There is a lot of pressure on brides to look and feel perfect on their wedding day, but what about grooms? Guys want to look and feel the same way so that they feel confident on their big day. But, the right wedding look doesn’t just happen; sometimes it takes weeks, or even months, of preparation for a guy to refine his hair, beard, and skin to be right for the wedding.
So guys, listen up. Here are some grooming tips for grooms-to-be who want to look and feel comfortable and confident on the day of their wedding:
Get thick, healthy hair
If you want the hair on your head to be thick and healthy the day of the wedding, you’ll need to start catering to it well ahead of the ceremony. Months prior, test out different shampoos for your hair type and choose the one that gets your hair shiny and healthy. Keep in mind it could take some time to find the right products, so it will likely take a lot of trial and error. For hair that is thinning, you’ll need to speak with a doctor as soon as possible to find the right treatments. They can provide you with information about minoxidil, a topical treatment that delays the balding process and can thicken your locks for a fuller, healthier look, or decide on any other practical solutions for you. Get a head start on your hair care and you’ll have the perfect hair day on your wedding day.
Choose a style
Not every groom-to-be is going to be an expert on style, or plans to make a fashion statement on the big day. But again, when you look good, you feel good, and you can accomplish that with the right hairstyle. When you have a free moment from planning details, take a look at guides for hairstyles that complement your facial type. Test out different haircuts and styles with a barber or hairstylist whom you’re comfortable with, and refine your look until it’s just right. Consider your wedding theme as well. Is the venue classy and elegant? Or casual and rustic? These can influence your chosen style. And, keep in mind: experts say to get your last haircut a week before the wedding for the best chances at nailing that wedding look.
Groom your beard
For those of you who sport a thick beard or even a little stubble, you can’t let your facial hair take a back seat to the hair on your head. A beard can not only complete your wedding day hairstyle, but it can also make a fashion statement. During your hair appointments, don’t forget to tend to your beard, too. A barber or hairstylist can offer suggestions and work with you to make adjustments based on your tux and wedding theme. But, be diligent in taking care of your beard on your own as well. Maintain cleanliness of your beard, utilize a beard moisturizer to hydrate, and apply beard oil when it’s long enough to style. A thick, clean, healthy beard can make or break your look as a whole, so it’s important that you show it the love it deserves.
When wedding photos come out, you’ll want to look back and be proud of the way you looked. Help encourage positive recollections of the best day of your life. Prepare your look, be comfortable and confident, and have no distractions on your big day.