One of the most beneficial things that you can do for your looks, according to the book “Shaving Your Face to Impress and The Art of Grooming”, is to keep yourself well shaven or styling a potential beard. In the book, several ideas are discussed as well as How to’s on the many different criteria, purposes, and methods of grooming for men. These methods include the clean shave look, the stubble look, the mid sized beard look, and the “hobo” look. Each style requires a different amount of persistence in terms of the amount of effort that you put into your shaving techniques, as well as the tools used, so lets take a look.
The Clean Shave Look: This is an obvious one for today’s business crowd, and can be done in a number of ways. The book discusses how old fashioned techniques such as using safety razors and soaps are the most beneficial in terms of proper shaving, and that the disposable razors today with the multifaceted blades are actually bad, because they grind up your stubble and push it back into your skin, causing ingrown hair. The book does acknowledge however that there are benefits to doing this, namely time. The second way to shave is with an electric foil or rotary shaver, and this also is a tremendous time saver, doesn’t grind up your hair, and is really convenient. However, it doesn’t give you the closest shave possible.
Stubble: The stubble look is the rough, working mans style of beard. Its rough to the touch and kind of feels like sand paper, but can be smoothed out with certain gels and oils. How do you get the stubble look? Well, just don’t shave for a week! Really, that was what it said. Interesting.
The Mid Beard Look: Now, the book gets a little more clever, and discusses the use of trimmers and clippers to trim up your beard. One of the aspects of the book that I really liked is how it talked about the psychology of looks, and said that one of the reasons why beards were fashionable today was because they are so rare, but if a lot of people turn towards them and try to keep a beard, their popularity and sex appeal would eventually go down. Using a beard trimmer, you simply reduce the hair on your face to certain lengths using the clips that come with your product.
“Hobo Look”: To get the hobo look, you have to let your hair grow out, but you also have to clean it up a bit. In order to get the most out of your look this way, you have to use scissors and shears.
Conclusion: I actually learned a lot from this book, and I plan on growing a beard out soon. Take a look at it.read more