...compiled str8 from Queer Eye (no pun intended) Styling 101 When using hair styling products, work them in from the back to the front. Warm them up in your hands, that's going to emulsify them a little bit. And if you play with the small bits in the back, you can often see it in the front, creating a nice, framing effect. Bronze In A Bottle Get the summer glow without the damage: try a sunless tanning lotion. To ensure an even application, exfoliate before you apply. My Razor, My Self Shaving is one of the simple things you can do to make it look like you've given some thought to your look. The best time to do so is the morning, after your shower so the warm water will help soften your beard. Pre-shave oil will help soften it even more. Razor burn can be a real drag, but it's easy to avoid no matter how rough your beard is. Always use a sharp razor with at least two blades and a moveable head. Start with the sides of your face, and save your lip and neck for last. Those are problem areas for a lot of guys; if we do them last, we give the oil and the shaving cream more time to do their work. When you shave, you're actually creating your sideburns. You want to make sure they are even, and a great way to check is to take your index finger and put it at the very bottom of your sideburn on both sides, step back and have a look. Smells Like A Winner A good, sophisticated fragrance line makes the man. When applying, the secret to getting it right with fragrance is: spray, delay, and walk away. Long And Light Layers remove weight from hair without forcing you to lose length. Styling 101, Part 2 Styling paste adds texture without stiffness. When you get out of the shower simply towel dry your hair and start scrunching it to accentuate the curls. Warm a small amount of styling paste in your hand to emulsify it, then flip your hair over and start applying it. Hair Care 101 Good grooming means washing your hair every day, right? Wrong. Sometimes your hair can look its best on the second or third day after shampooing. Speaking of shampoo, I'm not a big fan of the shampoo-conditioner all-in-one scenario. Call me old fashioned, but I like my conditioner to be conditioner and my shampoo to be shampoo. No More Dishpan Hands Keep a bottle of hand lotion in kitchen so that after you wash your hands you can re-moisturize them. It Also Keeps Your Car Shiny Regular waxing reduces future hair growth. Breakfast For The Face Skin care doesn't have to cost a fortune. Make a simple moisturizing facial mask with 1/2 an avocado, 1/2 a banana and some oatmeal. It's perfect for the winter months. And an aloe mask is great for reducing dark circles. My Razor, My Self (Part 2) For African-American guys, I recommend a really creamy (as opposed to foamy) shaving cream. Their beards are super coarse and super curly, with a tendency to grow right into the skin causing in-grown hairs. A good, thick cream is so dense it gets right in against the skin and right up against the hair follicle. If you're going to shave your head with a razor that's fine, but let's have one for your head and then another one your face. Though I always advocate shaving right after a shower (because your beard is softened by the water), if you shave your head as well, you should shave in the shower instead Not For Anyone's Viewing Pleasure It's good to have a little cilia in your nostrils because they filter out impurities. When they start coming out of your nose, that's when they're not useful anymore. Mow The Lawn If your body hair is freakishly long, try trimming it with an electric hair trimmer. Manscaping done well can make a midsection look thinner and just about anything else look bigger. Like David Copperfield In A Bottle Airbrushed tanning can actually contour the body to give the illusion of slenderness and emphasizes muscle definition. An Orange A Day... Vitamin C is a very, very powerful antioxident. It's really great for the skin in terms of protecting it from free radical damage. Best Foot Forward Hey straight guys, it's sandal season again. Few things are worse than a farmer's tan on the feet, so get a pedicure, tan your hooves and trade in your high-tops for flip-flops. High & Low Put some highlights and lowlights into your hair to create depth and dimension. No More Plastic Razors Let me just tell you about disposable razors — they're illegal as far as I'm concerned. Plastic + Blue = Not For You If it's in a plastic tube and it's blue, it probably doesn't need to go on your face. Clean As A Bristle Anything you stick in your mouth should be clean. Make sure your toothbrush is sanitary: soak it in an antiseptic mouthwash for about a minute to kill the harmful bacteria.