Looking good is important to me. Saving money is important to me. In order to make money, I have to look good but in order to stay looking good, I have to save money. Lines must be drawn and compromises must be made.
You need someone who knows what you do for a living, what you're looking to do in the future, who can make your hair look like it's a part of your personality, and still make you look great for a night on the town. Your grooming professional should be your friend who you just happen to pay (and tip well) to make you look awesome. Someone who, if you're looking for it, can hook you up with the corporate sauce.
This past weekend, I had nothing to do and no one to hang out with (Desirée and her sorority sisters took a road trip), so I left work on Friday and hit the road for Charlotte. On my way there, I was posting periodically to my Instagram story and one of my friends of almost … Continue reading Maintaining Relationships
I'm so fortunate. Since college, I've had some awesome barbers. But, with each relocation, it takes me getting through the not so awesome ones to get to the ones I need. Over the past decade, I've made four moves within North Carolina: Durham > Greensboro > Charlotte > Durham. Growing up, I went to the … Continue reading Find a Great Barber/Hairstylist
This past Friday, I posted about Movember and its importance. Well today I want to address the reason so many men do not participate in the symbolic month: It takes away from their clean cut appearance. We are at a point in American corporate history in which it is more acceptable to don a full … Continue reading Maintenance in Movember
Gentlemen, the hairstyle you choose is key to your success as a young professional so I had to include it in the "Controlled Externalities" series. Though the business world is becoming more and more progressive, there are still glass ceilings that can be placed above those of us who opt out the traditional hairstyles. It … Continue reading Haircut: Professional or Personality?
#WellDressedWednesday is usually about... well, dressing. But today I decided that just as important as being well-dressed is being well put together. So I wanted to share this article by Adam Baidawi I read in Esquire. As an aside, black men, we know we have to get a haircut more frequently than this writer prescribes … Continue reading The 5 Men Every Man Needs