What about doing it yourself?
Hak: If you’ve never touched your eyebrow hairs before, I would recommend coming into a salon. However, if you are going to do any sort of maintenance at home, I would start with trimming. The right tools are key to success: use a fine-tooth comb and a pair of scissors –curved brow or rounded-point scissors or moustache scissors will do. Brush your brows straight up with the comb to reveal any long, unruly hairs, then carefully trim them down to size. Start from the inside of the brow (near the nose) as this is usually where hairs tend to be longer. Comb the brow back into place, and you’re all set. Nose hair can be remedied at home easily with a nose trimmer or – for the brave – tweezers.
Are there any dos and donts?
Hak: Especially with eyebrows, knowing how close to trim or shave can be hard, so I would always suggest getting them sorted in a salon if you can. If you are considering doing some at-home grooming, don’t use an electric clipper anywhere near your brows unless it’s a model that is specifically designed to trim them. Otherwise you run the risk of setting a new one-eyebrow trend!
And don’t use big scissors because the precision won’t be there. When removing ear hair, I would always recommend a pro service rather than trying to clipper them at home. When ear hair is trimmed, it can fall into the ear and cause infection. With professional singeing, the hair is gone straight away.
Where can you go to have a pro do it for you?
Hak: I’d always recommend a Turkish barber because they are very skilful and do these hair-removal procedures very regularly. For an easy way to stay on top of unwanted facial hair, incorporate these procedures when you book in to have a haircut. Lots of barbers offer complimentary facial hair removal when having a haircut. If it’s a standalone appointment, you’ll be looking at spending £5 to £15 absolute max.
Will unwanted hair always grow back and need maintaining?
Hak: Unless you are having the full laser treatment, your eyebrow, nose and ear hair will need constant maintaining. On average, eyebrows grow roughly 1mm every six days, but eyebrows actually have a terminal length and should fall out when they get too long, before growing back. However, they tend to get wild and unruly in the process, so men should be maintaining their eyebrows first before anything else. Nose hair is much easier to maintain at home, but is no less important and needs to be managed just as regularly.
Any final grooming secrets you can share with us?
Hak: If you comb your eyebrows in an upwards direction and the hair reaches past your natural eyebrow arch, then it’s time for a trim.
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Great Grooming Salons In London:
- The Refinery, 18 Grosvenor Street, Mayfair, W1K 4QQ
- Ted’s Grooming Room, 86 Moorgate, City, EC2M 6SE
- Porters Barbers, 28 Abbeville Road, Clapham, SW4 9LA
- Jack the Clipper, 47 Bow Lane, EC4M 9DL
- Joe and Co, 22 Peter Street, Soho, W1F 0AG
- Neds Barbershop, The Ned, 27 Poultry Street, City, EC2R 8AJ