We know that men can tend to get a little bashful when it comes to asking for “beauty tips.” That’s why I dubbed this post “Grooming Tips!” Men want to know how to pull off a masculine, rugged look while still looking like they value hygiene, but they don’t know who to ask or where to start. Most men know that women like a man who takes care of himself, and as a woman, I can say that’s absolutely true. We don’t enjoy having to be your mother, forcing you to get your hair cut or look prepped and ready for an event. And most men know that they should be handling these things on their own, but don’t have time to scroll through endless blogs about beauty potions, strict regimens, or skin/haircare.
We at Posh want to help start the conversation, and offer a little help. So much of our clientele is male, and we want to post #WeekendBeautyTips that apply to them too! So here are the Top 7 Grooming Tips for Men that won’t take too much of your internet time!
1. HANDLE THE EYEBROW SITUATION
As controversial as it may be, I’ll stand behind this statement: humans were made to have two eyebrows, not one! Maybe you have rugged eyebrows, and you don’t want to change that. Maybe you have thinner eyebrows, but they linger far above and below your natural brow line. Whatever your brow-shape, make sure your brows look appropriately separated, thus avoiding the unibrow. Most men don’t enjoy the time it takes to tweeze individual hair strands, not to mention the pain and discomfort. I’d suggest scheduling a quick brow wax. It feels like one or two bandaids coming off, and then voila, you’re done! No endless tweezing necessary! Your brows can be as “shaped up” or as “keep the ruggedness!” as you like. Our estheticians want you to feel like you by the end of your appointment, so they will make sure to separate your brows in the way that best represents your personal preferences.
2. ELIMINATE UNDESIRED HAIR GROWTH
As men age, they gain hair in unwanted places like their ears, back, and nose. We offer back waxes for those who want to remove the unwanted hair. As for the ears/nose areas, I’d recommend getting a really good pair of trimmers and making a point to trim up once a week, or at least bi-weekly.
3. MAKE HAIR-LOSS A THING OF THE PAST
Also as men (and women) age, we all experience some level of hair loss on their hairline and crown areas. Never fear! Redken just came out with an INCREDIBLE new hair-growing line, Cerafill, that has received amazing reviews. Stop by and grab the full line of shampoo, conditioner, and scalp treatment and wait till you see the results. It not only makes you feel like you have grown 9,000 hairs in one use, it can also regrow your hair, depending on the treatment you choose!
4. SHAPE UP THE BEARD/SCRUFF
Some women love a clean-shaved look, but other women love a little scruff on a man. Some like facial hair short and tidy, others like the full, modern-beard look. Regardless of the length, there’s still a one-size-fits-all rule for facial grooming: keep it maintained, no matter how long it is. Schedule an appointment with one of our amazing stylists for a beard or neck trim. If you are already an existing client, this service is FREE, so there’s no reason not to stop by!
5. GET A HAIRCUT
I know this is super-obvious, but it must be stated. Get your hair cut regularly. Women notice if you take care of your hair or not. If you’ve had the same style forever, try something that’s new and trendy. Even if you don’t like it, it can always grow back. You’ll kick yourself later for not at least putting some effort forth in keeping up with what’s appropriate for today’s times instead of maintaining your mullet from the 80′s.
6. SUPER-CHARGE YOUR SKIN
From the guy-friends I have, I can honestly make this assessment: most men have just as many insecurities about their skin as women. They just hide behind a tougher facade. Some have scars from their high-school acne issues, some have redness, some have peeling due to dryness, some are way to oily, and some have blemishes on their back. Regardless of your skin-type, it’s worth a visit to our skin therapists to see if your problem can be easily solved. Most men have an issue that isn’t very hard to resolve, it just takes courage to make the first appointment! We have a Gentleman’s Facial as well as a Back Facial that allows time for our skin therapists to evaluate your current skin-situation, and get you on the fast track to healthy skin. It’s worth it, trust me.
7. USE PRODUCTS THAT ACTUALLY HELP YOU
We’ve all been guilty of it: strolling through the drug-store aisles and just picking a product at random because it’s convenient or cheap. You have probably bought some type of hair-goo that seemed okay-looking on the label, but didn’t give you the “look” you were going for. Hair products have all sorts of ingredients, levels of control, and finishes that can create totally different styles on your hair. Instead of taking all the time you don’t have to read through all of that, simply stop by and ask your stylist which product is right for your style. You may think this is a gimmick to get you to come buy our products, and sure, I can admit it: your purchases help run our business, offer refreshments, and pay our overhead costs. But that’s not really why we signed up to sell products. We signed up to sell our products because they do one thing: they work. There’s nothing better than watching a guy get out of our salon chair and love his hair—and the reason he loves it is because of a mixture between the right shampoo, the right cut, and the right products for his particular hair-type.
I hope these 7 Grooming Tips were helpful to all my guys out there! The one common thread in all these tips is this: just have the courage to try. Most hair and skin issues that happen with men aren’t due to a horrible problem that cannot be solved, it’s merely an issue of just making the stupid appointment and showing up!
Merry Weekend to all the men, from your weekend web-gal,