While brides are well-known for their hair and beauty routines in the lead up to the wedding day, many grooms are starting to take note and work on their own grooming for the big day.
Here are a few quick tips on grooming for grooms.
Know your stubble. If you’re planning a rugged stubbly look, do a few practise runs in the months leading up to the wedding. Learn how long it takes to grow the optimum length and set yourself a schedule a few days before the wedding so you know when to shave.
If you prefer a clean shaven look, treat yourself to a hot towel shave from a professional barber. You may be able to get this done on the morning of or the day before the wedding, depending on how quickly your stubble regrows and whether you suffer from irritation. Have a practice run for this as well so you know what to expect.
You can bet your bride is thinking about her hair do months before the wedding, so take that as a cue to start thinking about yours as well. Already love your hair? Perfect – get a trim a few days before the wedding to keep it looking fresh. Ready or open for a change? Let it grow out a little then head to a trusted hairdresser for style tips. They might be able to suggest a particular part, style or cut that suits your face shape so you can look your best on the day.
An apple a day might keep the doctor away, but it’s water that will have your skin glowing from inside with hydration and health. If you’re not already in the habit of drinking plenty of water (eight cups per day is the suggestion), start carrying a water bottle around with you to help you into the habit.
If you’re keen to try a cleanse, tone and moisturise routine, don’t wait to start a few weeks before the wedding. Changes in the skin don’t happen overnight, so you’ll need as much time as you can give it to get it looking its best.
Similarly, if you’re concerned about dry skin, acne spots or blotchiness, talk to a dermatologist about a routine that can help clear your visage and have you looking healthy and happy in your wedding photos.
While there is absolutely nothing wrong with going au naturel, you might also like a touch of sun-induced glow for your wedding, AKA, a tan. Avoid the sun outright and try a tanning moisturiser or make your way to a salon for a light bronzing. Again, practice is key, as you’ll need to make sure any product or service won’t leave you looking too dark or orange.
They might not seem like the stars of the show, but don’t forget that you’ll have plenty of people – and photos – checking out your new wedding ring. Make sure your nails are short, tidy and clean, and give your hands plenty of moisture in the weeks leading up to the wedding to keep them looking great.