The Hipster’s Guide to Men’s Grooming Day (As Told By Instagram)

We’ve come a long way in the world of grooming, men. Self-care for men used to be riddled with embarrassing lingo like “manscaping,” but we’ve evolved from that dark time. Hell, we even have a holiday!

If you’re not familiar with Men’s Grooming Day, it’s basically a time to get educated on why hygiene and a sharp ‘stache are the future. It’s also a time to head to your favorite salon or barbershop and save on the season’s trending cuts and shaves.

Not sure where to start? We’ve scoured our favourite Instagram accounts for men’s hair that takes style to new heights (and lengths).

To Beard or Not to Beard?

Scott Schuman of Sartorialist fame claims it’s hard to find a stylish man who isn’t rocking facial hair right now – specifically, big beards. The big beard can be paired with a mustache, but mustaches alone – or worse, gotees – are no longer the look, according to Scott. Not sure if you’re ready to go full-beard? The staff at Crows Nest Barbershop in Toronto know not only how to shave a beard, but how to wear one with impeccable style. If you’re in the Toronto area, swing by for a consultation.

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 The Hair Up There

The most important thing to know about a men’s haircut is that picking the right style is only part of the equation. A dude also needs to take into account the shape of his face, if he’s low maintenance or more inclined to style his ‘do, and if he’s willing to come back weekly or if his budget prohibits a cut that requires upkeep. So tuck away that photo of Harry Styles for now, and talk to a knowledgeable stylist before becoming obsessed with a new look. JD’s Barbershop in Vancouver specializes in men’s cuts and can assist you in finding the right look, plus they serve free PBR. Living the hipster dream!

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Get Your Groom On (for FREE)

Ready to grow a beard and a look that’ll get you noticed by the Sartorialist?

Along with Valentine’s Day and your anniversary, National Men’s Grooming Day is a can’t-forget occasion. That’s why this Fun Money Friday, we’re giving away $150 to MASC Skin Care. MASC specializes in grooming products that’ll make your girlfriend jealous. Click on the image below and read on for how to win.

Happy grooming!

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