Good Grooming Pays Dividends – 7 Reminders

By Angela Marshall, 2nd Nov 2010

When someone is neat, tidy and well presented whether they are  dressed in formal or informal attire, good grooming is about perfecting the fine details of your appearance. It pays dividends to be well groomed. Regardless of your income, background or lifestyle, modern women and men have no excuse for being badly groomed.  If you are clean, polished and look presentable people straightaway think you are professional in your work and are more trustworthy than someone who looks scruffy.  You will convey confidence and self-esteem and it doesn’t take much time to transform your appearance simply by attending to minor details.  You may have the appropriate clothes that suit you but poor grooming will ruin your entire look.

Make time to examine your clothes regularly for dirty marks, lost buttons, split seams, tears or loose hems.  Always check, before going out, in a full-length mirror how your clothes look on you from front and back and check them during the day when you go to the washroom. Being well groomed some days and not others indicates you are not consistent and therefore not reliable.

To be well groomed all the time you need to create a routine with good habits.

7 Reminders:

  1. Good hygiene
  2. Clean well manicured  nails and feet
  3. Polished shoes in good repair
  4. Clean teeth and fresh breath
  5. Neatly pressed clothes
  6. Clean Hair
  7. Skin clean and looking fresh

Contact Appearance Management for further advice on personal image.

4 Responses to “Good Grooming Pays Dividends – 7 Reminders”

  1. Hi Angela,

    I stumbled across this website via google when searching for image consultants. I was wondering if you would be the right person to help me.

    Basically i have a issues with my image; i work in a job where i am forced to wear a suit, this isn’t an issue for me as i generally like wearing suits. My main problem is knowing what is ‘fashionable’ and passable in work clothing. My biggest bug-bearer and the thing that my friends (and now family) know me for is my reluctance to wear a belt. All of my suit trousers have belt loops but i just leave them naked and never use a belt as it constricts my movement. Trousers with adjusters would be good but I’ve just bought 2 expensive new suits with loops and not adjusters and it’s hard to justify the spend on another, just because of the trousers.

    This may seem trivial, but its had a big impact on me personally as friends, family and colleagues have started branding me with childish names like ‘no-belt boy’, something I’m sure you would agree does not reflect well on me in a corporate environment.

    I was wondering initially before we have a consultation or a discussion whether there was any practical advice you could give me on the belt issue? Just some short succinct advice would be great as sort of a ‘tester’ to see if we are on the same wavelength. Thanks for your time.

    Kind Regards,

    Patrick

  2. Angela says:

    Hi Hamyd

    I haven’t approved your email so it will not be seen in public.
    Sorry for the delay in responding, I missed your comment earlier.
    It sounds like you need to have a colour analysis consultation to understand what shades of colour suit you and how colour also affects our emotions and influences people. This way you will be confident with what to wear and when. Give me a ring for a chat – 01372 388584 ( I can speak in the evening if more convenient). I give a 20 minute consultation free. A colour consultation takes about 1 hour and costs £100 which includes a £25 colour wallet with information specific to you.
    I am use to city bankers, as an ex banker!
    Kind Regards,
    Angela

  3. Angela says:

    Hi Patrick,
    First of all I am very sorry for the delay in responding.
    You may like to consider signing up to my monthly website for comments on fashion re social and work clothes. With regard to your trousers unless you purchase a pair without hoops it is regarded as inappropriate or not professional to go without a belt. You will find you will get use towearing one after a while and key is to choose a softer leather and correct size. The only other alternative is to purcahse trousers without hoops.
    I offer a freee 20 minute chat on how I will help you in a consultation.We can arrange to have a chat, which can be evening if more convenient.
    Await to hear from you.
    Kind Regards,

    Angela

  4. Catina ny says:

    Nice, I’ve bookmarked the page in Digg under “Good Grooming Pays Dividends – 7 Reminders | Angela Marshall”. Kudos!

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