Andrew Fitzsimons is the man behind the head-turning looks of Karlie Kloss, Ashley Graham, Joan Smalls and a handful of Kardashians, Jenners and Hadids. The Ballinteer-born celebrity hairstylist shares his beauty musts, pro tips and personal obsessions with Holly O'Neill.
Four products I ALWAYS have in my kit
- Alterna Caviar Anti-Frizz Nourishing Oil, €33
- Paul Mitchell Hairspray, €17
- Alterna Caviar Miracle Multiplying Volume Hair Mist, €33.45
- TIGI Bed Head After Party, €17.95
Last beauty-related thing I do before going to bed
Take off any make-up (usually a build-up of too much bronzer) and cleanse my face before putting on a night cream if my skin feels extra dry.
The best hair advice I ever received
Be gentle with it. Hair is very fragile, so don’t force combs through it and don’t attack it with a towel after the shower.
The foundation I always return to
I don’t wear foundation, but if I’m filming and want my skin to look flawless, I use Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Oil Free Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen, €48 – it doesn’t look heavy and gives a healthy glow.
With hair, I’ve done it all
I’ve had long hair, a shaved head, blue, pink, silver hair, a mullet – thanks, 2004. I’ve found my look and I’m sticking to it now!
A product that’s always on my nightstand
Vitamin C serum.
The beauty appointment I never miss
A visit to my facialist here in LA – Celeste Rodrigues – once a week.
The first beauty product I ever bought
Probably concealer. And I actually stole it from Tesco. I had really bad skin in my early teens, and I was too embarrassed to buy make-up for myself, so I totally shoplifted it. I do not condone stealing, but I had to do what I had to do. God, I’m never going to be allowed back in Tesco again.
The worst beauty mistake I ever made
Again in my teens, I plucked my eyebrows. Thin. It. Was. Not. Good.
My signature scent
Tom Ford Patchouli Absolu, €188 for 50ml.
The first perfume I loved
Musk, and I still love it.
I never travel without...
Several portable chargers and an autobiography or two.
I remove my make-up with...
When I’m lazy, Simple wipes, €4.79. When I’m not, coconut oil.
My weird hair hack
When my hair feels a little fried, I use a conditioning treatment instead of hair gel.
The last beauty item I bought
Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist, €42. I’m addicted.
To me, being healthy means...
Listening to your body and eating as clean as possible.
I feel most beautiful when...
I have a good tan.
I’d really love to try...
A pole dancing class. Anyone want to come?
My advice to a hairstylist starting out
Share everything. If I was starting out now, I would be experimenting and posting my creations. I would be making videos, tutorials, everything. It’s a really exciting time in the beauty industry, so don’t be afraid of sharing your work and point of view.