So you’re probably wondering what does Kobe require that takes a couple hours and costs $833? According to personal grooming experts, its not just about his bald head (although that does require a lot of work by the way)… it’s about making sure that his eyebrows are groomed, he doesn't have any outliers on his head or beard, he’s got no shine on his face, etc. It's about the small details that are often overlooked. The prep is to make sure Kobe feels confident doing a commercial or walking into a shoot. This is why he pays for top grooming talent. On average, these types of grooming services can range anywhere from $500 for a day of television to $4,000 for an A-list celebrity (so we were told). At those price points, it’s much more than a quick trim and splashing on some aftershave; these grooming experts play masseuse, stylist, facialist and more. More times than not, the clients will also take products home with them, which surely adds to the final bill. If we were making the cash that Kobe is making, dropping $833 on grooming wouldn't be a biggie. But since we’re not making anywhere near what Kobe is racking in, even us at MP would think twice, uh maybe 3x, before dropping that amount of cash to enhance our look.
So there you have it fellas, if you are an A-list celebrity or a sports superstar, the cost of grooming increases significantly. That's of course on the premise that you would use grooming experts to get you ready for the camera. Alternatively, you could call your boy from high school or college that still cuts hair to come fade you up, but chances are that he won’t perform the additional services that these grooming experts offer nor would you actually want him to. But for the record, if you want to go for the Kobe look and shave your head, but don't have $833 to drop on the whole grooming experience shabang, Supercuts charges $18. Or you can always read up on MP’s best grooming tips. You’re Welcome!
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