Mens Eyebrow Grooming
When it comes to mens eyebrow grooming, it seems those two things framing your eyes seldom get noticed unless something is very wrong with them.
While eyebrows are not something that most men take the time to care about, they can definitely make a big difference in your overall appearance.
The Long And Thick Of It
Mens eyebrow grooming only takes is a little know-how in three areas: slimming down, shaping, and having a set start and end point. To get started, have a razor, tweezers, a small trimmer, and some grooming scissors handy.
It also helps to shower or wash your face first since this opens your pores and makes hair removal easier and less painful, even though we know you aren't at all concerned with pain.
Now it's time to tame those wild eyebrows with a pair of trusty grooming scissors. You want to give your brows a relaxed look without cutting the hairs so short that they stand straight up. An easy way is to brush the hair upwards and trim whatever falls above the top of your brow line. Make sure you have plenty of time before you attempt any eyebrow grooming - missing eyebrows are hard to overlook.
Use small scissor to trim your eyebrows. Get a mustache brush or other tiny brush and wet your eyebrows. Now brush your eyebrows against the grain and trim the ones that are sticking up and out. Start the trim out small so you can lessen your risk of making a mistake.
The golden rule of eyebrows and the one thing you should remember if you remember nothing else is this: unibrows or mono-brows are not attractive in any way. If you do nothing else on your face, at least make sure you have two very distinct eyebrows. Once that hair in the middle is gone, make sure that the inside edge of your eyebrows and the inside corner of your eyes are lined up.
This is how you tell exactly where your brows should start. To determine where they should end, take a pencil and place on one side of your nostril. Tilt it outward toward the corner of your eye, that point is where your brow should stop. Contrary to what some may think, your eyebrows and your sideburns should definitely have a significant amount of distance between them.
Using a razor in these areas is recommended over tweezers since tweezers can leave more room for mistakes. Over time, repeated tweezing can become permanent, so make sure you know exactly what you are pulling before you pull it.
When we talk about arched eyebrows, most men assume that arching is a female only look. This is definitely not the case. The question of arching or not has little to do with gender and more to do with the shape of your face. Men with long faces or an extremely strong jaw line should definitely nix the arch and stick with thicker horizontal brows.
On the other hand, if your face is round or square, an arch actually helps make it look longer. Just remember that the arch should always fall above the pupil and more arch does not always equal a better arch.
Slowly remove hairs with tweezers until you get the arch that best fits you. Unfortunately, many find themselves worse off than when they started because they don't know what they are doing or they try to rush. Just make sure to take your time and you will see how mens eyebrow grooming really can totally redefine your face.
Author: Mens Eyebrow Grooming
Updated: February 19, 2015
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