The big day is here, and you’ve made all the right moves. The romantic reservation is made, flowers ordered, and the perfect gift selected. While everything is prepped for success on paper, there’s one thing that can hold you back from v-day perfection: You and your grooming.
It’s back to basics here gents. Dot your i's and cross your t's, because you don’t want sloppy grooming to ruin the mood.
Here’s our guide to looking immaculate on the most romantic day of the year.
1. The Fine Line For Cologne
We get it, your intentions are good, but any more than a subtle whiff and your signature scent can be overpowering (a huge issue especially during dinner). So instead of going overboard, just use it where it counts. One or two sprays on each wrist and two spritzes on each side of the neck. No more, no less.
2. Don’t Trim Last Minute
This is our general tip for all things hair related. Unless you’re in really rough shape, avoid any trims or cuts day of. Whether it’s your beard, hair, or just general manscaping, the rule is that you’ll need at least a few days to settle into your new trim.
3. Keep Bad Breath In Check
The importance of impeccable breath cannot be overstated on a day when kisses should be frequent. While simple at first glance, bad breath can prove to be a real challenge unless you know exactly how to tackle it. Typically cringeworthy breath has more to do with you tongue than anything else. So scrape that thing clean. Flossing, and drinking plenty of water also doesn't hurt.
4. Style Your Hair, Not Just Your Clothes
Beyond upping your fashion game for the festivities, getting some hair help can be the best way to create that wow-factor. Make sure you use a hair styling product that works for your hair type and you’ll emerge looking suave and sophisticated. The key here is do your research, read the label, and test in advance.
5. Confidence Is King
No questions asked, this is the most important factor for a flawless evening. In the words of Vince Lombardi, “Confidence is contagious, so is lack of confidence.” So look good, feel good, and you’ll be set up for success.