Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Hollywood's Top Celeb Groomer Shares 2018 Grooming Trends


One of Hollywood’s hottest groomers, KC Fee, has spent plenty of time prepping and primping Hollywood’s gorgeous guys for the Red Carpet. Her portfolio of clients includes the likes of Armie Hammer, Milo Ventimiglia, and French actor Arnaud Valois, just to name a few and KC offers up her top tips for men to stay in top form this year! Read on to find out what KC Fee shared with us…

Q: What are your essential tips for get your male celebrity clients red-carpet ready?

KC Fee: Men don’t [usually] get “made up” with cosmetics, so skin is really what’s on display. The secret is getting a perfect combo of products to create a hydrated healthy glow without leaving any shine. My go-to grooming trick is to hydrate the skin, and then apply a mattifying gel on top to absorb extra sheen. I like finishing it off with a light translucent powder to ensure longevity, and a touch of bronzing powder to give my clients a healthy glow.

What are your favorite products for men?

For skin, I love the L’Occitane Divine Eye Balm and L’Occitane Cade Moisturizer. The Divine Eye Balm is incredibly rich and hydrating without being heavy. It leaves a silky finish and smooths the appearance of fine lines with anti-aging properties. I like it for men because it is so subtle in fragrance, so not overpowering. The Cade Men’s Moisturizer is incredibly hydrating and also gives the skin a natural glow without shine. I like the Laura Mercier Secret Finish Mattifying Gel for an anti-shine finish, and Tom Ford Bronzing Gel (add a bit to your everyday moisturizer for a subtle hint of a tan).

For hair, my favorite hair product is Oribe Rock Hard Gel.  I use it on wet hair to prep it for a blow dry, which creates amazing volume and fullness before styling it. I will also use it as a gel to sculpt hair into a classic old Hollywood style. I use Oribe’s Super Fine Hair spray to finish off any look. It’s light and not too shiny if you’re a doing a more matte look. I love Kevin Murphy’s Rough Rider as my go-to texturizing matte clay pomade. It gives the hair volume and texture if you want to rough up it up little for a more unkempt look.

Any additional tips you can give guys getting ready for a special event?

Keep it simple. A basic moisturizer rubbed into the face and neck; a hair product that will hold their hair for the distance. You don’t want your hair falling flat half way through the day. A fresh scented cologne isn’t a bad idea either!

To get more ideas and inspiration, talk with your dermatologist or hairstylist/barber. Look at Pinterest boards ideas. Guys should not be afraid of products. An everyday moisturizer and eye cream is essential. L’Occitane Divine Eye Balm and their Cade Moisturizer are my favorites. Also, every guy should try my favorite technique to give skin a little color boost: add a drop of Tom Ford Bronzing Gel to the Cade Moisturizer for a subtle every day sun kissed look. It goes a long way!




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