GUYBROWS A/K/A MAN BROWS
A man does not normally discuss his eyebrows. However, I do have male clients at the spa occasionally mention they wish someone had told them how to maintain their brows. This is not a topic most men will discuss openly. Because of that, I decided to do a little post for anyone who may need this helpful information.
Maintaining the guybrow can be simple. You follow the same guidelines as a woman as far as shaping and maintaining. However there are some big differences to consider. First, men’s hair is usually more course and thick. It is more stubborn to remove. Men also tend to get some long wild hairs growing this way and that. These longer hairs can also increase with age. But have no fear, there are easy tricks to keep the man brow under control.
There is nothing wrong with getting your brows waxed as long as you have an experienced esthetician. A well trained professional will know to wax the brows on a man differently. The basic brow rules are the same, for where the brows should begin.
1. Using a pencil, line up your tear duct with the beginning of your brow putting the end of the pencil at the side of the nose. This is where the brow should begin.
2. Leaving the end of the pencil resting on the side of the nose, angle it directly over the center of the iris. This is where your arch should be.
3. Leaving the end of the pencil resting on the side of the nose, angle it toward the outside corner of your eye. This is where the brow should end.
Follow the guidelines above but avoid removing too many hairs above and below the brow line. For those longer hairs, simply brush them all up with an eyebrow brush and trim them to fit in with the brow line. If the longer hair is a much coarser hair and will not blend well with the others, yank it. But if you can get it to blend, just trim it with some grooming scissors.
DEFINING THE BROW
The biggest difference between men’s brows and women’s brows is how defined you make them appear. You do not want a perfect brow on a man because it will look like you tried to sculpt a perfect brow. A man’s brows look much more attractive when it looks like there was not much sculpting done and they naturally have amazing brows.
When tweezing, it is important to always pull the hair out in the same direction it is laying, never ‘against the grain’. Pulling against the grain can cause the hair to break, instead of come out clean. If you have sensitive skin it helps to tweeze the hairs when the skin is somewhat pulled tight. After a hot shower, the pores open up and it is a little easier to tweeze. Also using a bit of witch hazel on a cotton ball before and after tweezing acts as an astringent and can calm and balance the skin.
BROTHERS NOT TWINS
Remember that your eyebrows are brothers, not twins. Additionally, everyone has a different shape to their brows. Some have a strong arch and some have none. Accept the type of brows you have and try to work with them. Brow hairs tend to grow along the brow bone and naturally have a unique shape compared to others.
A FEW MORE TIPS
Keeping your brows tidy can be extremely attractive. Do not let the brows form into one, ever. Unibrows are not flattering. If you follow the guidelines above, you will love your guybrows and so will the ladies.