by Michelle Breyer

Curls aren’t just for girls. Many Hollywood heartthrobs are sporting textured looks
these days and setting trends for the rest of the male population.


JOSH GROBAN

Hollywood Heartthrobs Sporting Textured Looks

With hair like singer Josh
Groban’s, it’s really important
to not touch it until it’s completely
dry, says celebrity stylist
George Papanikolas. Only
use a light amount of product
like Joico’s Curl Definer
Crème, and run it through wet
hair. Once the hair is completely
dry, lightly scrunch it
to eliminate any stiffness. The
end result will be soft, defined
waves without frizz.


ADRIAN GRENIER

Hollywood Heartthrobs Sporting Textured Looks


For actor Adrian Grenier’s hair, salon owner
and curl queen Ouidad suggests carving
and slicing all through the back and sides
to balance out the movement in the hair.
“This style is great for those with naturally
curly and textured hair,” she says. “Men
with curly hair find themselves with few
hair style choices that will suit the natural
style and texture of their tresses.” This type
of cut is gaining popularity and has men
nationwide embracing their natural locks
rather than buzzing them off. “All you need
is the Ouidad Clear Control
Pomade to work in the curl and
you are ready!”


COLIN FIRTH

Hollywood Heartthrobs Sporting Textured Looks


Actor Colin Firth is now starring in The King’s
Speech and has become a favorite among
Hollywood and fans alike. To achieve this look,
Pravana Artistic Educator James Gartner says
to start with damp, towel-dried hair, and palm
a bit of Pravana’s Curves Curl Enhancer gel
or Density Extreme Volumizing Foam into
the hair. Next, take one-inch sections of hair
and rope each
section around
your finger to
create ringlets.
Do this until all of
the hair is roped.
Use a diffuser
and gently dry
the strands, then
shake through
the hair at the
scalp using your
fingers.


TROY POLAMALU

Hollywood Heartthrobs Sporting Textured Looks


To properly take care of hair like Steelers’ Safety Troy Polamalu, Mizani’s
Development Team Member Michelle O’Connor says to keep the curls hydrated by
beginning with a very moisturizing cleanser. She recommends using True Textures
Cleansing Cream Conditioning Curl Wash. “Condition the hair and replenish it with
True Textures Curl Replenish Intense Moisturizing Masque,” she says. “Curls tend to
be weaker so you want to reinforce strength as well as moisture.” You can also apply
True Textures Perfect Curl Defining Cream Gel liberally to damp hair and let dry.


NICK JONAS

Hollywood Heartthrobs Sporting Textured Looks


For a look like singer
Nick Jonas’ the key is
to do everything you
can to really maximize
the curl pattern, says
Anthony Dickey, creator
of Hair Rules. “Styling
starts straight from
the shower; you want
to apply product when
hair is soaking wet,” he
says. “Rubbing hair with
a towel will disturb your
curls and promote frizz.”
Dickey recommends
placing a dime sized amount of product
like Hair Rules Curly Whip between your
palms and gently squeeze the product
into the hair to enhance your client’s
curls. “Try your best not to touch the hair
while it’s drying—how it looks wet is how
you want it to set,” he says. “If you don’t
want to wait for the hair to air dry, use a
diffuser. Once dry, apply a small amount
of the Hair Rules Hydrating Finishing
Cream, which will add extra moisture
without leaving the curls greasy.”


SIMON BAKER

Hollywood Heartthrobs Sporting Textured Looks


Currently the star of the CBS’s The Mentalist,
Simon Baker’s natural waves can be easily
achieved in a few simple steps, according to
Tracey Bocci, owner of Bocci Salon in Sterling
Heights, Michigan. First prep the hair with TIGI
B for Men Clean Up Daily Shampoo
and Conditioner. Then apply a
quarter size amount of B for Men In
Check Curl Defining Cream evenly
through wet hair, and towel dry to
remove excess moisture. This will
create a soft natural movement of
curls. Finish with a pea-size amount
of Pure Molding Paste for extra separation
and hold.


MATTHEW MORRISON

Hollywood Heartthrobs Sporting Textured Looks


To achieve Glee’s
Matthew Morrison’s hair
style you can use a number
of products from CHI Man.
According to George Cooper,
Farouk Global Artistic Board,
three products would work
best with Morrison’s style.
For the client who wants
a much softer approach to
styling use CHI Man Flexible
Styler Active Paste. It can be
used to style damp or dry
hair. It also adds shine and
flexibility. For a firmer hold, use CHI Man Radical Style
Extreme Glue, which gives weightless control and shine.
To finish any of these two styles, use CHI Man Groom and
Hold Finishing Spray.


MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY

Hollywood Heartthrobs Sporting Textured Looks


Controlled or chaos, curl or wave, these
textural qualities have a new position
in your clients’ masculine style and
presentation. Like Matthew
McConaughey, men with curl
have wide varieties of style.
American Crew International All-
Star Theri DeJoode recommends Curl
Construct by American Crew to make hair
curlier, and give order to the curl. For the
cut, “when hair is directed off the face, like
McConaughey’s, enter the razor at the
front of the head and cut each section
toward the back of the head,” she
says. “This pushes the hair back.” To
elevate away from the head, the action
of the cut should be at the location of
one to three inches from the scalp—
this location offers support.”