Textual Conversation – Oliver Woods

Oliver J Woods has spent the last 20 years working with men’s hair, for everything from magazines to celebrities
to ad campaigns. Throughout this time Oliver has been looking for a consistent range of top quality hair products that helped men look good – without all the messing around and fuss. Hey don’t get him worry here, he believes there are great products out there but what he’s after is a consistent range, that does it all, and does it well. So, for the last two years he’s spent this time researching, experimenting and testing to develop his own.

The range is focused on including the best natural ingredients. So the ABYSSINIAN CLAY is a Matt Clay made with Abyssinica Seed & Hazlenut Oils. Giving a rm, workable hold, for use on either a wet or dry thatch.

The BLACKSEED WAX is a exible wax which revitalises and protects, giving a strong, workable hold. With Persica, Coconut and Sativa Oils. And ting. And the PERILLA OIL is a rich, versatile Himalayan blend of Perilla, Macadamia and Abyssinica seed oils. For calming of frizzy hair, taming of feral beards, and enriching of the face and bonce.

More interestingly we all know Sunlight enables plants to grow. But if natural products are exposed to sunlight, the effect of light changes, and accelerates their decline. Because product range is made with the highest quality natural ingredients, they use Miron Violet Glass to keep them in. By blocking the complete spectrum of visible light (with the exception of the violet part) Miron Glass protects ingredients, reduces loss in potency, and lengthens storage life without the need for arti cial preservatives.

So with a MOISTURISER SHAVE CREAM BODYWASH COLOGNE all coming soon, exciting times ahead for Mr Woods.

If you could have invented anything what would it be ?

Penicillin..to have such a massive impact on saving peoples lives.

If you had one day to live what would be your biggest regret ?

Not having had the chance to be a parent.

What would be the one piece of clothing you would rescue from your home in the event of a fire?

A crombie coat from Spencer Hart.

What inspires you ?

A bad haircut…..knowing I can make it better.

If you could only wear one brand/Designer for the rest of your life who would it be ?

John Lobbe. The best shoes you can buy.

Who is your style icon?

Oliver Reed..he just looked like a mans man and clothes loved him.

What piece of style advice do you live by?

Buy expensive from the ground up…….shoes always are the most important and you can add not so pricey clothes with it and still look amazing.

Have you ever bought a piece of clothing and regretted it?

I got pressed into buying some really expensive cut off denim shorts for no reason….. I bought them for £300 and could never force myself to wear them.

Who’s the most famous person’s number in your phone?

Robbie Williams

How did you get into the industry, what was your big break?

After I had done all my training and qualified, shortly after I got asked to do a cover of Sky Magazine way back with Zoe Ball..on that shoot I met a make up artist who now runs the Burberry range and is one of the most influential in the business and she got me my first agent.

In your words, describe your new range?

I think it’s a very classic, beautiful, sleek, non fuss product. Unisex. Technically, the hold of the clay and wax is second to none.

If you could style anyone who would it be? Tom Hardy

What do you have to do after this conversation?

Go down to my pop up salon in the basement of Oliver Spencer’s store on Kensington Park Road. My product is now stocked there.

What would you like to be doing after this conversation?

Having a long hot bath!


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