Tuesday, 22 July 2014

10 Male Grooming Tips

 10 ways a man can take things up a notch in they world of grooming without looking "too done."

1. Trim the nose hairs.
This is something very basic that makesv a world of difference. Many companies make nose hair clippers & they are easy to use. Believe me when I tell you this is something that people do notice.

2. Trim the eyebrows.
I actually even recommend getting them professionally cleaned up (not shaped) to open up the eyes. Remember to brush them up before you leave for the day as this opens up the eye, keeping the face more alert.

3. Clean the hair off your ears and neck.
This is something I can do for you monthly that gives the appearance of good grooming. The sight of long ear hairs, or neck hair going into the collar of your shirt, is never appealing.

4. Keep your nails short and clean.
Dirty, long fingernails require no explanation as to why they don't work. If your budget or schedule permits, try a monthly manicure/pedicure to have someone take care of this for you. I also recommend buffing your nails as a way to keep the healthy shine without looking artificial.

5. Brush and floss your teeth daily.
I've always believed that it doesn't matter if your teeth are not perfectly straight and white, but please keep them clean. It is rather unappealing to talk to someone and see built up plaque or food stuck between their teeth. I know this one seems simple, but trust me when I tell you to take nothing for granted.

6. Have your clothes tailored to fit your body.
This is a big one, as no matter what your shape is, the right fit makes everything look so much better.

7. Stand up straight.
Mom always told us that posture was important, and she was right. You create a sense of confidence and pride when standing tall, showing everyone you are secure in the man you are.

8. Cleanse your face on a regular basis with a facial soap.
I have so many male clients who use the same soap on their body that they use on their face. Most body soaps are too strong for the face. You must invest in a cleanser that is just for the face, as the facial skin is much more sensitive than the skin on the body.

9. Remember, less is more when it comes to fragrance.
It's all right to smell good, but everyone doesn't have to smell it. Fragrance is such a personal preference, and you really must find the one that works best for you. Just remember not to bathe in it.

10. Match your belt to your shoes.

This one is really simple and makes a world of difference. If you are wearing black shoes, you don't wear a brown belt. I'm not saying you need to be a fashion plate, but this basic tip makes everything you wear look that much better.

Monday, 7 July 2014

Tips for the Groom

Knowing what to wear on your wedding day is not as easy as one might imagine. Many people assume that brides are the only ones who bother thinking about their wedding appearance; however this is not true. Looking good on the big day also concerns the groom. This is one day that manly pride needs to be put aside to make way for a little metro-sexual pampering.

Hair - No cheap cuts for the big day. Grooms should head to a Urban Male, where Helen can tailor a cut to suit your hair texture, facial features and personal style. Schedule an appointment at least a week or two before the wedding. The groom should also check out what styling products & make sure he has some for the big day.
Nails - I don’t advise a hot pink hue here, but a “man-icure” is recommended for the big day. Having clean, manicured nails can enhance the wedding band and look good in any close-up photographs. Grooms should head to a nail salon one or two days before the wedding. There, the manicurist will buff, file and shape their nails, trim the cuticles and exfoliate any surrounding dry skin.
Skin & Facial Care - Grooms should consider a three-step skincare regime in the lead-up to their wedding day – that is, cleansing, toning and moisturising. Arranging a facial a few days before the wedding can also be a good way to get rid of any dryness, dead skin, impurities or build-up.
It is essential that groom shaves on the morning of the wedding – or at least gives his goatee, beard or moustache a trim. A good way to get a clean shave? First, apply a hot towel to the face to soften the hairs, then layer on the shaving cream.

Enjoy the special day!