Being a man is hard. The advice we get from women can often be as confusing as trying to work out that ridiculous ending in the third Matrix movie. Thankfully, a celebrity grooming expert has broken down three key rules that can help us look our best.
Speaking with Huffington Post, Diana Schmidtke, who has helped groom and style the likes of Ryan Gosling, George Clooney, and the Hemsworth brothers, explains that there are some simple do’s and don’ts that can add that spark to our appearance:
- Let your beard help you. “I often call a beard a man’s concealer, because that can help shade the face if you’re insecure. Maybe you gained a little weight in the holidays; you can put your beard on, and you’re not gonna see it,” Schmidtke said.
- Don’t let one thing – like bad shoes – distract from everything else.“What makes a great look for a man from head to toe is not one particular thing. You don’t ever want to focus. On a girl, you could say, ‘Wow, that’s an amazing lip color,’ and just focus on the lip, and everything works. But with a guy, it has to be head to toe,” she explained.
- Don’t use too much hair product – especially as you age. “Many men suffer from hair loss. The shinier your hair is, the more light you invite to the scalp and the more you will see your thinning hair,” Schmidtke cautioned.
So, there you go, looking like an A-list heart-throb is not all genetics and money – some small tips can go a long way.