Is the shaggy look over?
The cooler winter months, with its many social occasions, may be a good time to review your grooming regime. Yes, a regime. For those of you shocked at the idea that routine and frequency might be involved in keeping your skin, beard or hair in check, this may explain why Tom Hanks from Castaway is looking back at you in the mirror every morning.
Visit your barber regularly to help maintain a hairstyle – never only go when it seems too long. The trick is to never make it obvious from one day to the next that you have had a haircut, with touch-ups every few weeks.
Facial hair needs attention too, ideally on a daily basis. Lots of men prefer stubble over clean-shaven, which works well as long as it is trimmed and maintained – buying a trimmer with a stubble guard or a shorter guide comb will help. And if you grow it out into a magnificent beard or moustache, be sure to keep it neat with a trimmer and the appropriate guide comb, making everything a uniform length. Neaten up your eyebrows while you’re at it.
The other hair to watch out for will be from your nose and ears – it gathers pace when you hit your 30s. A few seconds with an ear and nose hair trimmer will make light work of it, though.
It can seem like hard work at times, which is why you might want to hand yourself over to the experts. In Dubai, 1847 is a good bet – a chain of male grooming salons, named after the year the razor was invented. Each branch offers a range of shaving, hair and skincare treatments, in a setting reminiscent of a traditional barbershop.
The new City Walk branch is open daily 10am-10pm.