Beauty & Wellbeing Routine: Hans Bruechle, Artist.

Hans Bruechle

First up, briefly tell us a little bit about yourself!

I’m a 24 year old, youngest child of 8 who loves Guitar Hero and enjoys turning up to costume parties dressed inappropriately. I also draw and paint a lot and I’m starting up my own clothing label, I love to cook, and I do plenty of exercise in between epic Xbox sessions.

Painting by Hans

Tell us about your daily beauty routine.

The secret to a classic, timeless beauty is your wake-up time. If you’re waking up before the crack of 10:30 then you’re not doing your face any favours. After that it’s a regulation shower (with shower gel not soap), shave, moisturize with Palmer’s Cocoa Butter, do the hair, brush your teeth with whitening toothpaste and then maybe a nap cos you’ve just worked so hard on looking like you’ve just woken up.

What’s the one beauty treatment you can’t live without? And your favourite place to have it done?

As a guy I don’t really indulge in “beauty treatments” mostly because I feel uncomfortable and out-of-place in beauty salons. I feel like I should be talking with the other Mums about how school fees have just gone up again or whether Katy Perry really has had a boob job. But I do enjoy a haircut at Obsession in Gwelup pretty frequently. They’re all really nice people with good senses of humour and the artwork on the walls was done by me.

Who do you trust with your hair in Perth, and why?

Again it’s Obsession in Gwelup. And I don’t know if “trust” is the right word because that implies that my hair is some sort of precious gift that must be handled with care and respect. Like virginity. I go to Obsession because they do really good haircuts and I like all the people who work there. It’s not even close to my house!

Favourite budget / at home beauty treatment?

I feel like I’m letting these questions down because, as a guy, my beauty regime focuses on 80% hair, 15% teeth and shaving, and 5% miscellaneous. But I am a fan of Palmers Cocoa Butter. Especially now cos as it heats up I’m at the beach all the time. Also sunscreen.

Your three, absolutely cannot live without, favourite products?

In all of life it’d have to be my limited edition Hannah Montana box set but in the self-beautification world it’s:

1. Redken “Rough Clay” hair product
2. Palmers Cocoa Butter moisturiser
3. Gillette Mach 3 shavers (although they are more expensive than buying a child from another country).

Do you have any secret tips you use to keep looking / feeling great?

A lot of exercise and good food. And some sun! Not too much and don’t get burnt but just get out there and be active. I try and go to the gym 3 or 4 times a week and on the off days I swim – either in a pool at Melville Aquatic or in the ocean. Apart from that I do a bit of running, surfing, cycling, and kicking the footy around with mates.

As for food, don’t be a nazi about it (I can’t stand people who count calories and ration out portions of salad like it’s a horrifying school camp). But at the same time don’t go nuts on the fast food either. Eat fresh food that you cook yourself but still enjoy that quarter pounder at 4 in the morning when you’re tanked.

Hans getting his chest waxed. (Note: May actually be Steve Carell)

What beauty treatment/ wellbeing activity would you love to try but haven’t yet? (Due to time, money, scared etc!)

I’ve never had a manicure/pedicure. I don’t really want one but it was only thing I could think of that didn’t immediately freak me out. Come to think of it, I don’t think I could handle someone touching my feet like that. I actually got my chest waxed last week for a TV show and that definitely sucked. Think 40 Year Old Virgin but with me complaining like a little girl.

Describe a typical day of eating for you.

Fruit salad with yoghurt for breakfast (if I even wake up in time for breakfast…seriously), then normally some pasta or a big roll for lunch. I am actually a fan of Subway for lunch. And then for dinner I’ll cook something. Could be anything but I prefer pasta and rice dishes that fill me up and then I’ll have leftovers for tomorrow’s lunch.

Describe your fitness routine.

It’s fairly standard – I go to the gym during the middle of the day for about an hour (it is one of the benefits of not having a “proper” job) and do weights, but not a lot of cardio. Then in the evenings I’ll usually go for a run near my house and on Tuesdays and Thursdays I get up at 5 and swim a couple of k’s at Melville Aquatic Centre.

Do you take part in any alternative therapies or take supplements? If so, discuss.

I’m not a big fan of alternative therapies – if you can’t fix it with a Panadol, it probably can’t be fixed – kind of attitude which I know is a bit dumb. And the only supplement I take is protein powder after I come back from the gym. I’m not fully into the whole world of protein and weight-gain supplements but I do use it. And that’s it. No multivitamins, or fish oil or rhinoceros testicle. That’s a thing, right?

Be well,


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