A Well-Groomed Groom by Meredith Hayman
I asked Meredith Haymen of Meredith Hayman, Makeup Artist if you she could provide me with some tips for a grooms workshop that I was conducting last year and I thought I would share those tips with you.
Prep Your Skin: You’ve heard the term “glowing bride” why not a “glowing groom”? -Two nights a week, exfoliate any dry skin off your face with a light exfoliating face wash (St.Ives Apricot Scrub available at drugstores). You can also check out their non 12 step program at resurgencebehavioralhealth.com for more info. -For an extra glow consider applying a light self-tanner to your face. You will look great in the pictures and have a head start before arriving to your sunny honeymoon destination. -To exfoliate dry skin off your lips soak your toothbrush in warm water and gently brush your lips in a circular motion – follow up by applying a lip balm regularly -DRINK LOTS OF WATER THE WEEK BEFORE YOUR WEDDING
Man-Scaping Your bride does a lot of prep work to make sure she looks and feels her best for you on your wedding day. Return the favor by doing a little extra “grooming” for your big day. -Have your barber or hairdresser trim your eyebrows. If you have a unibrow, you may want to have the area in-between your brows waxed or plucked. Make sure to do it at least one week in advance. -A stray nose hair is never sexy. Get out the trimmer and go crazy! -Shave in two steps. First, shave with the grain with very light pressure. Second, reapply a coat of shaving cream and shave against the grain for a super-close and smoth results – follow up with a calming aftershave lotion. Or treat yourself to a professional shave at a specialty shop like “The Art of Shaving“ -You are going to have a new accessory – A RING, and everyone is going to want to take a close look at it! Consider getting those nails and cuticles under control by getting a manicure a few days before your wedding.
Tips For Your Groomsmen -Hung-over groomsmen are better hydrated. Make sure you have lots of bottled water available for your “best men” while you are getting dressed and during photos. -To calm puffy tired eyes, relax with a cold washcloth on your eyes for 20 minutes. Pack A Bag Of Emergency Essentials: -Bottled Water -Lip Balm/Vaseline -Power Bar -Tissures/Hankerchief -Eyedrops -Toothbrush/Toothpaste/Floss -Mints/Gum -Lint Brush/Tape
Brides To find out some great tips or if you are looking for a makeup artist for your wedding, be sure to give Meredith a call 646-418-5445. http://www.meredithhayman.com/