We’ve all been caught in the situation where we were looking, let’s say “relaxed”, and we needed to get to a presentable level fast. Whether it’s a short notice plan that came together, an event you forgot about until 20 minutes before, or a surprise visit at your place from someone, you scramble around to freshen up. Here are a few tips for those times so you can make sure you cover the essentials and look like the stylish guy you are in just a matter of minutes.
Wash Your Face
The good ol’ splash of water to the face. While some opt for cold water for a little bit of shock to wake up, washing your face with some warm water will help open up your pores and replenish the moisture in your skin so it will look and feel healthier. Of course, if your face is looking a bit oily and messy, do yourself a favor and get some soap in the mix to wash away all of that dirt and oil so you’re not shiny.
Fixing Your Hair
Even if that messy look is your style, touching up your hair won’t kill you. Even giving your hair a run through with a comb or brush a few times can make a world of difference. If you want to wet your hair a bit to make it a bit easier to manage, try not to drown it so you’re still dripping water by the time you need to talk to another human. Worst case scenario is you throw on a hat that doesn’t look like you’re trying to suspiciously cover up a bad hair day.
If you’re the kind of person that’s a perfectionist with your hair, do your best to move on even if it’s not perfect. You wouldn’t want to miss the other essentials or be late just because one hair was out of place.
Shave Away That Messy Scruff
Whether you’re usually clean shaven or you have a full beard, make sure that you touch up to look clean and in control. You don’t have to go for a full shave; just shave around the angles and clear away patches of hair on your neck, cheek, and sideburns. Leaving a little bit of shadow while you keep the rest clean will still have you looking sharp and groomed.
Mind The Smell
We’re talking about any kind of smell here. If you smell, use common sense and take care of it. Make sure you put on some deodorant before you head out so you don’t smell offensive and drive away the people that you’re trying to hang out with. The same goes for your breath. Make sure you take the time to brush your teeth, floss, and use some mouthwash so no one has to take a step back the moment you open your mouth.
If you have a little bit of extra time, feel free to throw on a little bit of cologne to step up your smell game to gentleman levels.
Visit Your Local Men’s Salon in Austin
If you ever need to make sure you look good for any kind of occasion, and have more than 5 minutes before you have to be there, just book an appointment at 18|8 Fine Men’s Salon of Austin, TX. We’ll make sure that you’ll look your best with the full 18|8 experience of a relaxing salon and professional barbershop services. Of course, if you need any help with some quick styling tips, you can always turn to the professionals at 18|8!