The Gent Interviews...
David Scott Bartky
Author of Grooming Secrets for Men
Question - When did you become interested in men's grooming?
Answer - I've been interested in men's grooming since I was a teenager.
Q. What is your background in grooming and do you have any formal qualifications to enable you to advise men on grooming?
A. My background in grooming stems from about 20 years of studying and researching both the technical and practical aspects of such areas like skin care, shaving, exercise and diet. I also continuously use myself as a "guinea pig" so to speak, when it comes to trying new products and techniques. I truly am a self-made expert in the area. Unfortunately there is no "class" for men on how to look their best. Hey, maybe that's next for me! The first class for men on men's grooming! Men want to know what to do when it comes to their grooming, but didn't know where to find out until now!
Q. Where do you come from?
A. I am originally from New Jersey. However, I have lived in Los Angeles and New York as an adult.
Q. What is your own personal daily grooming procedure?
A. I do what I call in the book the "basic" regime! Keeping my skin clean and clear and my facial and body hair well groomed is where I focus. But of course I also eat healthily and exercise. I talk about which exercise I do in the book that also helps me to look and feel my best. You'd be surprised what it is.
Q. Have you written any other publications?
A. Along with having an interest in grooming, I am also a professional songwriter and have written songs that have been used in TV, movies and by recording artists. Writing Grooming Secrets For Men was something I was driven to do due to a lack of information in that area. I am always thinking of what my next book will be about!
Q. Do you give one-to-one grooming advice?
A. I used to do one-to-one grooming sessions and now on occasions I will do what I call a critique session. A "critique" session is where I spend about an hour with someone in which I critique someone's grooming habits as well as finding out about what diet and exercise habits they have. Then I show them what to do to improve their look and how to maintain it. However, since writing Grooming Secrets For Men all the techniques are there, so now all someone has to do is read it to find out!
Q. What's the biggest single tip you can give on male grooming?
A. That's a great question. Choosing a single tip would not be the right way to answer this one. I would have to say when it comes to male grooming, remember the goal is to look YOUR best! Whether someone looks like the guy on the cover of GQ or not, is not what it's all about. It's about doing what you can to help yourself look the best you can. When you look your best you're more confident and it shows in all areas of your life.
Finally, a book just for men loaded with easy at home techniques that have been proven to keep you looking and feeling your best.
When you look your best, you feel your best, what a winning combination. Grooming Secrets For Men is a must read!
Find out how to keep your skin looking great all the time (what to use, when and why).
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