10 UNFORGIVABLE GROOMING GAFFES
THE BIGGEST GROOMING MISTAKES MEN MAKE
You can have a closet full of designer suits, maintain a stable of exotic sports cars and date a Swedish supermodel, but if you're guilty of any of these grooming gaffes… you’re just a poser.
(1) Excessive Nose Hair
If your beak looks like a party favor when you sneeze, a little trimming is definitely in order. To eliminate pesky hairs, regularly use a nose hair trimmer.
(2) The Uni-Brow
Eyebrows are referred to in the plural because men are supposed to have a set. So, if you’re the unlucky owner of a continuous "uni-brow"… it's time to do some division. To remove unwanted hairs, use tweezers to grip hairs at their base and pull in the direction of hair growth. A longer-term solution is a quality waxing kit or a professional waxing.
(3) Missed Shaving Spots
In some cultures, a single dime-sized patch of hair on a man's chin or throat is considered "charming." Unfortunately, in today's America it's considered "disgusting." Make sure this doesn't happen to you by always conducting a post-shave review of your tough-to-shave areas (i.e., right under your nose). Then, eliminate any stragglers.
(4) Neck Hair
You know that hair that accumulates on your neck in-between haircuts? Well, if there’s enough to braid, you might want to address it. Most barbers offer this service for a reasonable fee or one can grab a solid at-home trimmer to clean up this mess in private.
(5) Gnarled Mitts
A man's hands don't need to look pretty, but they should certainly be presentable. After all, your mitts are the first thing you offer a prospective boss or wife. To keep your hands looking good, get a professional or at-home manicure every now and then and use a hand moisturizer daily.
(7) The Comb-Over
Need we say more?
(8) Mismatched Cologne
Cologne may smell great out of the bottle, but less than pleasant once put on your body. That's because everyone's body chemistry is unique and certain fragrances just don't fare well on certain people. Cologne isn't supposed to make you stink… so try it on and give yourself a whiff before you buy.