The Award For Best Grooming Goes To….
Awards season is here! And we at Blackwood For Men have already been out there hobnobbing with the stars. If you’ve never hobnobbed before, we highly recommend it. Way better than consorting or fraternizing. Just find the right balance of hob and nob, and a star, and you’re set. In our case, one of those stars is Edgar Ramirez. We went with him to The 2018 Golden Globe Awards! Not in person, exactly. We went in Edgar’s hair. As you can see above, he looked flawless on the red carpet thanks in part to our Hair Hydrator and BioFuse Sculpting Gel and the genius of celebrity stylist Barbara Guillaume. How did she pull it off? Read on…
You might recognize Edgar from his roles in Zero Dark Thirty, Wrath of the Titans, or the new Point Break…
where he plays Extreme Bodhi — like Patrick Swayze’s Bodhi, but a MORE high flyin’, rock climbin’, and wave ridin’ version. Hell, he doesn’t even need a wakeup call from Johnny Utah.
Anyway, this week Edgar stars in the new The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story on FX. And we do mean “stars” — he’s playing Gianni Versace.
And we agree! In fact the resemblance is so striking that from now on we should say that not only is Blackwood For Men used by big time overly handsome Hollywood stars like Edgar, but also by luxury fashion giant Versace. It’s practically true!
We talked to Barbara about how she got Edgar’s Golden Globes look. Here’s what she said:
“I started by getting his hair damp. Then I sprayed Hair Hydrator all over.I love this product because it locks in hydration, which is important since I use heated tools such as a hair dryer and a flatiron and my main goal always is to protect the hair and keep it healthy!Then I used Biofuse Hair Sculpting Gel.
This gel is amazing because it’s fast-drying but lightweight, so it holds the hair in the perfect place but remains pliable, which is the biggest issue I encounter with most gels. They usually tend to just dry hard and make hair look stiff.
I squeezed the size of a quarter in my hands, then rubbed them together before applying it all over Edgar’s hair, focusing mainly on the sides as I wanted to have more control there.
Next, to get more height and hold I blowdried Edgar’s hair backwards and upwards from the forehead, using a brush to distribute the product.
Edgar’s hair is naturally wavy so after I was done blow drying I used a very small flat iron to smooth a couple little curls that remained.
Once I achieved the desired look and shape I added just a little more gel on dry hair to the sides of his head for extra sleekness and shine.”