If there ever is a biggest misconception of the century, it must be the fact that many still believe that grooming is a woman's thing.

Oh come on…how can that ever be? Do a simple count of the magazines sprouting up and the number of new shops appearing on our shores…And you will know the male market is growing at an incredible rate never seen before.

Grooming is a universal topic – never either a woman's thing or a guy's affair. Grooming means different things to different people. If I may offer a simple definition, grooming is simply "the art of looking good". And that incidentally, is the name of my grooming workshop!

Why the art of looking good? Search no further than the five guys who are attending the men's grooming workshop.

A well groomed man is someone who is organized yet attentive to details. He knows what to wear on a certain occasion and certainly he is able to hold a conversation well.

We all want a polished image that gets us that business deal or that hot babe in town. We want an image that exudes confidence and speaks of our success. As a guy myself, I think I can speak on behalf of all the male species on planet earth. We like things simple and fuss free.

Whether it is skincare (a simple three step skincare routine is sufficient) or choosing the right colours for the corporate world, we want easy to comprehend 'rules' which we can do on a routine.

Trust me, men are not creatures of emotions. We will not buy based on emotions. Rather, we will buy based on logic. So if I can share with you why certain colours flatter you and take the years old your actual age, then you really should pay close attention and follow my advice to a T.

A good mixture of both fresh graduates, business owners and seasoned executives, I was pleased that more men are stepping forward to learn more about how to groom themselves in this increasingly competitive world.

The best thing about a men's grooming workshop is that I'll let you in on a secret. Out of all the tips and personal anecdotes I shared, as long as you implement any three of these life-savers (if I may term them this), the women in your life will take note. What seems like a silly change to you is a refreshing new image in their eyes.

Let us all instill good grooming habits in our lives. Men, we owe it to ourselves to be an icon of style, substance and success.


The final year in secondary school will always be remembered for many reasons. While I'm sure students are happy to graduate (as it means no more exams!), it is also poignant because we will soon bid farewell to our classmates and go our separate ways. For the academically inclined, we will further our studies at a polytechnic or junior college. And for others, it could mean the start of gainful employment.

Regardless of which path one chooses, it is imperative to prepare oneself for it. And there is no better way than to pick up essential lifeskills in today's grooming workshop.

The word 'grooming' may mean different things to different people. Yes, that's because grooming covers a wide universe of topics. Chosen specially to cater to the needs of the graduating students of Zhenghua Secondary School, today's grooming workshop focused on colours, styles, skincare, makeup, dining etiquette and interview skills. Through these six core modules, students will be better equipped to handle the challenges of the modern world. More importantly, they will be able to step out in confidence.

If you ask me, colours and styles will always go hand-in-hand in any image mastery programme. Wearing your best colours and the right styles that flatter your body shape will not only make you looker younger, it is also the fastest way to upping your image quotient in the eyes of both self and others.

Like it or not, people are visual creatures. We like to see beautiful objects and be associated with beautiful people. As an ex-human resource manager for close to 4 years, I should know this better than anyone else. While we hired, we not only looked at grades. We also looked at how one presented him/herself at the interview, the mannerisms, poise and of course, potential of the candidate. First impressions matter...a great deal!

Thus, if we can just use the simple tips in class today to make ourselves better groomed, there is certainly enough merit to persist.

Till today, I still enjoy teaching grooming workshops in Singapore because every batch of participants is different. And like the starfish story, I'm like the little boy along the beach making a significant difference in the lives of each starfish (person) I touch.


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