One of my long-time clients recently moved to New York last year. When he was in town for the holidays, he mentioned how hard it was to find someone that could do his brows well. He said the services he tried had gone a bit over-board in hair removal, and asked how I did his brows in a way that didn't look so done-up.
Having heard this before, his inquiry inspired me to share this post. There are a couple of techniques that create a more masculine look while still providing a clean, well-groomed look for eyebrows.
Step #1: Trim Carefully, Keep the Scruff
When doing a man-brow, spend most of your time trimming.
Brush all the hairs straight up to trim half of the brow from the nose to the pupil.
Then brush all of the brow hair down to trim the second half of the brow.
***Use tiny snips going inward, to avoid creating straight lines and avoid a more feminine look.
Now, brush hairs into their normal position- trim any remaining curly or long ones still popping out.
Step #2: Tweeze With Intention
Use the same guidelines for brow measurements.
Focus on the area between the brows and the temple area.
Some men have upper cheek and hair lower on the nose, so you'll want to get all of that.
Avoid tweezing under the brow unless the hair is far away - about 1.5cm or 2cm from the bulk of the hair.
Step #3: Remember Pain Tolerance
As a general rule, men can be more sensitive during a brow service, especially if they are getting their brows done for the first time. Let them know it’s OK to take a break if they need to breathe or to relax and/or grab a tissue.
Let me know in the comments below what you think of my man brow tips! Try them out and see how they work for you.
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A GladGirl from the start, expert eyelash artist, Sarah Elaine Moore has been bringing GladGirl eyelash extensions into the homes of her premier Hollywood clients for over thirteen years. Sarah attended the Make Up Designory in Burbank CA in 2002, studying Film & Television Makeup. She has also trained with the world-renowned Fletcher Pilates Company, where she spent six years exploring how beauty professionals can prevent injury and increase longevity in their careers. Sarah is currently a Volume Lash Trainer at GladGirl Academy. Her mission through her guest posts on the GladGirl Blog is to make the best better, inspiring confidence and instilling value in eyelash artists and clients.