I recently sat down with Daniel Santorini, a contributor for Grooming Adepts. Grooming Adepts is a men’s fashion site, where there are endless articles on everything to do with men’s fashion. You can find articles on regrowing hair, the best watches, the best beard combs, and more. However, you can’t find much about Daniel, which is why I sat down with him, to peek into the mind behind so much of the content.
By day, Santorini is a dermatologist, with a wealth of knowledge on various subjects. Upon being asked, Santorini told me that his favorite thing to write about was hair loss. “I wasn’t even aware you could stop or reverse hair loss for a long time. Turns out, there are tons of ways to do it, even naturally. So, I love writing about that because I feel like I am actually helping men. Hair loss can really take a toll on someone, and I get to help and recommend ways to stop that.” His eagerness to help is, in a way, admirable. He may not be spending his weekends cleaning up the highway, but he has touched many lives. He says the most rewarding part of the job “is getting feedback from people who read my stuff. I love hearing that my work helped them, and to me it makes it all worth it.
Santorini expressed his hopes for Grooming Adepts with two simple words, “world domination” he exclaimed, with a chuckle. “No, but all jokes aside, I just want this website to be a tool that men all over can use. Honestly, even women can use it, like if they are shopping for their man, or if they are facing hair loss problems as well. I want as many people as possible to know about us.”
Santorini hopes to reach people of all ages, all around the world, “if someone on the other side of the earth can read the stuff I write, I think that’s pretty cool. Especially if it can somehow help them.” Helping people seemed to be a recurring theme in our conversations. I could tell he was genuine and really strived to lend a helping hand.
It is rare to find someone like him in today’s busy, money hungry world. But, when you do find someone like him, it is like a cool breeze on the hottest summer day, just so refreshing. He told me he tries to stay positive in all aspects of life, “as a dermatologist, people often come to me feeling very self-conscious and embarrassed about their skin problems. If I mirror that negative energy, it just makes for an unpleasant visit for everyone. Instead, I try to be very patient and kind, and helpful,” once again, he makes an actual effort to help, “I assure them they are not the only ones with this problem, and it can be treated.” Then he noted the parallels between both of his jobs, “saying it aloud, I realize I sort of do that with my writing too, you know. Hair loss is such a common problem, there’s no need to be ashamed of it when you have so many treatment options.”
He struck me as very wise, which was a pleasant surprise considering he is still quite young. And you can tell he really believes what he says, he doesn’t put on an act or fake his smile. Or at least if he does it is extremely convincing. Beaming with a smile, he told me “you can’t get anywhere in life with a negative attitude, but a positive one sure can get you a lot of places.”
As we wrapped up, I asked him what piece of advice he would give to men his age. “Don’t be afraid to take advice, and really this is for men of all ages. Men often have a mindset of a lone wolf, and are too prideful to ask for help, or take advice. But there is nothing wrong with not knowing what to do. I feel like when people offer advice it is coming from a genuine place, they want the best for you. Especially if they have been through whatever you’re going through, they can really do a lot of good and get you on the right track. And if you don’t know anyone who has gone through your situation, it’s ok to look on the internet for help.”
Smirking, I asked “is that a plug for Grooming Adepts?”
“Absolutely, we are a great team of writers.”
It’s true. Grooming Adepts is such a great resource for advice on a wide variety of subjects. Their talented team of writers are constantly adding and updating their site, so it just keeps getting better and better each day.