Queer Eye is one of the biggest ‘cult’ shows to come from the Netflix camp since Stranger Things and the reboot of the original ‘Queer Eye For The Straight Guy’ has hit everybody right in the feels. From Karamo’s confidence building to Antoni’ avocado love, we all have a bit that we can relate to.
Our favourite though has to be Jonathan Van Ness (JVN), the show’s groomer and style kween. Known for his Emmy nominated ‘Gay Of Thrones’ video series as well as his red carpet hairstyles, JVN was the perfect candidate to complete the Fab 5. His hilariously witty quotes throughout the show have already been made into some of 2018’s best memes (there’s a lot in this article), but it was his incredibly insightful grooming tips throughout the show that really took our fancy.
We’re going to breakdown our 7 favourite grooming tips you can absorb into your own grooming regime without breaking the bank.
1. ‘Slay To The Gods’
Shaping and chopping your facial hair is something almost every man is facing on a day-to-day basis and with the beard revolution not letting up anytime soon, it’s so important to make sure you know what works for you. A great tip JVN gave in Episode 4, ‘To Gay Or Not Too Gay” was to put your finger on your Adam’s apple to judge the right length for your beard. We’ve been doing it all week and it most certainly works.
Keeping your beard to the shape of your face and jawline will accentuate all the best bits of your face without covering it like a baggy t-shirt. Once you have your line, trimming couldn’t be easier; work your way down to the line to make sure your hair grows in one direction and to avoid cutting into that lovely shape.