“I'm a big shaving guru, and I'm a straight razor guy, though I use all kinds of different things because I have to be fresh-faced every day so I look like I'm 16. You know, there's a lot of shaving no-no's most men don't really know about. A lot of my friends that have really bad razor burn are doing stuff that's pretty easily avoidable. Again, wash your face before you shave—that'll clean off a lot of garbage that's up in your face, and if you're shaving against that you're just packing that junk into your skin. Then it collects and you're left with problems.
I like taking pride and joy in the ritual of shaving. Every man deserves that alone time in the bathroom, even if guys don't want to admit it. We don't have boobs or skirts to hike up (in most cases, at least) and we don't have makeup to apply. So when it comes down to shaving, it's something that should be a ritual—a fun experience where you feel like a man. I don't see why grooming can't be cool.”
“First of all, I don't like to keep it slick. That's all the show. I feel terrible for the hairdressers on Glee that have to pour gallons and gallons of gel and goblin's blood or whatever the hell else they're getting from the black market to tame my curly hair. Day to day, I stay away from combs. If your hair is going a certain way, follow it—the best thing you can do is accent what you already have. I don't think I've combed my hair in 15 years.”
—Do you have any advice for guys with curly hair? How do you keep it slick? (Details.com)
“Grooming is a weird word. It's kind of bizarrely semantic, this term for basically taking care of yourself. I hope the stigma's slowly dissipating because of the general progression of our culture, but you know the way men treat their cars or wash their jeans? These are the kind of social mores they should be applying to the way they look in general. It's not unmanly.
The bottom line is giving a shit. Giving a shit is sexy—caring about your hygiene and grooming conveys confidence, and that's always attractive.”