Male Grooming

How to get your groom looking his best on the day


Preparation is the key not only for the bride, but also for the groom<.

Beauty regimes need to start at least a month before the big day for the groom and special care needs to be taken over skin and hair in particular, as these are the most common problem areas for men and women.


Many salons advise grooms to visit the hairdressers for a cut two weeks before the big day and if they feel it necessary, have the hair line trimmed the day before. For a little extra help, here are a few tips from the professionals to keep the groom’s hair in good condition:

  1. Similarly to the bride, do not experiment with new hair products too close to the wedding. Use hairspray and gel or wax that you know and trust.
  2. If you plan on wearing a top hat and you are worried about the dreaded ‘hat hair’, wear just a small amount of gel in your hair before you put the hat on, and spruce it up with a bit of water when you come to taking it off.

Your skin also needs to be taken care of in the lead up to the wedding to avoid breakouts or a dull looking complexion. As tempting as it is for men just to use soap and water or simply water to wash their face, beauty experts will always advise both men and women to use a good cleanser instead. Remember to moisturise well and exfoliate your skin once a week.

Visit a barber shop to get a proper shave the day before the wedding as most brides would rather their groom to be clean shaven on the big day.

Although the idea might frighten quite a few men, a small amount of translucent powder on your face will help to combat any shine appearing on your face which will show up very clearly in all wedding photographs.

On the day of the wedding, have a wet shave using hot water as this will open pores. When applying shaving foam, leave it on for a couple of minutes before shaving it off, to allow it to sink into your pores. A dual blade razor is also helpful as it will reduce the risk of cutting your skin.

Follow the direction of the hair and tackle the more stubborn areas such as hairs under your chin last. Rinse off any foam left on and moisturise your skin well.

Lastly, it is very important, in every day life but especially in the lead up to your wedding, to take care of your teeth.

  • Brush all areas of your teeth fully using a firm toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste.
  • Many people forget to also brush their tongue. This is important as your tongue contains most of the bacteria in your mouth which causes bad breath so it is worth investing in a toothbrush that cleans both your teeth and your tongue.
  • Visit your dentist if you are experiencing any problems.

Following these simple yet vital steps can mean you will impress your bride, her mother and your mother with your impeccable appearance on the big day.

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