‘Soft kissable skin is so attractive’
Whether dressed down on the side lines of a pitch, looking glam on a red carpet or interviewing guests in a studio we think Zoe Hardman always looks gorgeous. Fun, and a total on screen natural its no surprise that she has accumulated a wealth of experience appearing and presented countless shows.
You will recognise her from ‘The Zone’ for ITV1, E4 Music, Championship Gaming Series for Sky One, Play Date ITV2, and Used Car Roadshow for ITV4. After advising guys on Playing it Straight and Take Me Out The Gossip, Zoe is an expert in the art of attraction so Who better to recommend grooming tips to make sure you stay ahead in the dating game ….
Portrait by Gareth Gatrell
What does well groomed mean to you?
Freshly showered, with clean glossy hair and smelling great!
What guys in the public eye do you think look well groomed?
David Gandy, Henry Cavill and David Beckham.
Do you think more guys are making an effort with their appearance?
Completely. Men have become so much more body conscious in the last few years and the pursuit for the perfect set of abs seems to be high on their agenda! You only have to look on the shelves to see how many more skincare products for men are on the market these days… the preened prince is having his revival!
In what way could guys improve the way they look?
Getting a good hair cut always helps and I definitely think that men should moisturise. Soft kissable skin is so much more attractive.
What is your favourite fragrance for yourself and on a man?
I wear Marc Jacobs Daisy as it’s light and fresh. On a man I like Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio or Dolce and Gabbana The One.
Who would your dream date be?
Someone who can make me howl with laughter and then make me scrambled eggs and smoked salmon in bed in the morning…
Whilst presenting Take Me Out – The Gossip, you must have seen many male grooming mistakes. What is the biggest grooming disaster you’ve seen?
There was one guy, poor thing, who was so nervous that he couldn’t stop sweating, which didn’t bode well with the light coloured shirt he was wearing. We kept having to tell him to keep his arms down!…fellas if you sweat a lot, always go for black!
What three products should a guy use before appearing on Take Me Out?
Deodorant, Aftershave (but not too much) and mouth wash!
What products do you use when you bath/shower?
At the moment I’m loving Moroccan Oil Shampoo and Conditioner for my hair, it really helps to rehydrate it. On my body I keep it gentle with ‘Simple’ Kind to Skin Body Wash, I like non perfumed products in the shower as my skin can be sensitive.
Name one product you use that a guy could benefit from?
My body buffer – Just because you’re a man it doesn’t mean you don’t have to have gorgeous soft spray on skin!
Who always looked really great and should continue to inspire guys today?
Pierce Brosnan, Jon Hamm and Georgeous George Clooney…if you’re looking that good in your fifties my number is…079…
Interview by Charlotte Clarke
1. Marc Jacobs Daisy £45 for 50ml at Selfridges
2. Henry Cavill
3. Dolce & Gabbana The One For Men £44 for 50ml at House of Fraser
4. David Gandy
5. Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio Pour Homme £44 for 50ml at John Lewis
6. John Hamm
7. Simple Kind to Skin Nourishing Body Wash £2.10 for 250ml at Boots
8. Moroccan Oil Moisture Repair Shampoo and Conditioner. Shampoo £15.85 and Conditioner £16.55 for 250ml at lookfantastic.com