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Men’s grooming is a tricky topic. It may not be about trying out a gazillion different products by spending hours at the bathroom, but more on the lines of maintaining a daily routine for a presentable appearance. So, how do men go about their daily grooming routine? Take a look at the following pointers to get a better perspective about the same.
Choose a good salon
When it comes to grooming 101, the very first tip would be to choose a good salon.
To begin with, you need to find a salon with expert hairdressers who know their job well. They should have an excellent track record of suggesting the best hairstyles depending on their clients’ personality and styling along with having a knowhow of the latest trends. Although knowing this can be a bit difficult, you can always do your research about the best salons in your vicinity and then take your pick.
A good hairdresser will have expertise in handling all sorts of hair types and styles right from a curly hair to poker straight ones. With years of experience, they will be able to suggest you the styles you have never heard of, but are bound to look great on your person.
When you keep visiting the same salon over a period of time, you will become more comfortable with the ways of the hairdresser and be confident about trying out different hairstyles. And of course, this will foster a trusting relationship between you both, which is essential in grooming.
Visit the salon regularly
Don’t be lazy when it comes to booking your appointment at the salon. Usually, men wait for their hair and facial hair to grow for more than a month or more before deciding to pay a visit to their hairdressers. Ideally, you need to get your hair trimmed and in shape every 3-4 weeks along with other basics. So, schedule an appointment every month at the salon without fail to get your grooming done.
Here are some of the things that you need to get done when you visit the salon.
- Keep your beard and mustache in shape. Get them trimmed along the edges on a regular basis or else they will end up curling up, looking all squiggly and making you look unkempt. Also, you can try out seasonal trends in facial hair and get the same done at the salon to look stylish. The same also holds true for a stubble; you need regular upkeep of the same to appear well-groomed and not shabby.
- Shape up your eyebrows. If you ever thought that maintaining or keeping eyebrows in check is a ‘girl thing’, it is time to get rid of that notion. Eyebrows are one of the most important features on your face and they highlight your expressions. So, when you pay a visit to the salon, ensure that you get your eyebrows nicely shaped and defined and you will end up looking a dapper!
- Go for a facial. If you are not habituated with using a facewash on a regular basis or even a face scrub for that matter, make it a point to opt for a facial at the salon. It will remove dead skin cells and make your face appear brighter. Talk to an expert about what kind of facial will suit your skin and go for it. Trust me, the results will astonish you!
Educate yourself about the best products
Gone are the days when grooming products for men used to be few and far between. Today, there are endless products for men, which are available for grooming. You just need to know about the best products that will suit your skin and hair type. For instance, if you have a thin crop of hair, you will need something that doesn’t weigh your hair down and gives it more bounce. Alternately, if you have a thick crop of hair, then you need to settle for styling products such as waxes, which will tame it down for you. In fact, there are also products for receding hairlines such as – Hair For Sure, a product by Athena Life Sciences, which helps you regrow your hair. In essence, it is all about selecting the right products.
Wear branded fragrance
“You are never fully dressed without perfume!” ― C. JoyBell C.
This quote holds true for women as well as for men. But this doesn’t mean dabbing on too much of a scent and stepping out in panache. You can select a perfume, aftershave or a cologne of a renowned brand that suits your personality and taste and step out in style by wearing it. If you are not sure about which scent will suit you, you can always comb the internet for suggestions. It is not necessary that you stick to only one particular type of scent throughout. Just invest in a couple or more of classic scents that you find suitable for you and wear them according to the season. Remember, the same scent that you liked on your friend or colleague may smell completely different when you apply. Therefore, make it a point to try it beforehand and then make a purchase. Wearing an expensive, classy perfume will definitely add to your personality and help you make a long lasting impression on everyone.
Change your wardrobe
If you are really serious about this entire grooming business, then you must go for a change in your attire as well. Right from the clothes you wear to the shoes, you need to make sure that they add to your personality and style. If you don’t have the time or the budget to change your entire wardrobe, you can at least include some staples, which will work equally well.
Now that you are aware of these essential grooming tips for men, do give them a try but not without assessing your personal style first. What do you think of these grooming tips? Have something else to add to these tips? Let us know via your comments.
Braun, which is a company that has been making personal grooming devices for years, has come up with a new collection of shavers and trimmers called the Cruzer, which is a system for the grooming needs of a man who takes hair very, very seriously. Again, their target man requires more versatility from his shaver to accentuate the definition of his modern hairstyles and facial hair. We had the chance to try out the Face version on a dude seeking a manly yet nuanced beard.