Justin Timberlake's hairstylist tells us everything you need to know about taking care of your hair.
A lot of people don’t know what a "men's groomer" is. I deal with men’s hair and men’s skin—I make sure my clients look good for things like red carpet appearances and photo shoots. I’ve been at this now for about 12 years, but when I first got started, men’s grooming wasn’t even a niche or specialty. Like anyone else in this industry, I started doing hair and makeup on women but I moved on to men because I felt they were getting neglected, and that they needed a little love too. Now that niche has blown up, and it’s been great and really fun working with a fantastic arsenal of guys.
How often should men cut their hair?
In general, I'd recommend that most guys get haircuts about once a month. But it can depend on their hair. Obviously if you have a buzz cut you'll have to buzz it every couple of weeks or so. And some guys' hair can grow really quickly so they may need additional cuts in a month. The right product is also crucial. Whether it's mousse, paste, gel or spray you can hide a multitude of things with product and that can keep a haircut looking better even longer. - See more at: http://www.mensfitness.com/styleandgrooming/grooming/celebrity-hairstylist-amy-komorowski-shares-grooming-secrets#sthash.fGsVd80X.dpuf
Any quick fixes for bad hair days?
A lot of people don't think guys have bad hair days, but they do.
- If you have very flat or limp hair one day, or it’s super oily, use an anti-gravity dust hair powder, a dry shampoo or even hair spray since it has alcohol in it. Spray lightly or sprinkle the powder in the hair, work it in at the roots, and then brush it out. It will instantly soak up all the oils ahd give your hair more volume so you’ll be able to mold your hair better.
Also every guy should have a go-to styling aid because just using a little bit of product can help solve most problems. And that's my job basically, I’m a problem solver. I get clients in my seat and I may not have a lot of time. They may have had a bad haircut or they’re coming from a set where their hair was styled a certain way. Or their hair was cut a certain way for a character and I'm not allowed to change it. Products to me are my saving grace because I can hide anything, and mold the hair the way I want to.
What tips do you have for guys with thinning hair?
Rogaine and vitamins. They work. They do, but there are some side effects. It’s not for every guy. Also, Rogaine and that type of product works better for that spot on the back of the head. But there are plenty of natural alternatives a guy can try.
- Massaging the scalp which helps unclog pores because when pores are clogged, hair cannot emerge from the follicle.
- Going in to the barber for oil treatments.
- And you know what? If you've got a great head, just go ahead and buzz that hair off.
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