How to Perfectly Trim Your Eyebrows

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Remove Excess Hair

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The first step to trimming eyebrows is to brush hair up using a comb. The hair that is up above the shape can be removed. You can use hair-cutting scissors, or if you prefer, eyebrow scissors (compare prices) which are much smaller.

Sometimes this step is all you may need if your brows aren't that long. But if you have a lot of bulk, then you'll need to a little more work which we'll show you in the next steps.

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Take Out the Bulk

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Now, take a fine-toothed comb and place it down into the eyebrow at about a 45-degree angle. If you want it as short as possible, then press the comb somewhat close to the skin but definitely not all the way down. If you just want a little off, move the comb away from the skin. Use the scissors over the comb and cut the hair. The comb helps so that you don't get too close and take off too much hair or get bald patches.

Men's eyebrows (get grooming tips) usually end up getting really long as they age. Taking out this bulk really helps men look more groomed and gain a more youthful appearance.

Women also benefit from removing some bulk if they tweeze or wax, and especially if they want well-defined brows. Only by the combination of both trimming and removing hair, can you get that perfectly defined look.

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Continue Grooming Eyebrows

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Continue grooming the eyebrow by working your way in sections, until you get to the end of the brow. The brow should look consistent all the way across. If one part still looks bulky, go back in again and remove more bulk.

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Final Touches

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Then do a once over and see if you need a little nip here or there and clean up any stray hairs. Follow the exact same steps from the beginning on the other brow.

Women trimming is an important step in shaping your eyebrows to get that perfectly defined look. Often, they see bulk, so they end up removing too much hair when it's really the bulk that needs to go.