Even the greatest genes in the world need a bit of help – from David Beckham’s salon habit to Chris Hemsworth’s hair secrets – so here’s how the best groomed male celebs stay that way
1. The eyes have it
As one half of a YouTube power couple (his wife is Tanya Burr) and brother to mega makeup artists Sam and Nic Chapman, Jim couldn’t fail to pick up some pretty good grooming tips over the years. His advice focuses on skincare.
‘The skin around your eyes is very different from that on the rest of your face,’ he says. ‘It’s thinner and more delicate, and is one of the first areas to show fatigue or signs of ageing. As such, it’s important to use a cream that’s fit for purpose, and not just the same one you’d use on your cheeks and forehead.’
2. Man-icure must-have
Like a fine wine, David Beckham just gets better with age, but as a sportsman out in the elements he has to put in some effort to keep those looks.
‘I’ve learned a lot,’ he says. ‘Being out in the cold and rain doesn’t help your skin, so moisturiser in the morning is important. And at night it’s the eye cream. A manicure is probably my favourite pampering splurge.’
3. Remember the essentials
Presenter Reggie Yates never looks anything less than perfectly put together, but it’s an affordable essential that he can’t leave the house without.
‘I always have a lip balm on me, just in case I have one of those grey-lip moments – never cool.’
4. Get ready for your close-up
Designer Tom Ford doesn’t just make other people look good – he also frequently makes the best-dressed lists himself, and his immaculate grooming is the perfect accessory to his sharp suiting. He suggests you take a good long, hard look at yourself…
‘Every man should have a magnifying mirror. If you look good magnified, you’re set to go.’
5. What’s sup?
Ex-England star Ugo Monye has a head start on one of 2018’s biggest grooming trends – the male supplement.
‘I take supplements every day as they fit easily into my regime and ensure I get an added boost of proteins and vitamin C. I’m in my thirties now, and I don’t want to start seeing the effects ageing has on my skin. I love the odd facial and steam, too, which help.’