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Human Ken Doll Armie Hammer made it to the Oscars though it was a close call as the ‘Call Me By Your Name’ Oscar nominee was suffering from the stomach flu Saturday afternoon. Fortunately, the talented actor made it to the Red Carpet looking handsome as ever.

Joking during presenting the award for hair and makeup that he takes ‘four hours in the chair,’ Hammer’s celeb groomer KC Fee gave his inside tips for creating the actor’s suave look.
KC notes for her clients walking the red carpet skincare is always the most important for men. Simple is always best, which is why Baxter of California is her kit staple– “simple, utilitarian, easy to navigate, masculine and cool.”
  • KC always starts the skin routine with the Herbal Mint Toner, its a soothing botanical blend of mint, cucumber and witch hazel which reduces redness as it tones and balances oil production. As a Pro, she finds it best to put in a spray bottle – it’s revitalizing to start the routine as almost a spa treatment.

  • To brighten and hydrate the eyes, use the Under Eye ComplexCaffeine and seaweed extracts reduce puffiness and dark circles while hyaluronic acid firms and hydrates to diminish fine lines.
  • She then massages with face with the Super Shape Skin Recharge Cream  which is a unique gel-cream texture that absorbs easily to nourish and hydrate dry, worn-out skin without leaving a greasy residue. Her pro tip is to mix it with a drop of bronzing gel, it adds a bit of color for the cameras.


  • Armie always comes with wet hair when getting ready so she preps it with Baxter of California’s Clay Effect Styling Spray (think beach spray for men), it adds thickness to hairstyles, helps control frizz, and helps you achieve that dry, gritty, lived-in, worked-through look.
  • She then gives his hair a rough blow dry and finishes with Baxter’s award-winning pomade, then massages and works in the Clay Pomade with her hands which molds and defines the hair for a strong, all day hold.
  • Since Armie typically has dry lips, she sends him off with the Hydro Salve Lip Balm to touch up on the go.Its infused with deeply hydrating shea butter, macadamia and jojoba oils to lock in moisture and prevent chapping.