The Groomers’ Guide to the Best Hair Products

Six of the world’s leading hair stylists recommend their must-have men’s hair products.


Mira Chai Hyde // 📸: Grayson Wilder

Mira Chai Hyde // 📸: Grayson Wilder

WHERE: American/British, living in Los Angeles, California.

CLIENTS INCLUDE: Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Kendrick Lamar, Anwar Hadid, Lucky Blue Smith, David Beckham; Esquire, GQ, Dazed, Interview Magazine, Man of the World.


Kusco Murphy Bee Waxed — a matte strong wax.

Joico Ice Erratic Molding Clay — a matte medium strong hold clay

Hair pHix Moisture Maintain Conditioner, ph 4.5-5.5

The shampoo and conditioner is by my chemist who is working with me. It’s the best on the market in my opinion. PH balanced to human’s hair and skin. Keeps hair clean without stripping it of essential hair oils. Also good for scalps with  skin problems and sulphate free.


David Cox

David Cox

WHERE: South African, living in Los Angeles, California.

CLIENTS INCLUDE: Joaquin Phoenix, Chris Pine, Jeff Goldblum, Pierce Brosnan, Mahershala Ali, Michael Fassbender; GQ, W Magazine, Vanity Fair, Interview Magazine.


Tancho Pomade — a perfect all-round product and can be used in all types of hair for smoothing, texture and sheen.

R+Co Vicious Hairspray — I use for hold, volume and texture.

Kevin Murphy Super Goo — a fantastic flexible gel that slicks your hair down with great sheen.

Lavett & Chin Sea Salt Spray — great for body and texture especially on fine hair and gives the hair that perfect windswept vibe without feeling dry.

Rita Hazan Root Concealer — a color spray to add thickness at the root, and really great  for those who have more scalp showing and less hair.

Ouai Hair Oil — prevents frizz and keeps the hair soft with a beautiful healthy sheen.

Olaplex shampoo and conditioner — a great way to wash, condition, repair and take care of your hair.



Johnnie Sapong

Johnnie Sapong

WHERE: British/Ghanaian, living in Los Angeles, California.

CLIENTS INCLUDE: Naomi Campbell, Jude Law, John Boyega, Keira Knightley; Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Vogue, Calvin Klein, Dior Homme, Givenchy.


Leonor Greyl Shampooing au Miel — honey shampoo, gentle and cleansing.

Leonor Greyl Huile Apaisante —  a soothing oil for sensitive scalps.

Leonor Greyl Baume Bois de Rose — a matte finish modeling and sculpting balm.

Jillian Dempsey Roadie — hair pomade in a medium hold texturizing hair stick


Jamie Taylor

Jamie Taylor

WHERE: American, living in Los Angeles, California.

CLIENTS INCLUDE: Timothee Chalamet, Jared Leto, Jamie Dornan, Sebastian Stan, Charlie Puth; Rolling Stone, W Magazine, GQ, Vanity Fair.


Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray – an invisible volume spray that also works as a dry shampoo.

Leonor Greyl Eclat Naturel Styling Cream – a hair cream that restores life to dry strands.

Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray – a matte spray for volume and a beachy texture.


Christian Marc

Christian Marc

WHERE: French, living in Los Angeles, California.

CLIENTS INCLUDE: Demi Lovato, Demi Moore, Laura Harrier, Aaron Rodgers, Alicia Keys; Vogue, Vanity Fair, Elle, C Magazine.


I came across this amazing company call Maapilim based in Tel Aviv, Israel. They specialize in men’s grooming and most of the products are organic and they use only essential oils from all around the Mediterranean Sea.

Maapilim Hair Cream — amazing styling product for a light and medium hold and give you a great texture and the smell is amazing.

Maapilim Sea Salt Spray — when you apply on damp or dry hair it gives you that great texture without a crispy feel, good complement with the Hair Cream as well.

Reuzel 3-in-1 Tea Tree — this shampoo, conditioner and body wash is the bomb. It does everything you need to do. This line is from Holland and they have all sorts of great products for men I highly recommend.


Brent Lavett // 📸: Patric Shaw

Brent Lavett // 📸: Patric Shaw

WHERE: American, living in Amsterdam, Holland.

CLIENTS INCLUDE: David Fincher, David Lynch, Kevin Love; Vogue, W Magazine, Rolling Stone, GQ, Sports Illustrated.


From my own brand I love these:

Lavett & Chin Sea Salt Texturizing Mist — aids in giving fine or thin hair great texture.

Lavett & Chin Smoothing Creme — silicone-free hair anti-humectant.

Lavett & Chin Rosa Squalane Oil — multi-use plant based antioxidant hydrator for face, lips and hair.


L:A:Bruket Jojoba Oil — protects and hydrates the skin and hair.


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