then pump refinish into roots to add grit and volume. Do not brush after applying refinish.

Step: Tousle hair to distribute product. Twist sections and push against the grain of the hair lightly with fingers to add roughness.

Step: Emulsify a pea of texture paste in plams and pull through ends to define without adding shine.


Special thanks to Laura Martin for this post. Laura is a professional hair stylist, former senior educator at ARROJO cosmetology school, and a creative non-fiction MFA student at Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA. Follow her inspirations on twitter.

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