Plus all the other beauty products Dhairius is obsessed with right now.
Welcome to I Swear By This, an interview series where we chat with our favorite fashion and beauty insiders about the beauty products they use down to the last drop. This week we asked celebrity hairstylist Dhairius to share the beauty picks that he can't get enough of.
When it comes to celebrity hairstylists, Dhairius is the new kid on the block, but that hasn't stopped him from working with some of the biggest stars in the game. Before going solo, he got his start in the industry working with The Y, a celebrity hairstylist collective lead by Yusef Williams. Since then, Dhairius has worked with stars like Jazmine Sullivan, Winnie Harlow, Rihanna, Miguel, and Normani. Speaking of Normani—all those showstopping hairstyles in her "Wild Side'' video? Under the direction of key hairstylist Yusef Williams, Dhairius helped bring those looks to life.
Given his profession, it comes as no surprise that Dhairius is obsessed with all things beauty. Ahead, you'll find the hair, makeup, and skin-care products that currently have a spot in his beauty rotation.
"Fragrance adds an extra element that lingers long after I've left the room. I think the goal is to always make a lasting first impression, and a nice scent always helps. I'm obsessed with this fragrance from Le Labo. It's definitely a staple fragrance; it has a blend of wood, musk, and powder notes, making it smell masculine without being too over-the-top."
"A little goes a long way with this cleanser—a dime-sized amount is all you need to cleanse your entire face. It also smells amazing, plus I've noticed that it helps clear up blemishes."
"This is so worth the money. TSA once threw out a full-sized bottle I had in my bag, and I almost had a meltdown. It broke my heart. But anyway, there's nothing like this product. I always get compliments after using it—your skin will look absolutely amazing."
"I love the emollient texture of this moisturizer, and I feel like nothing else works as well to moisturize my skin. The smell is kind of funny, but I promise you—this does the damn job."
"I use this serum at nighttime; I massage in a light, hydrating moisturizer, and then I tap on this serum overtop to lock in the moisture. It's not greasy at all, either—you won't see any residue on your pillow."
"I do think it's important to protect your skin, so I use this sunscreen on a daily basis. I also get dark spots on my skin, sometimes from shaving, and this sunscreen helps to keep those marks from getting worse."
"This is technically an eye cream brightener, but it's kind of like a hybrid between a moisturizer and concealer. It's a game changer—it's super sheer, so it layers pretty well, it's crease-proof, and it really illuminates your under-eye area."
"This tinted moisturizer is great because it goes on evenly without feeling heavy or clogging your skin. It's the perfect amount of coverage for me—you can still see my freckles through the product."
"This tool is everything and I use it on all of my clients to create detailed baby hair designs. It's also small enough to fit anywhere. I have one that I take to set and another one that I keep at home. It's so good, though, that they always go missing on set. Always."
Top photo: Courtesy of Instagram/@dhairiusnyc
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