ALPHA PICKUP’s Guide to Looksmaxxing

What is Looksmaxing?

Looksmaxing is the idea and the philosophy that no matter what you look like, most people able to improve their looks by at least three or four points with a little bit of time and attention.
It literally means to max out what you have and to look the best you possibly can.
In the last 10 years, I’ve gone from being average-looking to modeling part-time and getting a lot of looks from women. I’m 30 and people mistake me for my early 20s all the time.
I personally believe that nobody is really unattractive. They simply lack effort or the right guidelines.
In this article about looksmaxing, I will give you every tip and trick I gathered over the years to maximize my physical appearance.
We’ll go over every aspect you must consider if you want to look your very best.
Here’s the first one…

Hair / Hairstyle

This is something I have obsessed over for years. Why? Because this one difference can completely change a person’s appearance. And it’s something you should put a lot of thought into.
A girl will absolutely judge you on it. And she should.
Start considering things like:
  • The kind of haircut you want to have
  • How you’re going to style it
  • WHO and where are you going to go?
  • Do I want to dye it or do anything else?
In Las Vegas, I go to a very famous person who only takes referrals. I know exactly the kind of haircut I want since I’ve been modifying and tweaking it for years. And I know how to style it because I’ve been doing it every morning my entire 20s.
Do your homework. Look at magazines or at men you think are good looking. Get some inspiration and ideas from the internet. Find people with facial structures similar to yours.
Go somewhere quality, professional and highly rated. Don’t go into the hood where they are offering $8 fades and expect to come out looking red carpet-ready. Remember: you get what you pay for.
Bring pics and be specific. Hairstylists are not mind readers. The better you can communicate what you want, the more likely you’re going to get it.
Experiment. You’re not going to like every outcome you get, and other times you’ll love it. As you try new things you’ll get more and more clear on you like as well as what women are responding to.
And finally, consider the types of products you use. Do you just grab the first thing on the shelf? Or have you done research and know what works best with your hair? Using quality hair products will make a difference in the end result.


GTL stands for gym, tanning, laundry. It was made popular on MTV’s Jersey Shore because it was basically a three-word summary of their Looksmaxing routine.
But what they’re saying is that as long as you go to the gym, get a tan, and do your laundry so that you’re looking presentable, just about anybody will look good.
Let’s break down each one:


No matter who you are or what you look like, you will look better when you go to the gym. You can’t change your face unless you get plastic surgery. But we have total control over our body.
Both men and women are genetically hardwired to be attracted to others who are physically fit. You will experience increased test levels, a higher sex drive and more confidence.
Plus, it will give you energy and stamina that will make you charismatic.
If you’re not below 10% body fat you better put yourself on a routine immediately. I have f***** a lot of girls because of my abs alone. They work better than most openers.
Other Tips
Look into techniques like intermittent fasting, fasted cardio, HIIT training, and other methods of rapid fat burning. Get the most out of your efforts by picking the most effective strategies.
Take shortcuts. This isn’t the Olympics and nobody’s going to test you for steroids. I’m not saying you should use them but if you’re struggling with your goals they are always an option. Baby step it as you would with anything else, and start with milder ones with less side effects.
Try Coolsculpting or Liposuction. Luckily for you, we live in a very superficial world end it is very easy to look good even if you don’t live a healthy lifestyle or hit the gym. There are many surgical procedures now available such as these that you can use to eliminate fat cells very quickly. Take advantage.


Everyone looks better with a tan. You’ll also look more defined. Your teeth look whiter. And you will generally be more attractive.
I personally use a tanning bed although I know the UV rays will age my skin and I don’t usually recommend it. Your best bet is probably getting a spray tan once a week if you’re really pale and want to avoid looking older. But I wouldn’t recommend anything out of a bottle.


Laundry, the last part of the GTL, is also a part of fashion which we will touch on in a minute.
It basically refers to how much time you put into looking presentable with your style and care for your clothes.
Everything I wear is ironed and gone over with a lint roller. Always make sure you’re looking fresh and that everything is clean.
These little things matter and they alter a woman’s perception of your appearance and level of attractiveness.

Skin care

This section, like most other sections in this article, could go very in-depth and could even take up the pages of a book.
But it’s important that you take good care of your skin and know the basics because there’s a good chance you’re not doing what you could to clear up your skin and improve your facial appearance.
As a general guideline you should:
  • Use a quality cleanser twice per day along with a toner and moisturizer.
  • Exfoliate once a week and use a pore reducing mask if necessary. This will help you remove the outer layer of skin and make you look years younger.
  • Use sunscreen and avoid the sun as much as possible and foods that cause you to break out.
  • Drink a gallon of water a day and improve your diet as much as possible.
  • If you have acne, benzoyl peroxide is always a good bet but and finding what works for you is always key. Try somewhere like Ulta where you can talk to someone and try on different products.
  • If all else fails, find a dermatologist and get on a medication to clear up your skin.


Another obvious one and something that is also easily fixable.
Have you ever noticed someone you were attracted to until they open their mouth and smiled? It happens to me all the time.
Your smile should be as close to perfect as you can get it. There are many options available and the one I chose was Invisalign.
I used it for a year-and-a-half and it totally transformed my smile. If your teeth are crooked or any less than perfect, spend the money. It’s worth the investment.
Also, the whiter your teeth the better. You better be brushing three times a day already. But besides that, you can use products like white Strips to make a difference in hours.
If you really want to spend the money as I did, go with something more expensive like Kor whitening. It’s permanent and improves up to 10 shades.
Don’t underestimate the power of a celebrity smile. You can make women fall in love.


The clothes make the man. It’s the way you dress that tell people so much about who you are. You will get different reactions based on your style alone.
When it comes to Fashion, you really want to consider the type of woman you are looking to attract. If you’re going after hot 20-year-olds in the club, you’ll want to model men the look that is attracting those types of girls.
That type of guy would be more of a fuckboy. And it’s easy to spot them in the club and dress like them as well.
Forever 21, Zara… The guys who are banging the women you want are all going to the same places.
And they usually look like clones of each other.
No matter the style, your fashion should be something that is generically attractive, current and up to date. And it should match exactly the types of women you want. I don’t care if you like fedoras and want to dress like it’s the 1970s. If you’re after the hot women in Hollywood you’re never going to get them.
To put it in sales terms… Research your target demographic and then present yourself to them the right way.
So get your ego out of the way. This isn’t about you.
Model after people who have your results.
I’ve watched some of the men on her boot camps get a change in style and they look like a completely different person. A lot of them even pull from the club that same night just because they changed the way they look.

Posture & Body Language: Your Swag

One of the last things I wanted to touch on is the way you carry yourself. No, obviously this isn’t in the category of looksmaxing because body language has nothing to do with physical appearance.
However, keep in mind that posture IS physical… And fixable. It’s one of those things that immediately make you look more confident and attractive especially to women.
You might know what I’m talking about if you’ve ever seen a picture of a girl but was surprised to be much more attracted to her in person because of her energy and the way she held herself.
Don’t be fooled. Your posture as well as the body language and the energy you carry make you appear much more attractive. This is obviously good news if genetics or God was not on your side in terms of your face.
Stand up a little bit taller. Work on your posture exercises like the Alexander Technique or standing against the wall.
And with some work on yourself, you can develop the behaviors of a more attractive person. But that is another time another topic and another article.


For now, that should be enough on the topic of looksmaxing. I don’t care how ugly you think you are.
Chances are, if that’s what you think, then you are lacking in one of those areas above.
Any person who takes great care of themselves, go to the gym, gets a tan, develops a great sense of style, and fixes everything within their ability, will look good enough to attract even the hottest 10.
This is of course only referring to the looks aspect of attraction. Looksmaxing is important, but it is not everything.
You can definitely get laid just because you’re hot. But without game, even your good looks won’t save you if you sound stupid once you open your mouth.
A real alpha will spend time developing his game, creating an exciting lifestyle, working on his career, is making tons of friends and becoming a more high-value man.
Alpha pickup is all about optimizing your dating life in every way you can. Looksmaxing is an important part of that.
Get this part handled and make the game a lot easier for yourself.
Nate D

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