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Monday, February 13, 2017

Five Common Grooming Mistakes

Grooming for men is something many find is tough. However, it needn’t be. There are only a few rules, and we take a look at five of them below. 

1. Unkempt Mustaches and Beards

There's nothing wrong with having a big 'ol beard or a sweet 'stache, as long as it's allowed at your workplace. However, it's not okay for it to be messy.

Every day, you should trim the edges of your mustache or beard to keep it in shape. A guy without a beard who doesn't shave for more than a day gets scraggly and scruffy. The same thing happens to the edges of your mustache or beard.

You don't need any fancy gadgets to care for your beard. Men with beards just need to go over the edges of your facial hair lightly with a trimmer that has the appropriate guide comb. The guide can help you maintain a uniform hair length and ensure your outline, where your skin starts and your hair ends, is crisp.

Trimming your facial hair can mean the difference between being the "sexy lumberjack" fantasy man, and the "unkempt Woodsman" or worse, the "hobo," which may be more realistic, but not as appealing. You want people to see you as the type of man who'd look natural holding an axe, instead of some weird guy with a shiv made out of a rusty can.

2. Unkempt Brows

This one may sound pathetically nit-picky.

However, your eyebrows are one of your most important facial features.

Humans use their brows to express a variety of emotions.

You want your eyebrows to be full separated and clearly defined. Your brows shape will literally make you a better talker, in a seriously measurable way.

If your eyebrows look good, you can communicate more clearly, than a man who has out-of-control brows.

You just need a couple of minutes to trim your brows at home. This is a great time investment. Use a trimmer to tidy up your brows outline. Make sure there is a clear separation of the brow above the bridge of your nose. If you're dedicatedly natty, try eyebrow threading which will do a better job, than you can at home.

Do you remember Ernie and Bert on Sesame Street? Bert always came across as the easily-flustered, fussy one. His oversized drawn together brows were part of the visual coding.

3. Nose Hair

It's gross. And, so simple to avoid.

It only takes about thirty seconds using a trimmer to remove this unsightly facial element.

It's important to remember, the taller you are, the more often people will be looking up your nose. Guys, if you're tall, you need to be vigilant about trimming your nose hair.

Make sure they're trimmed back so people aren't looking at a scraggly dangling nose hair when they should be looking at your handsome face.

Since everyone can safely say, they should be taller than a few people… you get the point.

Just trim your nose hairs.

Just do it.

4. Ear Hair

Ear hair offers the same problem as nose hairs. However, it's the side view you need to worry about, rather than a straight-up view.

It doesn't matter how your ear is viewed because it takes less than a minute to trim your ear hair. And, you only need to do it every few days or weeks, depending on how fast your hair grows. You'll find it well worth your time.

Generally, the rule of thumb for ear and nose hair is simple: the ends of the hair should not be visible.

Trim the hair until it can't be seen.

That means trimming the hairs inside the rim of your ear or nose opening. However, you don't want to go any deeper, especially with your ears.

After you trim the tips of your ears and nose, you can call it a day.

5. Hair In, or Over, Your Ears

If you have side parts, take heed. Your hair should not curl around and stick itself into your ears.

If your hair is long enough to invade your ears, you a product to slick it back or use a natural looking arch to curve the hair around your ears.

Ideally, you should be able to see your ears from both sides. However, if you want to hide part of your ear, do it so that your hair ends beneath the ear, or behind it, but not on or in it.

If you can't find a product that works, it's time to trim your hair. That's good news if you don't want to wait to visit your barber to get a clean or sharp look.

If you see your hair is growing over your ears, that's a warning sign that it's time to pull out the clipper and tidy it up.

A well-made pair of clippers will have several guide combs that can help you clean up the area around your ears. It can also help you trim, cut, and blend the top, sides, and back of your hair.

Trimming your hair is a good way to extend the life of a haircut.

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  1. Thank you for sharing these tips. I will tell my husband about your tips.