Grooming tips. Your man professes that he carries a “murse” and wears cologne, not fragrance. We get it. Here are the key male grooming tips and essentials every man needs to round out his wardrobe this season. Remember: Real men strong-arm helpful sales staff out of the way.
Perfect your man's maintenance routine by catering his grooming essentials to his personality. Find out what is best for your man with these personality insights.
Tell tale signs you're dealing with a dude : He can’t understand why people wash jeans. He thinks using deodorant is the equivalent of “showering.” His ideal meal is Kraft Dinner, the original. He can build (or fix) anything, as long as you have adequate tools and beer. His grooming routine consists of a lone bar of soap. He is a fan of facial hair. Correction, he is a fan of not shaving. He periodically carries an axe.
Male grooming tips when dealing with a dude: Keep it simple ladies. This is a no-nonsense man who will refuse any grooming routine that involves more than one step. A multi-purpose product, like Jack Black’s 2-in-1 liquid cleanser, works as a cleanser and toner to remove dirt and oil, without drying skin for a one-size-fits-all approach to grooming.
His perfect scent: This woody scent is a rugged yet classic blend, best worn with jeans and a tee shirt.
Axe Anarchy for Him Body Spray ($7.50 for 15 mL)
Tell tale signs you're dealing with a suit: He answers the phone with the word “Yes.” He eats steak three times a week. He uses several styling products in his hair. He frequently takes longer than his girlfriend to primp. His idea of doing laundry is dropping his clothes off at the dry-cleaner. He has mastered the art of gift giving. (Just ask his secretary.) He delights in working 100-hour workweeks. You suspect he is a cyborg.
Male grooming tips when dealing with a suit: If you thought you were high maintenance, you’re nothing compared to this pampered prince. This man is a fan of quality and luxury and is willing to invest more than 10 dollars (and 10 minutes) in his grooming routine. The Australian-brand Aesop’s Dapper Gentlemen kit of five fundamentals—which includes cleanser, toner and lip balm-- is the ideal kit to round out his routine. Added bonus? The 100mL bottles are carry-on approved and the svelte carrying case will serve him well on his many business trips.
His perfect scent: This powerful blend of birch leaf and cardamom, is a heady mix for a high-stress boardroom meeting.
Boss Hugo Boss Bottled Night Eau de Toilette Spray ($88 for 100mL)