Wearing a goatee
Okay, here we go. The first grooming mistake I used to make is wearing a goatee. Now, let me be clear right up front. I’m not saying the goatee is a mistake. But on me, at that time it was. I was overweight and since my face shape is more round, the goatee looks horrible on me and only emphasizes the roundness of my face. As you can clearly see.
If you have a round face shape like I do, I might suggest going with a beard to help elongate your face and help bring definition and structure to your jawline. Unfortunately, like I’ve mentioned in other videos, I didn’t win the jawline DNA lottery, so I wear a beard to help define my face a little bit. Another thing you can do, is to let your hair grow and wear a higher hairstyle, which I’ll talk about next. A higher hair style can also help elongate your face.
Wearing a short hairstyle out of laziness
The next grooming mistake I used to make is cutting my hair really short only for the reason of laziness and simplicity. I don’t even know what I was thinking because there is virtually no hairstyle here whatsoever. It’s just really short hair that needs zero maintenance. Now yes, a zero effort hairstyle sounds appealing, but in terms of style and helping me look better, it’s wasn’t doing anything for me.
Once I lost some weight and started getting more into my overall appearance, I started playing around with different hairstyles and letting my hair grow out a little bit. I also lost the goatee and grew a short beard. I’ve played around with a longer beard and longer hair and I’ve made some mistakes along the way, but at least I try stuff and I’m not afraid to experiment.
As for my beard right now, I’ve decided that I like it short. I still keep my chin a little longer than my cheeks to maintain that elongated look and the trimmer I use is from today’s sponsor Brio. I’ve talked about Brio before and I really do use it and I really do like it and recommend it to everyone who asks.
Brio beard trimmer
It has a strong motor that runs quiet with a sharp blade cut extremely well and accurate. The battery is unlike anything else I’ve ever used. I wish my phone had battery life like this and the digital display lets you know everything. It’s got a very versatile cutting range with millimeter length built in and RPM options in case you need speed. It’s just the perfect all-around grooming took for your beard, body and head. Yes, that’s right. If you’re into self haircuts, it works great. Don’t believe me? Go check out the video I made cutting my own hair with it.
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Lining my beard too high
The next grooming mistake I used to make is lining my beard too high up on my jawline. Eric Bandholtz at Beardbrand told me once that the best way to determine where to stop your beard is to find the spot where your head meets your neck. Essentially right above your Adams apple. And from there, you stay underneath your jawline and carry it up to your ear. Too high up on your jaw looks unfinished.
Not trimming my man-bush
The next grooming mistake was with my pubes. You don’t have to like the idea of trimming down there, but if you’re still running with a man-bush, I would highly encourage you to at least try trimming it down one time to see if you, and your partner likes it. Because, like I’ve said before, if the bush is trimmed, the tree looks taller. If you need to have a conversation with your spouse before you do anything drastic, tell her you heard it from me on one of my videos. Blame me… I can take it. But if you do trim it and she approves…. You’re welcome. Glad I could help.
Maintaining my overall body hair
Last on my list is not maintaining my overall body hair. I grow what I feel like is excessive amounts of hair on my arms and legs. I’ve talked about this in another video, but I always hated it as a kid growing up and I never knew what I was supposed to do about it. If I got in the pool or something, I would always towel off really fast because I didn’t like how all the wet hair on my arms and legs looked.
Now I’m not suggesting that you go out and razor everything off like a bodybuilder, but if you have excessive hair length like me, it’s super easy to use an attachment and take some of the bulk out. I do this about every week or so, and it prevents me from looking like a caveman or Chewbacca.