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

groom getting ready 


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
-Lint Brush/Tape



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.