Putting some extra effort into grooming yourself before a first date is essential to establishing a great first impression. In fact, this can mean the difference between going on a second date or not.
Here are some grooming tips to put into rotation before your next first date:
- Do Not Use Cologne or Perfume Excessively
Cologne or perfume shouldn’t be noticed unless you are in a close setting with someone. Both are a nice touch, but use them in moderation. Similarly, avoid using a deodorant that is scented, as this can combine with your cologne or perfume and create an unpleasant scent.
- Get a Styled Haircut
A fresh haircut suggests that you care about yourself and makes you look even more polished and well-kempt by taking care of any dead ends. Ensure that your haircut suits your face shape and is a cut that is not too outdated, nor is it something extremely different than what you’re used to. You want to look fresh, but you still want to look like yourself. Take this one step further by styling your hair with some gel or wax on the night of your first date.
- Visit the Nail Salon
Ensure that your nails are clean, polished and look well taken care of – an hour-long visit to the nail salon can take care of all of this for you.
- Get a Straight Razor Shave
It is important that your facial hair looks presentable. An old-fashioned straight razor shave at your barbershop is a great way to decrease your stress levels before your date while ensuring a close shave. Don’t forget to use shaving gel and aftershave if you are doing this at home.
Alternatively, if you prefer to have a beard, consider visiting your local barbershop for a beard wash – they will use a shampoo formula that is specifically designed for beards, leaving it fresh and looking great. Additionally, always ensure your beard is trimmed.
- Visit the Spa for a Facial Treatment
A facial before a first date is not only a great way to relax beforehand, but it will also make your skin look youthful, well-rested and take care of any problematic areas, such as blemishes. It will give you an immediate confidence boost, as well.
- Exfoliate and Moisturize Before Your Date
Invest in a high-quality exfoliator and use the product a couple of days before your date to reveal the most youthful layer of your skin. Don’t forget to moisturize so that your skin looks healthy and well-hydrated for your date.
- Avoid Chewing Gum
Although chewing gum can ensure that you have fresh breath on your date, it can be unattractive to look at. Alternatively, use a mouthwash before your date and purchase a menthol breath spray, which is a much more discreet way to maintain fresh breath throughout your date. White strips are also a great touch before any date.
You want to put your best foot forward, but you also don’t want to stray too far away from how you present yourself on a day-to-day basis. For more information, talk to the experts at Bespoke today.