Shaping Men's Eyebrows

by Jessica Wright
(last updated October 31, 2010)

It really doesn't take much time to have your eyebrows shaped. No more unibrow! If you have any hair that is located above your nose, then you are on your way to having a unibrow. Men, it is time to shape those eyebrows.

Begin by looking into a mirror and look closely to see what you would like to improve on your eyebrows. If there are just a few stray hairs, don't worry—just a few plucks of hair with tweezers and you are on way. However, if there are more than just a few stray hairs you may be in for a major overhaul, at least for the first time. If this is the case then you might consider going to a salon and having a professional do the work for you. After having your eyebrows shaped professionally, then you can do the maintenance.

A visit to the salon will cost anywhere from $10 to $15 and is well worth the investment. Under no circumstance should you shave the hair around your eyebrows. All this does is to misshape your eyebrows even more. Don't worry about feeling strange going to a salon; there really are a lot more men hanging out in the salons then you would think.

If your eyebrows are more normal and all you want to do is to make them look better, there are just a few small steps that you will need to do. Remember that you want your eyebrows to look normal, so you want to be careful not to over shape them.

Items that you will need:

  • Tweezers
  • Scissors
  • Hair conditioner
  • Soap
  • Eyebrow template
  • Lotion

Follow the steps and soon your eyebrows will be looking great.

  • Wash the eyebrows. Using a gentle soap and warm water, wash your eyebrows. This will open up the hair follicles while softening the hair. This makes plucking or tweezing less painful. To soften your eyebrows and control the hair more place just a little hair conditioner onto the hairs on your eyebrows and the hair that is around the eyebrows that will be removed.
  • Trim the hairs. You will want to take your time to trim and shape your longer hairs on your eyebrows with a pair of scissors. This is to only control the eyebrow's length.
  • Use an eyebrow template. Templates help to shape the eyebrows. Use the template as a guide to determine which hairs are strays and need to be plucked or tweezed. Templates can be purchased at any drug store and most beauty supply stores. As you pluck, pluck one hair at a time.
  • Apply some lotion. After all the tweezing and plucking is done, take time to apply some lotion to the area around the eyebrows and even to the eyebrows. This helps to reduce some of the irritation caused by the plucking and tweezing.

Now your eyebrows are neatly trimmed and looking great. Don't forget to maintain the new look.

Author Bio

Jessica Wright

Jessica is a communications major studying for her masters and working full time. Growing up in a household of girls, she learned young the fun of trying new beauty ideas. Jessica enjoys playing the piano, dating, and having a good time with family and friends. ...

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