Sure, shiny hair is nice, but matte is where it’s at. Trendy starlets in the know have been spotted on the red carpet sporting textured, shine-free hair that has an air of sophisticated with a bad-girl edge. See who’s rocking the opaque locks look and learn how you can recreate the trend at home. Check it out!

  • Malin Akerman

    Matte Hair

    Backcombed roots and brushed-forward layers turn Malin Akerman‘s classic updo into a matte work of art.

    Photo: © Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

  • Phyto Matte Texturizing Paste

    Matte Hair

    For that sexy, morning-after look, we love Phyto’s Professional Matte Texturizing Paste. It uses beeswax and acacia collagen to soften hair and provide flexible control and a subtly tousled texture.


  • Mary-Kate Olsen

    Matte Hair

    Mary-Kate Olsen takes boho chic to the next level with this braided, super-texturized ‘do.

    Photo: © Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images

  • Redken Style Connection Matte Sponge 05

    Matte Hair

    Keep ‘em separated with Redken’s Style Connection 05 —its sponge-like consistency separated strands and “roughs” them up, giving hair an instantly rugged look.

    $17, for salons

  • Jennifer Lopez

    Matte Hair

    Big curls and a glam swoop give Jennifer Lopez‘s red carpet ‘do an Old Hollywood vibe; a matte finish keeps it from being too much of a retro throwback.

    Photo: © Jason Merritt/Getty Images

  • The Kardashians

    Matte Hair

    Get rid of shine AND grease with Kevin Murphy’s Fresh.Hair Dry Cleaning Spray. Just a spritz of this dry shampoo will give hair body and texture and remove odors and excess oils.

    $22, for salons

  • Scarlett Johansson

    Matte Hair

    Scarlett Johansson gives her pretty updo some edge with a soft-focus finish that’s both romantic and trendy.

    Photo: © Kevin Winter/Getty Images

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