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BASICS of Grooming and Dress Code

  1. ‘The theme of our Professional Personality’ GROOMING
  2. “There are few times in your life when it isn’t too contradictable to say that your destiny hangs in your appearance and the impression you make.” - Barbara Walters
  3. What is “Grooming”? It is the process of making yourself look neat and attractive. It involves the things which you do to make you appear tidy and pleasant. Grooming also means dressing well, to be presentable to others.
  4. What’s the big deal? Grooming and dress code do not make a man; but, when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance. People learn best about you not by being told, but by experiencing your appearance and actions. READ CAREFULLY AND THINK
  5. Grooming enhances your appearance and professionalism. Whether this is real or imaginary the most important fact is that your appearance influences the opinions of everyone around you. Grooming is important for a positive self-image and to encourage and to assist in maintaining a pleasing and attractive appearance.
  6. Some of the perceptions people can form solely from your appearance are: Your professionalism. Your level of sophistication. Your intelligence. Your credibility or reliability. Respect for you.
  7. Professional Grooming Aspects Overall Cleanliness. Hair. Nails. Teeth. Make-up. Accessories. Dress Code/Uniform.
  8. OVERALL CLEANLINESS  Take shower at least twice a day if possible otherwise once daily.  Give proper attention to your cleanliness.  Clothes you are wearing must be neat ,tidy and odour free.  Give a due check to your body odour.  Treat yourself to get an oil free and neat look.  Take adequate steps for cure and prevention of skin and other diseases. ……………ETCETRA
  9. Hairstyles for Men  Not fall over the ears, eyebrows or even touch the back of the collar.  Should always present a neat appearance.  Facial hair should be as low as possible.  Untrimmed moustache, sideburns and beards are not Recommended. NO! MAYBE YES!
  10. Hairstyles for Women • Tie your hair in a neat hairstyle with hair pulled back from face. • Hair if longer than jaw line, should be tied into a bun. • Should be well combed with a neat appearance at all times. • Hair holding devices should be plain and of natural colour and conspicuous rubber bands and flowery pins are not advisable.
  11. NAILS Clip nails short, along their shape. A healthy body ensures healthy nails. Brittle or discolored nails show up deficiencies or disease conditions.
  12. TEETH & MOUTH  Brush teeth twice a day and rinse well after every meal.  Remember to rinse your mouth after every meal.  For those who smoke, it is important you rinse your mouth after every smoke and use a mouth freshener.
  13. Make-up : WOMEN Makeup should be natural looking. Nail polish and lip color should not be too trendy or bright. Mild fragrance.
  14. Women: stay away from extremely dark, bright reds and fluorescent colors. Hair color should not be more than one or two shades darker or lighter than your natural hair color. Unnatural colors (burgundy, green, etc.) must be avoided.
  15. ACCESSORIES-MEN Men should limit accessories/jewelry to 3 pieces. Accessories include ring ,wallet , handkerchief etc. which shouldn’t be too casual. A dress watch should be worn and avoid sporty & athletic styles. Avoid bracelets, necklaces, and visible piercings. The spectacles must be simple in design and not ornate and glittering.
  16. ACCESSORIES-WOMEN  Jewelry should be keep minimal , normal and conservative.  Remove all facial piercing except earrings and avoid chunky bracelets or too many bangles.  The 5 Piece Rule: Wear only 5 accessories – earrings count as 2; watch counts as 3, allowing2 additional accessories.  Apart from your working bag if you are carrying an additional bag, preferably, carry a black or a brown one.
  17. DRESS CODE Before choosing a dress:  Understand that you represent an Image of the company.  Understanding the culture helps you decide what kinds of clothes to shop for.  Understand that Casual does not mean sloppy.  Know your company policy.
  18. What to Wear? Gentlemen Suit Matching jacket and pants Dress shirt Coordinating socks , belts and shoes Undershirts Sober looking Ties Ladies  Pant suit  Coat dress or formal saris.  Dress with jacket  Blouse or shell  Skin-toned nylons  Basic pumps
  19. THE SUCCESS FORMULA The following attire gives a person complete control over other’s perceptions: BlackBlue suit: Black and blue are the colours of authority White Shirt Red color tie up to the waist Black socks Black shoes Sober buckled belt
  20. COLOURS THAT WORK Dark to medium range blues Navy Blue – respected by all socio- economic levels Gray Camel/Beige Black Dark Brown Burgundy Rust
  21. COLOURS TO AVOID  Especially Women  Most pastels, especially pale yellow  Bright orange  Men and Women  Most shades of green  Mustard – bad, bad, bad  Dark Colors make you seem more powerful, so use them when you need to show authority & control.
  23. Business Professional-MEN
  24. REMEMBER !! There is a time and a place for all attire. Clothing that works well for the beach, yard work, dance- clubs, trips to the mall, exercise sessions, and sports contests can never be considered appropriate for a professional appearance at work.
  25. TO CONCLUDE ONE CAN SAY: You have only one chance to make a good first impression. Your appearance tells others how you feel about yourself, which can define how they treat you. Your corporate ladder climb will be easier if you look like you belong there.
  26. First Impression Test :  Who would you hire? A B
  27. A B
  28. What influenced you is surely : Apparent level of sophistication Color of tie, shoes, dress Well-groomed appearance Conservative appearance Overall attractiveness Non-verbal signals Apparent level of self-confidence