Whether you have thick and unruly hairs that need taming and trimming or a monobrow that needs plucking, having a proper maintenance routine can help shape your face and define your features. Unsure where to start on your journey to creating the perfect set? We’ve put together a handy men’s brow grooming and maintenance guide with all the tools you’ll need to perfect the tweezing and shaping process.
The different men’s brow shapes
Eyebrows frame your features and create facial symmetry, so regular maintenance is important. While a new shape can completely transform your aesthetic, most men like to keep things natural. The most common men’s brow shapes include:
- Angular eyebrows — A shape that creates definition and volume is considered the best choice for men with round faces.
- Round eyebrows — This shape compliments men with wide eyes and broad foreheads.
- Flat eyebrows — A style that has minimal or no curve to it.
- Slight bends — If you have angular or round-shaped brows, a slight bend, arch, or curve can enhance your features. Always respect the natural curvature of your brows and be careful not to remove too many hairs when grooming.
The tools you’ll need to groom men’s brows
Before you rush to the kitchen and grab the scissors (a big no!), you’ll need a few tools to perfect the process and ensure you achieve even results.
- Eyebrow brush or comb
Before you do anything else, you need to comb your brows upwards to see which hairs are longer than others and may need to be slightly trimmed.
- Precision tip scissors
Once you’ve uncovered which unruly hairs are growing back rapidly, you can take your scissors and carefully trim them so they’re all the same length. Precision is key to ensuring your brows are a similar shape and length, so take your time with this process.
If you have stray hairs disrupting the natural shape or arch of your brows, you can remove them with tweezers. A word of warning: It can be easy to overpluck, which inevitably leads to sparse-looking brows, so don’t get carried away.
Before tweezing any hairs, you must identify where your brows stop and start — take a fine-tooth comb and hold it vertically in the middle of your nostril. To find where your brows end, take the comb to make a line from the top of your nose to the outer corner of your eye.
Once you’ve determined your natural brow shape, you can begin plucking rogue hairs and removing any excess strands outside your natural shape.
- Brow trimmer
While scissors will trim errant hairs that can make your brows look messy and untamed, an eyebrow trimmer can remove excess thickness. Make sure you use a trimmer specifically made for men’s brows and gently move the trimmer across your brows in the direction they grow until they’re all at a similar length.
- Styling cream and brow gel
While not essential, styling cream can help tame bushy brows, so you only remove hairs that fall outside your natural shape. After you’ve finished grooming your brows, you can set them into place with a clear brow gel or use a tinted brow gel to add pigment to any sparse areas. An added bonus — using a brow gel makes it easier to see if you’ve missed any stray hairs that need to be trimmed.
Things to avoid when grooming men’s brows
- Using a razor
When it comes to grooming men’s brows, using a razor will lead to problems. Not only will the hair grow back faster, but you’re shaving the hair from the surface instead of destroying the root, meaning you’ll need to keep shaving them every few days. Plus, the hair can grow thicker and coarser, so save yourself the long-term hassle and use tweezers instead.
- Going in blind
We can’t stress this enough — you need a mirror to groom and trim men’s brows. Without a mirror, you can’t accurately brush, trim, tweeze or shape your brows, so this tool is a must-have in your grooming kit. And no, your phone’s camera doesn’t count!
Want to achieve thick and even brows without regular maintenance? La Klinic can help
If the thought of regular care or tweezing and shaping overwhelms you, why not leave it to the professionals at La Klinic? As qualified Elite Lingerists trained in facial morphology and colour theory, we offer semi-permanent brow tattoo treatments that provide results that look like your natural brows, only better!
Using a handheld tool with nano blades, we manually tattoo pigment into the basal layer of the epidermis to mimic fine, hair-like strokes. With no downtime or recovery, our expert team takes a precautionary approach to every procedure to ensure you’re comfortable, calm and relaxed.
Plus, we work alongside endorsed doctors and plastic surgeons and use organic pigments that are vegan, hypoallergenic and free from heavy metals — so there is no need to fear you’ll experience a reaction or any kind of skin irritation.
Ready to get started? Book your men’s brow tattoo treatment online today and allow our expert team to help you achieve your dream set. Please contact our friendly team if you have any questions about our men’s brow treatments.