Men’s eyebrows are up there with broad shoulders and the perfect bicep on the maintenance front. You take what genetics give you then work on it a bit – but the key is getting it just right. Too much looks too “done” when you want to look effortless. But getting it right can make all the difference – just look at Drake or Shawn Mendes.
Naturally on point male eyebrows are quite a rarity – and as more and more men are happy to add beauty items in their bathroom cabinets with tinted moisturisers , concealers and serums becoming the norm for some, eyebrow products and treatments for men are also on the rise.
Here’s Shavata’s lowdown on how men can get it right when it comes to brows.
Threading or Waxing?
If you’ve never had a professional brow shape before, this could be a game-changer. We usually use a combination of threading and waxing – both are super quick and can take 15 minutes or less. If threading is done correctly, there is minimal pain and no ingrowing hairs. We’ll also trim using a scissors.
A straight brow will give a more masculine look while an arched brow will look more feminine. Areas to be threaded for a masculine straight brow could be the middle monobrow bit between the eyebrows and the very end of the lower brow if it’s a bit unruly.
A good tweezers can help maintain eyebrow shape at home in between appointments but don’t be tempted to overpluck.
Eyebrow pencils are becoming more popular with male clients to make thin brows appear thicker. Choosing the colour is key – go for something as close to your brow colour as possible.
Eyebrow tinting is a great way to make thin brows appear thicker – and also obviously works for concealing grey hairs – especially if they are just starting to appear. It’s always a good idea to get this done professionally. Like hair dye-ing, It just looks better when it’s done by a professional – and again its a really quick in and out procedure – usually within 20 minutes.