What About the Groom?
Doesn’t it seem like grooms get left out? Well, we thought so and, fortunately, for us, we have Harry’s, a company who specializes in GROOMS here to share some insight!
(Hairstyle) Practice Makes Perfect
When it comes to your haircut, your wedding is not the time to try out a brand-new barber. If you don’t have a barber you trust, ask your friends and colleagues for recommendations. You’ll want to test out your haircut at least four (4) months before your wedding. Be sure to take front and back photos so your barber can easily recreate the look. Even if you’ve gotten the haircut a million times, it’s still a good idea to take photos, in case an unforeseen event causes you to have to change barbers at the last minute.
If you plan to use any type of product in your hair, the best time to tryout that product is directly after your test run haircut. Weddings are often an all day affair, so you want to make sure the product will still look as great at the end of the day as it did in the morning. Try to avoid products that have a lot of chemicals. Excessive chemicals can cause your scalp to become dry and itchy after a long day,
While trying out your haircut, also make sure your chosen beard compliments it. While growing out your facial hair takes less time than growing out the hair on your head, trying out both will make replicating the look easy, and allow you to avoid making last minute decisions if your beard and hairstyle don’t look as nice together as you pictured.
Focus on Lifestyle Improvements
You don’t have to become a gym rat, but as soon as you’ve set your wedding date, commit to a workout schedule. Even if you only work out a couple of times a week, you’ll feel much healthier and toned when the big day finally arrives. In addition to looking good, working out is an easy way to blow off steam. Wedding planning is incredibily stressful, and getting your heartrrate up even a few times a week will clear your mind and make you feel much less tense.
Working out regularly isn’t the only way to look trim. If you’re unable to workout regularly, you can still commit to eating healthier in preparation for the wedding. Eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring or expensive either. Search for fun, low cost recipes online that you can make in your own kitchen. If you and your finace live in the same city, cooking a healthy dinner together even once a week is not only a great way to take your minds off the wedding, but will also help you both look your best when you say I do!
Start a Skincare Routine
Maintaining a good skincare routine is arguably more important for grooms, as they are less likely to use makeup to cover up any flaws on their wedding day. When it comes to keep up with a good skincare routine, you want to make sure you’re getting the most out of every step you take. Skin can take some time to clear up and really glow, so you want to start a regimen sooner rather than later in the wedding planning process.
Wash your face first, with warm water and a face wash made exclusively for men. You want to use warm water whether or not you plan to shave because warm water will open up your pores. If you shave, warm water will also make the hair follicles softer and allow for a closer shave. Make sure to use a razor that’s both sharp and high quality; old, dull blades can leave cuts that are at a high risk for infection. For the best shave possible, you want to go with the grain on your first pass, and against the grain on the second. Follow up with a moisturizer made for the face; body moisturizers tend to have oils in them that can cause breakouts, and you don’t want any new scares on your wedding day.
Improve the Little Things
The small details are just as important as the big ones. You’ll want to make sure your eyebrows and nails are trimmed and even. Grooms don’t have to got to a spa to get their eyebrows done (although, spas for men are gaining traction), but you should ask your fiance or close friend for their opinion on whether or not you should do anything about them. There are lots of tutorials online for men that are easy even for a person inexperienced with brow tweezing.
If you’re a regular coffee or tea drinker, ask your dentist about whitening your teeth. Getting a whitening treatment isn’t for everyone, but there are a lot of different ways to get a white smile that fits every budget and schedule.
And here’s “Here Comes the Groom” checklist from Harry’s
We love our guest bloggers!