Brow Grooming is for Men, Too!

Gentlemen- eyebrow grooming isn’t just for the ladies! Cleaning up your brows can make you look more youthful and polished with minimal effort. Neglecting your brows can give you a furrowed look, age your face, and make your entire look sloppy. Whether you have often struggled with your brows, or have never given them a second thought, getting them under control is easy and can be a game changer! Men’s brow grooming is very different from women’s, so keep in mind a few essential rules:

  • Full brows are best and help frame your face. Be careful not to thin them out too much!
  • Arching your brows or overemphasizing your existing arch will lead to a feminine look, so if that’s not what you’re going for then keep your tweezers far away from the arch.
  • Men often need to trim their long brow hairs more than they need to tweeze. Use an eyebrow comb to comb your hairs straight down, then use eyebrow scissors to trim the ends. Use a light hand when doing this!
  • If you absolutely need to tweeze, focus on keeping your natural brow shape and just tweezing the stray hairs in between your brows and around the brows.
  • Your brows don’t have to match exactly – that will make them look overdone.
While we always encourage groomed brows, be sure to trim and tweeze lightly – you can always groom more but if you overpluck or cut too short, you just have to wait for them to grow. The best option is to see a professional who can tell you what shape works best and perform routine maintenance. Come see us at Wax Me Boutique for expert advice on how to keep your brows looking clean without looking overdone!
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Bold, Beautiful Brows

By now, most of us are thinking back to all the time we spent plucking our brows to a thin line in the 90s and early 2000s and mentally kicking our younger selves. After all that tweezing, how will we ever get those beautiful full brows everyone else seems to have?

Well, the answer is certainly not to let them grow wild. Thick brows are in, but no one said anything good about stray and unruly hairs. Full brows will frame your face beautifully, provide structure and balance, and give you a striking look- but only if they are properly groomed. There are three main steps to getting that bold and confident look without looking like a bear.

First, get your eyebrows professionally shaped! Caterpillar eyebrows are not what you’re going for- the secret to pulling off the thick brows is to have angles in the right places, based on your face shape and facial features. You should get an initial shaping followed by regular touch-ups to maintain the brow shape. You might not even get the shape you want right away if you are a recovering pluckaholic, so it’s important to put down the tweezers and talk to your professional about coming back when your eyebrows have grown in a bit.

Second, if you want to have full eyebrows without makeup, there are many products that will promote hair growth and thickness. Grande Brow Serum is our personal favorite – available for sale at Wax Me Boutique. This product will give you those gorgeous brows you’re after! Combine that will regular waxing and your brows will be Instagram-worthy every day.

Finally, eyebrow makeup products are just what you need for getting that gorgeous model look. At the most basic level, an eyebrow powder or pencil applied in short strokes will provide the illusion of fullness wherever you may be lacking, while also allowing you to define and shape your arch. A clear or tinted gel is also great for making sure all of the hard work you did stays put. Billion Dollar Brows has an amazing line of products and is also sold at the salon.

That’s it! Follow these steps to kick your eyebrows up a notch – you will feel confident and gorgeous no matter what the rest of your makeup is doing. Start today with an appointment at Wax Me Boutique – we can guide you (and your eyebrows!) in the right direction to get the look you want.