Basic grooming for the ungroomed

Barber shaving

If you’ve never groomed before but you think it’s time to start taking a little extra care of yourself and how you look, take a look at these basic grooming tips which will see you looking effortlessly your best every day.

Get to know your barbers

Make sure when you visit your barbers that you book your next appointment while you’re there for roughly four weeks, and stick to it. Don’t wait for your hair to get messy and out of hand before doing something about it. Be proactive, not reactive!  

Try different hair products

The selection of hair products for men has increased a lot since the Brylcreem days, so make sure you’re clued up on what each product is for. Thicker hair and messy styles can handle waxes and pomades, but if your hair’s thinner, then lighter products and sprays will give your hair some staying power.

It’s all in the scent

Aftershave should be a subtle part of your overall presence, don’t bother with owning 8-10 average quality bottles you pick from each morning at random, find one or two classic scents you like and invest in them.

Your smile

People notice your shoes and your smile. When it comes to your smile, it’s all about the teeth. Whether you need a trip to a Broadway Dentist or just a decent investment in an electric toothbrush to make sure your teeth and smile are on point. Also, make sure you use mouthwash after you brush first thing in the morning.

Scrub your face

Using a facial scrub in the mornings a couple of times a week is a great way to scrub all the sweat and dirt off, keep your skin soft and keep your skin looking smooth and clean. Use a microbead-free scrub every other day of the week and on the other days, go for an everyday face wash that’s less abrasive. You’ll be looking better than you feel in no time.

Manage your facial hair

Facial hair of any length needs to be tamed and maintained if you want to be taken seriously. You don’t have to spend much on a beard trimmer, so pick one up and get into a weekly habit of tidying up. If you want it all off but don’t have time in the morning for an extensive wet-shaving routine, make sure you learn the basics of a good shave. Preparing your skin beforehand with a shave oil will help the razor glide over your hairs, while soaking the blades in warm water will help your pores expand, allowing the hair to come off your face with less redness and irritation.

If any of these things feel like a chore and you really can’t be bothered, treat yourself and get a professional in to do it. Even if you try it once, you’ll see a difference straight away, feel great and more confident and will be sure to carry it on.

Mens grooming