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Personal Grooming Habits You Shouldn’t Overlook

December 1st, 2016

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

Brian Sacawa

Brian Sacawa is the Founder of He Spoke Style and one of the original men’s style influencers. Since 2013, his goal has remained the same: to provide men the advice and inspiration they need to dress well, develop their personal style, and gain more confidence. Brian’s interest and passion for men’s style and luxury watches has led to his writing for The Robb Report, The Rake, and Sotheby’s and he has been quoted on menswear in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal,, Brides Magazine, and the Huffington Post. He lives in the woods north of Baltimore with his wife, Robin, kitties Nick and Nora, and German Shepherd/Collie mix Charlie.

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