Inside the Grooming Routines of Hollywood's Leading Men


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It's easy to assume that before walking the red carpet, the average male celeb just combs his hair, slips on a designer suit, and is off on his merry way. Since no one ever really asks the guys how they got ready for the evening—another injustice highlighted by the #AskHerMore campaign—how would the public be the wiser?

But in reality, A-list men spend plenty of time getting primped before stepping in front of the cameras. "Men have been getting makeup or 'grooming' for as long as there have been cameras," says makeup artist (and Byrdie contributor) Afton Williams. "Everyone does it. When I tell people that every man on television is wearing makeup, a lot of people have a hard time processing that."

But why? And what does a typical grooming session entail? Keep reading to find out.