How to Make a Workplace Grooming Kit

For most people, personal grooming stops the moment we head out the door for work in the morning. Considering that in the course of a typical eight-hour workday we may be in close physical proximity to customers, clients, and supervisors, it is important to look your best at all times. This article will show you how to assemble a small-but-mighty grooming kit that you can keep inside your desk, purse, or locker while at work.

First, let’s look at personal hygiene products. Since very few of us bring our toothbrushes and toothpaste to work to use after lunch or coffee breaks, it will be necessary to freshen the breath. Forget about mints and Tic-Tacs, since the results wear off quickly. Instead, try Scope Cool Peppermint Breath Drops for long-lasting fresh breath. Best of all, these drops come in a tiny 1/8 ounce size, making them perfect for your grooming kit.

We’ve all done this before: Halfway to work you realize you forgot to put on deodorant because you were in a rush. No need to worry, since you’ll have a personal grooming kit waiting for you at work. But it can be quite embarrassing swabbing your underarms with a full-size deodorant stick in front of your co-workers, so it helps to be discreet. Use Naturally Fresh Mini Spray, a handy tool for eliminating body odor, pet odors, and smoke odors. Because this spray weighs in at under an ounce, it is a true space-saver in your grooming kit.

Tweezers and nail clippers should also be part of your workplace grooming kit, in order to pluck the occasional stray hair or trim a long nail. Miniature versions of these tools can be found in the beauty aisle of most retail stores.

Now let’s look at hair care products. Most salons sell travel-size beauty products which range in size from one to four ounces, making them perfect for a workplace grooming kit. Keep hair in place on a windy day with Sebastian Shaper Plus, a great hairspray available in a 1.5-ounce travel size. At 0.75 ounces, Redken’s Rewind Styling Paste is perfect for men or for women with short hair. For beards, we recommend that you check out Primitive Outpost.

A long workday can wreak havoc on a woman’s makeup application, especially on hot and humid summer days. Keep your makeup from smudging by using Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Setting Spray, guaranteed to keep makeup from smudging, smearing, or running for up to 16 hours. At only 4 ounces, this product won’t take up much space in your workplace grooming kit.

There you have it, a full spectrum of products for your hair, nails, makeup and personal hygiene that can all fit inside your coffee cup. This grooming kit can fit easily inside a desk drawer, a jacket pocket, or any other convenient spot in your workplace.

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