Robert, Charlotte, NC asks
Question: I’m not pleased with the way my eyebrows look. They are weak and grow in different directions. I wonder how actually men shape their eyebrows for stronger look?
If you have any hairs above your nose (unibrow), or obviously odd shaped eyebrows, plucking is the only way to go. And that is the only case when waxing and plucking eyebrows is acceptable for men who don’t consider themselves metrosexuals. For these cases it’s best to go to a salon and have professionals wax your eyebrows. It will cost around $10 – $15, but it’s worth it. Do it yourself method should be left for simpler stuff. If you still choose “at home” method, you must not shave yor eyebrows at any cost. Hair will only grow back faster and thicker and will look more odd than before.
On the other hand, if your eyebrows look “normal” but you would like to make them looking “better” there are few small actions that could be taken. Minimal intervention is the key word when it comes to shaping men’s eyebrows. You want your eyebrows to look great but still you want them to look as natural as possible. You don’t want them overshaped at any costs. It will only make you look girly and label you as that metro-whatever.
First, brush your eyebrows up from the bottom with small brush to groom and shape. After you shaped eyebrows, tweze those hairs that OBVIOUSLY lie outside of the eyebrow’s natural shape. One hair at a time. Last step is to trim them gently with scissors over brow brush that helps you control brow lenght. And that should be enough for the most of men. Only if you have greying eyebrows that you are extremely dissatisfied with or if you have very weak eyebrows, only then you should consider subtly placing a brow powder that matches your brow hair color to add volume and shade for a stronger look.