Quick Grooming Tip – The Right Cut

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The right cut can make all the difference. Men and women have many different ways in which to give their appearance a much needed boost. Just as there is a right shade of foundation for your skin or a certain style of watch that matches your suit, there is a cut for every face shape.

We typically follow the celebrity trends. What is trending amongst celebrities serves as inspiration for our next look or hairstyle. Yet, what we forget is that those styles are tailored to their face shape.

We did some research and found some helpful tips from the CEO of the Grooming Concierge, Craig the Barber. Thanks Craig!

First, note the different types of shapes. Men can have pear, triangular, oval, round and square faces.

Pear shaped faces are identified by the broad jaw line and narrow forehead. Round haircuts work best for this shape. Make sure the sides are equal in length to help balance the face.

Triangular faces can be quickly identified by the narrow chin. If you don’t want to have others focus on the wide hairline, keep your hair short.

Oval faces allow for more versatile cuts. Men with oval faces can try any hair cut and length because of the face’s symmetry.

Round faces benefit with haircuts and hair styles that have more length. With a round jaw line and sometimes a round hairline, longer hair aids in lengthening the face.

Square faces, like the oval faces, can work with any haircut. Typically, we suggest staying away from flattops (think Simon Cowell from American Idol), it will just make your face look more square.

Next on your list gentlemen: Find the perfect suit.

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Tutorial Tuesday – DIY Teeth Whitening

When asked what you would like to improve about your smile, what comes to mind? Whiter teeth perhaps, brighter smile, straighter – the list can go on.

Teeth whitening procedures belong to the cosmetic arena of dentistry. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry a brighter smile reflects youthfulness, warmth, happiness and good health. In a survey they facilitated, 74% of adults felt that an unattractive smile hurt a person’s chances for being successful in their career.

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Tooth whitening is suggested to be done by your dentist but there are also many home tooth whitening systems available. Even so, professional supervision for teeth whitening is still preferred to ensure safety and effectiveness.

When we are not able to do either of the above or prefer a cost-effective natural remedy, we turn to DIY tutoruials like this one! With toothpaste, water, hydrogen peroxide and baking soda you can begin to notice the difference in your smile within weeks.

Ingredients:

  • One Teaspoon of Baking Soda
  • Small Amount Toothpaste
  • Half Teaspoon of Water
  • One Teaspoon of Hydrogen Peroxide

Materials:

  • Container
  • Spoon/Mixer
  • Toothbrush

Instructions:

STEP 1: Mix the baking soday, toothpaste, water and hydrogen peroxide in the small container. Make sure the ingredients are thoroughly mixed and look like a paste.

STEP 2: Apply to toothbrush and brush for about two minutes and rinse. We suggest doing this at the end of the day.

That’s it! Use the mixture once a week until you see the shade of whiteness you would like. Once it is achieved, use this teeth whitening method once a month to maintain that bright, white smile in full force.

Stay beautiful!

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Quick Grooming Tip – The Perfect Shave

quicktip-perfectshaveLooking for a smoother shave? Use the following tips to ensure your shaving routine is the best yet!

When to shave:

The best time to shave is after a hot shower. The steam will soften your hair and the steam will open your pores

How often:

You can shave daily if you keep your skin moisturized. The plus of shaving is that it helps exfoliate your skin by removing dead skin cells. If your skin gets irritated, shave less frequently.

Before:

Use pre-shave oil and make sure you lather the shaving cream or gel with warm water soften even more so the coarse hair.

Tools:

There are multiple options for what type of blade or razor to use. Angled multiple-blade razors are meant to glide easily around the curves of your face while catching any stray hairs. Electric razors and shavers are better for sensitive skin.

Shaving Cream or Shaving Gel:

It depends on your skin type. Normal skin type can use either. Gels are better for sensitive or dry skin while creams are better for oily skin. Look for moisturizing ingredients and make sure it is alcohol free. Check out this DIY Shaving Cream as an alternative as well!

To reuse or not:

Replace disposable razor blades and cartridges weekly and clean electric razors/shavers with alcohol after each shave.  If your blades are dragging or pulling on your skin that time has come to let go of that blade gentlemen. It has been said that being limited to a razor of three blades does the job. Two if your skin is sensitive.

Aftermath:

Use an alcohol-free aftershave and/or moisturize your skin. In the long run, this will create a huge difference in your skin health.

Stay tuned for more posts in honor of Men’s Week at TheBeautyPlace.com!

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Tutorial Tuesday – DIY Shaving Cream

The key to a perfect shave can be argued to be the razor, the pre-shave oil, the amount of times, the type of shaving product – anything.

Let’s focus on the product you use. Many men experience irritation from the ingredients found in shaving creams especially those that are alcohol-based.

Sensitive skin? No problem. This homemade shaving cream is chemical and alcohol free and does not contain irritants.TT-DIY-Shave-Cream

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You will need:

  • 3 TBSP Coconut Oil
  • 2 TBSP Sweet Almond Oil (olive oil can serve as a substitute
  • 4 TBSP Raw Shea Butter
  • 6-10 drops of essential oil (citrus or peppermint can help to awaken the senses)
  • Double-boiler
  • Mixer
  • Bowl

Step 1: Use the double-broiler to melt the shea butter and coconut oil at the lowest heat setting. Stir occasionally.

Step 2: Once completed, remove from heat. In a bowl, add the almond oil and essential oils. Stir to combine completely.

Step 3: Put bowl In the refrigerator and allow the mix to harden.

Step 4: After it hardens, use a mixer (electric or hand held) to whip until the mixture has the consistency of frosting.

Step 5: Let it sit and transfer to an airtight container.

P.S. If you have these skin types, use the following type of shaving product:

  • Sensitive or dry skin – pick shaving gels as they are more hydrating than the creams
  • Oily skin – pick shaving creams for the rich, protective lather
  • Normal skin – any works but look for moisturizing ingredients (like glycerin)

Stay tuned for more posts in honor of Men’s Week at TheBeautyPlace.com!

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Men Skin Care – Face and Body

menGentlemen, today we address skin care…for men.

There is a stigma that men don’t need to use facial cleansers or lotions or follow a routine.  And that’s just what it is – a stigma. Now with men skin care lines available in your local drugstore, online and even at the mall, there is no reason why men can’t have skin comparable to those of the stars.

One of the biggest factors that results in clogged pores is gym time. The bacteria on equipment combined with sweating from physical activity results in a fast-acting formula for “bacne” or body acne.

95% of adults encounter pimples, pustules, blackheads and whiteheads. Of course it wouldn’t remain isolated to your youthful years. The reason? Clogged pores on your chest, back and face.

Here is the breakdown of what you SHOULD do:

  • Shower everyday especially after a workout, no matter the rigor.
  • Change out your bed sheets on a weekly basis if possible. Or at least every two weeks. Dead skin cells, oil and sweat remain on your sheets allowing recontamination on your skin. This applies to your pillowcases too.
  • Sanitize before you begin your sets. Use the sanitation wipes usually available at public gyms to prevent outbreaks.
  • Be timely. If you notice that you are starting to breakout, treat the acne immediately. There are spot treatments available, body washes with salicylic acid, treatment creams and more

As for what you should do in the restroom, it’s simple.

  • Use a cleanser twice a day to wash your face. A mild cleanser is suggested even if you are prone to breakouts. You want to avoid any products that will overdry your skin.
  • Moisturize. This rule isn’t just for women. Unless you’re a fan of dry, flaky skin, you will want to implement a moisturizer in your daily routine.
  • For those of you that battle with razor burn and ingrown hairs (which can resemble pimples), try using a pre-shave oil. It will keep your skin moisturized and supple for shaving. If you are switching the direction you will shave in, reapply the pre-shave oil.
  • Try getting a facial. We are serious. Cleaning out your pores and relaxing at the same time will do great things for your skin health and mental/physical relaxation.

Though we emphasized face and body acne, the above suggestions for skin care on your face and body will help maintain optimal skin health overall, not just a clear face.

So men, share. Is there something you do every morning and/or every night for your skin and body?

We want to know!

Stay tuned for more posts in honor of Men’s Week at TheBeautyPlace.com!

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Tutorial Tuesday – Mr. Loud Look from TIGI B for Men

Not into the Mr. Geek look? How about Mr. Loud ? Deep down everyone loves the sexy, bad boy! Follow the steps below for a Tyler Durden-esque look in under 2 minutes!

1. Charge Up Thickening Shampoo & Conditioner 2. Matte Separation Workable Wax 

The Beauty Place Team’s Favorite Products with SPF

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  1. Bliss Everyday Face Lotion SPF 15
  2. Peter Thomas Roth Foundation
  3. Bosley Scalp Protect Spray
  4. Tan Towel

Tutorial Tuesday – Mr. Geek Look from TIGI B for Men

If you know anything about us, you know we love TIGI hair products! Now you’ll learn another one of our favorites: Geeky Guys! We’re not so sure anyone could really resist Ryan Gosling  in his nerdy glasses. Watch the quick video below to see how you (or your main squeeze) can achieve that nerdy look with just a few steps! Links to the products used below too!

We won’t be mad if you throw in a little bow tie either!

1.Shampoo & Conditioner 2. Grooming Cream 

 

 

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