views on men shaping thier eyebrows

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    I have really thick eyebrows and have considered shaping them. not like a girl would get hers shaped(really thin and pointy) but just shaped to where they are not wild..........What are your thoughts
     
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    be careful to not do too much unless you are comfortable with being a metrosexual
     
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    The idea of a man with thick eyebrows is kind of hot to me, however, in order to be able to give you a fair opinion, I would like to see your face. I know it can be uncomfortable to show your face here, but I think it is necesary. Trimming your eyebrows could make you appear a little femenine.
     
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    If they're really bushy with lots of stray hairs all over or if you have a unibrow then shaping's not bad at all. The key is to keep the appearance masculine. They have to look as if you haven't done anything to them.
     
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    i had mine done a few days before an interview, not really shaped, but groomed so they were not going in every direction
     
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    I run a clipper with a #2 guard over mine when they start getting too long and bushy, and pluck out any stry hairs.
     
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    i disagree with both of the previous posts. not in a hostile way, but from the point of view of a performer.

    i know plenty of men and women, straight, metro and gay, who do various amounts of grooming. shaping the eyebrows is open to anyone.

    if anything, you just need to know what you're looking for. some people shape for just that, a shape. this would be the girls with pencil thin lines, and just unnatural looks

    the other form of shaping is for facial distinction. shaping the eyebrows so that they hit harder on your face. ie. you furl your brow, or do 'The Rock' face raising one eyebrow furling the other, etc. you shape the best contour to your muscles so that you look ''cleaner''

    and your final option is just a trim of stray hairs, which is just removing the hairs that grow darker/dense enough around the natrual brow that make it look 'furry'

    Peter Gallagher just trims
    Brooke Shields uses shape method 2
    Beyoncé uses method 1

    most comedians use method 2
    most TV personalities use method 1
    and most well-known people known for who they are use method 1 or 3 for signature looks

    Zac Efro uses method 2 but crossing into method 1 because he has a signature look.

    get it?

    so i say go for it. you really aren't running any risks until you pass method 2 going into method 1. but it's all based on how your hair grows and your face. I can trim quite alot because my eyebrows aren't very dense. so if i trim, it just looks clean, i can shape quite a bit before it starts to look 'shaped'

    but of the other hand if your brows are really dense or a real contrast to your face (dark brows on a pale face, or blonde hair with brunette brows, etc) you less play area
     
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    As a lot of guys get older their eyebrows go crazy, trimming and grooming is definitely a must; unless you want to have Mentat eyebrows. As I have hit my late 40s eyebrow grooming has almost become a daily routine, and I get them waxed every 2 to 3 weeks. My wife gives me the business if I don't take care of them.
     
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    Horses for courses I say. Whatever you are comfortable with.

    I trim mine every few days to get rid of all the stragglers and keep them neat. I did have them waxed a couple of times but the results looked too staged for my liking. Neat but natural is what I prefer on myself.

    I don't like to see men with eyebrows "plucked and trimmed to death" but hey who am I to judge if that's what they want.
     
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    It seems str8 Metrosexual men, and the Latin culture have embraced eyebrow grooming the most. With the latinos especially, there is a specific look they have adopted, which I agree with Farallon is a bit Fem, although they may be very butch and masculine. Grooming brows is OK, but "shaping" you have to be very careful with
     
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    OK so my individual eye brow hairs can sometimes grow really long, I trim them individually if they need it. But I've always thought that the shape of the eyebrow was really defining of a masculine face, and that the more natural the shape the more attractively masculine the man looks. So I'd never change the actual shape of my eyebrows even if I trimmed individual hairs.
     
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    people will say you are a drag queen behind your back if you get to carried away.
     
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    I resemble that remark :redface:
     
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    That's just disgusting!







    Smith's are the worst crisps ever. Blech!
     
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    I don't shape mine, but I do trim them about once a month. I also have one stray eyebrow hair that comes in right at the top of the bridge of my nose, and no matter how many times I pull it out, it comes back, so I pull it out again. Back when I was in high school, I dabbled with notches, but that's all in the past.

    Do whatever makes you feel good about yourself and how you look.
     
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    The lady who cuts my hair when i got regular hair cuts, she trimmed my brows by using the comb and the ear/neck trimmer.
     
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    As long as it isnt a unibrow, I think thick eybrows on men are hot!!!
     
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    I like a guy who actually takes care of those fuzzy caterpillars on his face...
    I, for one, appreciate metrosexual men...
    thank you for giving a shit....
    some people actually enjoy it when you do...
    I would rather have a sharp dresser who takes care of himself...
    but that's just me...
    the census on this website, with the women, seems to be 'I want my man to be a man'...
    okay whatever in the fuck that means...
    every time I hear that bullshit I think of Larry the cable guy and say no thanks...
     
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    I'd say that if you've got a monobrow, it might be worthwhile thinning out the join, but try to get a natural look. If they're bushy, just trim them.

    If you overdo it, your friends will soon let you know. Be prepared to be reminded of that for the rest of your life too.:wink:
     
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    As long as its subtle, you dont want to look like a drag queen on a day off, but hey if it aint broke!,,,,Most of all, mono brows and bushy brows for older guys should be attended to without delay.
     
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