Eyebrows are one of the features most responsible for framing and structuring the face. And yet, eyebrow maintenance can easily be overlooked by men between regular haircuts and facial hair trims. And even for those who know the importance, many are left wondering how to do guys eyebrows.
Luckily, you’ve come to the right place! In this article, we’ll tackle the basics of eyebrow maintenance and some of our most loved tips for a fail-proof cleanup routine. Read on for our no-nonsense guide to all things eyebrow care.
How to Shape Men’s Eyebrows
When considering how to shape guys eyebrows, it’s less about rules and more about guidelines. To embrace your ideal shape, there are certain principles to help you avoid over-plucked or unflattering brows. When in doubt, it’s always a good idea to visit a professional to set the proper foundation for your eyebrow shape.
If you're shaping your eyebrows at home, you'll need to decide what method or combination of grooming techniques works for you. While many swear by waxing, we recommend using high-quality tweezers and eyebrow scissors, especially for eyebrow newbies. GERMANIKURE carries the best tweezers for men. They hand make tweezers using super hard steel to make sure they wont gap the way cheaper alternatives do.
Besides being more cost-efficient than the hard wax alternative, there are many reasons to love tweezing. Using tweezers allows you to keep the lines of your eyebrow soft and natural. At the same time, you're able to be more precise.
Keep in mind that before starting this process, you should have clean brows, free of any product. One of our favorite tips is to open up the hair follicles with a warm shower. Plucking right after will help ease the pain that can come with tweezing.
For a standard eyebrow shape, use the tweezer as a guide. Place it vertically against the bridge of your nose to determine where your eyebrow should start. Then, about two-thirds of the way out, give yourself a subtle arch. This step is key for men with thick or dark eyebrows that sit heavily above the eyes.
How to Maintain Eyebrows for Guys
Once you have your desired eyebrow shape, maintaining your brows should be a much easier task. With the right tools, this process will add very little time to your routine but a great deal of dimension and order to your face.
For this method, you’ll need:
- An eyebrow spooly
- Eyebrow scissors
- High Quality Tweezers
Step One: Brush Your Eyebrows Up
First, you’ll want to get the eyebrow hairs going in the right direction. Prep your brows for a trim by taking a spooly or comb and brushing the hairs up. Doing so will help you get a better look at the shape of your eyebrow and at any hairs that seem out of place or stand higher than the rest.
Step Two: Trim Your Eyebrows With Brow Scissors
Using brow scissors, start slowly trimming the longer hairs. For many men, the densest part of the brow will be in the center. It's a good rule of thumb to focus more on the middle of the eyebrow and less on the ends. Avoid taking too much off the length of your eyebrow hairs by continually brushing the hairs up for an accurate comparison.
Step Three: Groom with Tweezers
For some, a quick trim is all that’s needed to maintain unruly eyebrows. For others, you’ll need to completely remove the hairs from the follicle using men’s eyebrow tweezers. Tweezing your eyebrows allows you to take small steps toward tidy brows without a drastic change, heat, or chemicals.
One by one, tweeze the hairs farthest from the brow bone first. To minimize pain, pull your skin taught and grab the hairs by the base, pulling in the direction of their growth. Focus on the outliers, and don’t overdo it.
Zamberg’s Eyebrow Tips for Men
Just as important as getting the perfect tweeze is knowing when to stop. Lean back from the mirror every so often to avoid over-fixating and over-tweezing. Take in the full picture of your face and brows.
If you’re unsure about whether to tweeze an eyebrow hair or not, leave it. You can always come back if you change your mind with more perspective later.
Follow this cleanup routine every week or two to master the art of the eyebrow.