A common problem for men is mastering the art of plucking their eyebrows. There is a fear that going to far will make you look too feminine whilst not doing anything risks you looking like a Mexican wolf boy. But it shouldn’t be difficult for men to get it right because their are some simple rules to apply to ensure you get a good eyebrow tidy up.
The Tools Needed
- Good tweezers
- Eyebrow trimmers
- An eyebrow comb
Remove The Monobrow
This should be common sense, right? But why do I still see men with giant caterpillars adorning their faces. I can’t blame the French entirely for this, as it seems to be a growing global epidemic. When plucking the middle of your eyebrows use a good pair of needle nose tweezers and men should go no further than lining up with either side of the bridge of your nose.
Like a sniper in the long grass, remove those far-reaching hairs hiding in your natural eyebrow growth. The easiest way for men to do this, is comb the eyebrows up and use trimmers to cut any hairs heading north of the top line of your eyebrow. This will remove the bushiness some men suffer from and will add to the overall neatness of the eyebrows.
The Sporadic Shorter Hairs
Now it is time to take aim on those short hairs circling the eyebrow. Acting as if a group of uninvited teenagers have turned up to your mum’s house after your Facebook invite went viral. They are littering the front and back gardens, eyeing up your girl and it is time to get heavy with these reprobates.
Some men will have more short hairs than others but focus on the forehead, between the side of the eyebrow and hairline, and those traveling south from where you want your eyebrow to finish. On this I would suggest having your eyebrow finish in line with the top of your ears.
Keep the natural shape of the eyebrow without over shaping too much, as this is where the feminine look takes over. Draw an imaginary diagonal line from your nostril to the outer edge of your pupil and a second from the nostril to the edge of your eye. This is the start and finish point of your eyebrow arch.
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