“I might just pinch the wife’s moisturiser”
Dubbed “the most complete batsman in cricket” by The Times newspaper in 2008 Kevin Pietersen MBE is a right-handed batsman and occasional off spin bowler who plays for England and Surrey. South African born his English mother gave him eligibility to play for England. The fastest batsman to reach both 1,000 and 2,000 runs in One Day International cricket he also became a three-times Ashes winner in 2010. In 2011 he was auctioned to the Decan Chargers IPL team, the highest price paid for an English player.
Do you have a grooming routine?
I like to look presentable, so I shave every other day to keep the length of my beard in check using an electric shaver. If I have an important event I will usually have a wet shave on the day to give me a closer and smoother finish.
Do you take care of your skin, if so how?
Of course, being from South Africa, the need for sun protection has been drilled into me from an early age so I always use a strong SPF and after-sun. Failing that, I might just pinch the wife’s moisturiser!
What hair product do you use?
I use Brylcreem’s re-mouldable cream. It gives a great hold, yet still makes it easy to adapt my style throughout the day.
How do you clean up after a match?
I’ll throw myself in the shower to clean up and make sure I use plenty of deodorant after playing a game!
Do you have a signature fragrance?
I don’t use just one specific brand, but I do have a big selection of fragrances on the bathroom shelf , they include Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male, Carolina Herrera 212 and Chanel Allure Homme Sport. At the moment, I’d say Hermes is my favourite.
What does being well groomed mean to you?
Being well groomed means despite having a really busy schedule, making time to pay attention to my appearance. Being the Brylcreem Boy, I always have to keep my hair in top shape so I get it cut twice a month by Brylcreem’s Style Director, Louis Byrne.
1. Allure Homme Sport £42 for 50ml Stockist no.02074933836
2. Kevin Pieterson (Getty)
3. Terre D'Hermes 100ml £70.00 www.ukhermes.com
4. Clarins Men UV Protection SPF 40 £27.58 30ml from nearest Clarins stockist
5. Brylcream classic product £3.49 available nation wide