Tag Archives: sideburns


2 Jul


Most guys  have serious issues trimming their sideburns correctly. It is the difference between looking well-groomed and looking well…ridiculous . This is how to make them complement your face shape and cut.  Women help your guy out , I can’t be the only person noticing and bothered by this!!

SHORT- Stubbs that stop at the top of the ear..try these with a flattop or if you are 12.  Leave them their natural width but trim them frequently with an electric razor so they don’t get bushy. And if you have a big round face ( or have gone through puberty)  don’t go short or your face will only look rounder.

MEDIUM- Mid-length sideburns should be cropped right above the cartilage in the middle of your ear. I like to pair these burns with a basic short, tight back and sides cut.These don’t need as much attention as their pre pubescent counterpart. These look great with a little scruff and if your face is oval this is your burn. Anything longer and you might look like Mr. Ed.

LONG- If you have the look and the face to wear these fab chops (my fave) make sure they are done right. A great tip to use when shaping this burn is to mimic the cut of your jeans! Im a bootcut boy and flare slightly at the bottoms. Just don’t dip below the hollows of your cheeks. If you’re going retro then you can  let them grow past the bottom of your ear. Guys with square faces and a hairstyle with height on top ( pompadour, faux hawk) this mutton is a must.

GETTING EVEN- Most guys make the mistake of using their earlobes as a guide, but they’re not always at the same height! Instead, place your index fingers at the bottoms of your sideburns and imagine a line running between them across your face. Groom them every few days using a trimmer with a guard.

Brandon’s Fabulous Beauty Tips

18 Oct


Welcome to the flashback costume party of  academic proportions! If you want to make the grade at your reunion put dieting, Botox and lip injections in detention. Your key to being the top of your class is your hair. Get a cut 3 weeks before and for guys and dolls with short hair make it 2 weeks.  Men, if you still have your hair, you’ll be a hit even if you’re unemployed! And if your bald, rock it. Check out my guybrows, burns and beard  tips for your guy’d to facial hair graduation.  Women (and men) who dye their hair, make sure the hue you choose at least resembles a color that is found in nature. No facials or eyebrow waxing within 3 days of the soirée. Remember what happened to Samantha on Sex And The City? You don’t need to make that a real life rerun. Spray tans within 3 days will not land you on the honor roll. Guys and Dolls don’t show up in ANYTHING you’ve ever worn to work, you’re “smarter” than that. You’re homework is to buy yourself something new, flattering and comfortable. Hire a personal shopper, every great department store will have one for you. Remember, you will be sporting a name tag so nothing strapless. Last but not least, slip yourself into some sexy shoes and you’ll be the one they’re hot for, not teacher!