All the popular men’s hairstyles for 2014 require some kind of product, whether you style hair slick, spiked, or messy. The slicked back hair is one of the top looks right now with vintage roots from the mid-century modern Mad Men era as well as greaser cool. To update the look, use a matte pomade for a shine-free finish. This is also a better option for guys with fine, thin, or thinning hair.
One of our favorite matte pomades out there is by Imperial Barber, meeting their stringent guidelines: Made by Barbers, Made to Work, Made in USA. The Imperial team set out to create the perfect men’s grooming products that they never found in 26 combined years of barber experience on both coasts.
The Imperial Matte Pomade Paste is the lightest of the four hair products, providing a natural, no-shine finish. The light-to-medium hold product dries in light, giving control without weighing hair down. This is perfect for groomed business styles or messy bed head looks. The water-based formula not only rinses out easily, it is also reactivated by water, allowing for easy re-styling with a few drops of water.
Finally, the all-natural ingredients will help strengthen, retain moisture, thicken and add volume. This is great for finer hair that can use a boost in texture and thickness. According to Imperial Barber, “it’s the best water-based traditional ‘matte’ finishing product on the market,” and we agree.
You can also combine multiple products to get more hold, shine, and gravity-defying hairstyles. Check out their how-to galleries for some hot new looks and styling tips.