The restaurant is booked and you’ve got the outfit sorted, but, if you’re looking for romance prepping for a date doesn’t stop at dinner and a pair of chinos.
Whether it be a first, second or even a third date, those initial impressions are crucial for long-term success. And guys, trust us, the girls will notice if you’ve gone the extra mile… (But don’t go too much further, you don’t want to look desperate or anything).
For a little assistance in the grooming department, this is your bible for date night do’s and definitely do nots, so you can spend that quality time on trying to fill awkward silences, rather than worrying about your most recent shaving faux pas while meeting the girl (or guy) of your dreams.
Do Style Your Hair
Even if you’re going the relaxed beach, surfer-style look, there’s product for that. Whether you sport a pompadour haircut, or a rough and rugged ‘do’, Johnny’s Chop Shop has a range of hairstyling must-haves to suit any occasion from texturising spray to a sleek pomade.
Don’t Go Crazy On Your Scent
We’re firm believers that less is more. You don’t want to turn your date off their dinner after all. A rule of application – apply approximately 2 hours prior to leaving the house so the fragrance can settle in to a subtle scent rather than a poignant smell.
Do Give Those Pearly Whites Some TLC
Like we said first impressions count, and we’re just guessing here, but we’re pretty sure your date is going to cause a few smiles. So, get onto this at least 10 days out and use a home teeth-whitening kit with charcoal for extra oomph on those dark stains!
Don’t Forget Your Nails
There’s nothing worse than a guy with long, unkempt nails. Give the clippers a work out and make sure you do your toes!
Post shower, or for the time poor, at least post shave. After washing your face, apply a soothing face balm to target any dry and flaky skin. The added benefit is the smell of freshness that comes with a good ‘manly’ scented moisturiser… You’re welcome.
Don’t Arrive With Cracked Hands
Girls like rough hands, we get it, but not too rough. While you’ve got the face balm under control, a little hand cream won’t make you any less of a man. We like Aesop’s Reverence Hand Balm, and we think it’ll give you brownie points should your date ever see this sitting next to your basin!
Do Trim Up
Nose hairs and ear hairs be gone with the Braun Male Grooming Kit. For the face, while we love a good mo’, the Remington Quick Shave Electric Shaver will work wonders on any strays. And, while you’re at it, if what were once a duo are now beginning to look much like a uni-brow, you’d better get plucking. Whatever you do, don’t shave this area, unless you want those hairs to grow back thicker than the ones on your head.