Author Archives: Sean Beckingham

Eyebrow Grooming: to pluck or not to pluck…

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.

Next post: we move up your head to your work on your hair

Motivation Potions and Lotions – Under eye blues

PreparationH for under eye blues

more than meets the eye

The successful modern dad is a busy guy who does his best to strike the balance between the demands of work, life, the kids and his pursuit of happiness. Depending on how well that is all going, life can take its toll on how we feel when we wake up in the morning, and how we look when we roll in to the office.

Fatigue and lack of sleep is one of the tell tale signs of a dad who has just too much on his plate. Often, when there is just not enough time for the little things, like a good nights sleep, or a day at the spa, we have been known to neglect our appearance.

It is common knowledge that the outside world will pass judgment in a split second based on how we look. In our hectic and fast paced lives, when seconds count, sometimes the littlest known and fastest to implement personal grooming tips go a long way to add smoke to the mirrors of life and foil the critics.

If you have been up all night with the kids, take one look in the mirror. You’ll see dark, sagging saddlebags, larger than life under your eyes. If this is happening to you, and you are on your way to a job interview, the all important sales meeting, or a hot date with your significant other—don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. There is a fast and easy solution, right there in your medicine cabinet.

Take a look in your medicine cabinet. For some reason or another, unbeknownst to most of us, there always seems to be a tube of that dreaded hemorrhoid cream, often known as “Preparation H”. Seems odd but its true. The same product that has been known to soothe the one place that never sees the light of day can also bring down those bags below our eyes to reveal the true you.

It sounds gross, but its not really. Take a pea size amount and rub it carefully under your eye—be careful not to rub it in your eye. Within minutes you will feel like a new man and you will look like you have slept the whole night through!

We have under our eyes covered. next we’ll address the hairy monsters above them. The eyebrow.

Sean