There’s no question that the topic of grooming for men has become complicated. The definition of well-groomed used to mean clean shaven and hair slicked back. Today, the definition is more inclusive to include beards, longer hair and other “alternative” looks.
So to be clear, let’s define well-groomed by looking at three areas: your hairstyle, facial hair, and skin care.
Believe it or not, your hair is one of your most notable traits. Keeping up with your hair goes far beyond simply washing and conditioning it often. It also includes choosing the right hair care products and hairstyle for your facial structure.
Frequently visiting your barber or stylist for a shape up is a great habit. Who does this apply to? Everyone. If you’re bald, growing out your hair, trying on a beard for size…. Make it a regular habit to get a shape up. It will keep your look fresh but contained.
An added benefit to this habit is getting updated tips from your stylist on trends and tips to keep your look updated. He or she will help you keep you looking like a million dollars.
Whether you prefer to be clean-cut or have jumped on the “beard is in” look, facial hair is another area that needs daily attention.
If you are one who prefers the clean cut look, be sure to find the right razor and cream to fit your skin type. Depending on your skin type, you’ll need to choose a shaving cream that will moisturize while you shave.
And don’t forget to wash before and after you shave to keep your pores clean.
Beards are in but they don’t need to look ragged. Take the time to use the right products on your beard to keep it clean and healthy.
You’ll also need to keep it trimmed and in order. Again, this is when a regular visit to your barber or stylist is beneficial.
Many men underestimate the importance of skin care. Just like your favorite sports car, your skin needs proper and regular maintenance. Cleaning your face both in the morning and in the evening is a good habit. Find a cleanser that works for your skin. Again, if you have drier skin, you’ll want a cleanser that will also moisturize. If your skin is oily, you’ll need to consider a cleanser that will help reduce the oil and keep your skin clean.
So are you thoroughly confused now? Perhaps you should consider working with an Image Consultant. A professional image consultant will help sort through all of the “if this then that” scenarios to create an easy to follow plan.
Are you interested in learning more? Take the first step to the “new you” and contact Robert Henry today.