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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.
When it comes to men’s grooming products, every man is on the lookout for quality items that will give him the results that he is looking for, whether it is shaving products or body care. One line of grooming products that has been around since 1959 and is sold from Germany, Estonia, and France is Tabac Original. It is a distinctive line of products with a fragrance that combines spicy notes with exotic wood fragrances and an undertone of floral and musk.
The first product is the Tabac Original Eau de Cologne. It takes the original scent and puts it in a spray cologne that will keep you feeling like you just stepped out of the shower all day long and the distinctively masculine scent will draw others close. I love the bottling as well, pretty straight forward compared to a lot of the silly boxy designs out there.
Next, is the Tabac Original Deodorant Stick. It will give you 24 hour protection from wetness and odor, as well as the familiar fragrance that will blend well with any of Tabac’s other grooming products. Note that the smell is really only a hint so no worries about coming off as overcompensating! Everyone needs a great deodorant, so why not make it something special?
Lastly, is the Tabac Original Shaving Soap. Shaving is brought to the next level with a great shaving soap. This particular one will soften your whiskers in preparation for the shave, as well as leaving your skin moisturized and soft with the same original fragrance. It is a fantastic product for every man because even bearded guys will have to shave around their beards to keep things neat. Best part? The soap you don’t use, i.e. the remaining bar, dries fairly quickly after brushing off your daily amount.
These grooming products by Tabac have been loved by men all over the world for the last 55 years, not only for the quality and original scent, but also for the fantastic price.
‘New Year, new you’ is a phrase that rears its ugly head but once a year. Admittedly it would be a great time to start a fresh but all your good New Year intentions should ‘start as you mean to go on’ – the same goes for your skin. All the late nights drinking what’s left of the Christmas beer stash and indulging in only the most festive of foods until post-party season your hair and body is screaming for a detox! We take a look at the top 5 grooming products to banish any signs of the good nights that have gone and will bring your hair and body into the New Year with a fresh start. You can find these great products at Brummells of London as well as other online stores.
For Your Face
Every shave is important; we trust you’ll already have found the razor of your dreams that works harmoniously with your skin. Now you’ve got that under wraps it’s time to consider other care. Your skin is more prone to breakouts, razor burn and itching after an eventful month of food and alcohol.
The natural balance of your skin may be a little off the scale – for this we of course recommend man’s best friend – water. Keeping hydrated can help maintain a healthy glow and give your skin that revival it may need. In the long run a hydrated body is a happy body, one that can repair and rejuvenate skin whilst it sleeps.
We recommend two grooming products that will change your shaving experience forever:
Pre-shave – Jack Black Face Buff Energising Scrub
Perfect your blank canvas with this energising scrub from Jack Black. The gentle and effective scrub grains will lift away dead skin cells leaving skin feeling smoother and clearer. Ultimately this will result in a closer, fresher shave.
Post-shave – MenScience Post Shave Repair
This product provides a gentle but effective formulation that helps to heal, repair and improve skin condition after shaving.This is an alcohol and oil free formula and so its great for all skin types – including sensitive or stressed skin. Using this product as a toner will provide relief from razor burn, unblock pores and calm, soften and refresh. (more…)
There are thousands of hair salons around the world, but only a few are numbered among the best. If you want a unique and special salon experience, visit one of the following top five salons if you ever make the trip to any of these cities.
Andy Lecompte Salon, LA
About: The Andy Lecompte Salon is arguably the most famous salon in the LA area. The salon was first opened in 2008, and it is a testament to the skill of the salon that it has managed to become so famous in such a short time. The salon offers standard services, including cuts, coloring, nails, makeup, and facials.
Where: The salon is located in West Hollywood just a few blocks away from Beverly Hills. The salon has a hip and welcoming environment that keeps customers coming back.
Why: Part of the reason this salon is famous is due to the incredible talent of the staff. Each member of the staff offers personalized service and an incredible skill set that even the most picky clients will enjoy. The salon itself is a feast for the eyes, offering natural sunlit views and an art gallery featuring Andy Warhol and Marilyn Minter.
Christmas is on its way and 2012 is drawing to a close so I thought we would look at some of trends we have seen this year and what the celebrities and movers and shakers of the fashion world have been up to!
UK Style Icon
The female fashion press has been dominated by one woman this year and that was Kate Middleton as she wowed crowds wherever she went with her mixture of high street fashion and top end designers.
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.