Interview with Brian, from the Channel
4: The Salon website: 28 October 2003
Salon Staff might be the kings and queens of hair and beauty but
behind the scenes we've got our very own style icon, the very lovely
Mr Brian Dowling.
And we caught up with Brian in between his breathless
stints in the voice over studio, to quiz him on his daily beauty
regime, what he wants for Christmas, and, most importantly, who
he thinks wrote that anonymous report...
Web: How long does it take you to get ready?
Brian: Normally, about 45 minutes to an hour. But for a hot date
(which I haven't had for a while), um, about a week.
Web: A week?
Brian: Well you need to get new clothes, go to the gym, have a haircut,
get a self tan...yes, a week.
Web: All for one hot date?!
Brian: YES, ALL FOR ONE HOT DATE!
Web: You always look fantastic. Tell us
about your daily beauty regime.
Brian: [looking chuffed] I get up in the morning, I have a shower
and wash my hair every day, I brush my teeth two or three times
a day, I moisturise twice a day, I use cleanser and toner, NO SOAP,
I use St Tropez moisturiser because I have a fake tan and it stops
it fading, and I love eye drops to make my eyes clearer.
Web: Phew. Anything else?
Brian: Chest wax, had a manicure today, and a pedicure 'cos I hate
touching my toe nails.
Web: Who would you most trust to cut your
hair...Leo, Natasha or Paul?
Brian: Leo...I think he's quite good and he'd keep it trendy and
up to date.
Web: Who'd you most trust to give you a
massage...Sarah, Jorge or Georgina?
Brian: Sarah...she's very sweet and I met her in the lift and she
smelt really nice.
Web: Whose look do you most admire?
Brian: Leo, Terry and Paul always look good. I don't like the way
Brooke dresses, think it's a bit much.
Web: One word to describe each of these...
Brian: [on Botox] acceptable, [on crack wax] NEVER, [on Manager
Web: What about the new Manager?
Brian: I like him a lot more than last series. He's more relaxed
and more himself.
Web: Who do you reckon wrote the Anonymous
Report everyone's talking about?
Brian: Hmm, sounds like something Terry would say, or maybe Manager
Paul himself. Or, can Louis do it? Or can John? But to say Sarah's
'deceitful' is someone who knows her. Someone in the beauty room?
I'm not sure...
Web: What do you want for Christmas?
Brian: A laptop. I want to learn to use a computer and emails and