4 Ways To Avoid Looking Frumpy
Sometimes we spend a while getting ready; other times we want to be up and out as quickly as possible. Being is a hurry is cool, especially if you're a New Yorker, but you shouldn't neglect your appearance entirely. If you're single, you never know who you might meet randomly, so being presentable at all times is the way to go.
Your hair should look cleanYou might expect me to say "don't have messy hair," but think about it... lots of celebs and models have really messy hair styles and do just fine. You don't necessarily need to spend a lot of time on your hair in the morning, but it should look clean and like you didn't just roll out of bed. I am very pro-shower, but if you just don't have time, you should get a product like KMS Makeover Spray (yes, I actually own this). It is a dry aerosol spray that pretty quickly absorbs excess oil, gives it some texture, and makes your hair look cleaner/fresher. This is also good for freshening up later in the day even if you showered that morning (this is mainly what I use it for). Although your hair style can be messy and you can still look put together, you should keep your sideburns and rear hairline in check. I'm not saying it should be razor sharp, that's not a good look either, but it should look well kept. Many decent salons will give your free touch-ups between full haircuts, so there's no good excuse for looking sloppy. You can always tell when you're standing behind a dude who hasn't gotten his hair cut in a while, his neck look like shit.
Your skin should look cleanThis varies from person to person, but many people have oily skin to some degree. Meaning if you don't wash your face it will quickly begin looking shiny, due to excess oil on the surface. Although it's gross, many guys won't notice this or care much about it... but women will certainly notice it. Believe me. You can control oil a few ways:
- Wash your face with cleanser
- Astringent and a cotton ball
- Oil absorbing sheets
- Oil controlling moisturizers (should be used when your skin is clean)