Manscaping 101: Tame Those Brows Braugh

It’s already April and we are sure that some of you have already abandoned your New Year’s resolutions. Maybe it’s time to hit the restart button and try some easier changes. You probably have been noticing that as you age, your body has begun to sag and your skin has changed. And we are sure you have attacked this with a gym routine and a skincare regime. But who knew your eyebrows would start to sprout random thicker hairs that seem to stick out and reproduce daily?

You will want to nip this in bud before those brows get out of hand. You want to make sure to keep eyebrows a little rough and masculine; taking some of the weight out of your brows can completely change your face for the better. The key is less is more – you want to keep it natural. The fix is simple: seek professional help. I always recommend seeking professional help the first time you want to fix your eyebrows and get recommendations from guy friends not girl friends on where to go – the last thing you want is an over plucked brow from someone who has never manscaped. Don’t worry, maintenance between visits is easy enough.

We sought out professional tips from JJ Cowan of Wax & Lash salon in Toronto and here is the rundown for great brows.

  1. Maintain the integrity of the male brow and never over pluck or over shape, with a male brow less is always WAY more! Male eyebrows should never be over plucked.
  2. If your brow is naturally full then keep it full. This is about keeping them trim not thin. Big difference.
  3. You can wax the lower brow but stay away from waxing the upper brow line. Anyone who recommends waxing the upper has never worked on a man.
  4. Lightly tweeze and trim stray hairs (with scissors) on the upper brow line to clean up the area.
  5. It is important to go with the natural arch of the brow line and not a man made arch on men. Enhance don’t reshape.
  6. When shaping the middle of a male brow do not pluck or wax to far out. The space between should never be more than 3/4″.
  7. Brows should never match exactly – that will make them look too fake.
  8. Do not get your eyebrows threaded – every man I know who has had this done ended up with very feminine brows and a little bit of shame.

Christian Dare

Christian Dare

Christian Dare spent much of his formative years working in the fashion industry as a Visual Manager before pursuing a Masters’ Degree in Design. He is the Principal at Christian Dare Creative, the co-founder of Stylist Box and runs a successful men’s lifestyle blog, Christian Dare Edited,focusing on menswear, interior design and craft cocktails. You can find him online at www.christiandareedited.com or follow him on Twitter @christiandare but he is more fun on Instagram christian_dare. 

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