How to Groom Your Eyebrows
It’s time to talk about eyebrows. Those little tufts of hair crawling across your face aren’t a major concern for most guys. Sure, men’s grooming has gone from a dirty little secret discussed to hushed whispers to a multi-million dollar industry.
But eyebrows? Not so much. Guys are still whispering about them.
It’s time to get serious about men’s grooming. If you’re already taking good care of your face and skin, awesome. You look your best and work hard at it. You deserve to look and feel great. But don’t let all that hard work go to waste by leaving your eyebrows to be a messy stain on an otherwise well-groomed face.
But don’t ignore your eyebrows either. There are easy ways to clean up your brows and make you look several years younger.
First, a quick primer on eyebrows. How to make them look their best. And how they affect your appearance.
Eyebrow Goals: Clean Symmetry
Symmetry is a major aspect of attraction. Science proves that men and women are attracted to symmetrical faces. So you want your eyebrows to be clean and even. How can you make it happen?
Don’t worry, all of these tips are simple and can be applied in the privacy of your bathroom. Behind a locked door. Because no one needs to know. No plucking or waxing here, just easy men’s grooming techniques that really work.
Brush Those Brows
Before you dive into dramatic solutions like plucking or waxing, start with a simple brush. After you hop out of the shower, use a comb to brush your eyebrows. This will reveal any uneven length or texture.
For the best results, use a spoolie brush. Those are the pencil-shaped eyebrow brushes you’ve seen your girl use to apply mascara. The end looks a little like a bottle brush.
And don’t worry - you’re not going to put on mascara. These brushes are designed specifically to groom eyebrows. Their spiral construction can grab tiny, fine hairs so they lie flat. That will give you a cleaner, more polished look instantly.
Again, don’t stress. You’re making tiny little adjustments here for a cleaner look. Use your spoolie brush to brush up your eyebrows. Find any extra long hairs. Now, with care, trim them ever so slightly.
Kitchen scissors aren’t the best choice here. A pair of brow scissors is best - they’re small and allow for small, precise trims.
This is a tough topic, but it’s important. A unibrow is never a good look. Never. But cleaning it up and leaving two even brows doesn’t have to be hard.
You’re going to have to do some plucking. And yes, it’s going to hurt a bit. But it’s totally worth it.
Here’s how to do it:
- Take a hot shower or use a damp, hot washcloth to open your pores.
- Grab a pair of slanted tweezers designed for eyebrow plucking.
- Remove longer hairs with the flat end of your tweezers.
- Remove smaller hairs with the precision point of the tweezers.
- Apply face moisturizer for men to hydrate and protect the sensitive skin between your eyebrows.
A warning: Do not shave your unibrow. Ever. It will look awful, it’s super awkward to shave around that part of your face, and it can lead to ingrown hairs. Just don’t do it.
Clean and Masculine Eyebrows Aren’t Perfect
Always remember that men’s grooming is about looking clean, polished, and dapper. You don’t have to try to look perfectly maintained. So don’t go crazy yanking out your eyebrow hairs. Just clean up the area.
Keep a natural look - controlled chaos. If you try to arch your eyebrows to perfection you’ll wind up looking like you’re trying too hard. Not a good look for any guy. Instead, let your men’s grooming efforts enhance your style and gain you all the right kind of attention.