Would you have guessed that Steve Jones started his career as a model? Luckily his sharp humour and engaging demeanor cut short his foray into ‘catwalking’ and it wasn’t long before he was settled on a sofa at T4 holding court as the ‘King of hangover tv’ It was surely our loss when he was spirited away to American X Factor as a co-host.
Now, back in the UK, you will have seen Steve hosting the fianl series of Let’s Dance for Comic Relief on BBC1 as well as V Festival coverage for Channel 4 and presenting on BBC Radio 2. 2014 will the dapper Mr Jones presenting a brand-new BBC Three six-part series ‘Hair!’, a gripping competition showcasing young British amateurs. Who better then to discuss blow-outs, blow-dries and beard styling!
How would you describe your style?
Non-plussed in my own time….suit/smart when I have to.
When and how do you look your best?
The same as everyone else on the planet…with a tan! To achieve this look I use solar rays… from the sun!
Do you have a grooming regime and does that differ from morning to evening?
It differs in the sense it happens in the morning and not in the evening. I’ll wash behind my ears, do my hair and put a bit of face cream on but that’s about it. I can’t bear arseing around in the bathroom for too long!
So do you have ANY favourite products?
Skin products are basically whatever my girlfriend leaves hanging around…if she left some Flora Margarine on the sink I probably wouldn’t notice. As for my toupee…I like Aveda Matt Clay….it smells nice.
You joked on Twitter about watching someone’s back hair dry, how do you take care of your hair, body beard etc
I use Head and Shoulders on the hair on my head….but as for all the other hair it’s on it’s own. I wouldn’t know what to do with it.
Do you have any strange grooming habits?
Ha! Who coughs up “strange grooming habits?”!!
But do you have any guilty pleasures when it comes to grooming?
Is hair drying your hair, as a man, a guilty pleasure? If so it’s that!
How have your grooming habits changed over the years?
Apart from post puberty shaving they haven’t…I am a creature of habit and as I said earlier I do the bare minimum…a man shouldn’t take too long getting ready. How long do you think John Wayne spent in front of mirror!?
Did you find there’s a different grooming culture in America?
Amercian men do like to style their beards….that never sits well with me. Styling a beard is like polishing a grenade.
Have you adapted any American ways into your grooming routine?
How different is your grooming regime when you’re just at home to when you’re on TV?
Very different…for instance, when I am home Kevin (my make up artist) isn’t there to cake me in make up and Kate (my stylist) isn’t there to dress me…which suits me just fine.
If you were stuck on an island, which one grooming product would you take with you?
Nothing! Finally not giving a shit about how you look would be bliss.
Have you had any grooming disasters?
Bad hair cuts, bad clothes ect ect….I’ve had them all…and if you haven’t you are lying.
Do you have a favorite fragrance?
Lastly how do you prepare for a big event/night out?
Interview: Stephen Haskins
1. Head And Shoulders For Men £4.99 for 500ml at Boots
2. Château Mouton Rothschild P.O.A from www.chateau-mouton-rothschild.com
3. Mr Steve Jones
4. Grey Goose Vodka £36.00 for 700ml at Waitrose
5. Aveda Men Pure-Formance Grooming Clay £20.00 for 75ml at www.aveda.com
6. Floral Spread approx £1.80 for 100gm at all leading food retailers
7. The Sun (source of all beauty....apparently)