Take care of everything from the previous post? Good, now you can do some more!

Have you ever been talking to someone, and swear you could braid their nose hairs? So gross, and so easy to avoid! It’s literally thirty seconds with a trimmer to remove this incredibly unsightly element from your face. Dudes, please remember: the taller you are, the more people are looking up your nose instead of at it. That means tall guys especially need to be vigilant about their nose hairs. Trim them back so no one’s staring at those weird, scraggly hairs when they should be admiring your face. Trim the nose hairs. Just do it.

Now what about those ear hairs? Same theory as nose hairs, although it’s now the side-on view you’re worried about rather than the straight-up view. Once again, we’re talking less than a minute to trim, every few days or weeks depending on your hair growth. Well worth the time. The general rule of thumb for both nose and ear hairs is straightforward: the ends shouldn’t be visible. Trim them back until they’re not. That means trimming the hairs off inside the rim of the relevant opening, but you don’t have to go any deeper than that. When it comes to ears especially, you don’t want to; just trim the tips and call it a day.

If you like to zone out with a newspaper while your barber does his thing, you may not have noticed the work he does along the back of your neck. Most haircuts involve neatening up the nape, which is the bottom outline where your haircut ends, usually on the back of the neck. Guys with hairy backs will want to make sure their hairs aren’t creeping up to join the nape, or worse yet to be visible above the collar but below a naked, shaven strip of skin. Case in point, I always make sure my barber takes care of my nape.

However, any man can shave his neck at home with trimmers – the advantage here is you can work this 30-second job into your schedule and have the convenience of not having to travel across town for a touch-up before a special event. That keeps growth even and prevents the nasty “my back hairs and my haircut are engaged in trench warfare” divide along the back of the neck. Shaven smooth back there is the best way to go, from the point where your haircut ends all the way under your shirt collars.

Men with side parts, take heed: your hair is not supposed to be curling around and sticking itself into your ears. If your hair is at the length where it starts invading your ears, use a little product to either slick it back or help it curve around the ears in a nice, natural-looking arch. Ideally, your whole ear should be visible on both sides, but if you want to hide some of it, do it with hairs that end behind or beneath the ear, not in or on it. If product isn’t doing the trick, it’s time to trim it up. The good news is that you don’t’ have to wait for your next barber visit to keep your hair looking clean or sharp. When the hair starts to go over your ears, it’s a warning sign to pull out a clipper and tidy things up. Well made clippers have a number of guide combs to clean up around your ears as well as cut and blend the back, sides and top of your hair. This gives you the opportunity to extend the life of you haircut.

Follow some of these tips, and take care of it now before summer gets in full swing and you start heading out to barbecues and other parties!