TREATMENTS for Men
Permanent makeup for Men
Tom Ford and Chanel are just a couple of the beauty brand power houses that have launched male makeup ranges in the last few years however, male grooming is not a new concept.
The barber shop has been the corner stone of the British high street for decades and shows no signs of becoming obsolete. The stigma attached with male vanity is slowly being shed and for an increasing number, a little makeup for men is becoming the norm.
My treatments for men are not just for the metrosexual male who wants to add a little definition to his brows or smoulder to his eyes.
My cosmetic tattooing and permanent makeup treatments for men can camouflage and cover unsightly scars and restore sparse thinning eyebrows associated with hair loss and ageing. Permanent makeup for men can fill in gaps between eyelashes or even add definition where there are no lashes. Permanent makeup for men can restore colour and definition in the lips as well as camouflage scarring from cold sores, acne scarring or accidents and even correct uneven lip tone or correct blue lips.
Understanding the differences between male and female brow patterns, skin, bone structure and facial features is paramount to getting natural and virtually undetectable results that enhance the natural features. I use a combination of techniques including hair strokes and carefully placed light shading to ensure the best possible results.
Lip Treatments for Men
My 10 Top Tips for Male Grooming
1. Get a decent hair cut
As a former hairstylist of many years, I cannot recommend this enough which is why it’s number one on my list! Do yourselves a favour and find a really great barber or hairstylist. If you have a hair type that is difficult to manage such as curly hair, then ensure you go to a stylist who is experienced and can manage your particular brand of awesomeness.
2. Use a little hair product
Don’t be afraid to try product but do get a professional recommendation. You generally get what you pay for when it comes to quality hair products so don’t be afraid to spend a bit more.
3. Raise your brow game
Big brows for boys are not a problem, think George Clooney, Colin Farrell, Brad Pitt. Mono brows however, are. If your brows are looking a little unkempt then getting a professional tidy up now and again won’t hurt too much or break the bank. If you’re considering something more permanent like Microblading for men, then trialling a temporary fix like Henna Brows first will give you the confidence to know whether or not you’re making the right decision for you.
4. Open your eyes
Men tend to age more slowly than women until their latter years when ageing increases rapidly. Stay ahead of the curve. A good eye cream can reduce fine lines, puffiness and dark circles and keep you looking younger, for longer. If you want to go the extra mile, my permanent eye treatments are a great way to subtly enhance the eyes, or if you’re losing lashes due to ageing, alopecia or medication then get in touch to find out how I can help.
5. Use sunscreen
UVA and UVB rays from the sun can be very harmful to our skin and cause premature ageing. Even here in the U.K, where temperatures are moderate, the suns rays can cause damage over time that can easily catch up with us, if left unchecked. Using a good quality sunscreen daily with at least an SPF of 30 will help to protect your skin against the elements.
6. Find a good moisturiser
A good moisturiser should be a staple product in every modern mans bathroom. Dehydrated and flaking skin is not a good look for anyone. Again, where skin products are concerned, you get what you pay for and it’s a good idea to get professional advice so that you’re using the correct product for your skin type.
7. Groom your facial fuzz
Beards are big news these days and if facial fluff is your thing then make sure you keep it in check. With the rise in popularity of facial hair comes a multitude of grooming products to tame your chin tresses. Ensure you shampoo your beard whilst cleansing your face and use a good beard oil. It’s a great way to soften and tame the texture whilst moisturising the skin too.
8. Learn to shave like an expert
If beards are not your bag, then clean shaven is another way to go. If you’re blessed with the chiselled jawline of a ken doll then it is actively encouraged. Why not see if your local barber offers hot towel shaves? You can have a standing weekly appointment or just pick up some tips and tricks whilst you’re there. Shave oil is a great product to avoid razor burn and moisturise the skin.
9. Get back on your feet
Feet are an often neglected area. A good pedicure now and again can sort out callouses , tidy up toes and leave you feeling like you’re walking on air. Pedi’s are fast becoming a very popular treatment for men. Alternatively, soak those trotters in a hot soapy bath and tackle hard skin with a pumice stone whilst your feet are soft before moisturising with a good foot cream.
10. Get nailed
Trimming your nails once a week just doesn’t cut it anymore. A weekly or fortnightly manicure will keep nails and cuticles in check. At the very least, invest in a good hand cream and moisturise regularly.