START YOUR SUM­MER PREP

GET­TING YOUR GROOM­ING GAME IN SHAPE TO HIT THE BEACH RE­QUIRES A LIT­TLE FOR­WARD PLAN­NING. HERE’S WHERE TO BE­GIN.

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hair

We asked Alexan­der Fuchs, of Syd­ney sa­lon Fuchs Hair, how to pull off beach hair, even if the clos­est you’ve come to the sun and sand re­cently is your In­sta feed. “Men will need to grow their hair three to four inches at least, which then re­quires a good cut to cre­ate the right shape,” says Fuchs. “The sides and back should be slightly shorter than the top. Very im­por­tant is for your hair­dresser to tex­turise the hair with scis­sors so the beach ef­fect can be achieved through prod­uct. “Use a tex­tur­is­ing sea-salt spray on damp hair and let it air dry,” he says. “Once dry, scrunch into shape with your hands. My go-to is La Bios­the­tique ‘Beach Ef­fect Styling Spray’, $38 (150ml).” labios­the­tique.com.au

tan

Al­low us to in­tro­duce Ms Lova ‘Ben Tan­ning Mousse for Men – Dark No2,’ $34.90 (200ml) to your ar­moury in time for the hot­ter months. It’s or­ganic, for­mu­lated to work with body and fa­cial hair (rather than just on it) and it doesn’t smell like your gran’s dress­ing ta­ble. Bet­ter still, we asked its cre­ator Natasha Mikhaylova for five tips on achiev­ing a nat­u­ral look. Don’t shave just be­fore tan­ning – it will make the skin feel more sen­si­tive. Ex­fo­li­ate the face and body one day prior. Mois­turise hands, el­bows and feet be­fore tan­ning. Don’t mois­turise your face and make sure that your skin is com­pletely dry. Use a tan­ning mit – mak­ing it faster and eas­ier, but it also pro­duc­ing a more even re­sult. mslova.com

skin

Noth­ing will re­place your gym time but there are some handy ways to help your skin’s me­tab­o­lism kick things up a gear. Here, three for­mu­las we like: Sisleÿa ‘Anti-aging Con­cen­trate Firm­ing Body Care’, $490 (150ml); sis­ley-paris.com.au Clar­ins ‘Ex­tra-firm­ing Body Lo­tion’, $77 (200ml); clar­ins.com.au DMK ‘Body Sculpt­ing’, $69 (120ml); dan­nemk­ing.com

teeth

All those cof­fees that got you through win­ter have left their mark on your teeth. Two op­tions here. Your lo­cal den­tist will prob­a­bly of­fer a one-off treat­ment, such as Zoom Whiten­ing, which will make you whiter than Don­ald Trump’s White House Cab­i­net. If you’d pre­fer the DIY ap­proach, get your hands on the Pérla ‘Bril­liant Smile Whiten­ing Kit’, $99. perla.com.au

man­scap­ing

Yup, smooth still reigns supreme. If you’re bur­dened by se­ri­ous foresta­tion from the neck down – and don’t want to try laser – there’s a so­lu­tion. The new Rem­ing­ton ‘Quick Groom Body & Back Groomer’, $130, is a 100 per cent wa­ter­proof hand­held shaver, so ideal for shower use. It also comes with an in­ge­nious han­dle at­tach­ment so ev­ery inch of your hir­sute­ness is now within reach. shaver­shop.com.au

SMOOTH SKIN, THE DEF­I­NI­TION OF PERFECTY COIFFED HAIR - PRES­LEY PER­SON­I­FIED MALE GROOM­ING DONE RIGHT. BE­FORE ALL THE PEANUT BUT­TER AND BA­CON SAND­WICHES, THAT IS.

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