15 Male Grooming Techniques That Need To Stop Today

August 2, 2014  |  
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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.


Cornrows on white people

Somebody has to say it: when a white man gets cornrows, he immediately looks like the villains in the “Matrix” movies or some apocalyptic film.






The chinstrap

The moment a man gets a chinstrap, he is stripped of anything cuddly looking about him. Why look so intense?









Arm shaving

Have you ever heard a woman say she just wants to be held by…arms as smooth as a baby’s bottom? Probably not.

Over whitened teeth

Outside of a beauty pageant, overly white teeth look fake!


The hair poof

We understood the small poof—it had that London underground look—but then the poof got larger, and larger, and larger, until it turned into the feathers of a bird in heat.








The fohawk

Again, a guy looks like he could be in an apocalyptic setting with this—think the member of a biker gang after the world ends.


They don’t work on everyone. They just don’t. But everyone decided to try them.


Bieber hair

On grown men? Come on.

Surprised eyebrows

Some might say any amount of eyebrow grooming on men is odd. We won’t be that harsh but we will say the surprised eyebrow is the same as the “pinup” eyebrow, which is, again, for women.




Overgrown chest hair

Just because of all the deep V’s, that unruly chest hair needs to go. Okay let’s be honest: the deep V’s need to go!






The Jon Hamm haircut

It’s called the Jon Hamm haircut for a reason: because it only works on Jon Hamm. And Jon Hamm wears tailored suits in the 60’s. You—guy trying to rock that haircut—probably just look like your mom still grooms you with that haircut.






No attention to toe nails

You don’t need to get full on manicures but guys, that doesn’t mean you can just walk around with overgrown toenails you jammed in a car door and turned black two months ago and never attended to. Gross!


Rainbow hair dye

It’s not even attractive on the women who try to be “alternative.” Men with rainbow colored hair look like they belong in the circus.

Beanies to cover up a bad hair day

The only guy who is allowed to wear a beanie in the summer is Colin Farrell. The rest of you need to take a comb to that ‘do.


Abandoning contacts

Somebody told some guy he looked cute in his black-rimmed glasses, and now every guy is abandoning his contacts for these. The problem is, if you’re wearing a deep V and tight jeans, we know you’re just trying to look cute in those glasses. They’re probably not even prescription!

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