There’s something very masculine about prim and precise men because it shows they take the effort to look their best even on the most casual occasions. So, in this guide, we are going to walk you through essential grooming tips that will help you step out in style, wherever you go. Read the tips highlighted by Pall Mall Barbers Paddington!
Incorporating these basics into your regular grooming routine can go a long way in defining your character. These practices not only make you presentable, refined, and handsome. They also portray that you care about yourself as well as others.
Trim the nose hairs.
Very often, we tend to ignore trimming our nose hair, assuming it’s unnoticeable. However, this is something very basic that makes a world of difference. As expert barbers West London, we can firmly say that people do take notice of your nose hair, and trimming it regularly speaks volumes of your grooming efforts.
Trim the eyebrows.
When we say to trim the eyebrows, we mean plucking unruly strands that have grown out of the way of your eyebrow line. We actually even recommend getting them professionally cleaned (not shaped) by Pall Mall Barbers Nottingham to open up the eyes. Trimming the eyebrows can also enhance your eyebrows, make your eyes look sharp, and bring an attractive appeal overall.
Clean the hair off your ears and neck.
An expert Mayfair barber will be best at this task, and if you have a regular barber for haircuts and beard trims, they will be able to do it for you. It is another hallmark of meticulous grooming practice. The sight of long ear hairs, or neck hair going into the collar of your shirt, is never appealing.
Keep your nails short and clean.
Dirty, long fingernails require no explanation as to why they don’t work. In addition to being unattractive, they are also unhygienic. Did you know that unkempt long fingernails are the perfect breeding ground for bacteria? So, it’s nice to keep them short and clean. If you prefer to keep them long, make sure they are super clean! We as best barbers Kilburn also recommend buffing your nails as a way to keep the healthy shine without looking artificial.
Brush and floss your teeth daily.
It doesn’t matter if your teeth are not perfectly aligned and white. Oral hygiene is a vital practice. It is rather unappealing to talk to someone and see built-up plaque or food stuck between their teeth. We know this one seems simple, but there are men who ignore it. Daily cleaning can also battle bad breath, so you might have got the point of this tip by now!
Choose clothes suitable for your fit.
This is a big one, as no matter what your shape is, the right fit makes everything look so much better. It can complement a great haircut by barbers White City and complete your overall look.
Maintain good posture
Remember how our mothers used to say that posture is so important? She is right. You create a sense of confidence and pride by maintaining good posture. It also helps in making a good first impression.
Cleanse your face on a regular basis with a facial soap
Most body soaps are too strong for the face, as the facial skin is much more sensitive than the skin on the body. Moreover, using a specific soap for the face can also help you keep the beard fresh and good-looking.
Remember, less is more when it comes to fragrance.
It’s all right to smell good, but it shouldn’t be overpowering. You don’t want to give actual headaches to people by using too much of your perfume! The fragrance is such a personal preference, and you really must find the one that works best for you. If what you are looking for is a mild yet prominent smell, don’t forget to try our cologne from Pall Mall Barbers Paddington.
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Match your belt to your shoes.
If you are wearing black shoes, you don’t wear a brown belt. I’m not saying you need to be a fashion plate, but this basic tip makes everything you wear look that much better. Just remember to match your attire and accessories well!
Essential Hair Styling Tips
So you’ve got a great haircut from one of our best barbers Marylebone. Now what?
Maintaining that haircut is equally important too. Here’s our guide on how to style your hair. We have covered everything from using a comb or brush to taking care of your beard right at home.
1. Combs and brushes
Selecting a comb may seem simple but with all the options available, it can surely be an overwhelming task. Here’s what you need to know from Pall Mall Barbers Paddington. Combs work best for straight hair and for creating side parts when styling hair. However, the type of comb depends on the thickness and type of your hair. It would be difficult to use a small-toothed comb for thick or curly hair. So in this case, use a wide-toothed comb to untangle hair. It can also be used to distribute any hair product thoroughly.
Brushes are ideal for gentlemen and we barbers West London advise our clients to use one as its use has many benefits. They work best to detangle and add volume to fine, straight, and long hair. Brushes are also essential to the hair drying process. There are special blow-drying brushes with vents that help hair dry faster as well as round brushes to straighten hair. Brushing hair also helps distribute scalp oils and stimulate circulation. You can also just do it because it feels so good and soothing!
2. Blow drying
Let’s start with why you should blow dry your hair in the first place! Unless you have fine hair that dries quickly or textured hair that is best air-dried, consider adding this styling tool to your arsenal. Blow drying your hair cuts down on styling time, helps hair stand tall, and makes it easy to straighten hair. You’ll have soft, smooth, and shiny hair that just needs a touch of product for an all-day hold. We at Pall Mall Barbers Paddington love the effect of a good blow-dry on our clients’ hair! But, here are some points to remember.
- Use a heat protectant. This can be an oil, serum, or spray that prevents damage to hair from the heat of the blow dryer. Work it through damp hair before using the blow dryer.
- Comb your hair into place. The point of blow-drying is using heat to set hair the way you want it. Before drying, define the part and general shape of the style. You might have noticed expert barbers White City do it!
- Brush + Blow dry. Using a vented or round brush, pull sections of hair up and out from the head while blasting them with air. For thick hair or to straighten hair, try a round brush with both boar bristle to smooth hair and air vents to speed up blow-drying. For other hair types, a vented brush can do everything you need it to do.
- Upside down for additional volume. If an extra volume is what you’re going for, blow-drying in the opposite direction helps hair stand up. Try bending over so hair is upside down and blast the roots. For a side-part hairstyle, blow against the direction in which the hair is parted for the same result. Even in this case, a professional Paddington barber can help you out!
- Give a cold shot for a lasting look. When hair is fully dry and is set in the way you prefer it to be, turn the dryer into cool shot mode and give a final blow for the entire hair. It’s the secret of long lasting look of a perfectly blow-dried hairstyle! Take the word of your best barbers Kilburn for it.
3. Choosing the right hair care or styling product
We know it’s frustrating to try product after product only to find that nothing works for you. So, here are some tips from Pall Mall Barbers Paddington to help you discover your holy grail!
It’s more than texture.
It’s good to know your hair type because it will provide you with a starting point to identify best hair care practices and what type of products likely to suit your hair. In fact, your best Mayfair barber will tell you exactly that. However, there are many other factors, some of which are even more important than your hair type, when it comes to determining the effects or results of the products you try out.
Know your hair porosity.
Hair porosity measures the natural ability of your hair to absorb and retain moisture. So if you are looking to keep moisture in your hair, it’s super important to know this! Find out your porosity type now. A consultation with an expert Paddington barber can help you in determining the porosity and suitable products.
Identify your hair’s health.
Hair that is damaged will have different needs from hair that is healthy. Hair that is damaged may also be porous, making products rich in protein more ideal. On the other end of the spectrum, protein products may make healthy hair stiff and dry. Pay a visit to Pall Mall Barbers Paddington to get your hair’s health checked!
- Understanding the proper usage of products.
Often oils and butters are mistaken for moisturizers. Water and water-based products are moisturizers. Oils and butters are used for sealing in moisture and preventing moisture loss. While some stylers have moisturizing properties, some are specifically meant for styling. When you understand the proper usage of products you are going to set the right expectations and get more satisfying results. Even in this case, we think you should ask for advice from your best barber Notting Hill.
Get what is necessary.
Every gentleman needs a shampoo, conditioner, moisturizer, and a sealant (oil or butter). Styling products are optional depending on how you prefer to wear your hair. Overloading your cabinet with products alone won’t guarantee great hair. This is what we always tell our clients as professional barbers West London. Consulting your Mayfair barber can help you select the best and most suitable products for you.
If you want to learn about some great hairstyles suitable for different lengths of hair, don’t forget to check out Pall Mall Barbers Paddington blog. In addition to highlighting some all-time popular haircuts for men with short hair and medium-length hair, we have also recommended great hairstyling products you can use with it.
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