Photo: Andrew Fitzsimmons
Andrew Fitzsimmons is the hairdresser who started styling Adele. twenty one Fitzsimmons knew what he wanted to be from the age of 13. After taking a summer job at a salon, she dropped out of school to pursue a hairdressing career. “Her mother was a single mother and worked two jobs to support her sister and me, so she wanted to make money for herself,” they say. Soon after, they began working as apprentices in Ballinthia, Ireland, eventually working in major cities such as Paris, Morocco and New York, where they signed with agent Michelle Falvey. Through years of testing and learning different products, Fitzsimmons has found inspiration for: Start your own namesake line. “This is a truly comprehensive, high fashion, performance hair care brand that offers affordable prices for all hair types,” they say of their brand.
Most recently, Fitzsimmons partnered with Mesa as a mentor and board advisor to launch the first incubator program for beauty and wellness entrepreneurs for underserved communities. In between all the hard work, the hair pioneer knows that downtime is essential, too. “I’m the type of person who would be very happy if every meal could be a shake and instead of a full night’s sleep I could take a quick nap because I could say ‘yes’ to every meal.” Especially because I love my job,” says Fitzsimmons. “But I had to admit that I am a maintenance person. I knew I had it, so I had to find the most effective (and most enjoyable) way to recharge so I could be the best version of myself.”
5:00 a.m.- Coffee is the first thing that happens in my day. I have a Nespresso machine.
5:00 – Coffee is the first thing that happens in my day. I have a Nespresso machine.
5:10 – I usually reply to WhatsApp messages from my family and team. My mother and sister live in Ireland and our brand team members are all over Europe. So we are used to communicating across different time zones.
5:20 – Now what I’m using is Kylie Skin Foaming Face Wash For washing your face in the morning.I usually tone my skin Fenty skin fat water. On days when redness is a concern, Dr. Barbara Sturm Calming Serum after toner. Kim was so generous that he gifted me the SKKN series. I have to say that I am genuinely obsessed with these products. my favorite in the morning SKKN Vitamin C8 Serum, eye creamand face cream. Of course, I also apply sunscreen every day. I always change my sunscreen, but what I’m trying now is Indie Wild AM Sunscreen Glow Dropsis super lightweight.
5:32 – I’m a hair stylist, and hair is usually the earliest step in my routine. When I dye my hair, I often use Andrew Fitzsimmons Virgin Repair Mask As an all-day styling product: I use it to stroke my hair and it keeps my hair hydrated all day long.
5:35 – Before your assistant picks you up from work, toss all your essentials for the day into your bag. I don’t know if the studio or set I’m in that day is dry, so I like to always have a moisturizing mist on hand. Now what I have is Orpheus RESURRECTION Bioluminous Dewy Essence. i also keep touchland power mist in my kit. We all take hygiene very seriously these days, but this feels more luxurious than standard hand sanitizer.
8:30 – My days tend to be really full and busy, so when I’m home at night, I try to create an environment where I can relax and really relax.i love to light myself up Double Altar Berry Candle and play soft music. My favorite is classical jazz or neo soul.
9:45 – I like to double cleanse at night, so I start with something like this: Community Sixty Six Makeup Melting Balm Cleanser Helps remove holiday sunscreen and dirt.Then I continue with SKKN cleanser.
9:50 – A shower is the perfect way to unwind after a long day. I use some lab samples of products in development for Andrew Fitzsimmons Hair, but I usually wash my hair with the following products. Andrew Fitzsimmons Virgin Repair Shampoo Especially after dyeing your hair.I love Necessaire’s Body Wash Sandalwood It is one of the products that makes you feel like an adult. I have some tattoos so I will use this. Rouzelle TAT Hydra Balm Apply to them to keep them moist.
10:05 – I usually go to bed pretty early because I often make phone calls very early. My nighttime skincare routine is pretty simple. If I’m trying to take better self-care, I sometimes: charlotte tilbury sheet mask When watching an episode of something on Netflix. I’m not very good with vitamin A, but I’m trying to get more of it these days. Medik8 Crystal Retinal. Then apply face cream and the night is over.
Confidence, especially in your 20s, is something you had to think about to fool yourself. To do that, I had to train myself how to value my vision and trust my intuition. I believe that the more hours you practice and the more committed you are to your craft, the more you become a true expert. My confidence came from learning to believe in myself step by step.
Using fear strategies or exploiting anxiety to sell beauty products. Everyone should be beautiful and admire their beauty.
It definitely made me go into the beauty industry. I am very proud to work in an industry that is predominantly female and queer. One of the reasons I’m drawn to beauty and fashion is because of the community. It’s been really inspiring for me to be around so many brilliant people who bring so much light, color and love into the world while dealing with all the issues we have to deal with as ‘others’. ration. I would love to see more ownership and decision-making by women, people of color, and queer people. That’s why we’re excited to support Maesa as part of the #MaesaMagicIncubator program. It’s time to champion and celebrate the true creators and consumers of the beauty industry.
Anyone trying home hair color is instantly anxiety-inducing for me. I love revealing the before and after, so I’m always on the lookout for whatever the latest migration trends are.
When it comes to what I use in my kits and clients, I have a laundry list that avoids things like parabens, phthalates, SLS, and mineral oil. My customers are all beauty savvy and discerning people, so I try to use clean products as much as possible.
When it comes to hair care, I love products with restorative ingredients like protein complexes. For clients who dye their hair or do heat styling on a regular basis, this is a must.
My friend Ash Holm introduced me to Dripology LA. So I go to get an IV for health and hydration. I am also doing her Morpheus8 on her Dripology and I am obsessed with this one. I would like to do it every day if possible. I also love getting a core to floor treatment at Emsculpt NEO when I have time. It will help you feel much stronger with regular training.
It’s definitely shale. She’s one of those people who has a natural beauty in her own right, but she’s also a great canvas and she knows how to adorn herself with all the glitter and accessories.