Nose and ears
If you can see a couple of hairs poking out, then the reality is other people will probably notice too. They keep our immune systemhealthy, but visible hair from these places is unsightly. Pinch your nose and hold it to the left, then trim any excess hairs you can see with a small pair of scissors.
Nape of neck and shoulders
Leave the neck area to the experts – if you go to a good barber they should do this for you. If the back of your neckline grows exceedingly quickly, a once over with a trimmer should keep things in line between haircuts. Rogue growth on the shoulders is easily taken care of with a body trimmer or, if light, even tweezers.
Mid back and body
“If you have thicker hair around your body, take it down a few lengths with a graded trimmer. The Remington Delicates And Body Hair Trimmer is perfect for this as a razor will cause snagging,” says Kieran Tudor, Remington brand ambassador and hair stylist.
Pubic hair has more bend and is coarser so it’s easier for it to curl back into the skin, which leads to ingrown hairs – trimming is best for this area. For the shaft, foam up shaving cream and use a light touch on a multi-blade razor – shave outwards in the direction the hair grows. Always use separate tools.
Beard to chest
While a beard is great and chest hair can be too, both should never meet. Shave any wandering hairs below your Adam’s apple or hairs that show above the collar of a T-shirt.
Armpits and feet
No one wants to see armpit hair hanging out of a T-shirt. Trim it down so it’s unseen, but be careful not to cut it too short. The feet and toes can be tricky; trim them with a comb and scissors rather than shaving to avoid ingrown hair and irritation caused by the rubbing of shoes.
Laser and waxing
Maria-Louise Featherstone, co-founder of Strip Wax Bar says, “Our most popular treatment with male clients is a full back laser. Men worry about it hurting but our laser machine has a dynamic cooling system to minimise pain. It’s popular with men who are getting married or when summer is coming.” Male skin is often tougher as the skin is thicker. “The back is the easiest and least painful area to wax,” says Featherstone. “We have a package called ‘The Athlete’ – a full body wax that includes a Brazilian and bottom.”
The Vacuum 5 In 1 Grooming Kit from Remington (£75) will actually suck up clipped hairs for a clean shave.
GQ’s top tip: Groom using cold water
And the colder the better, as it will tighten the skin for a more precise trim.