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As one GQ journalist so rightly put it:
“If, as the old saying goes, the eyes are the windows to your soul, then the eyebrows are the curtains: Get ’em wrong and you screw up the whole view”.
Bad news for the unibrow-prone, your days of pulling off the caterpillar look are well and truly over.
The good news is:
Tuning up your eyebrows is just about the lowest maintenance of all the hair removal concerns you could possibly have.
Precision is what it’s all about when it comes to your brows (lest you end up with about 75% less of your eyebrow than you planned…), which immediately limits your options to just a few of the following…
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How to Remove Unibrow: The Do’s
Here’s the deal:
You can easily keep your eyebrows in check by using a slim sized electric trimmer, one that’s small enough to mow the lawn between your eyes, and whose trim length can be adjusted to cut back those few hairs that grow inexplicably longer and thicker than the rest.
‘What tools do I need?’, you might be wondering:
This shaver from Remington is one of the best one-for-all products out there; it comes with 8 attachments, meaning you can use it as a full sized shaver for the rest of your body and pop on the small-sized head to trim up your brows (and nose and ear hair).
Trimming will give you a more than decent overall appearance, but if it’s a smooth landing strip you’re looking for, better try one of the following methods instead.
Plucking is the age old solution when it comes to eyebrows.
It’s precise, effective, and carries no ongoing cost.
Start small in the middle and work your way in! If you want to continue on shaping the rest of your brows, remember only to pluck the strays, otherwise you’re going to end up with a baby caterpillar chasing momma caterpillar scene right on your very own forehead.
Waxing a unibrow is the best solution for mass clearing the hairs at once.
The truth is:
It doesn’t require a lot of skill to get right the way waxing some of your other body parts does, and because it’s such a small area the pain is over and done before you’ve even realized it. The trick is to position the wax in just the right place.
Be careful of removing hair too far inland and taking away more eyebrow than intended.
You can always mark your skin first with a small pen/make up pencil before you apply the wax so you have some guidelines.
This mini-sized kit from Parissa is ideal.
How to Remove Unibrow: The Don’ts
1. Hair removal cream
Too imprecise, and putting those sorts of chemicals near your eyes in definitely not recommended.
Again, too imprecise. Better to tweeze.
No, no, and three times, no. Not only is it very difficult to shave that area with precision, but the stubbly regrowth you’ll get from shaving is not the look you’re going for.
4. Laser hair removal
Using lasers near your eyes is a big no-no; even the professional salons won’t treat eyebrows with laser hair removal.
The Bottom Line
As you can see, there’s really no “best” overall method how to remove unibrow; but based on this article, you should be able to find the right solution for your own individual needs.
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About the author Dave Levitt
Dave is a Brooklyn-based editor with a specific interest in the recent trend of men adopting beauty and self-care routines. It’s not all about the ultra-masculine-packaged, strongly-scented all-purpose shower gels anymore! Modern men are seeking the quality resources to turn to when it comes to skincare, haircare and fashion. Dave’s hard and passionate work is dedicated to building up more resources like that on the web.