Well-groomed eyebrows can make a massive difference to a person’s appearance. Men are starting to take the time to consider their eyebrow shape and invest in grooming their facial hair, including their eyebrows. Like any other beauty trend, it’s not just for women; men can make the same investment in their grooming routine, which doesn’t need to be too challenging or daunting. Here we will talk about eyebrow trends and shapes as well as how to effectively groom your eyebrows.
Table of ContentsMen’s eyebrow trendsThe importance of eyebrow grooming for menMen’s eyebrow shapesHow to trim men’s eyebrowsHow to shape men’s eyebrows – grooming tipsMen’s eyebrow grooming optionsCan my barber trim my eyebrows?How to get thicker eyebrows for menEyebrows are becoming a priority for men
Men’s eyebrow trends
Like many other grooming trends and techniques, men’s eyebrow trends started on social media. The #EyebrowChallenge on social media inspired some new brow-centric fads for everyone. Many have taken to social media to show off, style, trim, pluck, gel, glitter, and dye their eyebrows, whether bushy or bare.
Haven’t heard of the #EyebrowChallenge? It dares users to shave off their eyebrows completely.
Most people likely don’t love the idea of completely shaving off their brows because it takes approximately four to six months for them to grow back. Still, a few celebrities have rocked the shaved eyebrow look. Of course, there are a few bold eyebrow trends that men may be interested in trying that aren’t as dramatic as a complete shave. It seems as though these new trends have replaced the old eyebrow slit trend.
Brow color trends
Dyeing the eyebrows looks great because it draws attention to the eyes, allows people to express their personality, and adds an extra pop to the makeup. And more and more men are wearing makeup these days, particularly younger men.
Brow coloring trends can mean people dying their brows with fun colors, solid colors, multi-colored, or matching the same fun color as their hair. Some people are even completely bleaching their brows. While some people are permanently dying their brows, others are coloring them with eyeshadow, colored mascara, or pigments for a less permanent and more easily customizable option.
We could also include adding bling to the brows as a similar trend to color, as it brings attention to the brows and eyes. This trend includes embellishing your brows with gems, pearls, or glitter.
Laminated brows are another recent eyebrow trend. It’s a semi-permanent, non-invasive procedure that aims to adjust the direction of the natural brow pattern for a fuller and fluffier look. It softens the hair follicle and re-shapes or sets the brows upwards, creating thick, lush arches.
Some people also use a temporary DIY method with a clear soap, setting spray, and fingertip, which lasts for a day. #browlamination has around 3.1 million posts on Instagram in 2022.
Trying to decide whether to go for the bold trends? That’s okay; starting with some basic eyebrow grooming is great.
The importance of eyebrow grooming for men
Grooming has become more of a priority for men, and eyebrow grooming can play a vital role in this grooming process. Caring for your eyebrows can make a huge difference in a person’s appearance, so grooming them can make you feel more confident.
Men’s eyebrow shapes
Before a person can understand the grooming process for their eyebrows, they must first understand their personal eyebrow goals — i.e. the shape they are hoping to achieve.
The following are some of the most popular eyebrow shapes for men. But also note that the eyebrow shape can enhance a person’s best facial features, so it’s essential to consider the right shape for you. Typically, men will stick to their natural brow shape and simply pluck to remove stray hairs, while others may want to follow bolder eyebrow trends.
Most natural eyebrows will have a slight arch or bend. For the most part, male brow arches are designed to give the overall brow shape a slight curve and keep the brow as full as possible.
An angular eyebrow shape is often considered the best choice for men with round faces as it creates a definition and enhances the overall look of the face. This shape can also be adapted for more dramatic arches.
A flatter eyebrow shape is ideal for people with a long face since their horizontal lines make the long face appear shorter. As the name states, a flat eyebrow shape has no or minimal curve to it.
A round eyebrow shape compliments men with wide eyes and broad foreheads. To achieve this look, ensure your brows align with your frontal bones and taper gently at the tails.
How to trim men’s eyebrows
Men can trim and maintain their eyebrows; however, if they prefer, they can have them threaded or waxed by a professional, which we will discuss in the following section. Trimming is a great way to get started with eyebrow grooming, and it’s easy to do at home if you have the right tools. It only takes a few simple steps.
To trim your eyebrows, you can use scissors or an electric trimmer — do not shave, as this cuts off the hairs and will result in rough, blunt ends and brows that regrow quickly. Shaving also irritates the skin and can leave behind razor bumps.
– Select a pair of straight scissors with a short blade designed for hair (e.g.: mustache scissors).
– Brush the eyebrows up using a comb and trim any hairs that are longer than the rest.
If you also want to thin out your eyebrows at the same time, you can use a beard trimmer, but be cautious as they might end up looking sparse.
How to shape men’s eyebrows – grooming tips
Once you’ve trimmed your brows, consider shaping them using tweezers. Note: It can be helpful to take a hot shower or wash your face with warm water before beginning this process to open the pores and make hair removal easier.
Plucking removes one hair at a time, so while it can be easy to do at home, it may be time-consuming and can cause some discomfort. Typically, the goal is to maintain your natural brow shape and simply trim any excess hairs that grow outside that natural shape. This will often look like removing some hairs from above and below the natural arch of your brow.
Plucking at home is an excellent option for men who need to remove a few stray hairs, but others may want to consider other grooming options.
When plucking for the first time, be mindful not to over-pluck or alter the natural shape of your brows unless that’s your goal, and pull from the root of each strand to avoid breakage. Also, remember the hair at the end of your brow, the outside toward your ear, should be slightly longer than the middle, so focus on trimming in the middle.
Men’s eyebrow grooming options
Grooming your eyebrows for the first time can seem intimidating, and you might not want to do it yourself. Alternative options for at-home grooming of the eyebrows are waxing and threading; these options are great for anyone, particularly men with bushy brows. It would take much longer to pluck them individually as there is a lot of hair to remove.
Waxing is a common method of hair removal that can be easily used for grooming eyebrows and provides clean, neatly defined, and long-lasting results. The process of waxing is simple: hot wax is applied to the area of hair removal, a cloth is stuck to the wax, and once it stiffens slightly, the cloth is removed in a quick motion to pull out the hair.
A significant benefit to waxing is that it takes weeks, sometimes even months, for the hair to grow back.
If you choose to wax, consider selecting a technician with experience with men’s eyebrows, as they will know how to keep the look natural and subtle.
While waxing is a widely known way of removing hair, men may be less familiar with threading, and therefore it may seem a bit daunting. That being said, threading is a simple way to remove unwanted hair from sensitive areas.
Traditional threading uses tiny, twisted cotton threads to catch and pull out hairs in a smooth, straight line. The benefit of threading over waxing is that the process allows for more control and precision and is less painful.
Can my barber trim my eyebrows?
If you don’t want to go to a traditional salon but also aren’t confident in trimming your eyebrows yourself, you may think you’re out of options, but you may want to consider asking your barber. Barbers have many skills and would likely be happy to trim your brows.
How to get thicker eyebrows for men
While some men struggle with bushy eyebrows that need to be groomed, others experience the opposite problem. Some people have thin, barely visible eyebrows that don’t give much definition to the rest of the face, and others have patching or thinning eyebrows for many reasons.
Thick eyebrows can help a guy feel more confident and may align with some of the newer trends; this applies to women too. There are several products that can be used for men to get full brows, such as eyebrow pencils to draw in thicker brows, eyebrow gel, brow mascara, etc. You can even buy kits to try brow lamination yourself.
As mentioned earlier, laminated brows are one way to achieve thicker-looking eyebrows, and another is microblading.
Microblading is a form of cosmetic tattooing that can make brows look fuller and thicker. Unlike traditional tattoos, which use a tattoo gun, microblading uses a blade-shaped tool with a row of tiny needles. This process creates hair-like strokes along a person’s brows while depositing pigment into the skin. The result is realistic-looking brow hairs that are semi-permanent and won’t wash off for a year or more. Microblading doesn’t require everyday maintenance, making this option much easier and less time-consuming than using an eyebrow pencil to create the look of thicker brows.
Eyebrows are becoming a priority for men
Eyebrow grooming is something simple men can do to feel good about their appearance, prioritize themselves, and even experiment with a new look. As trends around self-care and grooming change, more and more men are prioritizing grooming habits as part of their regular self-care rituals. Gone are the days when these routines were for women only; people of all genders are embracing these trends and doing what makes them feel good in their bodies. The best part is that you don’t have to make drastic changes to your natural brows to achieve a well-groomed look.