On Valentine’s Day, a fresh, striking look is crucial for their night out (or in). You have to bring your A-game! There are thousands of articles and YouTube videos available for the ladies, but guys need to look their best too.
Here are a few of last minute tips to keep your hair and your overall look on point for Valentine's Day.
Visit your barber
Make time in your schedule to get cleaned up. A fresh fade will ensure you look your best and beats looking unpolished. Your date will notice your hair before any other accessory! “If your hair looks right, chances are you’ve already won her over! A woman will appreciate an edge up, clean beard, and a spritz of your cologne”, James says.
Use a hydrating shampoo
If your shampoo has any sulfates, alcohol, or leaves your hair feeling squeaky clean, it’s time to let it go. Wash with a moisturizing, gentle shampoo that cleanses the scalp but keeps the natural oils. Frederick Benjamin’s Invigorating Shampoo ($12) is sulfate-free, refreshes the hair, and removes sweat and product buildup.
Press your clothing
You can wear a $50 outfit and look like a million bucks by following this tip. My grandfather hammered this home growing up. A pressed, wrinkle-free piece was always better than a brand new, wrinkled one. Focus on the small details of your outfit to make the biggest difference.
Wear monochromatic, solid colors: Now’s not the time to experiment with new trends or pieces you don’t feel yourself in. Wear something that fits well and makes you feel confident and comfortable – It doesn’t have to be red or pink, but extra props if you go the festive route!
Check Your Shoes
Whether you're doing hard-bottoms or an upscale sneaker, make sure they're cleaned and shine. Visit a local cobbler to get a full service or do it at home with a soft rag, leather cream and some good ol' elbow grease.
Get your best shave
Don’t show up to your date with razor bumps and stubble. A soft and smooth face is crucial to any Valentine’s Day event. Apply Hydro Glaze Cooling Aloe Shave Gel ($12) to damp skin to prep for your shave. This gel is transparent, so you’re able to see exactly where you’re shaving and avoid any sensitive spots. Use it to perfect your beard, mustache, and goatee.