Eyebrow Grooming: to pluck or not to pluck…

by Sean Beckingham on July 25, 2010

Martin Scorcese for Headsupdad.com

Every day when you get up in the morning and every day before you go to bed, you look in the mirror and you don’t notice it. With each new day, like the great Glaciers, the two bushy areas above your eyes have been creeping ever so slowly towards mayhem. Then you see it. For  the first little while you ignore it. Then one morning, you’re staring at yourself and there’s simply no denying it anymore. You are looking into the mirror and staring right back at you is Martin Scorcese himself. No one’s ever going to tell you, but it is time you took action.

The time has come to take control of and shape those pesky creatures above your eyes.

How to groom your eyebrows:

Brush your brows up, toward your hair with a toothbrush (please, not the one in current rotation to brush your teeth).

With scissors or clippers, trim any hairs that are a lot longer than the others—There is no need to pull them out, it hurts and you can quickly end up looking like Yul Brynner in the Kings of the Sun. If you do suffer from unibrow, in a pinch you can always shave the middle. But like the old wive’s tail goes: Shave once grow back twice. A better option is  to pluck individual hairs from the center of the space between your eyebrows until the area is the width of your finger.

If your brows look a little bushy, you can thin them from the bottom—carefully. Using tweezers, start in one corner and move horizontally, pulling adjacent hairs in the direction they grow until you’ve cleared out a line across. Start with one row and check yourself in the mirror before doing a second. Please remember men are supose to have eyebrows. Keep it simple and clean.

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