Grooming Tips for Men

By Lauren Salapatek | 06/29/2010 2:11:15 PM


Every man wants to look his best walking out of a salon or spa. So what kind of grooming routine should you recommend to him? Check out these tips offered by C’est La Vie Spa & Salon from Middleton, NY.

Man Hands
Tell your client to maintain his fingernails with a pair of nail clippers—not his teeth—and to use a soft nailbrush to avoid hangnails and keep nail beds and cuticles clean. Also, make sure he follows up with lotion to restore lost nutrients and natural moisturizers to his nails.

Best Foot Forward
Toenails need to be trimmed every two to three weeks and buffed with a pumice stone to ensure smooth skin. If foot care is not their thing, then have them consider a men’s pedicure.

A Trim for Him
Advise him to avoid the Wolfman look and invest in a bear comb or electric trimmer tool to keep those whiskers in check. If he likes keeping his beard at a longer length, make sure he cleanses often with a light conditioner.

Mr. Skin-tastic
Exfoliating once a week is also important for guys. It’s a quick and easy way to clear dead cells that build up on the surface of the face, clogging pores. Recommend to him finding an exfoliating face wash that is conductive to his skin type. Advise him to rub a small amount of product into damp skin, in circular motions and rinse. Exfoliating may leave his skin drier, so tell him to also follow the routine with an SPF moisturizer for a brighter complexion.

Rock His Locks
Hair coloring for men is a growing trend to keep a youthful hue and cover up grays. Tell him to choose a semi-permanent shade in the same spectrum as his original hair color. Make sure he knows to keep his color consistent throughout facial hair as well.

 Keeping those fingernails lookin' good!





ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lauren Salapatek

Lauren Salapatek Lauren Salapatek, Web Editor for Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair.

(Previous positions: Associate Editor/E-Newsletter Content Production Manager)

Since January 2010, Lauren has worked for Modern Salon Media covering salon style, product and beauty trends, and business editorial for both print and online content. As of October 2013, Lauren’s role changed to Web Editor—now she manages all online editorial content for, and As part of her responsibilities, she creates, edits, organizes and curates content for all Modern Salon Media’s websites; manages the creation and production of all Salon e-newsletters; promotes Modern Salon Media’s digital content via several social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest); and maintains an editorial calendar to keep all Modern Salon Media’s websites timely and current.

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