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Model

Big A-Larger Than Life

Posts: 33411

The Woodlands, Texas, US

I have gross man brows and they always look good until they start getting long and then I wayyyyyy overpluck them.  I've heard you can give your brows a haircut.  How do I do this?   I don't wanna fuck it up and have eye mullets or something.  big_smile

May 21 13 07:51 am Link

Photographer

Good Egg Productions

Posts: 15718

Orlando, Florida, US

I use a regular hair trimmer with the 1/2" guide on.  Works like a charm.

I'm totally metrosexual for about 2 weeks after each trim.

May 21 13 07:57 am Link

Model

Big A-Larger Than Life

Posts: 33411

The Woodlands, Texas, US

Good Egg Productions wrote:
I use a regular hair trimmer with the 1/2" guide on.  Works like a charm.

I'm totally metrosexual for about 2 weeks after each trim.

Like a buzzer that guys use on their beards?  Okay so like how do you do it though without messing up?   big_smile

May 21 13 08:00 am Link

Photographer

Good Egg Productions

Posts: 15718

Orlando, Florida, US

Big A-Larger Than Life wrote:

Like a buzzer that guys use on their beards?  Okay so like how do you do it though without messing up?   big_smile

Like a regular hair trimmer like at the barber.  I suppose a beard trimmer would work though.

Because I give only one fuck, I basically just make two passes against the grain and that's it.  You may choose to make more passes if you still see some unruly stragglers.  But you probably give more fucks than I do.

May 21 13 08:05 am Link

Photographer

DR Boisvert Photography

Posts: 106

San Antonio, Texas, US

I'm getting old man Andy Rooney eyebrows and my barber sneaks up on me and does this occasionally.

http://on.aol.com/video/how-to-trim-men … -517398252

May 21 13 08:07 am Link

Photographer

Kalen Lea

Posts: 119

Raleigh, North Carolina, US

I usually take an eyebrow brush (or a small comb) and brush the hairs up and trim the ones that are sticking up above my eyebrow with smallllllllllllll let me stress SMALL scissors, then brush them down and trim them. I do this over again a couple times to make sure I didn't miss any. If your hands are shaky, then I wouldn't recommend this.

I also lay one scissor blade (the non sharp side) against my forehead to stay steady.

that's just how I do it. the trimmer idea sounds good too. smile hope you figure it out!

May 21 13 10:06 am Link

Makeup Artist

Makeup Hair by Dani B

Posts: 746

Los Angeles, California, US

Just so there's at least one actual makeup artist responding to this post...wink

You can, if they are extremely long and bushy, brush them up and down, trimming them with small manicure sized scissors, but not inside the lines of your actual brow. You can also purchase eyebrow razors at any WalMart or drugstore. I would not use clippers. In fact, please don't. Because you are a model, not a photographer.

May 21 13 11:16 am Link

Model

Desiree Onwudiachi

Posts: 1

Laurel, Maryland, US

Yes, I am a makeup artist as well. And i specialize in eyebrows. The proper way to trim and tame eyebrows are to have them brushed up and Trimmed also brushed down and trimmed. I do my own makeup for all my shoots and eyebrows for other models as well. The method i use is Tweezers and Trim I hope that helps.

May 21 13 11:33 am Link

Photographer

Camerosity

Posts: 5317

Saint Louis, Missouri, US

Big A-Larger Than Life wrote:
Like a buzzer that guys use on their beards?

Like this:

http://www.amazon.com/Wahl-79300-400-Co … B000JNQSIQ

May 21 13 11:54 am Link

Model

Big A-Larger Than Life

Posts: 33411

The Woodlands, Texas, US

Makeup by Dani B wrote:
Just so there's at least one actual makeup artist responding to this post...wink

You can, if they are extremely long and bushy, brush them up and down, trimming them with small manicure sized scissors, but not inside the lines of your actual brow. You can also purchase eyebrow razors at any WalMart or drugstore. I would not use clippers. In fact, please don't. Because you are a model, not a photographer.

Okay thanks!  They look just like the pic on my main profile page there's a pic of me and my dog and you can see how effing bushy and manly they look.  Most girls have skinny sparse brows and mine look like my dad's!  I want to make them purdy!   big_smile

May 21 13 02:19 pm Link

Makeup Artist

Denise

Posts: 1915

Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

I use a pair of scissors that looks like this
http://www.sephora.com/eyebrow-trimmer-brush-P139400

May 21 13 09:19 pm Link

Makeup Artist

Cynna Stylz MUA

Posts: 217

New York, New York, US

May 21 13 09:42 pm Link

Photographer

GER Photography

Posts: 7950

Imperial, California, US

Yep!! Rockin the Andy Rooney bushy brows myself!:-))

May 21 13 09:52 pm Link

Makeup Artist

Lauren Reynolds Makeup

Posts: 282

London, England, United Kingdom

Denise wrote:
I use a pair of scissors that looks like this
http://www.sephora.com/eyebrow-trimmer-brush-P139400

+1

Don't use clippers...

I trim my own eyebrows even though they aren't long, makes them look thicker and neater as you remove the tapered hair ends which can go haywire. That's one of the reasons threaded eyebrows look so nice, because eyebrow threaders almost always trim brows quite short as well...

May 22 13 06:06 am Link

Makeup Artist

ShannonJennings MUA

Posts: 118

Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Makeup by Dani B wrote:
Just so there's at least one actual makeup artist responding to this post...wink

You can, if they are extremely long and bushy, brush them up and down, trimming them with small manicure sized scissors, but not inside the lines of your actual brow. You can also purchase eyebrow razors at any WalMart or drugstore. I would not use clippers. In fact, please don't. Because you are a model, not a photographer.

This.

I also do this to my husband on a regular basis due to him having more hair in his eyebrows than on his head (not even kidding) if you're nervous I'd get them done professionally the first time though.

Ps eye mullets made me lol

May 22 13 06:54 am Link

Model

Michelle Genevieve

Posts: 939

Austin, Texas, US

Desiree Onwudiachi wrote:
Yes, I am a makeup artist as well. And i specialize in eyebrows. The proper way to trim and tame eyebrows are to have them brushed up and Trimmed also brushed down and trimmed. I do my own makeup for all my shoots and eyebrows for other models as well. The method i use is Tweezers and Trim I hope that helps.

May 22 13 07:06 am Link

Model

amb300

Posts: 218

Murfreesboro, Tennessee, US

Jun 08 13 07:21 am Link

Photographer

Fotographia Fantastique

Posts: 17326

Lebanon, New Hampshire, US

Penciled in eyebrows on women always sort of freaked me out ever since I was a kid. I actually like eyebrows. People used to really talk about Kathy Ireland's eyebrows as one of her 'flaws', but I always thought she looked great.

But as I get older I may have to go to Makeup by Dani B myself - I'm now getting weird grow every which way eyebrow hairs. big_smile

Jun 08 13 08:43 am Link