Men's Grooming

Unacceptable Grooming Gaffes

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Embarrasing Issues To Avoid

You can have a closet full of designer suits, maintain a stable of exotic sports cars and date a Swedish supermodel, but if you're guilty of any of these grooming gaffes… you’re just a poser.


[1] Excessive Nose Hair

If your beak looks like a party favor when you sneeze, a little trimming is definitely in order. To eliminate pesky hairs, regularly use a nose hair trimmer.

[2] The Uni-Brow

Eyebrows are referred to in the plural because men are supposed to have a set. So, if you’re the unlucky owner of a continuous "uni-brow"… it's time to do some division. To remove unwanted hairs, use tweezers to grip hairs at their base and pull in the direction of hair growth. A longer-term solution is a quality waxing kit or a professional waxing.

[3] Missed Shaving Spots

In some cultures, a single dime-sized patch of hair on a man's chin or throat is considered "charming." Unfortunately, in today's America it's considered "disgusting." Make sure this doesn't happen to you by always conducting a post-shave review of your tough-to-shave areas (i.e., right under your nose). Then, eliminate any stragglers.

[4] Neck Hair

You know that hair that accumulates on your neck in-between haircuts? Well, if there’s enough to braid, you might want to address it. Most barbers offer this service for a reasonable fee or one can grab a solid at-home trimmer to clean up this mess in private.

[5] Gnarled Mitts

A man's hands don't need to look pretty, but they should certainly be presentable. After all, your mitts are the first thing you offer a prospective boss or wife. To keep your hands looking good, get a professional or at-home manicure every now and then and use a hand moisturizer daily.

(6) B.O.

When you just can’t blame the dog any longer, try scented body wash or nice cologne. Also, don’t underestimate the power of a good deodorant or talcum-like powder for sensitive areas.

(7) The Comb-Over

Need we say more?

(8) Mismatched Cologne

Cologne may smell great out of the bottle, but less than pleasant once put on your body. That's because everyone's body chemistry is unique and certain fragrances just don't fare well on certain people. Cologne isn't supposed to make you stink… so try it on and give yourself a whiff before you buy.

(9) Yellow Teeth

The term is “pearly whites”-– not “rusty yellows.” Keep your chompers sparkling with the aid of a whitening toothpaste. Professional whitening systems can also do the trick.

(10) Bad Breath

If your breath has more kick than Bruce Lee, spend a little more time brushing (specifically your tongue). For additional help, give your mouthwash a solid 30-second gargle.