15 Male Grooming Techniques That Need To Stop Today

August 2, 2014 ‐ By Julia Austin


We respect guys who take some creative license with their style, but any time you get creative you take a risk. In these cases, that risk did not pay off! These male grooming trends need to go. Today.

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  • Dee

    LORD please make these men cut their struggle a$$ beards! That look isn’t for everyone. It reminds me of when girls with perms REFUSE to cut their raggedy, disgusting dead ends. YUCK!

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  • rene

    Dress how you want to, as long as your respectful and CLEAN. AND wash your ears.

  • JML510

    I’m a guy, and I don’t get what’s so bad about the chinstrap one or the one about the whitened teeth. The average person is not going to tell whether or not your teeth are “overly” whitened, and a person should want their teeth to look white, anyway. As far as the chinstrap goes, I don’t see a problem with that style, either, as long as you edge it up every now and then.
    I could partially understand the “wearing beanies to cover up a bad hair day” one, but even there, not all beanies feel the same. Some feel cooler and lighter than others, and are OK to wear during the summer. Also, some people look better wearing beanies than they do without them (even when their hair is groomed).

    P.S. The “white guy with cornrows” one at the beginning immediately reminded me of Rummy from the Boondocks.

  • lulubear

    number 16 is just ignorant

  • deandra

    There is nothing and I mean NOTHING wrong with a classic men’s haircut. Just because people started calling it jonn hamm or whatever….. Come on. Guys look s@xy as h£ll with that cut. : ),ijs.

  • Damon

    So in other words- abandon ANYTHING natural about self (like women have) and just go COMPLETELY fake?!?!? How does this broad Julia Austin still have a job w this garbage???

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  • Emmanuel Ocharles

    sorry but i’m gonna keep shaving my armpits.

    • Hope Floats

      Good for you! Nice to see well groomed men 😉

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  • Angelling31

    Wait, why shouldn’t men shave their arms?

    • JML510

      Good question. My dad has been telling me not to do it because it’s not masculine and because women don’t like dudes without armpit hair, but he’s not a woman, so I can’t really go off of his opinion alone.

  • ***

    Okay, so you want men to not be themselves? Who wasted their time on this article, they need to stop and get a life!

  • SNF

    This is the dumbest post I’ve seen in a while…

  • Ryguy

    This list is retarded

  • Roseet23

    I love the chinstrap and I think growing a beard are one of the sexiest things a man can do… As long as it looks clean 🙂

    • lulubear

      thank you! and they had the nerve to show it on ice cube who has like the best chin strap of all time

  • Hey as long as my beard/chin strap is maintained…Who are you to tell me to get rid of it? Can I tell you to get rid of the manicure? Eyebrow arching? Can I tell you to get rid of anything that you feel compliments your look? Your face? Seems a bit pretentious. I get not liking some of the trends on this list, but come on…

  • WHY

    It’s funny how women want to tell men the things they don’t like about them, but when it comes to those weaves, wigs, and extensions, men can’t say anything. At least men are dealing with their own hair. How are you going to dislike men wearing beanies to cover up a bad hair day when women do the same with fake hair (wigs/lace fronts)? How about we talk about the horrible makeup women wear as well. Who approve some of this stuff? I wonder if they will do 15 female grooming techniques that needs to stop as well. Hmmm, probably not.

    • Belinda

      They do it practically every other day on their sister site but they’ll call it “Struggle Brows” or “Catfishy-Something” or “Worst Weaves on the Net/Gram”.

    • Pash-in

      Preach! I thought this article was mostly mean. It felt like it was telling men to conform and assimilate to the typical beauty standards. I’m not down with that, every body needs their OWN identity!!!! You should cover up your hair with a beanie it you are having a bad hair day. What if you like the 60’s hairstyles. Do you, and rock what you wanna rock!!!!