Women aren’t the only ones working to maintain their looks. Men are building their arsenal of grooming products and seeking advice from pros.

Celebrity hairstylist and MSA model Francky L’Official is busier than ever at Val More Salon on Madison Ave in New York City. He advises men on the best products and techniques for polishing their appearance. We caught up with Francky and convinced him to share these grooming secrets with you.

Salt and Pepper is Francky’s signature style; what’s his secret? “To maintain silvery color and shine my favorite purple shampoo is No Yellow from Fanola. I also recommend this product to blondes to diminish their brassiness and enhance natural shine.”

If you’re looking for volume, Francky recommends “my fav is Kiehl’s Ultimate Thickening Shampoo or Joico Body Luxe Shampoo for locks that are truly luscious. For curls, any shampoo from Oribe will stand up to the non-stop pace of New York City!”

“For texture, definition, and an oh-so-touchable finish, hair paste is an absolute must have in your stockpile, especially if you’re sporting a shorter style! My faves are Oribe Rough Luxury Soft Modeling Paste and Label M Matte Paste.”

For those with longer hairstyles and those prone to ‘fly-aways,’ swap out paste for styling cream, “It will give you a light weight, sleek, polished mane. I recommend It’s a 10 Miracle Leave in Product.

As a seasoned model Francky insists that the secret to his success, hands down, is his favorite facial moisturizer, L’Occitane Cade. “I use it everyday and get so many compliments on my skin!”

Finally, Francky recommends using a mask twice a week, “I couldn’t live without Thomas Roth Mask 24K Gold. Thanks to these products, my skin is revitalized, glowing, and leaves me looking ageless!” How old is Francky, you ask? That’s one secret he’ll never tell. 😉

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