Grooming doesn't mean self-indulgence. It's self-care. If you care for your health, your well-being, your future, you'll take care of yourself.
There are indications that men have started to take care of themselves. This is evident by the increasing amount they spend in salons and spas and the higher sales volumes of men's cosmetics.
Sloppy looks indicate that you don't take care of yourself. If you don't care for yourself, you're not likely to care for others, or your job, or any other thing.
Here are the top 5 grooming tips that will help you in your life - leading to more success in all areas of your life:
1. Shave. Though the latest trend is to have an 'unshaven' look, it's not okay to have a bristle - it looks untidy. The impression it creates is that of a person who is careless, lazy and uncaring. Would you trust a doctor or a pilot with an unshaven chin?
Same goes for your hairstyle. Neat and clean hair are attractive. Uncombed or bravely fashionable hair may be a put-off in normal circumstances - unless you're a rock star!
2. Trim your nails. Regularly. Also, check your toes. Neat hands and feet give a signal that you care.
3. Shoes are best. As a rule, shoes are a safe bet at the office. Sandals or slippers appear too casual. Unless, of course, you're in a traditional attire.
4. Bathe. Every day, preferably twice a day. There's no worse put-off that body odor. Ensure you're clean and fresh, all the time.
5. Coordinate. Some things match, others don't. For instance, a brown belt goes with brown shoes. Sports shoes don't go with a blazer. Caps are not worn indoors. Tuck-in shirts don't look good with a paunch.
Remember, when you dress well, you're giving respect to others. You're telling others that they matter, that they're respected and you have taken pains to dress well for them. This way, if you give respect, you'll get respect.
So go dress well for success!