The 6 Golden rules of eyebrow grooming

Your eyebrows are a pretty dominant feature on your face, so getting them right is essential. You don’t want to be walking around with a really bushy pair or ones that can barely be seen. There’s a balance between too much and too little, so I am going to help you understand how to do your eyebrows.

If you’re still asking yourself ‘why should I groom my eyebrows?’ then you need to get on board ASAP. Men’s eyebrow grooming is no longer frowned upon. In today’s society when you neglect your brows then you’re the anomaly, not the guy that does his eyebrow shaping, eyebrow plucking and even eyebrow waxing. It may sound like a lot of effort but believe it or not, your eyebrow hair doesn’t grow at lightning speed. You can do it every few weeks with just the occasional pluck here and there.

I know that for the majority of you, you’ve got this far through your life without having to pick up a pair of eyebrow tweezers or use the dreaded eyebrow grooming wax. You’ve stayed in the safe zone and avoided any eyebrow grooming necessary, but times have changed. We are in the prime of eyebrow grooming, so it’s vital that you understand the importance of grooming your eyebrows. So, to save you the embarrassment of bushy eyebrows or even worse, over-plucked eyebrows, here’s some tips on how you should be going about it.

Know Your Eyebrow. 

My first rule is that you should know your eyebrows. Yes, I know this sounds strange. You see them on your face everyday but you need to know what kind of hair you have and where the hairs tend to grow. You also need to ask yourself if they’re symmetrical – the answer is probably no, and if I’m honest, you don’t want them too symmetrical because this can look a bit weird. Symmetry is simply an eyebrow aim, but the point is, your eyebrows are more like brothers than twins. You also need to know if your hair’s long, short, stiff, soft, thick, thin, dark or light. There may be a lot to think about, but if you know your eyebrows, you’ll know what grooming technique works best for you.

Eyebrow Shaping

The second rule i want you to follow is about the shape of your eyebrows. So to begin, you need to remember that you’re a guy and you don’t need overly shaped eyebrows like all the girls in your life probably do. However, you do want a pair that look good and well kept. A lot rides on your appearance, so as much as we don’t want to admit it, the better your grooming habits , the better the impression you’ll give.

With eyebrow shaping for men, it’s all about getting rid of that unibrow. You should also know where each eyebrow starts and where it should finish. To do this you’ll need an eyebrow shaping comb or even a pen or pencil to simple use as a straight line on your face. The start of your eyebrow is crucial – you don’t want them looking too far apart or too close together. So, with the comb, make sure the hairs start proportionally to the outside of your nostrils. Line the pencil vertically in front of your face so you are able to see where you should start shaping. For the ends of your brows, align the comb horizontally from the bridge of your nose to the outside corner of your eye. Where this crosses is where your brows should end.

Another eyebrow shaping rule is that you don’t want them too tall (obviously). They need to be longer than they are tall. You therefore need to get rid of the hairs that are above or below the main shaped area. Just make sure you don’t over do it, as you can get carried away. We’ve all got horror stories on that one.

Eyebrow Plucking

Plucking your eyebrows is one of the simplest ways to tidy up your hairs . Everyone knows what plucking is (we hope), so if you get your hands on a pair of tweezers then you’re good to go. For a guy that doesn’t need much brow maintenance, eyebrow plucking is an easy step for you. Plus it’s useful for those stray hairs that you still see after you’ve had a eyebrow wax. However as easy and simple as this sounds, it can be slightly painful. But after a while I’m sure you’ll get used to it.

Before you start plucking away, you’re gonna need to get yourself some eyebrow grooming tools, but don’t worry, they’re not as technical as it sounds. The tweezers you use should be the angled ones that come to a point. These are easier to use in the eyebrow area. An eyebrow comb or brush is also good because by brushing the hairs upwards, you can see which ones need removing and which ones just need trimming. When you do start plucking, make sure you stretch your skin slightly and then go for it. The unibrow, the hairs underneath and the ones above all need neatening up. Don’t go mad, but get the ones that stand out. Plucking won’t leave any dark stubble either as you pull out everything from the root.

Eyebrow Waxing

For those of you that have a load of hair in areas that aren’t meant to have any, this is for you. It can remove a fair amount of unwanted hairs all at once. Similarly to plucking, waxing removes the hair right from the root. However, this is something that’s sometimes better left to the professionals as it’s not really eyebrow grooming for beginners . You don’t want this to go wrong as your hair may not grow back for another two to four weeks. And that, I’m sure, won’t be a good look. There are so many places now that do eyebrow waxing for men, so don’t feel embarrassed about heading to your local salon.

Shaving your Eyebrows

This is a risky one – mainly because you have to have good control of a blade, or else, one slip or wrong move and you’ll have half an eyebrow left. Compared to plucking and waxing, shaving your eyebrows is the least painful – in fact, there’s no pain at all. You just need to make sure you have a smooth razor and that you don’t start shaving too close to the main part of the brow. Shaving’s good for getting rid of your unibrow and any hairs that aren’t close to the brow. For the closer, more intricate hairs, it’s better for you to use some tweezers.

If you do use this eyebrow grooming method then use soap and wet the area. This will give you a smoother and softer finish. Just note that the hairs will grow back a lot quicker this way and can leave black stubble just a few days after you’ve neatened up.

Eyebrow Trimming

This is one of the final stages of eyebrow care and you should do this alongside one of the other methods above. You need to finish off the brow shape as well as you can, so trimming the hairs helps work on the depth and thickness of the brow. If you have thick hair or longer hairs this is where you trim them down so they look less messy and a lot neater. You may have got rid of all the other hairs by plucking, waxing or shaving, but when your actual hairs are long and messy looking, it’s time to get the little scissors out. Men’s eyebrows have the tendency to look fairly bushy, so trimming the long hairs or the ones that aren’t fitting with the shape will keep you looking well groomed and neat.

Eyebrow grooming kits will usually contain a pair of small scissors that have a slightly rounded edge. This is so they can fit the contours of your face, making it a lot easier to get the hairs you want. Brush your eyebrows upwards with your eyebrow comb and trim the hairs that are overly long. This keeps the face looking tamed and like you’ve cared about your appearance a lot more. Plus, we all know that every girl loves a well groomed guy.

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How to be spotted by street style photographer.

Model:akin faminu

Trying to get spotted by a discerning street style photographer, so you can gram it with (obnoxious) pride? Shameless! But we’re right behind you. So, as GTb Fashion Week Men’s kicks off in the Lagos,. here are some tips straight from the horse’s (Evans Ani’s) mouth:

Dress for yourself, and yourself only

“If I think about what my eyes are naturally drawn to, it’s clearly someone who is dressing for themselves. They feel confident in what they’re wearing and it’s authentic and similar to what they would usually wear. During Fashion Week, people who are obviously dressed in something they wouldn’t usually wear look instantly forced and uncomfortable. It’s obvious in the way you carry yourself, and the way you interact with people as you’re going about your business. If you’re making eye contact with people and you’re relaxed then it’s clear that this is a normal outfit for you.”

Wear colour that pops

“I look for colour. It could even be a neutral colour. My eye naturally looks for colour that pops and that’s going to make a photograph look great. So if someone’s wearing something drab I might not notice them. But if it’s a bold or unusual colour I might spot them, even if it’s something I might not usually photograph. So, visibility is important.”
Pay attention to detail

“You might see someone a block or so away because of the colour, but then by the time they get to you the fit might not be right. Or they haven’t thought about an accessory that tells a nice story. If parts don’t match and there’s no interesting story attached to an outfit I’m less likely to be taken by it.”

Match style to your setting

“Harmonising setting and style can create interesting matches. So if someone is dressed in a really classic and simple outfit, and they’re in a Copenhagen -style setting which is so minimalist and clean, then it matches so well. But then on the flipside someone might be wearing couture and we’re by a couple of garbage trucks in Ikeja. I’ve seen that before and that’s a great story to shoot.” 

Let your clothes tell a story

“I look for people whose being and clothing tells a story. I’m more likely to be fond of an image if I feel like there’s a backstory there even if I don’t particularly like the backstory. For example, if someone has very rough hands, so obviously works with their hands, a shaved head and they’re wearing overalls and Doc Martens, then I’m hooked. It all fits in. That’s a story. But if someone’s wearing a suit and he looks like he’s trying to be the wealthy banker type and the fabric clearly looks cheap and it doesn’t fit – then it’s clear he’s pretending to be someone he’s not. And that isn’t good.”

Be quirky

“I look out for weird characters. For example there’s an 80-year-old cockney guy who lives in agege who calls himself agege George, and I’ve seen him about 40 times in a period of five years, and I’ve only ever seen him wear two suits. It’s great – it shows he knows what he likes and he’s living his life.”

Shoes:313eko

Scruff up your shoes

“I look for shoes that have been worn in – like boots with paint splattered on them that look like your dad gave them to you and they’ve been put to good use.”

Model: adebayo oke lawal

Wear a well-made hat

“I wear hats all the time. People might not recognise me without a hat. So I love hats and photographing other peoples’ hats as a result of that. Hats used to be something every man wore but now when a man wears a hat it really stands out, because they’re not worn by the majority, which I like. Hats also need to look well-made. You can tell when a hat looks like its been bought on the high street because it looks cheap. So I love a proper traditional hat like a feodora”.

New year Chelsea’s boot.


OK..guys this editorial is gonna be one of my fav editorial….oh! ‘why’? Coz’ it just is. And for the record, I think am kind of obsessed with Chelsea boot.

So lately, have been perusing through look-books and stuffs and got captivated by this brown suede chelsea boot. Although, I anticipated on getting one but you know, I just got this kind of feeling (I really don’t need it now…and besides, I don’t do boots).  But leave the experience for later (or maybe never) and get transplanted in this whole new series of the new year’s Chelsea’s boot.

Chelsea Boots and men’s fashion have a strong history together. This is not going to change any time soon! Chelsea boots have always been in fashion, supported by celebrities in all histories. Named the footwear of choice for many a stylish man.

This style of boot should have a space in every man’s shoe cupboard. Simply due to it being not just this season they’re in they’ve never been out of style. If you’re still not convinced you can pull the boot off let me reassure you – they’re a style anyone can pull off no matter ages size or style.

There are no strict rules that are specifically for Chelsea boots. Like a rule for anything make sure your colours don’t clash, other than that there aren’t many rules other than generally make sure your trousers sit over the top of the boot. You want to show the boots of because it’s likely you spent a lot of money for them.

One of the best things about Chelsea boots is how well they fit with your wardrobe. This means with the right advise you can get any extremely good wear out of them. Whether its formal look or casual you can pull off the Chelsea boot.

If you are someone who likes testing with colour, try a classic navy suit paired with a brown boot. Always remember when doing this the belt should match being the same colour creating a sharper look.

Many people like wearing Chelsea boots with a suit for the simple reason they don’t have laces. This means it gives you sleeker lines with your trousers. You can wear with a slim fit suit or skinniest jeans and you won’t have a weird lump of laces underneath them.

Remember keep your trouser leg over the top of the boot, you’ve got an awesome pair of boots make sure people see them. Ohh….I really got this for new year.

CLOSETS X YOU.


Getting out of bed in the morning, opening the window to refresh your mind, body and spirit, showering and then carelessly walking into your closet to pick out your outfit for the day sounds like the beginning of a unique day balanced by a healthy routine. Just before breakfast, you choose your “weapons” for the day.

And you know how “when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it”?

There is undeniable magic accessed through design. You can feel it changing your perspective. One day you imagine your dream closet and the next, you’re getting dressed there every morning. The masculine vibe in a man’s walk-in-closet is not given by the clothes themselves, but by a magical mix of materials, colors, textures, light and creative vision.

It’s not so hard to design closet layout as at first glance may seem. Especially nowadays, when one can find inspirations and closet design ideas on the Internet. If reasoned, the men’s wardrobe does not require much – a few simple additions like chest of drawers, shoe racks, valet and rack for belts and tie. These are the things without which any man’s wardrobe would be unimaginable.

However, there are nuances about each individual closet, which makes this process little bit complicated. While closet design ideas are many, the most difficult thing is to understand the best way how to place each personal stuff. We all are different as personalities and our lifestyle, work and hobbies differ. Our lifestyle makes huge influence to the closet layout.

Therefore, before starting to plan the wardrobe design, you need to find out exactly what stuff will be placed in the closet. If there are clothes which should be hanged, then you need to know, how much and in what lengths. As well, how many bags, accessories, etc. will be placed in the closet. If all this is clear, then wardrobe layout will be easy to plan. After, the next step is to find the perfect closet design. Therefore, i’ve created an inspiring collection of wardrobe designs.

MEN FASHION TRENDS TO KEEP THIS 2018.


​With a seemingly never-ending drip of new-ins and new-outs, it can be hard on both your wallet and your wardrobe to constantly play catch-up with the latest menswear collections.

Luckily, this season sees some of 2017’s biggest trends spill over into 2018. So as well as breaking down what you should be holding on to in order to nail the key looks, we caught up with some of the industry’s top insiders to get the styling tips that’ll maximise the wears of last year’s investments.

Wide-Leg Trousers

For the past few seasons, looser cuts and more relaxed shapes – whether that’s on coats, hoodies or, indeed, trousers – have been working their way from the runways to the mainstream. The more louche way of dressing, which started to be picked up by brands and retailers in 2016, is likely to peak over the next 12 months.

Although the look has been a slow-burner (and no doubt we’ll all get skinny jean withdrawals now and again), if you snapped up a more roomy fit last year, we have good news – wide-leg trousers have serious staying power.

How To Wear

“The easiest entry into the world of wider fits is with denim. No need to go full Slim Shady though, a straight leg is a good first step. Try a rugged dark selvedge or black jean with a chunky turn-up and brogue boots.

“For a smarter look, it’s wise to wear something with weight like a wool-mix. This will gather nicely on your shoe rather than just looking like you’ve got your dad’s trousers on.”

Cuban Collars


If there was one piece we couldn’t move for last year, it was the Cuban collar shirt . Such was the influence of Mr Montana that open necklines ran the gamut from high street to high end. And rightly so – the cut can look extremely sleek, and we’re happy to report it’s here to stay.

Hawaiian prints might have calmed down, but if you’re in possession of a muted botanical print or plain Cuban collar shirt, keep hold of it. This year, combine yours with a leather jacket and some slim-fit jeans for a rock ‘n’ roll update of an old-school classic.

How To Wear

“Cuban collars will be here to stay for a few summers because they’re practical. The best of these shirts come in cotton or linen, making them light and airy on a hot day – and flattering. I’ll often recommend these collars to guys with narrow shoulders because it makes them look broader.”

Oh yes….That is me.

Denim x adidas

Denim! Denim!! Denim!!!…who doesn’t love to have one in his/her closet…its a must-have in every man closet…And you can never go wrong with a denim jacket.

This editorial was actually for a friend of mine a renowned fashion blogger…lips are sealed about the name..but one things for sure I write about fashion and I am here to allow every single person know that when it comes to fashion denim has been one of most precious ensemble that never runs old all over the world…’ You can testify as well’ its been every ones fav as you can never go wrong rocking it either way. 

The picture you seeing is not mine yes I get it…am yet to post mine but trust me in my next editorial you gonna see at you actually anticipating on.

House of Payne x trad

  • Another editorial

    This is a story of a young man who is a fashion enthusiast and a stylist.

    He actually thought of doing a combo that was amazingly going to come out great and yes it did come out great.

    A perfect blend of a coffee brown house of Payne blazer and a casual trad shirt. And I know u are already trying to figure out who this young man is….YES!!! Its me.

    I actually had this perfect blend that never hurts and decided to go with it..it came out fine and I just thought well go with it.

    Yep…that’s it.. Nothing much to be precise.

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