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Guys: Here’s How To Give Yourself A Fresh New Look For 2016

For the guys, fitness, health, fashion, hairstyle, clothes

Now that 2016 is well under way, you’ll be looking to make good those new year’s resolutions you made last year. If one of them is to reinvent yourself, you might think that you’ve got an ambitious task ahead. After all; it’ll take a lot of work to make a “version 2.0” of yourself!

You’ll no doubt want to give yourself an everything makeover for many reasons. For one, you may wish to boost your self-confidence. Another reason might be to make yourself a more appealing prospect to prospective partners. Whatever your reason, one thing is for sure. You’ll need a bit of help giving yourself a new you for 2016!

Don’t worry, though, because this blog will get you sorted out! Today’s comprehensive post will show you how to give yourself a makeover from head to toe. Ready to begin? Good. Let’s get started!

Now that 2016 is well under way, you’ll be looking to make good those new year’s resolutions you made last year. If one of them is to reinvent yourself, you might think that you’ve got an ambitious task ahead. After all; it’ll take a lot of work to make a “version 2.0” of yourself!

You’ll no doubt want to give yourself an everything makeover for many reasons. For one, you may wish to boost your self-confidence. Another reason might be to make yourself a more appealing prospect to prospective partners. Whatever your reason, one thing is for sure. You’ll need a bit of help giving yourself a new you for 2016!

Don’t worry, though, because this blog will get you sorted out! Today’s comprehensive post will show you how to give yourself a makeover from head to toe. Ready to begin? Good. Let’s get started!

Hairstyle – Not that this is something I have to worry about but perhaps the first and most obvious place to start with your male makeover is your hair. The thing is; many guys do nothing with their hairstyles! As such, their hair turns into such a mess that even puts the “out of bed” look to shame!

There are millions of different styles to choose from, so you’ll not be short of inspiration. According to hairstyleonpoint.com here is what’s hot for this year:

  1. Angular Fringe;
  2. Caesar Haircut;
  3. Simple Casual;
  4. Brushed Up;
  5. Side Part Pompadour;
  6. Short Back and Sides (still a popular classic!);
  7. The Side Part;
  8. Simple Short;
  9. Slicked Back; and
  10. Undercut Variation.

Of course, those are just ten of many examples you could consider. Spend time researching some styles that are popular and pick one you think will look good on you. If you’re a graphic design guru, you could always “Photoshop” yourself with different styles. That way, you get a preview of what the real thing could look like on you!

Another option is to check out some male fashion magazines for inspiration. There are plenty of online ones as well.

Now, there’s one thing that a lot of guys will suffer from and that’s hair loss. If you’ve not got blessed with a fuller hairline by your middle ages, all is not lost. Did you know that many men opt for hair transplants? Now you don’t need to walk around with a bald patch in the middle of your head!

So, how do hair transplants work? And how much do they cost? Well, it’s quite an interesting process. Take a look at http://www.fueclinics.com/hair-transplant-cost/ for some more details. It’s a worthwhile investment if you’ve long lost those luscious locks on your head.

Face – Once you’ve got your hair sorted out, it’s time to work on your face! There are many ways to improve its appearance. For instance, if you always get asked for your ID because you look so young, you could grow a beard!

On the subject of beards, did you know that’s a fashion in itself? Just growing one’s beard isn’t enough these days. It’s fashionable for men to sculpt their beards. If you’re like me and useless at achieving good results yourself, visit your barber once or twice a week.

With the rise of the hipster look, beards are much more trendy these days.

Other things you might wish to consider for your face upgrade include:

  • Removing excess hair from your nostrils, ears and the bridge of your nose; and
  • Applying some creams and lotions to revitalize your facial skin and reduce acne.

Some of you might have malformed facial features. For example, a crooked nose from an injury sustained in earlier life. Plastic surgery and reconstruction are an option.

Teeth – One thing that everyone will notice as soon as they meet you is your smile. Are your teeth letting the side down? If so, you’ll need to think about how you can improve their appearance. As with most things, you can do a lot to improve how your teeth look.

First of all, you ought to visit your dentist for a check-up. In any event, they will recommend that you see your hygienist there to give your teeth a deep clean.

Once that gets done, there’s the question of whitening. You might not realize it, but many types of foods and drinks can stain and damage your teeth. Those once bright white teeth may now be a dull brown! If you smoke, this is one reason why you should consider giving up. As time goes on, your teeth will get more darker and less pleasant to look at.

Using teeth whitening toothpaste can help. But, you may need some more invasive treatment if you want that Hollywood smile.

Glasses – Do you need to wear glasses all the time? If so, you will no doubt have at least one pair that you wear each day. Have you kept the same frames for several years? Should that be the case, you need to consider choosing a new style.

You might think it, but the glasses you wear make a fashion statement as much as the clothes you wear. The good news is there are plenty of frame styles you can select. Some websites like visionexpress.com have an online gallery you can check out.

Otherwise, head down to your local opticians and try out a few to see which ones you like the most.

Physique – Have you put on a few pounds over the years? Don’t worry; you’re not alone! If you’re fed up of your physical appearance, losing weight can transform how you look. These days it’s easy to go on a calorie-controlled diet with only a bit of exercise.

What’s more, you’ll soon notice the pounds drop and you’ll be able to fit into smaller sizes once more! If you’ve got a smartphone, apps like MyFitnessPal and RunKeeper are essential. The former can help you log what you eat and keep the calories within your daily limits. While the latter is brilliant for logging any physical exercise that you do.

Consider signing up to your local gym. I know that some gyms might seem intimidating. But, many are friendly and even family-friendly too. The stereotypical days where gyms were only for bodybuilders are over.

Clothes – As part of your new look for 2016, you’ll need to upgrade your wardrobe! Sure, you could wear the same clothes that you’ve got now. But, the whole point of a new look is that you get to show off a new wardrobe too!

Did you see that photo Mark Zuckerberg took of his T-shirt wardrobe the other week? It was full of identical grey t-shirts. Please don’t be like Mark. At least, not from a fashion perspective!

Clothing fashion changes all the time so I’m not going to recommend some specific ones. Instead, what I will say is that you should check out what’s on trend for this season. You don’t need to follow any particular style. In fact, you could mix and match styles that complement each other.

Spend some time online and take a look at what you think might suit you. Doing so will mean you have to spend less time trying stuff on at department stores. If you’re not a fan of going out shopping, this is the best approach.

Watch – Many guys forget about wearing a watch and instead check the time on their smartphones. But, a watch makes a crucial statement. It shows that you mean business and that your time is important.

You don’t need to spend a few grand buying a Rolex watch, of course. There are plenty of watches out there that are functional and suit any clothing. From a personal perspective, I’ve always been a fan of chunky watches. You might like digital or unusual designs.

Think about your favorite styles and check out some of the latest models on the market. Of course, if you’ve already got a watch you like, you can ignore this step. But, if you don’t have one, it’s time to get equipped with a new timepiece!

Footwear – Guys seldom have a shoe collection that could rival Imelda Marcos. Believe it or not, some men only have a couple of pairs of shoes! I think it’s important that a man has a selection of shoes and trainers to wear.

First of all, they choose the best ones for any occasion. Second, they won’t need to buy new footwear so frequently. And, third, they won’t have to deal with the issue of smelly shoes!

For casual wear, consider getting some trainers in a range of colors. I can guarantee you will find they go with almost any casual wear! When you’re at work, you might need to wear a suit or smart business attire. It’s essential you have a few pairs of hardy yet fashionable work shoes.

You should also consider getting some footwear for special occasions such as:

  • Dates;
  • Weddings; and
  • Social events with your friends.

Thanks for checking out today’s article and good luck with your male makeover!

 

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About Ray Gruenfelder

Creator and Founder of The Guy Corner NYC, the Guys lifestyle blog (Tech, Sports, Food, Drinks & much more) Married father of 2, this page is dedicated to "Guy Stuff". We will be sharing Tech tips, mobile app reviews, sports stories, talking about my favorite foods and adult beverages & a whole lot more.

Posted on February 1, 2016 7:19 am, in Fitness Freak, For The Guys, Mr. GQ and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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