NZ Woman's Weekly

My grooming secrets: Colin Mathura-Jeffree

Colin Mathura-Jeffree (40) is a model and TV presenter.

MY GROOMING PHILOSOPHY IS… head to toe groomed. I make the effort to look after myself. I feel best clean and well-dressed. I understand that can be intimidating to certain people, but they just have to accept I’d rather be a lion than a stinking, smelly, dirty hyena!

MY HAIRCARE SECRET IS… There are a couple of important points – eat plenty of protein and don’t wash your hair every day. I love a good shampoo and have used Joico for years. My favourite is their Daily Balancing shampoo. I’ve also just discovered the Structure Dust, which gives me that extra day if my hair is a little dirty, plus a bit of volume when I need it. And Structure Paste to give my hair just the right amount of texture.

THE SKINCARE PRODUCTS I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT ARE… sunblock. Without a doubt the reason I’m not a wrinkly raisin is because I use Murad Man Face Defence SPF 15. Also I have been using Murad’s AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser, which has fabulous micro-particles that remove all that horrid dead skin.

THE MUST-HAVE PRODUCTS IN MY GROOMING KIT ARE… ever changing. I’m constantly getting updated with amazing products. I love Jo Malone cologne. Dark Amber And Ginger Lily Cologne Intense and Pomegranate Noir Cologne are my choices. I get compliments on how great they smell.

MY FAVOURITE GROOMING TREATS ARE… facials and massages. Make the time to look after yourself and never live in regret, people! Every two months I treat myself to a facial at Caci. The therapists check out what my skin needs and treat accordingly. I love it.

MY BIGGEST GROOMING SIN WAS… my teeth. I hated going to the dentist, all the red wine and black coffee I drank was staining and the teeth are the first place you really do show age. So I went to Aevitas Dentistry for teeth whitening. Perfection. Now I have a truly vampiric smile.

THE BEST THING MY PARENTS TAUGHT ME ABOUT GROOMING WAS… Be clean. I freak out when I hear stories about people that don’t wash themselves. I’m hyperventilating thinking about it. I’ll go for another shower on their behalf.

About Nicky Pellegrino

Nicky Pellegrino has been a journalist for over 20 years, both here and in the UK, and is a former editor of New Zealand Woman's Weekly. These days, as well as working on the magazine's beauty pages, she writes popular novels like Recipe For LIfe, The Italian Wedding and The Villa Girls. For more about Nicky check out her website

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