Hair seems to spring up everywhere for us dudes. In our ears, our nose. But maybe the most noticeable strays are the ones that show up on our eyebrows.
You want to look well groomed, and bushy eyebrows aren’t doing you any favors. So should you keep an eyebrow trimmer on hand? Yes, unless you dig that Groucho Marx look.
Let’s take a look at men’s eyebrow trimmer options and what’s available to you.
WHY SHOULD YOU TRIM YOUR EYEBROWS?
We’ll keep this short and to the point. Your eyebrow hairs are different than the other hairs on your body.
First of all, they don’t grow very long. Some people may have longer eyebrow hairs than others, but we’ve yet to see a person with eyebrows as long as their head hair!
That’s because once your eyebrows reach a certain length, they quit growing and fall out. This happens every month or so. What does that mean for you? Well, a few things. First, your eyebrow trimming will probably be pretty infrequent. Men’s eyebrows only need to be trimmed every now and then.
Secondly, unless there’s a particular shape you’re looking to achieve, your eyebrow trimming probably won’t take that long. Just trim off the stray hairs (say bye to the unibrow) that fall above or below your desired brow line, and you’re done!
Most of the best men’s eyebrow trimmers also come with ear and nose hair trimmers. It shouldn’t take more than about 10 minutes every few weeks to rid yourself of all the hairs you don’t want.
WHAT’S AN EYEBROW TRIMMER?
If you’ve got a set of clippers, you’ve probably got men’s eyebrow trimmers. Most kits come with a little “wand” that you can use for your nose, ear or eyebrow hairs.
In addition to the little trimmer, your clippers usually come with a blade guard meant specifically for your eyebrows. The guard is usually a very short length and maybe longer on one side than the other.
Another type of men’s eyebrow trimmer is like a little razor specifically meant for your brows. It looks like a long stick with a single razor at the end. Sometimes called eyebrow shapers, these tools are meant to shave the hair around the eyebrows. They’re not made to shorten eyebrow hairs.
The last type of men’s eyebrow trimmer is one you might not even know you have. Many men’s grooming kits, like nail clipper sets, come with a curved little pair of scissors. Those are eyebrow trimmers!
There are pros and cons to each of these types of trimmers. But, whichever type you prefer, it sure beats the heck out of trying to shave around your eyes. Let’s take a look.
CAN’T I JUST SHAVE?
First and foremost, do you want a razor blade that close to your eye? One slip and your day just got really bad. But there are other reasons why you should think about getting proper men’s eyebrow trimmer instead of resorting to your everyday razor.
When you use a regular razor, you run the risk of your hair growing back even thicker than it was to begin with. Your hair may be coarser and even a different texture – curlier, for example – than your natural eyebrow hair. What a mess.
Razors are also liable to slip, which isn’t a huge deal. But you will end up with unevenly shaped, non-matching eyebrows. Not a good look.
Men’s eyebrow trimmers are the best, most effective way to get an evenly shaped pair of eyebrows, every time.
WHAT ABOUT WAXING?
There are quite a few men (and women) who choose to wax their eyebrows. Then, there are those who pluck and tweeze.
Each of these methods is effective, sure. But they have drawbacks. First of all, they’re painful as all heck. Plucking, in particular, consists of pulling out your eyebrow hairs one by one. Who has time (or stamina) for that?
Waxing is effective, but there’s a problem. If you choose to wax at home, you run the risk of mistakes. Waxing pulls out hair by the roots, so a mistake could very well be permanent or at the very least longterm. You could have a professional wax your eyebrows, but that’s inconvenient and expensive.
SO, WHAT’S A GUY TO DO?
Eyebrow trimmers! In every man’s bathroom should be a quality men’s eyebrow trimmer. They’re perfect for the initial “sculpting” of your brows, and for quick touch-ups.
BEST MENS EYEBROW TRIMMERS
Need a little guidance as to which eyebrow trimmers are best for men? Keep reading. We’ve compiled a list of the best men’s eyebrow trimmers on the market. Take your pick, and get to trimming!
Philips Norelco Nose Trimmer 5100 $17.95
This sexy little trimmer will get all those stray hairs. From your ears to your nose to, of course, your eyebrows, you’re covered with the Philips NT5175.
There are five blades on this men’s eyebrow trimmer. First, of course, is the nose hair trimmer. Also included, though, are the two eyebrow combs, a beard comb and a detail trimmer.
Reviews of the Philips NT5175 are fantastic! First, men love that it just takes 1 AA battery to run it, and that it doesn’t use a lot of juice. You can toss it in your travel bag or shave kit and it’s pretty much guaranteed to be ready to roll.
Reviews of this men’s eyebrow trimmer do warn that you should practice, first. Find an area of your arm and get used to the angle of the blade before you begin to trim your eyebrows.
Wahl Ear, Nose and Brow Trimmer $11.50
Wahl is one of the most exceptional names in men’s grooming, and you can’t go wrong with this ear, nose and brow trimmer. What’s so special about it? Well, the interchangeable attachments are totally washable. They’re made of steel, so they won’t rust.
Secondly, you can use this men’s eyebrow trimmer anywhere – even in the shower! It’s good for wet or dry use. Super convenient, right?
The trimmer comes with, of course, a detail trimmer. But you’ll also find a rotary head (for the nose and ears) in the box as well as a reciprocating head, great for use on your brows.
What are men saying about the Wahl Ear, Nose and Brow trimmer? They love it! Men say this trimmer is great for everything from eyebrows to earlobes, and that it even gets those long nose hairs without tweezing.
Reviews of the Wahl Trimmer also say that the handle is easy to hold. It’s simple to shape eyebrows without slipping, and men said they got a perfect look every time.
Remington Waterproof Nose, Ear, & Eyebrow Trimmer $9.99
Here’s another men’s eyebrow trimmer you can use wet or dry. Toss it in your toiletry bag or touch up your brows in the shower. The Remington WETech includes three blades: the detail bade, the nose and ear trimmer and the bi-directional eyebrow trimmer.
Reviews of the Remington WETech all say that the men’s eyebrow trimmer is the best part of this product. Men say that the nose hair trimmer and the detail are trimmer are of a quality that’s to be expected of Remington. But they claim that the eyebrow trimmer goes above and beyond.
Our favorite review of the WETech trimmer was actually written by a woman. She said, “I bought this men’s eyebrow trimmer for my husband, and was shocked when he used it. Now, I can concentrate when we’re close, and I’m not staring at his Andy Rooney eyebrows anymore.” We think that’s pretty convincing.
Should you trim your eyebrows? Yep! It only takes a few minutes to rid yourself of the stray hairs that keep you from looking like a not-so well-groomed man.
Find a good men’s eyebrow trimmer you love, stash it in your travel case, and touch up every now and then! Heck, you can even keep yourself looking sharp while you’re in the shower.