“Seeing is believing”, “first impression is the last impression”, etc, all these well known sayings indicates to only one thing and that is the effect grooming has on the different spheres of life.Today we will try and understand the effect personal grooming has on professional spheres. An individual with a pleasing personality is respected and appreciated by all. He can easily charm anyone and win people over. You need to feel good about the way you look Feeling good is very important factor which molds your confidence level so it is very important that you give adequate attention to this factor when facing challenging situation and for an aspirant like you the most challenging situation would be facing an interview. So follow the following tips: Dress Make sure your clothes fit you well. You need to feel comfortable in your dress. Too tight and revealing clothes make you popular at the workplace for all wrong reasons. Nobody bothers to notice you, if you are not sensibly dressed. Formal dressing, if done correctly helps you create the first impression. Remember, you seldom get a second chance. Grooming Donning an expensive business suit will not help, if you are not neat and clean. Here comes the importance of personal grooming. Personal grooming is defined as the art of cleaning and maintaining one’s body parts. Personal grooming is essential for everyone irrespective of the gender and nature of profession. Personal hygiene, if neglected can ruin your personality. Would you feel like speaking to someone who has bad breath or someone who has sweat stains all over his shirt? I am sure the answer would be a big NO. The same goes with others as well. Flaunt your clean, simple yet elegant look. Male professionals need to: Shave Daily/Trim mustache or beard Comb hair properly Wear crisp, wrinkle free shirts preferably in subtle colors and well fit trousers in blacks, blues or greys. Wear a mild perfume Trim his nails (Dibakar Ghosh – Student of Applied Professional Training) Avoid wearing loud colors to work. Casuals, chunky jewelry, stacks of bangles, multiple chains /bracelets are strict no no at workplaces. Female professionals need to: Tie hair in a neat ponytail or bun. Wear flats to work. Wear minimal make up Get rid of facial hair or hair in any other body part(hands, legs, area around the lip) Smell good Clean their hands, feet and take care of finger as well as toe nails. Preferably use a transparent nail paint. (Lalima Mahato – Student of Applied Professional Training) Maintaining proper grooming standard helps you create a presence that exudes professionalism, leadership, confidence and elegance.