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30 Day Primer: Day 29 – Purchase Some Grooming Essentials

30 Day Primer: Day 29 – Purchase Some Grooming Essentials

This isn’t an article instructing you to ditch your beloved daily grooming products. This is simply a list of quality tools you might have looked over in the past but should consider stocking in your bathroom. 

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Grooming Kit

You can find one of these pretty much anywhere: local apothecary, grooming spa, or fine online retailer. Where you pick one up from, a quality grooming kit like the one above from The Art of Shaving should come with your everyday tools: tweezers (for any ingrown hairs), a fingernail clipper, facial hair scissors (for your mustache, sideburns and/or nose hair), and a sturdy pocket nail file (because no one likes rugged nails).


Nail Brush

“A Gentleman’s hands should be kept clean, when he is not getting them dirty.” That’s something I’ve learn at a young age. A rugged look never hurt anyone and in fact, to some it is quite sexy. That doesn’t mean your finger nails should look like you don’t give a damn. Pick up a nailbrush and keep it by the soap dish. Soap works well for your hands, while the nailbrush is best for getting underneath the nails.



Depending on your nationality, you’ll need one of the two tools: a hair brush for coarse and a comb for straight hair. Hair maintenance is always necessary. You may have your gels, creams or pomades for styling and moisture, but a brush or comb is always needed to put the icing on the cake (if you know what we mean). 

Ear/Nose Hair Trimmer

A quality nose and ear hair trimmer will take away all of that unwanted hair we unfortunately grow in odd places. Choose one that’s compact, can be immersed in water, and has a rotary blade system to protect your skin from coming into contact with the blades.