“Grooming” – a word most men either fear or are just downright confused about. It can be intimidating decipering one product from the next or knowing what really is or isn’t important. So, with the expertise of Kim Lesser, owner of Essentials Salon & Spa, we did the work for you!

Lets be real, we know most guys don’t sit around, sip appletinis and talk about grooming. But rest assured, they are doing it (the grooming part) they just might not be telling you about it. In fact, statistics show 29 percent of a spa’s clientele are men.

What are they having done? The obvious services like massages and haircuts might come to mind, but beyond that, men are also enjoying manicures, pedicures, facials, waxing, laser services and even (gasp) Botox and fillers.

Keeping yourself groomed and healthy can extend youth and help you look and feel your best. Kim Lesser of Essentials Salon and Spa sat down with SpaceCoast Living and shared the ultimate gentleman’s guide to grooming.

  1. Sports Buff Manicure and/or Pedicure is geared for men who need a good scrub, nail file and buff, a hot steamy towel and relaxing hand or foot massage. Now, that doesn’t sound half bad does it?
  2. Manly-mug facial is designed to keep pores clean and skin looking healthy. Most men’s facials deal with exfoliation, hot towels, products tailored for men’s skin and lots of massage. The results? Healthy, black-head free skin and looking refreshed and youthful.
  3.  Manscaping (aka waxing or laser hair removal) might not be for everyone but with just a little extra attention to your eyebrows, chests or legs, you can be hair free and care free for up to six weeks at a time. And if you want to get rid of that unwanted hair permanently, a series of laser hair removeal treatments might be the best route for you.
  4. Brotox (aka botox): According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, men had over 1.2 million cosmetic procedures in 2012 and the majority range in age from 35-65. Botox and Xeomin work wonders on deep lines, most notable are the glabellar lines (between the brows) and lines on the forehead. The right amount can make you look relaxed and rested – NOT frozen in time. Fillers are another effective anti-aging treatment that can smooth out lines around the mouth and fill in hollow areas of the face. Laser skin tightening and removal of age spots keeps your skin tone even and skin from sagging, removing years of sun damage in the blink of an eye.

Groom on gentleman, groom on.

If you’re looking for more information, Essentials offers free consultations with a Board Certified Aesthetic Physician who is Brevards only Obagi certified skin health expert.