Rock Your Best Hair Ever with Fatboy

There’s no one more qualified to take your hair to the top of the charts than Tyson Kennedy. This guy actually rocks. He’s an acclaimed hairdresser, founder of Cutler Brooklyn and handsome Steriogram front man. His latest hit, a line of styling products titled Fatboy Hair, was inspired by the under performing goo already on the market. When he couldn’t find the perfect styling concoction for his own hair, Kennedy took matters into his own hands. He mixed a recipe for Fatboy Perfect Putty in the kitchen of his Lower East Side apartment. The award winning line of products grew from there and the rest is history. We jammed with Kennedy and got the lowdown.

Wow, do you really whip these hair products up in your own kitchen? What inspired you to get started?

Yes, I do experiment in my own kitchen. I genuinely started out of curiosity as to whether I could actually make my own product and the only reason was to make the perfect hair product for myself. It wasn’t to start a business and take over the world with hair products! But as I gave the product to other stylists and friends, more and more people started requesting it, so I made further batches and it seemed to grow from there.

Which product was first, and which base ingredient did you build on? 

Fatboy Perfect Putty was first. I really wanted this to have a second day “dirty” hair finish so I started with actual dirt (diatomaceous dirt) and clay, and developed the product from there.

fatboy-perfect-place

Do you have any tips for “cocktailing” hair product? For example, would Sea Salt Pomade mix well with Boss Dog Styling Cream?

I actually love cocktailing products. I feel like there are no universal dos or don’ts, it’s all about finding the perfect mixture that works with your unique hair type. There may be a lot of trial and error, but you’ll find the combination that works best for you. My favorite cocktail is Fatboy Perfect Putty with argan oil and applying it roots to ends and then air drying naturally for a textured natural look.

Is it okay to keep adding product to your hair or should you wash it and start all over again each day?

I absolutely love building up product, especially when using products on the matte side of things. For me the only real reason to wash your hair is to avoid irritation of the scalp.

Let’s match the Fatboy styling product to the rocker…

  • Sea Salt Pomade – Brian Wilson. Throw in and let it dry naturally for a laid back look.
  • Perfect Putty – David Lynch, Rub it in the hair and blast dry with a drier or let it dry in the sun.
  • Tough Guy Water Wax – James Hetfield, Lead singer of Metallica. Rub it in and comb through to and your all set to go.
  • Boss Dog Styling Cream – Rod Stewart apply from roots to ends, blast dry and works the style with your fingers.
Grooming

Never Neglect Your Nethers Again with Ballsy’s Line of Ball Care Products

Hygiene is undoubtedly important, but the proper cleansing routine for your undercarriage is even more crucial.
Living

Get Under the Covers with the Warmest Throw Blankets for Winter

Become the human sushi roll you've always wanted to be with one of these best blankets.
Auto

5 Best Beginner Motorcycles for Aspiring Riders

Our top picks will have you grinning from ear to ear, seeing the sights, carving canyon corners, and doing so on a relatively respectable budget, but also keep you safe.
Culture

Stay Fit This Winter with the Best Off-Season Training Gear for Men

We’ve pulled together some essentials for training outside long after the good weather’s gone.
Grooming

The Gillette Labs Heated Razor Will Give You a Hot-Towel Shave without the Hot Towel

Let Gillette's latest invention give you the smoothest shave of your life.
Grooming

Keep Your Lips Kissably Soft this Winter with the Best Lip Balms for Men

To prevent a bloody lip that isn't the result of a bar fight but from dry skin, here are a few great options for the best lip balms to moisturize that mouth.
Grooming

Winter Grooming Dos and Don’ts: Be Ready for Cold Weather

A few tweaks to your daily regimen will keep dry, cracked, winter skin at bay during the season.
Grooming

The Best Pre-Shave Oils to Prevent Pesky Skin Irritation and Razor Burn

Pre-shave oil is one of the most important parts of a man's shaving regimen and, oftentimes, it's the one step left out.
Grooming

Aesop x Rimowa Köln Travel Kit Is the Dream Dopp Kit

This isn't your average, everyday, run-of-the-mill travel grooming kit.
Grooming

Hair Loss Treatments for Guys Who Want to Keep Their Thinning Hair

Losing your hair sucks. Between genetic predisposition for male pattern baldness and other outside factors, what's a dude to do?
Grooming

What Is Movember: Why You Should Grow Your Mustache for a Good Cause

The goal of Movember isn’t to conserve razors. It’s to make a difference by raising awareness and funds for prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health, and suicide prevention.
Grooming

Dry Scalp? Try the Best Dandruff Shampoo for Men and Eliminate White Flakes

Getting rid of dandruff isn't easy, but the first step is finding the best dandruff shampoo that suits you and your scalp.
Grooming

8 Best Beard Grooming Kits for the Modern Beardsman

You can fix all of your beard problems with just one purchase.
Grooming

How to Maintain Your Silver Fox Looks and Own Your Age

Don’t freak out if the premature (or right on time) gray is setting in. Just follow these tips to make your platinum years your best ever.