When you look into the mirror, what would you prefer to see? A sleek, groomed man or one who Is unkempt and unpolished?
Grooming may not be a natural lifestyle for everyone. It requires effort and time. The trick is to look effortlessly groomed, which very few people can manage to do. But, how do they do it? Well, here at The Lavish Gentleman we have several very basic rules that you can use as a foundation to look your very best. If you have a keen eye for the detail, you can deconstruct a man to reveal what makes him appear so well-groomed with very little effort.
Sometimes the best secrets are hidden in the plain sight.
Think about it. A well-groomed man never looks like he has gotten a fresh haircut. His hair always looks neat and well-maintained. There is no special trick behind this. Every man’s hair is different but our general rule of thumb is to make it a point to schedule a regular visit to the barber, whether its weekly for quick maintenance or every 2-3 weeks for a haircut. It is meant to be a subtle change that goes unnoticed.
Moreover, his hair care expert knows precisely how his hair reacts to different products, the style that best suits his personality, and the best hairdo for the current season. So his hair looks healthy always and exudes an evergreen style.
Facial hair is a whole other animal to tame. The grooming is entirely dependent on a man’s facial structure and desires. Think of facial hair as an accessory. Too little and no one notices; too much and everyone chooses to ignore. How a man maintains his facial hair can have him looking from sophisticated and rugged, to downright sloppy.
A good trick is to see how celebrities wear it. Pick a celebrity’s face that is similar in structure to yours and duplicate the facial hairstyle that you think will suit you. Your hair stylist or barber can come in handy here. But, make sure that you give your inputs too. You cannot carry it with confidence until you love it. Plus, if you don’t think that a beard suits you, then go the classy, a clean-shaven route. At the end of the day it’s your face, sport it how you like it.
There is no alternative to looking fresh, bright, and lively. Quick showers and regular shaving will not give you the complete groomed look you want. The masters of grooming indulge themselves and invest in their skincare. This includes regular scrubbing, cleansing, moisturizing, and other skin routines. They understand that masculinity is not to be equated with callouses, at least not in any evolved society. They get facials, and they own it.
In today’s market, there are plenty of products being tailored specifically for men and only for men. From your basic face wash like the Hydrating Strength Gel from The Lavish Gentleman to a Chamomile Concentrate Anti-Blemish Masque from Aesop. Today’s man has more choices than ever.
Sweating is a natural part of life that we can’t control, but our overall scent is something we can. Because let’s admit it, body odor is one of the biggest turn-offs.
A well-groomed man never smells bad. He has an arsenal of colognes for every occasion and season. A lavish gentleman always leaves a light whiff of his signature scent wherever he goes. The right fragrance can be beautiful and even seductive. More importantly, it becomes a part of their personality. Faveable.com composed a list of the 17 Sexiest Best Smelling Colognes for Men according to Women. Check it out and see if your favorite scent made the list. If not, then perhaps it’s time to invest in some new ones.
Here you have it. The Lavish Gentleman’s Four Simple Rules for helping you Discover Confidence.