When learning how to groom men’s eyebrows, there’s one important thing to remember—don’t overdo it! If you remove too much hair, your brows will look feminine. Men are supposed to have thick eyebrows, and once you remove too much hair it will take weeks to grow it back. Before you begin, keep that in mind.
- Start with a trim. That may be all you need. If you have bushy brows, use a small, sharp pair of scissors to cut them back a bit. It goes without saying to be careful when you do this. Don’t try to trim the brows too short. Instead, just remove some of the bushiness, then stand back and decide if you really need to do anything else.
- If you need to go any further, decide what hairs you’ll remove.If you have a “unibrow,” you may want to remove hair from the middle first, and that’s a good place to start. If you decide to take hair from the middle, make sure that the beginning of each brow lines up with the outer side of the ball of your nose on each side. Don’t eyeball it—hold up a pencil to make sure your brows line up. Remember that for men it’s perfectly acceptable to have hair between your brows or even a “unibrow.” Whether you remove hair from the middle is totally up to you and depends on your own preference.Avoid removing too much hair from the arches. A couple hairs here and there to tidy things up a bit is fine, but if you remove too much hair from the arches, you’ll end up with feminine-looking brows. You may want to remove hairs from the top of the brows, but again, don’t overdo it. Only remove enough hair to clean up the brows.
- Choose your weapon. If you decide to pluck your brows, make sure you use a good pair of tweezers. It’s just like using a tool—if the saw blade is dull, it won’t get the job done nearly as well as a sharp one. The same is true for tweezers. If you’re not sure about the quality of the pair you have, buy a new pair. It’s well worth it.
- Wash your face with warm water. It helps to relax the skin, and the hair follicles will be easier to remove. Pat your face dry before you begin.
- Hold your skin taut, firmly grasp the hair in the tweezers, and pull quickly and firmly. Remove a few hairs, then stand back and take a look. Continue to do this throughout the process until you’re happy with the result.
You may also choose to have your brows waxed—hey, women do it, so why shouldn’t men, right? But if you do decide to take this route, don’t try it at home! It’s a risky proposition if you’re not used to doing it. Go to a professional waxer instead, and make sure it’s one that works on men’s brows regularly.
Once you start to groom your brows, you’ll probably want to repeat the process every 4 to 6 weeks, depending on how fast your brows grow. It really does help to clean up your appearance, as long as you don’t go too far.
Roxanne Jones is a health and beauty writer for Cadiz Laser Spa, a medical spa in Austin TX that offers laser skin treatment by highly trained medical professionals as well as facials and laser hair removal. For more information, you can contact the team at Cadiz Laser Spa, 5656 Bee Caves Road, Austin, TX 78746, Phone (512) 306-1619.