Personal Grooming Habits You Shouldn’t Overlook

A few simple tips for upping your personal grooming game

As we all know from being astute students of style, it’s the little details that make the biggest difference. The way a pocket square can be folded just so. Pick stitching on a jacket’s lapels. Choosing to leave your shirt cuffs unbuttoned under a blazer. It’s the case with style and it’s also the case with personal grooming.

Taking a bit of extra time in the bathroom in front of a mirror – not even on a daily basis – to monitor and fix some things that are really easy to fix, will go a long way towards enhancing your overall appearance. But more than that, taking care of yourself in such a way shows respect for other people, not just yourself. It’s just like dressing well.

So, here are four personal grooming habits to pay attention to.

Tend to your eyebrows.

Everyone knows about the unibrow and, yes, that falls under the umbrella of what we mean when we say “tend to your eyebrows”. Get a pair of tweezers and pluck those hairs out.

Second, mind the length of your eyebrow hair. I have to tell you that it’s pretty amazing when you ask your barber to trim your eyebrows. You end up looking a lot younger. As a matter of fact, the barber I’ll see when I’m in NYC calls the guard he puts on the clippers for eyebrow maintenance the “fountain of youth guard”.

Trim nose hair.

One of the more distracting (and disgusting) things guys often overlook. Get a small pair of scissors or an inexpensive electric trimmer and just take care of it. Don’t be that guy. Seriously.

Monitor your ear hair.

As we get older, hair starts to grow on places that it didn’t before, like your ears. Different men experience this to differing degrees of severity. In any case, make sure to trim it up or pluck it out with a pair of tweezers.

Keep your fingernails trimmed and clean.

We have it on good authority that women tend to look at a man’s hands when they meet them. Keep you fingernails trimmed and make sure that there’s no dirt underneath them, especially if you’re headed out on a date.

Thanks for reading.

Stylishly Yours,

Brian Sacawa
He Spoke Style

Photography by Rob McIver Photo


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  • 7dials

    Ah! Rejuvenation-by-eyebrows! I go to a traditional men’s barber in Covent Garden, London and get an eyebrow trim with the haircut. Short trim hair, trim eyebrows, and while I don’t look ten years younger, it takes off the weight off the years. Does that make sense? I’m not so keen on tweezing nose and ear hairs, and use an electric trimmer instead. Pour a little disinfectant over the blades before starting and don’t apply any pressure on the inside of the nose. It’s also good for hairs around the ears.

    Badger brushes for shaving as well. Every time.

  • The Idle Man

    Love this! So important to ensure you have good grooming habits, especially during winter. Check us out for more grooming tips or just check out The Idle Man for great street style fashion that won’t cost a bomb

  • Leo Rivera

    Agreed! Thanks for sharing, Mr. Brian Sacawa! I’m always self-conscious about my eyebrows. I also often worry about how to “shape” them when I trim them. I don’t want them to look too thin, or appear “girly” or anything like that. I like it all in balance. My hairdresser does it for me sometimes, and she says eyebrows are sisters and not twins, meanig they’re not meant to look exactly the same, which is also something I struggle with sometimes when I trim them on my own. Quick question: where do you ger your haircut here in NYC? Who is your barber/hair stylist?