50 Things You Need To Know To Look Polished From Head to Toe: How To Tame Your Eyebrows (With Video)
To the list of things every guy over 30 should own (a nice garment bag, guest towels) add one more item: a pair of eyebrow scissors. Katy Walsh (featured in the above video), a brow specialist at Paul Labrecque in New York, says to trim—not pluck—Mike Dukakis-style overgrown hairs. "As you get older, they get coarse and wiry," she says. "Trimming will make a really big difference"—whereas plucking will make you look like a girl. Holding the scissors—she recommends Tweezerman Facial Hair Scissors—with the blades horizontal, snip your eyebrows straight across, or, if you're too timid, ask your barber to do it the next time you go for a cut. While you have the scissors out, cut off any scraggly ear or nose hair, but don't overprune. "There's a reason it's there," says Walsh. The only time you should grab a pair of tweezers is when you spot gray eyebrow hairs. "Tweeze them out," Walsh says. "It won't leave a bald patch."
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