We spend an awful lot of time worried about our hair. We cut, comb, and style the hair on our heads. We trim and shave the hair on our faces. Many men don’t, however, give any thought to some of the most prominent hair on their faces – the hair above their eyes.
That’s right; eyebrows count as hair, and they deserve to be cared for in order to keep them from becoming unsightly and out of control. But where do you start with eyebrow hair care? Here are a few ways to keep them sleek, sexy, and properly groomed.
Ban the Unibrow
Some guys may not be sure if their eyebrows even need grooming. If your two brows come together as one, this should put an end to that debate. Unibrows are a no-go; if you have one, you need to either grab the tweezers or head into your local salon to separate the two.
Don’t Be Afraid to Pluck
While plucking out hairs may sound painful, it’s not really that bad. Get up close and personal with a mirror and weed out any eyebrow hairs that are clearly out of bounds. This includes those that are helping create an unsightly unibrow, as well as hairs that are growing too far above or below your eye. Ideally, both brows should neatly frame your eyes. In addition to this, each brow should be a mirror image of the other.
Trim Them Back
Much like landscaping your lawn, attacking your eyebrows often calls for various tools. One of them is a pair of eyebrow scissors. If your brows are overly bushy or scraggly, this is a good way to make them more sleek. Using a bit of liquid skin toner, stroke them each from the bottom upwards. Trim any hairs that stick far out beyond the rest. Do the same in the opposite direction, stroking from the top of the brow down towards your eye. Trim any wayward hairs on the bottom, as well.
Take It Slow
As you learn how to pluck and trim your eyebrows, start out slow. You can always trim or pluck more, but you can’t grow it back immediately once it’s gone. After you’ve spiffed up your brows a few times, you’ll be experienced enough to know how to get the perfect look every time you notice things getting a little bushy around the edges.