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The First Date Grooming Guide

The First Date Grooming Guide

Looking your best is a part of the dating process that can make sure you feel confident, comfortable, and ready to go out there and get to know people a little bit better. If you’ve been out of the dating game for a while though, it can be more than just a little bit daunting.

If you’re concerned about how to wow without going overboard or spending too much of your valuable time worrying about what you look like, then you’re in the right place. Get stuck into my first date grooming guide – I’ll show you exactly what to focus on, especially if you’re really busy and just don’t know where to start!

Get your hair in tip-top condition

A good hair day makes us all feel that extra bit special. Often though, it’s not about the particular style you choose, or how long you’re sat in front of the mirror on any given morning. It’s the little things you do each day to take care of your hair, and ensure that it’s in the best possible condition.

Book in regular trims with a hairdresser to keep it healthy, and create a haircare routine that suits your hair type and style. If you have any underlying concerns, it might be worth considering booking an appointment with a professional. Hair loss due to stress and mental health issues is more common than you might think,  and should not be ignored.

Focus on creating a capsule wardrobe that encompasses your personal style

How many times have you rushed out and bought an entire new outfit just because you’re going on a date? You absolutely deserve to treat yourself, but this approach can cost you a fortune, and it can also mean that you end up with a real mismatch of clothes that you’ll struggle to bring together into great outfits.

These days, we’re becoming more and more conscious of the impact of our buying decisions on the world around us, and a small, perfectly formed wardrobe will allow you to ditch fast fashion for good, and really lean into your own signature style. For more inspiration, check out this guide to creating the ultimate capsule wardrobe.

Most importantly, make sure that you’ll feel comfortable

First dates can be daunting, whichever way you look at it. The last thing that you want to do is choose a look or an outfit that makes you feel self conscious. If you rarely wear heels, for example, now isn’t the time to start experimenting with them. Making sure you feel comfortable and like your true self will help to ensure that you’re relaxed and able to enjoy your evening.

At the end of the day, it’s not your outfit that your ideal partner will remember you for. It’s the stories you share, and the conversations that you have together. If you need to soothe your nerves a little, it’s worth reading this advice on surviving your first date.

How do you approach grooming for a first date? Leave a comment and share your best tips!

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