As a woman and professional Cosmetologist, I have a special interest in well groomed men. There is nothing hotter than a nice dressed man with a fresh haircut. So sit back and get ready to take some notes. I’m about to show you how to step up your game and maybe even score a date.
- KNOW YOUR STYLE AND OWN IT
I’m not here to tell you that certain styles are hotter than others or you need to shop certain stores to look good. But I know you have a style you like better than others and you have to make it work for you. Do you like T shirts and jeans? Then, find nice shirts with cool designs on them. (And leave the Chuck Norris shirts and shirts with sarcastic sayings at home.) Make sure your jeans are flattering and coordinate with what you’re wearing.
Do you like grungy clothes? Find nicer quality stuff, avoid profanity and always make sure you don’t smell grungy. (Not saying that I think grungy dudes are smelly, but make sure you know the difference between grungy and messy.) Whatever you like, there is a nice, clean way to pull it off. Seriously, Pinterest can be your best friend here. I know, I know, Pinterest is just for your girlfriends’ and wives’, but it has tons of pictures of outfits that usually have links to where you can buy it or suggestions or how to replicate it.
And let’s be honest, there is tons of information on the internet in general. You really can’t go wrong here, so just check some stuff out and go shopping!
- MAKE SURE YOUR CLOTHES FIT
There is literally nothing that will kill your vibe more than clothes that don’t fit. If you have a little belly, make sure your shirts fit and don’t suction cup to your squishy spots. Same rule applies to pants. Don’t wear pants that accentuate your flaws, but hide them. On the other hand, Don’t wear clothes that are so loose that you are swimming in them. Both shirts and pants should be snug, but flattering. If you have doubt on how clothes to fit then bring someone along with you when you buy them. (Or at least make a good friend see them on you before you leave the house.)
- GET A GOOD HAIRCUT
Now, as a hairstylist, I’m a little biased to the need for a good trim, but I promise this isn’t a shameless plug for the cosmetologists of the world. A haircut can make or break a good style. So find things you like and bring in a picture. This helps prevent any miscommunications that occur between clients and stylists. I would suggest going to an experienced barber or reputable salon. You can still achieve success at big chain salons, but they usually preach a “quantity over quality” sermon, so always be cautious.
Actually, at any salon, make sure you go to someone that you know will do a good job. This usually means getting a referral from a friend or co-worker, so go ahead and ask around. If you go as far as waxing your body at a clinic like Male Grooming Belfast then why not go for laser hair removal instead? It is much more effective without the pain!
- USE QUALITY PRODUCTS
Again, I promise this isn’t a shameless plug. (Although I am totally biased towards any hair product made by Paul Mitchell.) You need to find a hair product that works for your hair, not against it. So find the type of hold that you like, most companies go towards a light, medium, firm type model. Pick which one suits you and use it for a while. Always make sure that you buy professional products from professionals! You should not be able to buy salon quality products at any pharmacy. If you do see them, do not assume you stumbled on a good deal, they are usually expired or watered down versions of the real stuff. Read more…