The Grooming Fail

Costing You Dates

If you're a regular Valet. reader, than you've likely heard us talking about this before, but any rogue hairs sprouting out of your nose, ears or in between your eybrows are bad news. They tend to make you look older, tired and sloppy. And now, according to a survey of more than 400 women by Women's Health magazine, those pesky hairs could be killing your social life. Nearly half of the women said they would rather talk to a guy with bad breath than visible nose hair. And if you've ever been the victim of a close talker with foul breath, then you know how seriously you should take your nose hair situation. Thankfully, the fix is as easy as regularly using a specialized trimmer (likely every other week or so). You want to remove any strays that are sticking out, but also clear away any bushiness that can be seen inside the nostrils. But this isn't clearcutting—you want to keep some of the hair in there, to do its job of protecting you from allergies and pollen. Now go, trim and date with confidence.

The Tool
You Need

The downside of battery-operated trimmers? When the batteries get low, the motor slows and instead of cutting, it pulls out hairs. You don't want that. You want this compact, metal trimmer that works by simply twisting the handle.

$19 at the Grooming Lounge