Change Up Your Style for the Holidays

If you want change in your life, it starts now. Why wait until 2013?

As many of you will be visiting family, friends, and loved ones over the holiday season, now is a good time to remind you that the first thing people see is your face.

Your hair, teeth, and complexion are all things that can attract or detract those around you.

This may appear a little displaced from our typical posts but few men address this and it has as direct a connection to your attraction level than anything else -- keep reading.

Let’s face it. It’s likely you’ve had the same haircut for the past 7+ years. It’s simple and it works -- I get that. But could you do something different to increase your attractiveness but without it being high maintenance?

Take a poll and ask friends, family, and strangers about your current look. Be sure to weigh the opinions of strangers more since they are the most honest group as they know nothing about you, personally.

If you’re not getting the responses you’d have hoped and it’s time to change your look, determine your head shape and start researching new looks. Celebrities are always flashing the most trendy looks so it’ll help you to start there for what styles may be good for you.

For more information on hairstyle or if you're looking for a good place to get cleaned up, check out Supercuts. They have exclusive tips and upcoming hairstyles of 2013 you can find on Twitter (@Supercuts) or by following the hashtag #RockTheCut.

Your hair is an easy and effective opportunity to stand out in a good way. As someone who takes pride in his hair more than the average guy, believe me when I say good hairstyle will change how women see you -- and women notice your hair. And the truth is it took several months and variations before I found something that works for me.

The second thing women notice the most is your teeth. For women, seeing good, clean, white teeth will typically equate to good, clean breath, which, if she’s attracted to you, will make her more likely to kiss you.

Without turning this article into a product guide, let's keep this simple. While expensive to fix, if your teeth are a mess, you’ll want to invest in fixing them at some point. But if that’s outside your budget, that’s OK -- making them clean and whiter is in everyone’s budget.

Personally, here is what I use:

Toothpaste: Arm & Hammer

Mouthwash: Listerine Total Care Plus Whitening

When it comes to bad breath, while it can attribute to what you eat and not brushing or flossing, you can use mints and mouthwashes to help that. Keep both handy and use them often because you’ll be giving hugs and getting close to plenty of people this holiday season.

Once these adjustments are made, you’ll see how quickly people are more responsive to you. And while it’s easy to make these adjustments, the hardest part of transformation is maintenance. But I’m sure once you start seeing the results right away, you’ll have no problems motivating yourself to maintain the new look.