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The Squad: hairstylist/barber Philonese West (left) and makeup/groomer Denise Tunnell pose with actor/musician Donald Glover.

Celebrity Artists Philonese West & Denise Tunnell
Donald Glover is one of Hollywood’s hottest gentlemen! As a Grammy-nominated singer and Emmy-nominated actor, the heartthrob and Solo: A Star Wars Story star is setting trends in men’s grooming. To get some insight on Donald’s rugged look we chatted with hairstylist/barber Philonese West and Makeup Artist/Groomer Denise Tunnell, two ladies that help create Donald’s Atlanta on-screen style, to discuss how they help get this fine brother camera ready!

HIS ATLANTA SWAG: “His hair has a very soft texture. He has a coarse texture that is very receptive to oils and creams. We usually saturate his hair with oil and moisturizing creams and then I use a hot towel to really soften his hair. I wrap [his hair] with a hot towel and a plastic cap and let it sit. Then we go in and define his curls. His character [on the show Atlanta] has a lot of defined texture, which was our goal. We wanted to make sure that the show’s cast had a lot of defined texture. You have your Afro, which is pretty much just round. What we wanted to do was take an Afro and give it some definition.”—Philonese West

SKIN CARE TALK: “Whenever he would come in we’d make sure to message his scalp and face and I’d always try to give him a quick facial. He has really nice skin so I’d try to maintain its integrity to avoid breakouts and things like that. Skincare was a big priority. I’d make sure his skin had enough moisture and I’d make sure it was cleansed very well; he didn’t wear makeup so we didn’t have to worry about that. It was just a combination of good skin care a grooming.”—Denise Tunnell

↑ Donald Glover on the red carpet…switching it his swagger from his Atlanta show look.

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