The term “makeover” is most often associated with women, but times have moved on and there is no reason why men cannot take pride in their appearance. First impressions are crucial, and no one wants to come across as lazy or to appear as if they do not care for themselves. The decision to update your look might be prompted by the beginning or end of a relationship, a new job, or a new stage of life—becoming a father, or simply because it is time for a change. If your look does not represent the man you are today, here are four makeover tips to help you establish a new style identity and boost your confidence.
Address your “problem areas”
Everyone has at least one part of their appearance that they would change, and unfortunately some people feel so strongly that their perceived flaw impacts their self-esteem and confidence. If this is the case for you, do some research into possible treatments or steps you could take to reduce your self-consciousness. It might be as simple as booking in for a haircut or joining a gym to tone up, but you might want to consult a dermatologist, a cosmetic surgeon, a hair transplant specialist, or a cosmetic dentistry clinic such as Best Dental.
Choose a style role model
It is a good idea to start looking at the men around you and in the public eye. When you are out shopping at the mall, picking up groceries, watching a movie, attending an event, or out for lunch, look at what other men are wearing. Soon enough, you will see outfits, haircuts, or individual garments that you like. When you combine this with deciding on the overall look you want to achieve, e.g. more professional, sexier, masculine, etc., you will have the building blocks for your new look.
You can then shop for clothes either in stores or online that match this aesthetic and start to play around with outfits and hairstyles. When you have decided on a style or look, do not be shy about embracing it, even if it is unfamiliar to you. Whatever you are going for, go all in and wear it with confidence. Take a look at this style glossary if you are new to the terminology around fashion and accessories.
Dress for your age and lifestyle
Style is an evolving concept and is separate from fashion trends, so do not be blinded by what the twenty-somethings and store mannequins are wearing. What you wear should be up to date, but also true to your personality, age, lifestyle, and career.
Keep to a grooming and hygiene routine
Hygiene is essential when trying to achieve a youthful, healthy, and confident look. This means taking care of your skin (e.g. cleansing, exfoliation, toning, moisturizing) and washing your hair with a regular cleansing and grooming routine. Shower every morning, use cologne and deodorant, and style your hair with a product. It does not take more than a matter of minutes each day, but it will make a big difference. Some modern men are also getting manicures, waxing unwanted body hair, and plucking eyebrows. Before you leave the house, iron your shirt, and clean the dirt from your shoes. They are all small steps, but they show others that you take pride in your appearance.