Whether your guy has been sporting the same haircut since high school, or his scruff looks more slimy than sexy, we've rounded up useful advice to help give your guy a fresh look. Celebrity hairstylist Diana Schmidtke gave us her pro tips for every grooming aspect, including how to rock the latest trend: Ryan Gosling's sexy, yet neat, scruffy look. To get a look this rough without going overboard, Schmidtke recommends shaving only once a week to keep facial hair in check.
Curious how to get that perfect shave? Schmidtke says it's all about the tools, and more doesn't always mean better. "Considering most men go over the same section of the face more than once, you could potentially be gliding the blade over each area up to six times with the triple razor even though you performed only two passes of the razor," she says. A.K.A. If your guy has sensitive skin, he might want to skip the triple blade razor and opt for a single blade.
It's no secret that eyebrows can make or break your appearance, and this truth is no exception for men. For guys, just a few tweezes here and there can make a huge difference; however, Schmidtke advises not to take it easy or he'll wind up with a more feminine look. Take a cue from Jake Gyllenhaal, who keeps his brows looking clean without losing the masculine shape.
Taylor Lautner's texturized hair is just one example of how to show off shorter strands amongst the sea of spiky 'dos. The secret to making short hair stand out among the rest? Schmidtke says to keep it clean and well-styled, without being too simple. Lautner's smooth faux-hawk certainly fits that bill.
If your guy has medium length hair, make sure it moves. Jon Hamm's medium 'do has movement and shape, which allows for easy styling like the dapper look he's sporting here. Schmidtke says there's no better way to update your guy's look than by giving him the right haircut for his face shape; in the case of Hamm's oval face shape that means a nice, happy medium.
Us girls aren't the only ones rocking long locks these days. If a guy has longer hair, Schmidtke says he should use it to show off his personal style, just like Ashton Kutcher. His long and naturally wavy chestnut hair is fashion-forward, while showing off his casual and cool persona.
As one of Schmidtke's clients, Clooney proves that he does get better with age, thanks to his sexy salt and pepper hair. (The deep brown eyes and killer smile don't hurt, either.) But if your guy can't stand the grey hairs, he's better off heading to a professional stylist, than trying an at-home kit. "(It's) extremely difficult to determine the right hair color and often times when choosing the wrong formula, a man's hair will fade to red," says Schmidtke. If it's just a few strands, she advises to have a professional color the sections, as opposed to coloring the whole head.
Cologne can be a powerful thing, but sometimes guys forget just how potent it is. If you feel like you're drowning in the scent everytime your guy gives you a smooch, tell him to try Schmidtke's advice: Spray one or two spritzes in the air and walk through it to let the scent waft over him. We love the new A*Men by Thierry Mugler, which mixes notes of lavender, bergamot and patchouli for an invigorating woody cologne.
Just like women have their beauty arsenals, men should also have their "beauty" tool kits. The three necessities each guy should own? Schmidtke says, face wash, moisturizer and a 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner. Paul Mitchell's new line for men, MITCH, offers a wide selection of high performance hair products, exclusively designed for men. The Double Hitter 2-in-1 is sulfate-free and will keep your man's hair so fresh and so clean!