How To Achieve The Classic Rat Pack/Mad Men Look

rat-packI hope by now you have entered our AXE Smooth & Sophisticated “Mad Men” Kit Contest. To celebrate AXE Smooth & Sophisticated Look Shine Pomade being named “best pomade” for the 2010 Men’s Health Grooming Awards AXE Hair is looking to give away an AXE S&S Pomade- “Mad Men” kit to a lucky winner.

The “Mad Men” Kit includes (Brooks Brothers Tie, Shoe Polish Kit, Deep Clean Shampoo and Smooth & Sophisticated Pomade in a collectible cigar box). Not only is AXE helping TMR members look their best with their award winning products. AXE Hair’s spokestylist Amy Komorowski is serving up some Smooth and Sophisticated Grooming Tips help us achieve that classic 60’s Rat Pack/Mad Men look.

Look for some more great AXE giveaways in your favorite TMR contests. The folks at AXE have been kind enough to load us up with a ton of swag for you TMR Members.

Here’s is what Amy suggested as tips for achieving that “Smooth and Sophisticated” Mad Men look.

THE CLASSIC LOOK
I’m excited this look made a comeback —it’s so manly and sleek, AXE Smooth & Sophisticated Look Shine Pomade is the perfect product to help achieve this style as it gives shine and long-lasting control. The classic look can be worn in two different ways, that are both timeless. Guys should part their hair to the side to channel their inner “Mad Men.”  For the glossy, “Wall-Street” look, eliminate the part to add a little flare to this style.

Type of Hair: straight to wavy hairAXE Smooth  Sophisticated

Steps to Achieve Look:

Slicked Back

While hair is nearly dry, take a finger tip amount of pomade, rub product in the palm of the hand to warm and break up the product.

Spread from front to back making sure to get the entire head.

Use fingers like a comb and run hands from front to back, making sure to get the sides as well and “comb” hair off the face. If hair is a bit longer on the sides, tuck any stray hairs behind the ear.

This action can done with a comb as well to, create a slightly more tailored look, which is great for evening.
If need be, add a bit more AXE Smooth & Sophisticated Pomade to set the look. Especially in front where the hair is combed off the face.

Side Part

Take a finger tip amount of pomade, rub product in the palm of the hand to warm and break up the product. Spread from front to back making sure to get the entire head.

For this look, it’s important to use a comb. Find the side that works best for your face and create a razor-sharp part from forehead to crown of head.

Comb hair on the sides of the head into place

Use fingers to finish off the look by fixing/smoothing down any stray hairs along the part and at the crown of the head.
If need be, add a bit more AXE Smooth & Sophisticated Pomade to set the look.

Pair With: For work, a three-piece suit, vests, square-pocket squares. For the weekends, rework American classics: jeans, slacks, khakis tucked into boots. Clothing cuts turn into skinny/super fitted suits for the summer.

Additional Grooming Tips:
Keep skin well moisturized and use a scrub a couple times a month to remove dead skin.
Under eye gels and creams are also good to get rid of puffy overtired eyes.

Using these products doesn’t equate to being metrosexual; it’s a sign that a guy wants to take care of himself!