Posts Tagged ‘Grooming’

Give Your Groomsmen the Gift of Luxury Grooming

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Let’s face it; guys aren’t always big on taking proper care of their skin and hair — even if their scruffy mugs could definitely use a little pampering from time to time. Want to help your groomsmen put their best faces forward on the wedding day? Look no further than Luxury Barber. The company’s subscription boxes will whip your wolfpack’s grooming routines into shape in no time.

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A perfect gift for guys who don’t already have a set grooming routine, could use a little help finding the right products for their needs or always enjoy trying out the latest and greatest grooming tools, each subscription box comes with an assortment of at least nine sample-size items and one featured full-size product from more than 45 brands like Baxter, Billy Jealousy, Dr. Brandt, Evolution Man and Sachajuan.

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Products cover various grooming categories, including shaving (pre-shave oils, shave cream and aftershave), anti-aging skin and body solutions, hair styling aids and premium grooming tools, such as double-edge safety razors or straight razors. One standout item: The flushable Fresh Richie antibacterial men’s body wipes, which come in a discreet, portable, wallet-size package — perfect for staying fresh on-the-go on warm days, post-gym or while traveling.

Fall in love with a particular product sample? Subscribers can purchase full-size product versions online at 10% to 20% off.

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Luxury Barber’s subscription boxes are shipped on the 20th of every month (for free to U.S. addresses) and can include a customized gift note. Boxes can be purchased individually for $29.99/mo (plus a 10% site discount), as a six-month subscription for $27.99/mo (plus a 15% site discount) or annually for $25.99/mo (plus a 20% site discount). Purchase here.

Which of these grooming products would your groomsmen love? Tell us in the comment section below.

 

5 Hair Tips for Grooms

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

 

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Odds are when you envision your wedding day look, the James Bond theme music will play in your head as you see yourself decked out in your suit or tux, looking sharp—very sharp. One thing Bond never had to worry about was a bad hair day. He always looked debonair, no matter what. With these five easy grooming tips, your hair will look just as polished in no time.

1. Mind your diet. Healthy hair starts with a healthy diet. It’s important to eat well balanced meals and drink plenty of water to flush toxins and keep your body and hair well hydrated and looking healthy. If you haven’t gotten on the healthy eating bandwagon yet, now’s the time to start.

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2. Schedule a haircut a few weeks out. Instead of assuming you’ll have no trouble getting a quick chop before the wedding, save yourself the last-minute scramble and book an appointment with your barber or stylist two to four weeks before the wedding day.

3. Avoid any major style changes. Right before the big day isn’t the time to try out a buzz cut if you’re hair is normally longer or experiment with a Mohawk. It’s best to go with what you know to look your best and get a nice trim instead. If you’re set on a major change, try it out six months in advance, so it can grow out if it isn’t everything you expected.

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4. Address hair loss or thinning. Worried about your receding hairline or thin spots? You’re not alone. Check out the Regenepure line from Salonceuticals before the big day. Doctor-recommended for all hair types, the Regenepure DR hair and scalp treatment contains Ketoconazole, which blocks the production of the hormone DHT—the main cause of hair loss in men. The intensive and restorative formula combats dandruff and build-up, while Jojoba oil adds moisture, shine and volume to thin and lifeless hair.

5. Employ styling aids. Make sure to wash and condition your hair on the wedding day to start with a fresh and healthy foundation. Seeing flakes recently? Use a dandruff-busting formula for a few days beforehand. Then rely on a tried-and-true styling product designed for your hair type, whether it’s pomade, wax, gel or mousse to add light hold, control flyaways and frizz, and keep your ‘do locked in all day.

What wedding day hair style are you planning to rock on your wedding day? Let us know in the comment section below.

Greening the Groom: Organic Grooming Guide

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010
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Getting ready for the big day is not only all about getting the suit and the rings – you have to look your best and maybe change your routine a little if you are wanting to green you wedding day.  You are not only marrying the love of your life, but you will have a stupid amount of photos taken of you that will be on your mantel for the next 40 + years!  You also need to smell good and start prepping your face for the shave of your life.

Weddings are, for some, the first time a man will start looking seriously into new shaving products and cologne.  While cologne is a whole different post – organic and eco-friendly shaving creams and products are essential to greening your grooming routine for your wedding day (and beyond).

The above photo is one of my favorite companies, Herban Lifestyle, that I have found using organic ingredients.  It is incredibly important to look at the chemicals that you are putting on your face and the packaging that your products come in. Herban Lifestyle does a great job of taking care of both issues.

Dr. Bronner Shaving Gel

Dr. Bronner Shaving Gel

Another amazing company that has longevity and committed followers is Dr. Bronner’s. This company is widely known for its castille liquid soaps, but they have an amazing line of other products including organic fair trade shaving gel.  The gel comes in a few different scents.  The peppermint seems to be the most popular for men.  If you have sensitive skin, go with the organic baby shaving gel (who cares if it says “baby” – if you have sensitive skin – deal with it).  They also have organic tea tree, lavender and lemongrass – in which case you might not need to get cologne and you will need to base it on what your fiance likes!  The less products you use, the more eco-friendly you are!

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Organic Grooming by Herban Cowboy

Organic Grooming by Herban Cowboy has some of the best looking packaging I have seen for organic grooming products.  Their shave cream is made of organic aloe, lavender and peppermint.  It has no dyes, alcohol, soaps or synthetics.  Their packaging is also recyclable.  Their products have been used on movie sets like All Good Things and Milk as well as TV shows such as American Gladiators and Medium.

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DOVO Gold Etched Steel Blade

Now, on to the tools.  If you are a classic shaving kinda guy, a DOVO gold etched steel blade is the mother of all razors.  It is eco-friendly simply due to the fact that you never really need to throw it away!  If you maintain the blade – this baby will last for generations!!  Of course, you will have to learn the real art of shaving and be incredibly careful if you have never used one of these blades before.  This one is the top of the line and retails at $300.  In the end – you are probably paying that much in disposable razors over a 2 year period if you shave every day or every other day.  Never mind the fact the amount of trash that you are reducing by not using disposable razors!

Remember: you don’t have to make huge changes to green your grooming routine, you just have to made educated choices Green it out!

Katie Martin is one of the world’s leading eco-friendly wedding experts. Her firm, Elegance & Simplicity, Inc., has designed thousands of eco-friendly events and has been heralded internationally by magazines, newspapers, blogs and other forms of media. Ms. Martin is also the Editor-in-Chief of Eco-Beautiful Weddings® Online Magazine & Blog. You can connect with Katie on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

What are favorite ways to go green? Will you be incorporating any of them into the wedding day? Leave a comment below.

Putting the “Man” Back in “Manicure”

Monday, October 26th, 2009

I’ve already suggested that you consider getting a professional shave the day of your wedding, but now we’re going to go one metro step further and suggest… a manicure. Why? Because it feels and looks good and when else are you going to do it?

Enjoy some wedding day pampering, you've earned it!

You can’t spell manicure without MAN.

Here’s the rundown on what happens: You soak your hands in some nice smelling warm liquid. You get a relaxing hand massage, again, with something that smells really good. A nice lady trims your nails and cuticles, then buffs them so that they look clean and shiny, not girly.

You come out feeling strangely relaxed and manly, in a Don Draper sort of way. Hell, you can even drink your Old Fashioned while you’re getting the manicure.

In addition to serving as OneWed’s VP of Marketing, Jennifer Napier is a guest contributor to the GroomsAdvice blog offering a little local flavor for the grooms. You can connect with Jennifer on Google+ and Twitter.

Grooms, Get To Know Your Lock and Mane

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

Our new friends at Lock and Mane want all grooms to know that their hair care and style is just as important as the bride’s on the wedding day!

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There isn’t a more perfect moment during a wedding than when the groom catches the first glimpse of his bride walking down the aisle. The face, the dress, the hair…everything is just picture perfect. Ok buddy you may be looking at the bride, but everyone else is lookin’ at you lookin’ at her. And it is your responsibility to look great, because you aren’t getting a team of pros to make you look pretty. The bridal party always gets their own personal grooming team of hair and makeup stylists. The groom and his boys are lucky just to get a place to wash their hair before the ceremony.

Don’t despair. Lock & Mane is here to help. Here are a few products you can have on hand for you and your menfolk to get picture perfect before the ceremony.

The key to great hair (and many of you don’t know this because, well, you aren’t chicks) is a great shampoo. So start the day with Jonathan Detox Dirt Clarifying Shampoo. It’s worth it because it strips the hair of the residue left over from years of over-using gels, mousse and getting your head dunked in the toilet during pledge-week.

Dudes don’t condition. We get that. But conditioning your hair makes it softer and more manageable and helps prevent nasty fly-aways that will most definitely ruin your wedding photos and piss off your mother-in-law. We recommend John Allen’s Mint Conditioner for the big day,  not only because it stimulates and refreshes your scalp, but also because it smells fantastic and will guarantee your groomsmen will bag some bridesmaids.

Top the hair off with product that doesn’t screw around like Billy Jealousy’s Lunatic Fringe Hair Pomade.

The cherry on top of your look is the perfect shave. While most guys don’t want to shell out the big bucks for John Allan’s 63R Series Razor, it is worth it to get his Slick Water Pre-Shave Solution. It lubricates the skin for increased glide and ensures you won’t end up with a nasty razor burn on your wedding day.

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