We know you already have a lot on your plate in terms of grooming: taking care of your dry skin, choosing the right haircut, and manscaping other body parts. The modern man has so much more to contend with than those of years past. Adding yet another grooming task to your regimen seems like it may push you over the edge, but the truth is that all of your other hard grooming work will go to waste if your eyebrows are running wild. Your eyebrows are very telling, and since they sit right above one of your best features — your eyes — it’s important that you take care of them. Because you already have so much going on, we’ve done the work of whittling down your brow maintenance to three easy steps that even the most overwhelmed or impatient man can handle. Follow these steps closely, and you’ll never have that bushy brow issue again.
1. Rid yourself of the middleman (and the strays on the side)
The unibrow is quite controversial. Some say keep it if it fits your face, others say get rid of it immediately. The fact of the matter remains: Even the lightest bit of sprinkling of follicles between your brows will look unkempt. Before you attempt to groom your brows in any other way, get a pair of professional-grade, slanted tweezers by Tweezerman and pluck, one at a time, grabbing as close to the root as you can get to make sure you’re not breaking the hair. This goes for the hair that falls below your normal brow line as well. It will hurt for a moment, but you can handle it.
2. Mow the lawn
Once you’ve got the stray hairs out of the way, the next thing you want to deal with is brow hair length. There’s a huge difference between strong brows and bushy ones and we’re going for strong here. All you need is a brow brush, so you don’t trim too close to the skin, brush your brows upward, taking a scissor or electric trimmer, and simply graze the longer hairs. Or, if you don’t feel comfortable doing this, ask your barber to do it for you.
3. Seek professional help
When in doubt, seek the help of a professional. We’ve all heard too many brow-gone-wrong scenarios, and if you’re nervous about picking up the tweezers, ask your barber or hairstylist to recommend someone who actually gets paid to tweeze brows. They’ll help to keep your look natural and maintain your natural shape. The worst thing you can possible do to ruin your look — besides maintaining your bushy brow look at present — is overplucking or over cutting. Let Joey Tribbiani be a warning to you.