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Eyebrow grooming guide for men

Waxing Updated October 29, 2020

It’s not just the ladies who are interested in shaping their eyebrows. Eyebrow grooming for men who want perfectly shaped eyebrows was probably first made famous by numerous celebrities including David Beckham encouraging men to “manscape” themselves, instead of letting nature’s “monobrow” take over.

Certainly, for men, good-looking and well-shaped eyebrows can be a sign of ruggedness and macho strength. Bushy can win from time to time also, but bushy brows can look scraggly due to hairs growing at different lengths.

So, what makes a good set of eyebrows for a man? Perfectly sculpted? Slightly bushy?

The answer is all of the above. There are many options for your brows no matter what look you’re trying to achieve. Tweezing, trimming, waxing? How about shaving? Let’s answer all of your questions about mens brow waxing.

To sculpt or not to sculpt?

The thought of waxing can be daunting for men who don’t want too much hair taken away. Some men want to avoid too much of a clean, block or squared off shape as this can result in an overly feminine look sometimes.

Others like a very sculpted look. They love that clean, sharp, sculpted shape.

Eyebrow slits or cuts were made popular in the hip-hop community in the ‘90s.There has been a recent surge in popularity as waves of celebrities and teenagers reinvigorated the trend on Instagram and Tiktok. A single or double slit can be shaped into the eyebrow.

However, most men prefer a rugged, but neat, look. They don’t want a shape that makes it look too obvious that the brows were shaped.

They want that “I woke up like this”, natural looking eyebrow shape.

Men and women have different eyebrow shaping needs

Men’s eyebrow hairs are usually coarser and grow longer and further into the hair line.

For this reason, men’s eyebrows need to be shaped differently to the way a woman’s eyebrows are shaped. One area that can be misshaped is in between the brows.

Often the hairs at the front of the brow can grow in different directions. Don’t always opt to pull these all out, it can be tempting to pluck or shave yourself or have your barber shave them for you. It can be easy to go overboard with plucking if you’re inexperienced with the tweezer.

A simple trim using scissors to sculpt the hairs in this area is best as this will control these stragglers. If you pull out too many hairs from the middle, you can end up with eyebrows that are too far apart or too blocked off or square. A few wayward hairs at the front of an eyebrow can accentuate the natural look.

Shaving your brows is never a good idea, this trend has become popular with barber shops in recent years – remember they may look great on the day but you’ll wake up with a dark shadow and stubble around your brows – which isn’t a good look.

Tweezing and trimming is king for a natural look

Many men need hair from the top of their eyebrow removed to create an arch, as the eyebrow hairs can grow on the forehead and into the hair line. Sometimes all that is needed is a little tweezing to create a neat arch and some wax applied in areas where hair needs to be removed to achieve your desired look. However, if there is a lot of hair, it is far more efficient to wax the bulk of the hairs and finish off with tweezing. Our Sensitive Hot Wax is a great option as it is gentle on the skin, and doesn’t leave skin red.

Always ask your beauty therapist to finish off blending your eyebrow hairs into the fine, vellus hairs on your forehead. Yes – you do have fine hairs on your forehead! It is best to use tweezers on these hairs to get this blended look, instead of wax. Wax will create a shiny, looking rectangular strip on the skin where the wax was applied.

Book your next brow wax online today.