‘Growing up has meant cleaning up …and taking more care of my appearance’
So who is Josh Kloss? Here at The Grooming Guide we’ve grown up with this actor, rocker and former cowboy. We watched the Oregon native get his big break in 2003 as Stetson Man, we saw him driving girls gaga in Katy Perry’s music video Teenage Dream, and we we thrilled when a role in the OC helped cement his laid back appeal.
For Josh looking good has always meant a decent grooming regime, so no wonder he’s now the face of Lab Series for men! Here Josh talks moisturising and making an effort in the grooming stakes. Wise enough to know that feeling great also comes from the inside, it turns out that Josh likes nothing better than kicking a ball with his six year old, or hiking in the hills to unwind. Thanks Josh!
You were a sports fan in high school, which sports do you play now?
I’m not really into sports anymore; I just don’t have the time. I actually stay in shape by putting my 6 year old on my shoulders and powering up hiking trails. I also love kicking a soccer ball around.
Has a career in modeling affected the grooming products that you use?
Before modelling the only thing I used was body lotion and I would even use it on my face. I didn’t realize I could take care of my appearance and still be manly. I saw the difference when makeup artists would put moisturiser on my face, back then they would mostly use use products made for women. Then I heard of Lab Series products which are made exclusively for men’s skin and I’ve been hooked ever since!
How has your personal style evolved as you’ve matured?
Well my first passion was always music and grungy style used to be my thing (torn jeans, long hair, and plenty of bracelets) Growing up has made meant cleaning up and taking care more about my presence as a man. I’ve also ditched the torn jeans and I ut a little more effort into my overall style.
How do you take care of yourself when you get up in the morning?
Well I start every day off with a shower, and I use Lab Series Multi-Action Face Wash. Then I dry off and apply Lab Series PRO LS All-in-One Face Treatment. I love it because my face feels healthy and yet magically doesn’t look shiny or greasy. It’s really that easy and simple for me now that I found a product that actually works for a man.
What is your personal hygiene pet peeve?
I don’t really have any personal hygiene pet peeves except staying clean and feeling fresh.
Tell us a surprising fact about you you’re willing to admit.
I probably shouldn’t share, but I will. When I did my first underwear campaign I showed up in Portugal and when they saw my hairy legs they asked me to shave. Never having practice in that extremely hard sport, I took about an hour and a half to shave. Now I’ve learned you have to knock it down with a trimmer first, and then use a shaver.
Would you ever grow out your hair or grow a beard?
I’d love to grow out my hair again! That’s my secret wish, but the beard and hair have been kind of determined by my clients the last few years, just like any other professional job.
You are currently the face of Lab Series for Men. What do you think ‘grooming’ means to you?
Yes, I’m honoured to represent Lab Series. They are hands down the best products for men available. Lab Series PRO LS is essential to my grooming routine, and it is simple as it should be. I really believe in taking care of myself but I’m not trying to take over a women’s grooming routine. My focus in grooming is to maintain my health from the inside out as simply as I can.
Additional Research: Ariana Christoffers
1. Lab Series Age-Less Face Cream £49.00 for 50ml at Lab Series
2. Lab Series Smooth Shave Oil £21.00 for 30ml at Lab Series
3. Lab Series Pro LS All-in-One Face Treatment £22.00 for 50ml at Boots
4. Lab Series Multi-Action Face Wash £18.00 for 100ml at Lab Series
5. Tom Ford - Black Orchid £48.00 for 30ml at House of Fraser
6. Lab Series Razor Burn Relief Ultra £27.00 for 100ml at Lab Series