We all know that grooming is important for both men and women, but it’s especially important for men to improve in this area since women have had a massive head start. By following these simple tips, you can keep your hair looking great and your skin feeling healthy.
The Importance of Grooming
When you look good, you feel good. Not only does it make you feel confident, but it also helps to project an image that is professional and polished. Grooming can be simple or complex, depending on your personal style. Having a shorter haircut and a clean shave will help keep time down, but grooming should only add a few extra minutes to your morning either way. No matter the difficulty, grooming can be easily worked into your daily, weekly, or even monthly routine to help you develop good habits that can lead to great results. Nevertheless, there are a few grooming tips that every man should follow to look good and feel great.
How to Keep Your Hair Looking Great
Keep Your Hair Clean And Styled Properly
One of the most important things you can do to look good and feel great is to keep your hair clean and styled properly. Again, shorter haircuts are going to be easier and less time consuming to keep clean and style. While shorter styles are going to be easier in some ways, they may also require additional ongoing grooming that longer hair styles do not. For instance, a man-bun or pony tail may need some trimming from time to time, however short haircuts may need maintenance or to be lined-up as often as every week. Without routine grooming, it is very difficult to shape your haircut as it grows out and keep the sides of your head or neckline continuously maintained.
Cleaning your hair properly comes first. Washing your hair is an important first step no matter what you are doing. This is why every salon will wash your hair before beginning their cut. Washing your hair is important before cutting it as your hair will lay in many directions throughout the day or while you sleep, preventing some from getting cut, or even styled as you want them to be. Not only will this ensure that your hair is clean and free of debris, but it will also help to style it in a way that looks professional and polished. A good hair care routine includes washing your hair regularly with a mild shampoo, conditioning it with a suitable product, and styling it as needed. You don’t have to be a professional stylist to look good; just take some time to put together an effective grooming routine that works for you.
To keep your hair looking great, follow these tips:
1) Shampoo regularly. Not only will shampoo remove the dirt and debris from your hair, but it will also keep your scalp clean. This will help to prevent build-up and promote healthy hair growth.
2) Use a good conditioner. Conditioners are designed to moisturize your hair and keep it soft and healthy. They can also help to style your hair follicles for a more polished appearance.
3) Avoid using hot water when washing your hair. Hot water can damage your locks and cause them to become brittle over time. Instead, use cool or lukewarm water.
4) Style your hair as needed. Just be sure to use products that will protect your locks and keep them looking great.
5) Avoid using harsh chemicals on your hair. Many harsh hair care products contain chemicals that can damage your hair strands and cause them to become thin and brittle over time. Stick to gentle products that will nourish and protect your hair.
6) Develop a haircut and trimming routine that matches your hairstyle. If you have a shorter hair style, trimming may be needed every week to three weeks so it maintains its professional appearance between haircuts. Growing a beard typically requires more upkeep than keeping a clean shave does, as shaping, combing, and conditioning facial hair can be very time consuming.
Style Your Hair The Right Way
Whether you want to leave it natural or go for a more polished look, you can style your hair the way that works best for you. Check out our “Ultimate Guide To Men’s Haircuts and Styling” to learn helpful tips, including how to get the best men’s haircut and how to choose which hairstyle works best with your face shape. Each face shape looks best with different kinds of hairstyles, so it’s crucial to pick the right haircut for your head before taking any scissors to it. Because your hairstyle is so important when it comes to your appearance, a good or bad haircut can make or break your look. By starting with analyzing your jawline, cheekbones, and the width of your face, we can determine which hairstyles work best and worst specifically for you. Your 18|8 stylist will also take into account your hair type, hair density and personal style when helping you decide on your haircut.
Set A Schedule For Haircuts
If you decide when to get a haircut only when you notice yourself pretending to cut your hair with your fingers, well, something’s gotta change. To look your best, you want to get haircuts before it’s obvious that you need them – so the best approach is to set a schedule. Make your next appointment during each haircut, set it for about four weeks out, and stick with that schedule. Or do yourself one better and sign up for our Executive Membership Program. Preserving a healthy head of hair that looks great is a challenge for any man. Grooming should be one of the most important routines throughout your day, and the right haircut, grooming products, and maintenance schedule will help you look and perform your best. The more often your hair is cut, the healthier it will look and be, thanks to the removal of damaged hairs and prevention of split ends. Regardless of your hairstyle or length, one of the most important things you can do for your hair is to see a professional stylist every 4-6 weeks to get a haircut. If maintenance and professional assistance is needed to preserve your look in-between haircuts, scheduling a trim two to three weeks after your initial haircut should do the trick.
Keep Unruly Facial Hair In Check
In a perfect world, the hairs would only grow on top of our head (well…and the back of our head too). However, life isn’t perfect at times and as we age, we tend to find that hairs start sprouting in places where they just don’t seem like they’re supposed to grow. Typically, these undesirable hairs pop up inside a man’s nose and his ears. When they’re left alone, they can look pretty unsightly. Do yourself a favor and come into our PBG barbershop for our quick & easy waxing service. Waxing makes for a cleaner look and helps prevent hair regrowth for a longer period of time than shaving. If waxing is not an option, your likely best option is to use tweezers, but beware of misshaping your eyebrows in the process. For areas you can shave, be sure to use quality shaving products tailored to your specific skin needs, such as having extremely course facial hair or high skin sensitivity. It is also important to make sure your razor is sharp. If you have not invested in a quality razor, do not expect a quality shave. You can also minimize razor burn and ingrown hairs by using shaving cream before you shave. Aside from shaving cream, it is important to shave in the same direction your facial hair grows in, and not shave against the grain if skin irritation is a potential concern.
How to Keep Your Skin Healthy
Start With A Clean Face
Wash your face regularly using a gentle cleanser and water. Don’t use an intense soap cleanser if you have sensitive skin; use a mild soap instead. There are plenty of facial cleansers for your specific skin type. Whether you have highly sensitive skin or eczema spots you want to avoid with your razor and harsh chemicals, there are products just for you. It will also help to avoid using hot water when cleansing your face as this can sometimes irritate it more. Apply facial moisturizer after cleansing to keep your skin soft and hydrated. When applying moisturizer to your face, it is also important to use lotions or serums that compliment your skin type and condition, just as you should with the cleansers.
Try a Facial Scrub
If you’ve always been confused by the word “exfoliant,” it’s time to school yourself. Facial scrubs are essentially lotions that use small, abrasive particles to rub dead skin off your face, exposing the younger, fresher, healthier skin underneath. Pick one up and use it once a week for an instant boost in your appearance. Continue to use your facial cleanser between facial scrub uses.
Get Regular Facial Care
You don’t have to be a beauty expert to get great facial care. Just make sure you are taking the time to wash your face and apply moisturizer every day. This will help keep your skin looking healthy and radiant. Make sure you use products that match your skin type and condition, not leaving it over-dried or feeling oily.
Fix The Racoon Look
There’s nothing wrong with working hard and playing hard – but over time, most guys develop dark, puffy circles under their eyes. This is pretty normal, but it also makes you look tired and older than you are. Pick up an eye cream or roll-on and incorporate it into your morning routine. It’s amazing how much younger and better-rested you look when you tighten those bags under your eyes.
Invest In Good Shaving Products
If you’re like most men, you probably rely on cheap shaving products that don’t provide the best results. That’s why it’s important to invest in a good shaving product. Not only will this help you get a better shave, but it will also protect your skin from razor burn and other skin irritations. While most razors last between five and ten shaves, sometimes lasting longer depending on hair coarseness and length, many modern razor companies will argue each razor will last about a month with consistent usage. At the end of the day, it is simply time to throw it out or replace the razor as soon as there is any sign that the blade or blades are becoming dull or causing any sort of discomfort. When shopping for a shaving product, make sure to look for products that are made with natural ingredients and are designed to leave your skin feeling soft and smooth. If you’re unsure of which products would suit you best, don’t hesitate to ask your stylist or barber during your next visit as they would be happy to recommend some that work best for your skin.
Don’t Forget About Nail Care
Take Care Of Your Nails
Your nails play a big role in your appearance, so it’s important to take care of them properly. Keep them clean and well-groomed by getting a manicure every so often. Your nails take a much bigger beating than you probably realize, and simply cutting them doesn’t cut it forever. At our Palm Beach Gardens salon, we offer manicures that rejuvenate your nails. Our technicians use special techniques to remove dead skin, take care of your cuticles, and trim your nails to perfection. A hand mask and an exfoliating scrub will follow to make your nails and your hands look healthier and younger. Lastly, a hand and arm massage along with a cold beverage will top off the whole experience, leaving you wondering why you didn’t start getting manicures years ago.
Book Your Men’s Grooming Appointment
Plan a visit to our Palm Beach Gardens men’s salon and discover how we can help you perfect your grooming routine. Our stylists and barbers are specialists in men’s grooming and have years of experience helping men in Palm Beach Gardens look and feel their best. Book your appointment by giving us a call or conveniently scheduling online. We’re looking forward to meeting you soon!