We caught up with celebrity groomer Marissa Machado (@mnmachado) to talk shop on her latest red carpet styling escapades. From Michael Keaton to Nick Jonas, Marissa knows what it takes to make men look their best, starting with Baxter of California.
Q: What are your favorite products in the Baxter of California line?
A: I love the Oil Free Moisturizer. It melts into skin and doesn’t leave a heavy feel or shine. I am also a big fan of the Soft Water Pomade. I love the shine it gives while also a flexible hold. For the perfect scruff I love using the Beard Comb. I am able to get a nice close-to-the-skin trim.
Q: What grooming tricks do you always use when getting your clients ready for parties or the red carpet?
A: The most important thing for me while getting any of my clients ready for the carpet or any event is to keep them looking masculine. I never want anyone to look at my work and think ‘great makeup’ or that they even have a groomer. It’s not about me. It’s about keeping the integrity of a man. I want them to look like the best version of themselves. Like a true gentleman.
Q: Damn, we love that. For the recent Oscars and events around it, how did you choose Nick Jonas’ look or Michael Keaton’s?
A: Usually an event like the Oscars is just about elevating the everyday look to movie star status. This year my men had a very true-to-themselves look. Nothing too fussy. Again, the best version of themselves.
Q: Any other red carpet tips to share?
A: When getting a man ready for the red carpet I take in the time of day for lighting as well as the time of year for temperature. Weather plays a huge part in a face as well as hair. It’s about knowing your client and what is going to work as well as last the day or night.
Q: Why do you love using Baxter of California?
A: I love Baxter of California because there are few lines geared toward men. I love clean packaging and a masculine look in my set up and I am able to achieve that with Baxter.