How to Trim Your Eyebrows for Men
Men generally have nice, full eyebrows, however they can get out of control and need a trim. Notice that I said trim not pluck.
Men should not pluck their eyebrows because it almost always turns into pencil brows--which looks absolutely awful. In fact, every time I see it, I cringe. The only time a man should use tweezers on his eyebrows is to correct a unibrow, and there are some special instructions below with more details.
The trick to creating a nice, clean eyebrows is to actually just trim down the heaviness of the brows using a hair comb as a guide. A hair comb prevents you from thinning the eyebrows too much, while allowing you to remove just enough hair for a fresh look.
Men do not need worry about the size and shape of their eyebrows usually. If you just trim them down (using a comb as a guide), then you'll find that the size and shape of your eyebrows likely works very well for you and your face. Remember, that these little facial features are what make you unique--and what you may not like, others may find attractive (as long as you sport a clean look). The point I'm trying to make is that there are tons of guys walking around with overly trimmed eyebrows and pencil brows, and you don't want to be that guy.
Unlike grooming other areas of your body, trimming your eyebrows is pretty quick. You can clean-up your brows in really just a couple minutes--so there's no excuse for having messy brows.
This guide will share with you the recommended supplies and the 5-steps required to trim your eyebrows.
Recommended Supplies To Trim Your Eyebrows
You don't need a lot of tools to trim your eyebrows, usually just a comb, pair of scissors, maybe an electric trimmer, and a pair of tweezers.
Kent Hair Comb
Kent makes some of the best combs on the market. They are durable, compact, and stylish with their faux tortoise shell look.
Kent combs are handmade and come in a variety of sizes and styles. They offer combs for both fine and course hair. For trimming your eyebrows, I think one of their fine hair combs works best--even if your eyebrows are course (the fine tooth combs tend to grab the hairs the best for cutting).
The comb measures 4.5 inches in length and retails for about $8 on Amazon.
Tweezerman Eyebrow Scissors
Any sort of hair or facial scissors will work to trim your eyebrows. However, there are scissors designed for trimming your eyebrows.
Eyebrow scissors have a pointy end to them--so they make cutting eyebrow hair very precise. Granted, the type of cutting men will do on their hair will not be as precise as women, because you'll be using a hair comb as your guide.
Tweezerman makes some of the best brow shaping scissors on the market. They are made from stainless steel and feature an ergonomic design.
These scissors retail for about $16 on Amazon.
Wahl Micro Groomsman Personal Trimmer
If you don't want to use scissors, a small electric groomer will work wonderfully.
For your personal trimming needs, I always recommend the Wahl Micro Groomsman Personal Trimmer. There are many personal trimmers on the market, but I think this is the most durable one, and works well for trimming your eyebrows.
This unit also comes with an eyebrow comb to help trim your eyebrows, so it's a comb and trimmer and one. I have used before, but I generally prefer to use a regular comb, rather than the comb attachment.
This trimmer retails for about $12 on Amazon.
Revlon Expert Tweezer
Now don't think I'm recommending that you tweeze--cause I'm not. In fact, I can't stand it when guys tweeze their eyebrows. However, if you have a unibrow, and want long-lasting results without quick hair regrowth, then you will need to pluck out your unibrow. All the instructions are provided below.
There are dozens of good tweezers on the market. Some have a flat tip and others have a pointy tip. The pointy tip tweezers are designed to be really precise, however, for most men, I don't think they are practical--takes too much patience. The flat tip tweezers work just as well for plucking out a unibrow.
I recommend the Revlon Expert Tweezer--it retails for about $7 on Amazon.
Which tool do you prefer to trim your eyebrows?
How To Trim Your Eyebrows For Men
Follow these instructions for a perfect and clean trim.
Step 1 - Use the Hair Comb to Lift the Hair
Use your hair comb to lift your eyebrow hairs up. As you move the come across your eyebrows, it's important to follow the natural shape of your eyebrows. Let the comb be your guide and skin guard.
Step 2 - Trim Your Eyebrows
Take your scissors or electric trimmer and cut or trim right across the top of the comb where the hairs are sticking out.
Don't trim the hairs without using a comb, otherwise you'll trim to close and thin your eyebrows too much.
Step 3 - Remove Hair In The Unibrow Zone
If you have any stray hairs in what I like to call the unibrow zone, then you'll want to completely cut those hairs off with your scissors, electric trimmer, or pluck them with your tweezers.
I don't ever recommend that guys use tweezers to shape or thin their eyebrows--however, for fixing a unibrow, they can come in handy.
For this step, you will not use a comb as a guide, you but directly cut, trim, or pluck the hair--carefully.
However, that comb does come in handy. Use it as a nostril guide to figure out how much hair you should trim. Your eyebrows should be even with the top of your nostril ridge as shown above.
If you decide to use tweezers, grab the hair at the base and pluck it quickly. You will want to grab from the base, so that you pull out the entire hair from it's root. Pulling hair out from the root will give you the long-lasting results.
Step 4 - Dust Your Eyebrows
Now that you've trimmed your eyebrows, dust off the stray hairs from your face with a clean, dry wash cloth.