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If theres one day when a man needs to look his best, its his wedding day. GroomingGuru Lee Kynaston says the most important tool a modern groom has is his barber.

In the past, all the attention an a wedding day was on the bride but, now men wantto look as amazing as their betrothed and are willing to use whatever the groomingindustry has to offer. A decent haircut is a key concern, so heres how to ensureevery man looks his best on his big day.

Playing safe. The photographic proof of a rash make-over just before the weddingwill be with you forever. For a new style, start thinking about it four or five cutsbefore and avoid something conjured up for the day, advises Adam Palmer, ofMitchells Male Barbers in Chelmsford.

Skipping the shine. Theres nothing worse than an oil-slick hair in your weddingphotos. Palmer suggests matt finish products and a little hairspray to ensureeverything stays in place.

Neck it. Many men forget that on their wedding day people will be looking at theback of their head for much of the time. I always advise that grooms pop in on thewedding morning to have a last minute tidy, says Palmer.

Beard basics. The trick is to make beards look neat and tidy but not fake, saysMaster Barber and Session Stylist Carmelo Guastella. I shave just above the Adamsapple and blend the line to make things look natural. Also, its easy to make a sillymistake at home on your wedding morning, so a professional beard trim is wellworth while.

Buddying up. Remember the best man, father of the bride and the grooms mates allneed to look good too. They also should all have some pre-wedding primping; theydont want to let the side down.

Tips for grooms

A few (non-hair) pre-wedding grooming dos and donts

DO get a manicure. A mans hands are on full display all day and in the picturesat a wedding, so theres get a professional manicure, says the UKs leading nailtechnician Leighton Denny.

DONT overdo the fragrance. Only two to three sprays to your chest rather than yourneck and wear your regular scent.

DO time facials correctly. Remember facials can trigger blemishes so have one weekor so before the big day.

Lee Kynaston is one of the UKs best-known grooming experts @grooming_guru.