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