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My Life in Beauty: celebrity hairstylist Andrew Fitzsimons shares his beauty tips


by Holly O'Neill
12th Jul 2018
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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.

Pick up this month’s edition of IMAGE magazine to see the article in full.

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