Meet 6 of the Greatest Feminine Groomers in Hollywood


Anna Bernabe

As we speak, masculinity (fortunately) is much less rigidly outlined than it has been in many years previous. The brand new wave of masculinity sheds the conventional stereotypes of the “hyper-masculine” male and permits self-expression in all kinds. With this, we have seen an uptick in males devoting extra time to grooming and self-care rituals. “Now there’s a new masculinity,” movie star groomer KC Price says. “We’re in a time now the place males have been given the permission to care [for themselves].”

For a lot of males in Hollywood, their skincare and haircare routines are left within the arms of feminine groomers. As area of interest as it might seem, the grooming trade is dwelling to a number of the most proficient feminine artists within the magnificence area. Forward, we converse to 6 main feminine groomers (they’ve labored with everybody from Drake to Leonardo DiCaprio) about their profession and the merchandise they love to make use of on their purchasers.

Janice Kinjo

Shoppers embody: Idris Elba, John Legend, Drake, and Donald Glover

How did you get your begin within the trade? What has your journey been like?

In 2007, I used to be helping a number of make-up artists and their agent was in search of a males’s groomer for LL Cool J. One of many first few instances working with him, he was in an episode of 30 Rock (Season 1). After I groomed him, he requested me to be in each scene as his assistant. Two years prior, I had moved to NY from L.A. And now, right here I used to be with LL Cool J on a TV present. I couldn’t imagine it. I knew at that second I’d discovered my profession.

Daisaku Ikeda is my life and Buddhist mentor. He has proven me to by no means surrender on my desires and myself. I used to be born and raised in a really conventional Japanese family. As an individual of AAPI heritage, selecting to dwell an artist life was overseas to my mother and father who solely wished for me and my siblings to turn out to be a health care provider, lawyer, and so forth. For years, my father would all the time query my choice to be a males’s groomer and make-up artist. Lastly, I’ve been in a position to present him, and he’s been so supportive.

What are your favourite merchandise to make use of on purchasers?

Jaxon Lane Bro Masks Eye Gels ($30) are nice for serving to puffiness and hydration and Beautycounter’s Mattifying Powder ($39) is nice for all pores and skin tones. It doesn’t depart any white residue or white forged. It’s very clear and removes shine immediately. I like Contemporary’s Sugar Surprise Drop Lip Primer ($26); it smooths out lips with out the mess of lip sugar scrubs and the clear method melts into your lips as you’re employed it in. Andis Slimline Professional Clippers ($56) are cordless and might trim beards, mustaches, and create an ideal hairline. For foundations, Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Basis ($64), Make Up Eternally and Koh Gen Do are my go-to for night out their pores and skin. The Lumify Redness Reliever Eye Drops ($20) clears eye redness for hours—they’re the most effective.

Joanna Ford

Shoppers Embrace: Leonardo DiCaprio, Dwayne Johnson, and Liam Neeson

What’s the greatest grooming trick you have picked up all through your profession?

Early in my profession, I assisted many various hair and make-up artists. For me, helping was a very powerful a part of my coaching as a result of that’s the place I picked up quite a lot of my favourite tips. For instance, utilizing mascara to darken sideburns and beards or utilizing hair fillers to make the hair seem thicker, or contouring and highlighting to provide a spherical face definition.

What are your favourite merchandise to make use of on purchasers?

I wish to prep the pores and skin and hair with tonic as a result of it units the most effective canvas. I exploit my very own tea tree oil and distilled water mixture for the face. I spray it on as a facial mist and let it dry earlier than beginning with moisturizer. For hair, I completely love Bumble and Bumble’s Tonic Primer ($26).

Mira Chai Hyde

Shoppers embody: Brad Pitt, Kendrick Lamar, and David Beckham

How did you get your begin within the trade?

My grooming profession began in London in 1991. I used to be despatched out for a wash-and-go business by the Vidal Sassoon Artwork Division. After educating myself make-up over a number of years, I finally turned the primary male groomer in London for trend and crafter. my signature type that to at the present time remains to be easy and pure trying”.

What are your favourite merchandise to make use of on purchasers?

For slicing, I like Zen Grasp Scissors, Andis Clippers, and YS Park Combs. I additionally use my very own hair merchandise I’ve been creating for the previous three years referred to as Home of Skuff. On the grooming aspect, I like to make use of merchandise from Tatcha, Hayejin, Barbara Sturm, Jaxon Lane, Tom Ford, Chanel, and Nars.”

Amy Komorowski

Shoppers embody: The Jonas Brothers, Adam Driver, and Eddie Redmayne

What would you like individuals to know concerning the males’s grooming trade?

Males’s grooming is an undervalued artwork kind that many individuals assume isn’t onerous or takes 5 minutes. I like an effortlessly groomed man. Which means their hair has been styled (normally with a hairdryer and perhaps three to 5 merchandise), neck and sideburns have been cleaned up, their pores and skin has been prepped, and strategically positioned make-up has been utilized. It’s these easy steps that make a person really feel extra assured.

What are your favourite merchandise to make use of on purchasers?

A number of merchandise that I’m loving today are Furtuna Pores and skin’s After Shave Serum ($145), Visione di Luce Eye Cream ($285), Chanel’s Boy De Chanel Fortifying Gel Moisturizer ($80), 111SKIN Sub-Zero De-Puffing Eye Masks ($105), Kenesko Diamond Radiance Collagen Eye Masks ($16), and Lashify Management Wax ($22) for brows.

Anna Bernabe

Shoppers embody: Shawn Mendes, Billy Porter, and Mahershala Ali

How did you get your begin within the trade?

About 15 years in the past, I labored as a contract make-up artist. In the future, my greatest good friend instructed me I ought to deal with working as a males’s groomer. I used to be so offended by his unsolicited recommendation as a result of I assumed he didn’t worth my make-up abilities. After a lot arguing, my greatest good friend stated, “I would like you to check out your bookshelf and inform me what you see.” I paused and glanced over. My complete shelf was crammed with nothing however males’s trend magazines like ParticularsNumero HommeGQ, and Esquire. He then stated, “I don’t know of a single make-up artist that doesn’t personal a duplicate of Vogue.” From that day on I embraced my love for males’s type and trend and utilized it to hair and grooming.

What are your favourite merchandise to make use of on purchasers?

Much less is extra with regards to males’s grooming, so I’ve a decent choice of merchandise I like to make use of. These can be Kypris Anti-Oxidant Dew ($90), 111SKIN Sub-Zero De-Puffing Eye Masks ($105), Innersense Magnificence Candy Spirit Go away-in Conditioner ($26), Maybelline Metropolis Bronzer ($10), Weleda Pores and skin Meals Mild Nourishing Cream ($19), Orlane Paris Magnificent Lip Balm ($45), Kosas Revealer Concealer ($28), Tom Ford Forehead Definer ($49), and Tatcha Magnificence Blotting Papers ($12).

Kumi Craig

Shoppers embody: Justin Theroux, Chris Hemsworth, and Ethan Hawke

How did you get your begin within the trade?

Professionally, I used to be very fortunate to have labored with GQ journal on the outset of my profession. I set to work alongside a number of the greatest hair stylists within the trade. I had the pleasure of doing many photoshoots with Losi and Thom Priano, who every have their very own type however share the timeless ability of giving a very good haircut. I discovered from them that it’s not solely about giving immediate gratification for the shopper, but in addition giving a lower that grows out nicely.

What are your favourite merchandise to make use of on purchasers?

I’m all the time serious about how I could make my purchasers camera-ready. For this, I exploit the Tom Ford Bronzing Gel ($55) which works on all pores and skin sorts. It warms and evens the pores and skin tone completely for the digital camera. It’s sweatproof and doesn’t transfer on the face which suggests fewer touch-ups later. One other trick is to match the spot concealer to the shopper’s pores and skin tone. I additionally do that with the under-eye space.

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