The hipster style seemed to dominate the male scene last year, but if you’re thinking of attending a Christmas or New Year’s Eve party this year you should definitely ditch the drainpipes, top-knot and statement beard for an image that’s a little more polished. Follow our step-by-step guide to male grooming and you’ll rock up to your party looking super smooth!
Style your hair…
Don’t underestimate the power of a decent hair style! Having a bit of length to your hair has been a popular look over recent years but you need to make sure you keep your cut under control. For an effortless look with maximum hold, try using Forever Aloe Styling Gel. Its aloe content will keep your hair looking strong, shiny and healthy and it can be used on wet or dry hair to add volume and shine. Some of our favourite male hair looks include the quiff and the sideward sweep.
Clean up your chin…
The lumberjack look, e.g. a big bushy beard, may be the preferred style for many twenty-thirty-something men, but quite frankly it’s time to clean up and sport something that says sophisticated, not emancipated!
The finishing touches…
Even men should take care of their skin! We recommend you moisturise daily using the Aloe Moisturizing Lotion, but you should also try our must-have product, Forever Epiblanc – this is designed to brighten complexion and even skin tone. Finish off your face with a splash of 25th Edition Cologne or Gentleman’s Pride and you’ll be looking sharp and feeling fresh.
If you’re wearing a suit to your party, make sure you’re looking sharp by following these top tips:
Keep your tie classy – it’s the first thing people notice. The tip of your tie should end at your beltline.
Jacket length is also important: too long will make your legs look short but too short will make you look a bit boxy. Your jacket should cover the top of both your front zipper and your bottom.
Ensure you expose the cuffs of your shirt under the sleeves of your jacket by at least half an inch.
If you’re a little bigger round the middle, a pocket handkerchief will draw people’s attention upwards towards your face and chest.
Always unbutton your jacket before you go to sit down.
Get your trouser length correct. The hem should hit the top of your shoes; if they bunch they are too long!
Accessorise with shiny shoes and a nice watch.
For more information on looking after your appearance, read pages 30-31 of the new Aloe Matters magazine.