Wedding grooming Tips For Men
As you prepare for your wedding day, you might have realized that although most of the attention will fall upon your bride-to-be, there’s a lot of personal preparation you’ll need to engage in, too.
Specifically, you’ll need to look like the type of groom who’s worthy of marrying a woman who will no doubt look like the jewel in your crown. Giving your hair a comb-down with water and the basic shave isn’t going to do the trick! You’ve got scores of family and friends to mingle with, and you’re going to take wedding portraits that will become family heirlooms. These are just a couple of reasons why you’re going to need to step your grooming routine way above what you’re commonly used to.
But don’t worry! Below are some top-notch wedding grooming tips especially for men like you who want to match your bride’s stunning appearance on your special day:
Your haircut cheat-sheet
Look, even if you’re not currently into cutting your hair (maybe your bride likes long hair), then you still owe it to both of you to groom the ends of your hair. This isn’t an at-home job, either. Go to a professional stylist, and ask them to add shape and definition to your long locks so that it hangs, styles, and blows in a way that would make Fabio jealous. The look is long, shiny, healthy, and not scarecrow-chic!
But if you’re into receiving regular haircuts, then here’s an insider’s tip – get your hair cut around a week before your wedding. This allows your hair strands to grow out a bit – you’ll want this in case your barber goes a little crazy with cutting too low or at a wild angle.
And speaking of wild angles, wedding grooming is not the time for trying out that wild haircut you’ve been flirting with. It’s also not the time for wild rainbow colors or daring bleach-outs. Keep the same color that your bride fell in love with, and select a haircut that would make your lady proud to walk down the aisle with you. Style it conservative with some American Crew Pomade, Fiber Grease or AXE pomade.
Groom your face like the male models
It should go without saying that wild stubble and caveman beards aren’t going to cut it for your wedding ceremony. Having said this, if you do have a beard, then you’ll need to work with your barber at least a week out to plan how it should be groomed. Much like your hair, you want to allow a week for any mistakes to grow out a bit because after all the small things matter.
But if you’re a clean-shaven man, then here’s a tip that will have your face as smooth as a male models – ask your barber for a hot towel shave. This is the equivalent of receiving a mini-facial, in that a hot and steamy towel is placed over the areas of your face where you’ll be shaved. Your barber will then go in with a special blade that’s designed to get as close to your pores as possible.
What’s more, the hot towel opens up your facial pores, allowing more of the hair shaft to be exposed for removal. Not only this, but steam allows dirt and oil to be removed while sanitizing the pores. So not only is a hot towel shave more effective at removing hair, but also, it’s healthy for your complexion.
Turn those hoofs into silky hands and feet
Okay, maybe your hands and feet aren’t quite that rough, but it’s often not considered masculine to pay attention to the softness of the extremities. But think about all of the hands you’ll shake on your special day. Think about holding your bride’s hand all though the day. Think about touching her during your honeymoon. And again, think about those portraits that will become family heirlooms!
With all of this in mind, you’ll see why your wedding is one occasion where scheduling an appointment with a manicurist is crucial. But don’t worry – you won’t need to have your nails shiny like a new coin if that’s not your style!
You can simply ask the manicurist to file down your nails and soak your rough cuticles. The key is to make your nail beds look healthy and groomed. Again, you don’t need to go all out with a high-shine buffing or polishing, making your nails look like vinyl! And when it comes to your feet, your manicurist is also trained to perform pedicures. You’ll want to groom those toenails, get rid of rough flesh, and slough off cracked, dry skin from your heels. They might be able to address corns if they’re not too big, too.
There’s other aspects of your appearance to consider, such as oral care, and physique. Perhaps something soothing like a massage would help you both physically and emotionally. All of this prep might be more than what you’re used to, but preparing for the most important day of your adult life is worth making sure you’re on your A-game.