MASTER AT WORK
Frédéric Fekkai muses on the meaning of beauty.
Tea time with hair guru
When I’m searching for inspiration, I travel. I love seeing London and Paris, but I like to go to places filled with young creators and ideas. I love Venice Beach, especially Abbot Kinney Boulevard. It has all of these great artisans and stalls. I don’t want to go to a mall ever again. It’s not for me.
“I have a unique approach to what I do. I try to stay creative by keeping my mind moving out of the box and being expressive. When I’m working on a project, I build a secret mood board on Pinterest and share it with whomever I want.
“My beauty routine? I get massages twice a week, in my home. I’m religious about manicures and pedicures, and I also get reflexology. People think they are born beautiful, but it’s a process. Beauty is about taking care of yourself: Make sure that you take a great shower, brush your teeth, take care of your skin and drink lots of water. Beauty is not about trying to look like Angelina Jolie; you cannot change your genetic imprint. The worst mistake you can make is to discount your own beauty and try to overdo it—or neglect it. I’m not against plastic surgery, but I am against predictable plastic surgery, where everybody looks the same.” ■