Neoclassic Man

I wrote this little piece hoping that it will get published in www.cosmetiholic.com.

The modern man is in a state of flux.

The weight of the world on his shoulders, interest rates, share portfolios, global economy, house duties, baldness, what to wear, rising waist lines in trousers not to forget widening waist lines and pleasing the little woman at home.

Thanks largely to the fashion world’s obsession with Morrissey and the Tv show Mad Men et al, there has never been a time than right now to neaten up and carry a comb in the back pocket.

Modern man is neoclassic, he puts style over fad. For the gent who is more fashion forward I suggest sporting a pompadour. This is quintessentially mens hair at it’s best. Think of it like the Ray Ban’s of mens haircuts. Gone are the days of hogging your girlfriends straightening irons, or sporting elaborate multi-directional hair (I know you’re out there).

Try Kiehls Creative Cream Wax (www.kiehls.com). It’s a mix of wax and cream so it washes out easily and holds your hair in place without it looking like your trying to hard.

Straight out of the shower, apply and comb. Effortlessly cool.


What's in my kit. Published at Cosmeticholic.com

Ever wondered what lotions and potions are in a professional hairstylist’s kit? Well here’s a

sneak peak from industry insider Jean-Paul Rosette on his essential products and weapons of mass beautification.

Klorane Dry shampoo
($15.95, klorane.com) This is a staple in my kit. Fantastic for oily hair and gives new life to unwashed hair. Never leave home without it.

Aveda Volumizing Tonic ($14, aveda.com) It’s light and great for fine hair. Volumizer is to the 00s what mousse was to the 80s.

Bumble and Bumble’s Thickening Spray ($25, bumbleandbumble.com) Simply said, it does what is says on the bottle, a true workhorse.

Bumble and Bumble Curl Conscious Curl Crème ($27) For taming wild frizzy locks into manicured waves or for enhancing natural looking curls.

KMS Hair Stay Styling Gel ($10, kmscalifornia.com) I use this as the foundation to all those 1920s fingerwave looks you see at the moment.

Clinique Perfectly Straight Straightening Balm ($19, clinique.com) sends wild frizzy hair running scared.

American Crew Pomade ($15, americancrew.com) Men’s hair is very groomed right now. Side parted or a pompadour is being seen all over men’s fashion magazines.

American Crew Fibre ($15) Similar to pomade but with a matte finish because men shouldn’t look like they have too much product in their hair.

L’Oreal Elnett Hairspray ($14.99, loreal.com) Every hairdresser worth their salt has this in their kit.

Kiehl's Silk Groom ($17.50+, kiehls.com) Under harsh studio lights hair can become hard looking and dull. I add this little miracle worker in the mix to soften and to give a slight shine.

Paul Mitchell Smoothing Gloss Drops ($18.95, paulmitchell.com) Because everybody loves shiny healthy hair. This one is ultra lightweight, so it won’t weigh the hair down.

Sebastian Professional Shaper Iron Works Hot Tools Protecting Spray ($14, sebastianprofessional.com) Labor intensive hot tools such as straightening irons and hot curlers can dry out the hair making it look dull. I use this to protect and nourish.

Kusco Murphy's Setting Lotion ($28, amazon.com) A little something old school that I use with hot rollers for manicured waves that you see all over the catwalks these days.

Phyto Pro Intense Volume Mousse ($20, phyto.com) For bigger, more dramatic hairstyles that don’t move.

Large Boar Bristle and Nylon Mason Pearson brush (masonpearson.com). Since 1860, still the best hairbrush money can buy.

Babylis Pro Ceramic Round brushes (babyliss.com) As a hairstylist working on movie and photographic shoots you have to work extremely quickly these bad boys cuts down on drying time by half.

Jean-Paul Rosette is a freelance hairstylist currently based in Melbourne Australia. Since 1994 he has worked in salons and as a freelance hairstylist Sydney, London and New York. Within that time he was worked for numerous magazine editorials such as Vanity Fair, Elle, Vogue, Dazed & Confused and iD magazines. And groomed the locks of celebrities such as Naomi Campbell, Charlize Theron, Jessica Biel, Ivana Trump, Martha Stewart and Owen Wilson to name a few. He currently writes a monthly column for Matrix Magazine titled “Behind The Chair”.