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Five Simple Male Grooming Tips to Transform Your Look

By Susan Melony | Lifestyle

Jun 21
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Decades ago, it might have been acceptable for a man to walk out of the house looking as if he hasn’t showered or combed his hair in days. Today, in the age of the metrosexual, men are trying to keep up with women’s grooming habits. In South Korea, men wear makeup regularly–including foundation. Now, it’s not unusual to see metrosexual males at the nail salon or getting a facial at a spa.

In fact, modern men are expected to look clean and sophisticated. They are also expected to smell good. It’s not healthy to go without a shower for weeks at a time. Plus, trimming your nails on a regular basis is a must–you want to eliminate any fungus hotspots on your nail bed. If you are searching for tried and true grooming tips, look no further.

Salon-quality hair

You know that feeling when you step out of a salon, and your hair looks like a million bucks? If only you could look like that every day, right? Well, actually, you can. Men’s grooming is all about using the right products, in the right amount. Choosing the product perfect for your hair type and style is exactly what you need to look like you just left the salon without costing you an arm and a leg.

You want to keep in mind that a little goes a long way. You don’t want your hair to look like it’s swimming in goo. You want just enough to control frizz and flyaways, yet still allowing your hair to look natural.

Get rid of the nose hairs

Even if one straggly nose hair is sticking out, it can read doom and gloom for your social prospects. It’s a basic aspect of grooming that can really change your world. People notice and cringe at nose hairs. So, invest in a nose clipper–pulling them out via tweezer is the equivalent of prison torture.

Trim your eyebrows

The objective is to maintain average-looking brows and get rid of a unibrow. You might be surprised how much this can open up your eyes. Also, you want to brush your eyebrows before you leave home for the day. You can purchase a brow gel or simply use a tiny dabble of aloe vera gel.

Cut your nails

It goes without saying that your nails should be short and clean. No one likes the look or feel of dirty long fingernails. Seeing grime underneath your nails will make anyone lose their appetite. You can cut your nails yourself. Do this at least once a week.

On the other hand, try a monthly manicure and pedicure to let someone else take care of this for you. Getting a manicure and pedicure can help to prevent ingrown toenails; it also improves your foot health. In between your appointments, buff your nails to give them a shine without looking artificial.

Tailor your clothes to fit your body

Regardless of your size and shape, tailored clothing can make a huge impact on your look. You only have one chance to make a first impression, why not make it a huge one?

As you can see, grooming isn’t as complex as it seems. Just a few simple steps can improve your overall appearance tremendously.

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