In some countries like Japan, it is very common to spot a man with perfectly groomed eyebrows. However, manscaping seems to divides opinion in the UK. Generally, you won’t hear someone randomly complimenting you on your “brow game”. Eyebrows tend to go unnoticed unless something is majorly off with them.
Here’s a formula that makes things simple: de-bulk, shape and tame. Whether you’re already acquainted with tweezers or they are some strange contraptions you have never cast your eyes upon before. Don’t tell us to go and pluck off just yet. Hear us out first.
#1 – Trimming: this is possibly the simplest grooming option. Simply, comb up your eyebrow hair and have a pair of scissors at hand. Start at the bridge of the nose and work your way across the brow. Once you have done this brush your brows down just to check you haven’t missed any. If any long strays stick out past the bottom edge of your brow then trim away.
Often guys end up taking out hair they don’t need to. It is only the excess bulk that really needs to go. So give this a go before removing any hair! To keep them in check, trim every few weeks. An alternative to using a pair of scissors would be an electric trimmer where you simply move across the brow and allow the device to do the majority of the work for you.
Trimming won’t really affect the shape of your eyebrow but it is a great way to control depth and keep your brows from looking too untidy.
#2 – Shaving: I guess you could call this more of a rule than a tip. Don’t shave your brows in order to shape them. Eyebrow hair is quite coarse and shaving will cause the edge to be blunt. On the other hand, if you tweeze the entire hair follicle is removed. This means that it will grow back with a softer end making the hair less obvious. Save the stubble for if you want to grow out a beard.
#3 – Tweezing: this is something you just can’t rush. It is all about precision. Whilst this method can give you the look you’ve been after for some time, one wrong move and it’s game over. If you want to delve into grooming a simple clean up of those pesky strays could be all you need. Sometimes all it will take is tweezing a couple of hairs here and there. Begin by tweezing the hair that you find below the natural shape of your eyebrow.
#4 – Gel: A dab of hair gel could be all you need to check your brows in check throughout the day. This is a great way to finish off the whole grooming process without having to invest in something that consumes your time. You can use this trick on an everyday basis so that the work you have put in neatening up your brows can be seen for a longer amount of time.
If you are grooming your brows already you aren’t the only ones! Check out some male grooming stats here. What is your stance on eyebrow grooming? We would love to hear your views!