Fellas — this working from home life has definitely shaken things up for us. In a world of morning Zoom meetings, our grooming habits have taken a hit. We’re only getting ready from the chest up, sometimes not even turning our cameras on, and we may even join the calls immediately after waking up. This lifestyle has its perks, but also a few downfalls. Have you ever caught a glimpse of one of your coworkers that you couldn’t even recognize because he’s turned into a mountain man? Jason Momoa may pull that look off…but, he’s one of the very few lucky ones. Hint: You probably don’t want to be that coworker.
I promise you, looking and feeling dapper for your day-to-day life will be a huge mood and confidence booster.
Yes, we’re in the comfort of our own homes. Some of us have fallen into that habit of letting our beards grow out and letting it do…whatever it wants. Don’t think we haven’t noticed! This behavior was completely understandable during the midst of the pandemic, but we have mostly returned to civilization at this point. So, say goodbye to your cabin life in the mountains, because it’s time to sharpen up.
Facial hair maintenance can be rather time consuming at times, and it’s very understandable why a lot of guys like growing their beards out. Full beards are great and totally doable, but it doesn’t have to be unkept or look like you lost a game of Jumanji. You can absolutely look dapper with a grown out beard. Neroli Beard Trims and Beard Line Ups are a great weekly service that have you in and out in less than 45 minutes. It quickly allows you to keep your beard thick and full, but with a polished look.
Go from this…
…to this in no time.
Let’s Talk Hair
Guys, wetting down your hair and combing it over isn’t going to cut it anymore. And don’t even get me started on cutting it super short and adding that tiny little faux hawk on top! There are so many different and exciting trends happening in men’s cuts right now. But, what is what?
Here are some important terms to know:
The buzz cut is a generic haircut term for a short, buzzed haircut, and is also known as a military cut.
A crew cut has tapered on the sides and back but is longer on top.
A taper is when your hair gradually changes from one length to another.
A fade is shorter than a taper and ends when it reaches the skin — essentially “fading” in.
There are plenty more styles than this, but let’s stick to the basics for now.
Finding Your Style
Finding your style may be the most intimidating part of men’s grooming. But, we’re here to help. Start by thinking about your lifestyle. Are you pretty go-with-the-flow and low maintenance? Do you love styling your hair and fashion? Love to stand out in the crowd? Your lifestyle and personality can help determine your hair.
If you’re a guy that’s low maintenance and likes to keep it short, a crew cut fade would be a great option for you. You literally just get up and go! Do you like to keep your hair a little longer on top with more texture? That “executive taper” is a great look, keeping the sides short and tamed, but not too edgy for the guy who just likes that classic look. But, if you are looking for more of that edgy look, a nice high fade with some design lines is definitely something that would suit you. Design lines can be as striking or as subtle as you’d like.
If you’re unsure about what look is right for you and your lifestyle, don’t be afraid to consult with your barber. They are there to help and guide you to make you look your best!
All About The Details
Now, I personally am a Neroli guest that gets his Men’s Details every week. It’s something that I definitely look forward to to help break up the work week, and keeps my look fresh. I do not work from home (hello from my cubicle!), but for the guy that is working from home, weekly Details are a great way to get some human interaction. We know some of you are chatting with your pets at home a little too much and may need to get outside the same four walls you’ve been staring at all week.
Men’s Details are a great option for someone who isn’t looking for a huge change. Your barber will clean up side burns, around the ears, and neckline between full haircut services. It’s that perfect fix before an important meeting or date. Hands down the best part of the service is the shampoo and scalp massage. Who doesn’t like to have their hair played with and scalp thoroughly massaged? Details are shorter in time and cheaper than normal haircuts, but are still an amazing clean-up service.
Refreshing your look often doesn’t have to be difficult. Neroli offers standing appointments, so you can have the same appointment at the same time and day booked ahead of time for the entire year. Your schedule will be set, and you won’t have to make that phone call to be squeezed in last minute. Coming in to Neroli to enjoy these services gives a sense of normalcy in our pandemic life that I have truly appreciated, while also keeping my look fresh. I hope this advice gives you the confidence to get up and allow yourselves to get a little well-deserved pampering, and maybe then you won’t be afraid to turn on your camera for that next Zoom meeting. Your colleagues will be saying, “Who’s that handsome looking man at the bottom of my screen?”