Three Easy Grooming Tips For The Dapper Groom

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Samantha Chua
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Image by Nicolle Versteeg Photography via Kate & Mike’s Relaxed Western Australian Wedding

If you are knee-deep in helping your soon-to-be wife with all the wedding preparations, you will not need another reminder that it’s going to be a momentous occasion and a milestone in your life. Amidst the flurry of activities, grooms can often overlook their own styling needs. However, wedding photos and videos last a lifetime, so the groom should look just as splendid in his attire and appearance as his bride. Here are three easy grooming tips to ensure that you look and feel great on your big day!

1. Get a Classic Hairstyle
Remember when you cringed looking at your dad’s mullet from the ’80s? Trendy hairstyles come and go, but wedding photographs last for decades. You can prevent your wedding pictures from looking “dated” by opting for a classic hairstyle. Professional barbers are able to recommend hairstyles suitable for your face and hair texture. Schedule the appointment well in advance to “test drive” your wedding hairstyle and follow that up with another visit a week before the wedding.

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Image via Kings Domain Barber Shop

2. Beard or no beard?
While this is completely up to your style (and your bride’s preference!), maintaining a neat and fresh appearance is key for your wedding day. Although every man’s facial hair is different, try not to shave on the morning of the ceremony to avoid skin irritation. However, shaving the night before may leave a shadow during the ceremony or reception. It is best to consult a professional barber on facial hair care. In fact, why not gather your best man and groomsmen for a relaxing, luxury shave at the professional barber shop? Here are some shaving tips and barbers in Sydney and Melbourne. If you are keeping your facial hair, remember to trim and comb your beard to keep it in a tip-top condition.

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Image via White Chilli Photography

3. Prevent acne or blemishes

There is no fool-proof way to prevent acne or blemishes, especially with all the stress and excitement leading up to the big day. However, you can start looking after your skin by eating right and keeping your skin clean to reduce the chances of unsightly blemishes. Depending on your skin type, start using skincare products that will help prevent acne and blemishes. Foods that are rich in anti-oxidants such as salmon, berries and walnuts can help with preventing inflammation. Remember to drink lots of water to cleanse your body and flush out all the toxins that will lead to acne.

Two weeks before the wedding, schedule a facial appointment for a deep cleanse and exfoliation to keep your skin refreshed and nourished. Keep your skin moisturised and you will look radiant on your nuptials. If all else fails and you discover a pimple in the morning of your wedding day, get your bride’s make-up artist to dab some concealer on for you!

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Image by Kerri Mackintosh via Suzey and Anthony’s Sparkling Black Tie Wedding

Although these grooming steps take some preparation time, they can also be relaxing and therapeutic. After all, you want to make the absolute best impression when your bride walks down the aisle towards you.

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Ms Chinoiserie Says: Fabulous tips to help you achieve that “dapper” look; enjoying a facial is my favourite  – your skin will be looking – and feeling – wonderful!

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