Women Care How Men Groom Their Face: We Do!
This one is just for the men out there and how you wear your hair, facial hair. While there are a lot of mixed feelings about places on the body and level of hair that is acceptable, the main focus will be on your facial hair and those bushy eyebrows.
We’re digging in deep to provide you with a better understanding of how we prefer proper grooming for you men.
What Do We Think About These Types of Facial Hairs?
Read everything before you jump the gun and start changing your appearance. Did you know that for certain households view facial hair differently?
For women with household incomes of $0-$25,000, facial hair grooming ranks among the most important, but women whose household incomes exceed $50,000+ think teeth to be the most important appearance feature of notice on first dates.
Let’s dig into 5 of the most common facial hair trends and what women think about them.
Clean Shaven: As Smooth as a Baby’s …
Clean-shaven is pretty much a neutral field where guys can play it safe. With a hair-free face, you avoid potential appearance disasters by trying a beard, stache or other styles. This look general means he has a regular job that has an appearance code to follow. Clean-shaven faces are approachable to a degree which is why we rate them a solid 6.5 on our attractive male grooming meter. It’s a good go to if you’re looking to play it safe.
Light Stubble: There Could Fame in the Grain
There’s something about a 5 o’clock shadow that women love. This is not an easy look for everyone unless your genes are good enough that your facial hair grows in evenly, but many guys will have to perform some shaping. Make sure you’ve gotten the hair that grows outside the natural area like the top of the cheek and lower neck. From here you can easily keep this look going by taking buzzers to it once or twice a week to keep it looking fresh and maintained. Light stubble definitely hits 7.5.
Heavy Stubble: Burly but Not Overgrown
Heavy stubble is probably the most attractive of facial hair. If properly groomed it can give off vibes of being a professional and outdoorsy type. Remember there is still a balance between groomed and ungroomed stubble, so if hair doesn’t grow in at the same rate, be sure you are performing maintenance to keep everything in order. If your job allows it, we say give it a try and see what others think.
Beards(Short/Medium/Long): Oh My Beard!
Beards are tricky and come in many different shapes, sizes, lengths, colors, etc. Beards have character, but not everyone can pull off beard styles. Beards of any length require maintenance like trimming, moisturizing, conditioning and using essential beard oils.
Full beards add a level of wisdom and can be very attractive although it is an old-fashioned facial hair style. It is still very masculine, just remember you want to make sure your cheeks and hair length are proportioned. No one wants a douchey chinstrap look. Trust me, it doesn’t attract the type of women that’s going to standby you 😉.
Medium beards are a bit tricky and alone bring a sense of natural un-grooming responsibilities, but if done right, can look very sexy in a professional hipster at a coffee shop kind of way. Longbeards can display wisdom as long as it’s not unruly and well maintained.
Bear in mind that there is a fine line between acceptably long beards and too darn long! When in doubt has trusted friends. Who knows, it may be time for a change.
Patchy: Newbie’s Beware
Okay, this is one of those things that register as a zero on the scale. Women do not like patchy facial hair and whiskery staches. If you are one of the unfortunate and have hair that takes a while to grow in because it’s either newly growing or your hair grows unevenly if you have patch-face, shave it.
Some guys who can make it past the patches and start to develop their beards and stubble can look attractive, but unless you plan on wearing a bag over your head or hiding out in your house for a few days to a week, it may just be best to go with the clean-shaven look.
Trust me, it’s better than having hairless patches across your face.
Sensitivity to Brow Grooming
Okay, now there are a lot of mixed feelings about whether or not guys should do eyebrow grooming. Some say it’s too feminine or that it means you are a homosexual (no worries if so), but let me be the first to tell you that your eyebrow grooming matters.
I’m not saying hit the salon chair and ask for Kylie Jenner brows, I am saying that grooming is still required. Put down the wax strips, the razors, and breathe. Overgroomed eyebrows can be a big deal-breaker, so careful and steady here.
The best practice is to use a fine comb and comb through them to make sure you do not have any of those super long hairs that stick out like a sore thumb. Trim it with a pair of scissors and keep moving.
Avoid touching the top of your brows as you could ruin your shape and look altogether. Instead, concentrate on the little hairs just under the eyebrow.
This will help keep a groomed appearance and will help stop you from ending up with girl brows from overdoing it. Guys, bushy brows are extremely hard to pull off. Very, and I mean very few people can pull off the bushy brow look so in the event you are one of those guys whose eyebrows grow wild like an enchanted forest, be sure to get several opinions on your brows when styling.
You’ll either end up the odd guy or the likable guy.
Shave, Trim, Wax or None of the Above? That’s the Question.
Guys, truth is, plain and simple, women are attracted to guys mainly because of testosterone but we also find physical features attractive. While you may not be able to get to a pack of abs, you can work on your personal grooming and hygiene which is one of the most important things women care about.
Facial hair is tricky and different guys can pull off certain looks that no one else can. The maintenance and level of care shows through in your personal grooming habits.
Make sure you are putting your best foot forward. If you’re going with facial hair, be sure to take care of it because there is a large number of us women who find certain facial hair irresistible.