What’s your first impression?

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51 years ago a phenomenon occurred. Four neatly groomed and well dressed young men took the stage. An unheard of 60% of American TV’s were tuned in. A mob of young ladies stretched for over eight blocks around the studio. Excitement mounted, hearts throbbed, as the lads prepared to debut their record breaking hit, “All My Loving”. Yes Beatle Mania was occurring. The Beatles knew how to catch a crowd. While their melodic tunes and catchy lyrics would have been enough to build this iconic group, it was their hair and sharply designed suits that got everyone’s attention.

Men’s hair has continued to evolve and has become a fashion statement. There is no mistaking that men really do care about how they look and that their hair, no matter how much or little of it, defines their look.

The men’s hair trends for 2015 are creating a “buzz” for both the stylists and the sharp groomed men wearing them. The classy undercut style with short sides and length on top is still wearing well. However, a softer finish is the path we are taking this one. Starting with a shampoo that is designed for your hair type is important and using a blow dryer, yes we said a blow dryer, is key to getting lift and direction on top. Then finishing with a soft paste will keep your hair natural with some separation.

If your hair is fine or you are density challenged keep it short but with style. Lines and shape are of the utmost importance. There are many options for thickening agents and finishing sprays that won’t dry your hair out or weigh it down.

A lot of men have beards, but are they tamed beards? There are many tips and tricks to a good-looking beard. If you have an oblong or oval face shape, trim your hairs closer on the underside of your chin, but leave a little bit of length on the cheeks. Do you have a round face? Create length by leaving more hair on your chin and less on the cheeks. Also make sure to comb down your mustache and trim any hair that falls below your lip line using scissors or a trimmer. More tips and tricks include shampooing and conditioning your beard every day, just like your hair. When you see stray hairs, use a trimmer to get rid of them and trim your neckline with a small guard. Another great thing to use is beard oil! It softens your hair and skin, and hydrates the hair underneath.

Styling a great haircut is the first step in building a finished overall groomed look. Remember it only takes one tenth of a second to form a first impression. Your overall outward appearance is the basis on which that impression is formed. Build an impression that is lasting, gets you noticed and most importantly brings your best personal attributes shining through.

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