How to Perfectly Groom Men's Eyebrows

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Don't Do Anything Dramatic

A man tweezing his eyebrows.
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Eyebrow grooming for males doesn't mean to remove a lot of hair and shape them like a woman's and create high or dramatic arches. A simple tune-up will make them look more in line. Sometimes, all it takes is trimming the brows or taking a couple hairs here and there. Different rules apply for men than women when taming the brows.

Continue through these steps for specific tips on how to groom while keeping them looking natural.

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Try Trimming for Men's Eyebrow Shaping

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Sometimes all that the brows need is some trimming (get directions), and no hair has to be removed from the follicle. Trimming helps keep brows in place and makes them look lighter and more groomed, which may be all the model above does.

Often guys end up taking out hair they don't need to when it's the excess bulk that really needs to go. So do that first before removing any hair! To keep them in check, trim every three to four weeks.

If they still need extra help staying in place, simply spray a bit of hairspray on a comb or eyebrow brush and then brush brows smooth or use clear mascara in the morning.

Keep reading if you still need more work after trimming.

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Eyebrow Grooming Tips for Men

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If you still feel that you need more grooming after you have already trimmed, start with the middle. Some guys feel that there shouldn't be any hair in the middle between their brows. That isn't the case, you can have some hair there. It's your personal choice, of course.

No one says that you should walk around with a unibrow either but you need to know how much to take and where to stop.

Tips for Men's Eyebrow Grooming

  • Thin out middle. You don't have to take away all of the hair. You can tweeze out single hairs from the middle taking random thicker hairs, leaving the finer ones. This will thin out the area making the hair look less noticeable, but not hair-free. To remove all of the hair in between and find where the brow should start on you go to the next page.
  • Don't go deep. If you're removing hair on the bottom part of the brow, make straight or slightly curved lines. Stick to just taking hair only outside the main shape.
  • Use a good pair of tweezers. Good tweezers make the job a lot easier and quicker, by grasping hair and not sliding off. Tweezerman Slant Tweezers are one of our personal favorites.

A tip for pain. Tweeze right when you come out of the shower when your follicle is nice and relaxed. The hair will slide out easier.

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Eyebrow Shaping for Men- They Farthest In They Should Start

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Eyebrow shaping for men is different than women and you need to be careful with taking the middle (between brows) hairless. You don't want to take the hair too much off or it could risk looking too feminine. 

If you want it bare here's how to find where the absolute farthest in they should start: Use something straight (like a pencil) from the outer sides of the ball of your nose to your brows like on this model. Remember, this should be the farthest you go between the brows. You can choose to leave more hair than this.

Start slowly. You can always take more hair. If you take too much, you'll have to wait for it to grow back or use a brow pencil. I'm sure you don't want to do that!

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Eyebrow Waxing for Men Is Another Option

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Eyebrow waxing for men? Sure, it's quicker than tweezing and it's a better choice if you want a little definition like the model above because waxing can get the very fine hairs that tweezing often misses. We wouldn't suggest waxing your own brows if you're new to grooming them, so tweeze first to get the feel.

If you're experienced and feel confident waxing your own brows, try Parissa Mini Wax Strips for Eyebrow Design. The strips are clear so you can see where you are applying the wax.

If you're going to make an appointment with a professional, don't go to anybody just because they're licensed. Find someone experienced in eyebrow waxing for men. Explain exactly what you want before they begin waxing away.

Other professional options are threading that uses a string to remove hair and sugaring which is less painful than waxing and more gentle to the skin.

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Male Eyebrows Can Be Thick

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Male eyebrows can be thick and still looked groomed like this man here, as men, in general, have large brows. The amount of thickness they end up with as an adult is there for a reason, to balance with other facial features- like large eyes and lips or an angular face shape.