Essential Habits of Well-groomed Men
When life gets busy, the last thing men want to do is spend hours on men’s grooming. A fresh cut is a good start, but it takes more than that to look the part. Good habits and a little guidance will help you stay on top of your grooming game.
You can spend hundreds of dollars on your wardrobe, but without the right haircut and/or grooming the look will never be complete. Especially in this competitive world, it pays to look your best.
Here are a few tips that will make the difference between looking like an average Joe and a well-groomed gentleman.
Get Haircuts Monthly
Keeping your hair looking fresh is a must for well-groomed man. Nothing says more about a man than his hairstyle. It doesn’t matter if your face looks good or if your beard is well-kept. It ensures that your hair style always looks clean.
Well-groomed men visit barber shops frequently to always have a fresh cut.
Shave (or Trim) Your Facial Hair
Don’t neglect your facial hair either. The hair on your face needs to be tamed and subdued. Shaving with a razor regularly keeps your moustache and beard nice and under control. A great time to shave is after your daily shower.
Once in a while treat yourself to a professional straight razor shave and/or beard trim. We like to say that the straight razor shave is the facial for manly men. It’s nostalgic and relaxing.
Touch Up Your Nails Weekly
Long nails do not look good on men. Longer nails attract dirt. Cutting your nails weekly is the easiest way to keep your nails looking groomed. It is also an easy habit to form. We recommend using small nail clippers. They’re easier to use than big ones and there’s a smaller chance of cutting too much of.
Manicure and pedicures are also a great way to keep your nails looking clean. We recommend getting a professional nail treatment in between your self-grooming. The professionals deep clean around and under your nails. A manicure/pedicure session is also a relaxing experience that comes with a scrub and relaxing hand and foot massage.
Style Your Hair Daily
When you are lucky enough to find the right barber, he or she will be able to cut your hair in a way that makes it easy for you to maintain and style it to your desired look. Always remember there is more to your outfit than just your clothe. There is nothing that completes the look like a well styled haircut. For the best hair styling – use a hair product at home!
Such as the 18.21 Paste:
Great for shaping a smooth, refined, frizz-free style. Lends a touchable, natural feel and a medium shine. For all hair types. Perfect for wavy or curly hair. Great for molding and directing the hair when using a blow dryer.
Clean Your Face Often
Well-groomed men always keep their face looking clean. The best way to do this is to wash your face once a day with a natural face cleanser and moisturize after. Deep cleaning your face daily and massaging it when you can are effective ways to prevent dirt, sweat, and oil from building up. This prevents acne and pimples from showing up on your face.
Facials are a great way to keep your face clean and well-groomed. We recommend getting them monthly to reduce stress lines, clean, and relax cheek muscles.
Brush with an Electric Toothbrush
Most guys don’t use electric toothbrushes but they clean well. According to WebMD, an electric one can cover a larger area faster, so you clean more surfaces in the same amount of time. When you brush by hand, you make about 300 strokes per minute. Compare that with the thousands — in some cases tens of thousands — of strokes per minute a power one makes.