As you might already know, dressing well is not enough, if you want to have your style game on point.
Grooming is also a big part of your image and even though we’ve got you covered in a lot of areas of the grooming game, there are still some minor mistakes that might be ruining your style without you even realizing it.
Today we take a look at the six essential grooming tips most men overlook. Bad hair, dirty nails etc. those are the noticeable stuff. Today will be more of the less visible and overlooked stuff.
And so we kick off the list with:
NUMBER ONE: FORGETTING TO CLIP YOUR NAILS
I really don’t know why so many people forget to clip their nails. It’s visible and you can’t really miss it out. But, obviously, some men need a reminder to start doing it more often. So, I don’t know what will work for you – if you have to set it as a reminder on your phone but every three to four days you should clip your nails. Toes too!
NUMBER TWO: DIRTY EARS
Ugh, this is probably the grossest of the five. It’s easy to miss because you never really see your ears, but it’s important to remind yourself that other people do.
Dirty ears are one of those things that are gross to see and you want to avoid to be the person with the dirty ears. So, every three to four days, just like your nail, clean your ears. And remember to clean the outer side of it too.
NUMBER THREE: UNTRIMMED NOSE HAIRS
Nose hairs should be only in your nose. If they connect with your mustache you should trim them. It looks gross and can ruin your whole image. So, if you have nose hair that is showing outside of your nose you should definitely trim them either with a nose trimmer or a pair of scissors, but make yourself a favor and never try to pluck them with tweezers! Believe me!
NUMBER FOUR: FORGETTING TO TRIM AND PLUCK YOUR EYEBROWS
As Tom Ford once said:
‘’The eyebrows are the only thing in your face that can change how you look without the need of a plastic surgery“
With that in mind you should keep your eyebrows always well-trimmed and groomed, because, well, they can change your whole face. Arm yourself with a pair of tweezers and scissors and begin removing everything that is excess. It’s best if you pluck only from the bottom, that way you’ll keep the natural look of your eyebrows and only give them a more fresh and groomed look.
Here’s a video showing you everything in details by Aaron from IAmAlphaM
NUMBER FIVE: NOT TRIMMING YOUR NECK HAIR
Now, this does not apply to all of us. Some men have it, other don’t. This goes for both beard neckline and back of the neck hair. So, before you start clipping go and look at your neck. If you’ve taken a haircut this week you might not have any but if you haven’t, chances are there will be some kind of hair there. Get your clippers and trim the hairs. That way you give yourself a clean and well-maintained look, also it looks like you just got out of the hair salon.
NUMBER SIX: FORGETTING TO USE DEODORANT OR ANTIPERSPIRANT BEFORE LEAVING THE HOUSE
Most people don’t put on either deodorant or antiperspirant before leaving the house and this is really bad. These products are used to control sweat and odor in our underarms. Deodorants should be worn to cover up underarm smells, but if you sweat a lot, you definitely need an antiperspirant to slow down the production of underarm sweat. There are some products that perform both functions such as this Dove men+care amongst many others.
So, gentleman, that’s the six things that should always be on your mind when talking about weekly grooming. Hair, nails, ears, nose – everything should be on the list!
FURTHER READING: PRE-DATE PERSONAL GROOMING CHECKLIST FOR MEN
Thanks so much for stopping by. Until next time – Take care gentlemen.
This article has been written collaboratively by Kobi O. Mbagwu [Mr. Kobi] and Evgeni Asenov at gentlemanzone.com. Visit his blog for more gentlemen style inspiration.
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