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How to Trim Eyebrows

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Whilst many men don’t want to go to the lengths of waxing and shaping their eyebrows, a regular trim can go a long way in enhancing the shape of your brows, which helps to accentuate your face. Luckily, we’ve put together a complete guide on how to trim your eyebrows that covers everything you need to know.

Men generally have bushier eyebrows than women, which is no bad thing, however with added volume comes straggly flyaways and unruly hairs of various lengths. Fortunately, you can have better brows in just a few minutes with just a small amount of maintenance required every couple of weeks.

How to trim your eyebrows

Step 1

For the first step, you will need a comb that is small enough to separate the hairs. A moustache comb is ideal – we love the Bossman Pocket Sandalwood Beard and Moustache Comb 

Bossman Pocket Sandalwood Beard and Moustache Comb

Bossman Pocket Sandalwood Beard and Moustache Comb


Use your comb to brush your eyebrows upwards, so that the hairs are pointing towards your forehead. This makes it much easier to see which hairs are longer.

Step 2

Now it’s time to trim those long hairs with a pair of tiny scissors like Captain Fawcett Hand Crafted Grooming Scissors

Captain Fawcett Hand Crafted Grooming Scissors

Captain Fawcett Hand Crafted Grooming Scissors


Stand close to the mirror, and use your tiny scissors to carefully trim any hairs that extend beyond your brow line. Next, comb downwards from the top of the brow, then tilt the bottom of the comb away from the face to reveal any more excess length. Use your comb as a guard as you trim those hairs.

You’re not compromising the shape, simply trimming the excess. You can now comb your eyebrows back into place. 

This video sums up these first two steps nicely.

Step 3

If your eyebrows are particularly bushy, it will be easier to use a trimmer to remove excess bulk, as this will create a more uniform look compared to scissors. 

Never be tempted to use your beard trimmer on your brows, or you may find yourself in the disaster scenario of having no eyebrows left. Always use a trimmer specifically designed for eyebrows, like the Philips Series 3000 Ear, Eyebrow & Nose Trimmer.

Philips Series 3000 Ear, Eyebrow & Nose Trimmer

Philips Series 3000 Ear, Eyebrow & Nose Trimmer. Buy on Amazon>>



Start by your nose and gently move your trimmer across your eyebrow in the direction that the hairs face, until all of the hair is an equal length. You can always go back in with the scissors to tidy up at this stage.

Step 4

Once your eyebrows are trimmed, you can finish up by removing stray hairs outside of the brow line with tweezers. Once again, we’re not shaping the brows, simply tidying them up by taking away excess hairs often found between the brows and around the edges. 

Step 5

An optional final step is to apply a small amount of clear brow gel to smooth the brows down. This also makes it easier to spot any hairs that you may have missed.

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James Smith

James Smith is a fashion blogger and a fashion designer who often blogs about men's grooming, fashion and styling. James also love doing photography, designing and playing football.

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