Grooming tips for the big day

Grooming tips to prepare for the big day.

While your fiancé and her bridesmaids are probably going for numerous beauty treatments to prepare for your big day, the groom and his entourage often overlook the grooming elements. Your wedding day photos are something you’ll look back on over years to come, so being prepared to look your best is important.

You want to feel good on your wedding day, so we've compiled a list of a few things you can do to make sure you look and feel incredible. 

Hair styling

Go for a haircut two weeks before the wedding so that your hair is not too short on the day. Giving your haircut 2 weeks will also mean that that uneven divot the barber made in your hair has had time to grow back.

Trying out a new hairstyle a few days before the wedding could go one of two ways: you look awesome and everyone, especially your fiancée, loves it… or you can’t style it in the same cool way that your hairdresser could and now it looks funny and your fiancée is hysterical. Rather play it safe and keep the new hairstyle for when you’re back from your honeymoon.

Wash your hair 48 hours before, not on the wedding day. Washing your hair the day of your wedding can mean that your hair is dry and frizzy for the wedding, and that's not going to work for your photos. Giving your hair a day means that your body's natural oils have had some time to work into your hair, and your hair will be more manageable and have a clean, but natural shine to it in the photos. 

Trim your facial hair

If you have a beard or a moustache, make sure it’s trimmed so that you don’t look scruffy on the day. If you have a longer beard, get a moisturizing beard oil so that your beard looks healthy and neat. And what about that embarrassing hair coming out of your ears or nose? Yes, they need to go too. In fact, make it snappy chief. 

When in doubt, always go for clean shaven. Don't try to schnazz up your look with a new facial hair regime. 

Nails

Keep it short and clean. While this is a rule that should actually be adhered to at all times, it’s very important to make sure your nails are short and clean on your wedding day as there will definitely be some close up photos of your hands or of you signing the registry. Your nails are often something a lot of people notice first, so make sure they're clean and look hygienic.

Face

A lot of men still think of facials as something only women should go for. Well, luckily there are various salons, skin specialists and even some barbers offering facials (including shaves) specifically for men and their skin needs. Moisturized skin has a healthy glow to it, looks younger and is more revitalized. If you’re unsure about the male facial experience, take your groomsman with you so that it’s a team effort. What have you got to lose? 

Smell

Its your wedding day. You are going to get nervous, hot and bothered, and chances are you are going to sweat. Make sure you mitigate this by using some good anti-perspirant. Roll on works best, but any decent anti perspirant will work. Also, why not chuck on a few squirts of a good cologne. Go for the good stuff here, and keep it to only 3 or four squirts. Smelling good will help you remain at the top of your game for the duration of the wedding day. 

Getting married is one of the biggest days of your life, and probably the most photographed, so you'll want to feel great. Feeling great will be helped by looking great. You'll thank us later. 

Now - Go get 'em tiger.