The Celebrity Hairstylist That Smells Like Tom Ford


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Even if you don’t know him by name, you know Andrew Fitzsimons. The celebrity hairstylist from The Emerald Isle is beloved by every member of the Kardashian-Jenner clan and has styled countless models, including Hailey Bieber, Adriana Lima, and Irina Shayk. It’s safe to say, then, that Fitzsimons knows a thing or two about hair.

 

While we’re all well aware of his expert-status when it comes to cuts and colors, there’s quite a bit we didn’t know about Fitzsimons—like his infatuation for Cholula, Tom Ford fragrances, and the “explore” tab on Instagram. Below, he shares his trending obsessions, his ideal Saturday night, and more.

 

 

One beauty trend you’re currently obsessed with:

“I’m loving the half up/half down hair trend right now! There are limitless possibilities when it comes to the looks you can do and I love creating new versions of this style.”

Your favorite scent:
“I’m not a huge fragrance person, but I do love pretty much anything from Tom Ford. His fragrances are so sophisticated without being overbearing.”

One product or trend you’d never try:

“Usually I never say ‘never,’ but as time goes on and we’re seeing so much incredible innovation in the beauty industry, I’m less inclined to use products that have a lot of harmful ingredients like parabens, sulfates, phthalates, and the like.”


One product or trend you can’t live without:
“Dry shampoo. Personally, professional—dry shampoo is a daily part of my life!”

 


Favorite accounts to follow on Instagram:
“I actually find myself in the ‘explore’ tab more than stalking individual accounts. There’s so much talent and creativity out there, and Instagram is an amazing platform that allows everyone—no matter where you live—to showcase their work. It’s a great way to discover new ideas, new trends, new products, and just get inspired.”

Favorite brands you’re loving RN:
“I’m loving NatureLab. TOKYO, which is an indie J-beauty brand that you can find at Urban Outfitters or on Amazon. The products are great and the price point is really approachable; I always love being able to recommend products that do what they’re supposed to without being too expensive.”

Go-to uniform:
“You can almost always find me in a white tee, ripped black jeans, and a leather jacket, no matter the weather.”

Favorite Saturday night activity:
“I spend a lot of time working (including weekends!), so being able to unwind is super important for my own well-being. I just moved into a new house, so hanging out with my friends for dinner and drinks in my backyard is my go-to.”


Your current Netflix/TV Show binge:
“When in doubt, RuPaul’s Drag Race.”

The one celebrity you want to get a manicure with:
“It’s hard to pick just one! I’m obsessed with Diana Ross, she’s one of my all time beauty icons, so I think it would be really cool to get a manicure with her.”

Your daily beauty routine:
“If I’m not going to be on camera, my normal routine is a bit more pared down–I use a vitamin C serum, moisturizer, and sunscreen (gotta protect this Irish skin!) in the morning. If I’m going to be on camera, it’s a lot more intensive…but I can’t give away those secrets 😉. I also recently brought a Sephora’s-worth of beauty products back from a trip to Japan, so I’ve got all these amazing serums and masks and potions that I’m still exploring.”

Your biggest style inspiration:
“I don’t have just one style inspiration. Working in a visual/creative field, I think it’s really important to have a broad range of references, so I’m constantly studying fashion and beauty history. You can find as much inspiration from a couture runway show from the ‘80s as you can on Instagram.”

The one thing you order in bulk:
“Hot sauce. Cholula by the gallon!”

A weird hobby you’ve just gotten into:
“This isn’t weird, especially in LA, but I’ve gotten much more diligent with my fitness routine lately. If I’m not working—or on a flight to more work—I’m probably at the gym, with my trainer, or taking a SoulCycle class.”

 

 

 


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