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They say your eyes are the windows to your soul. If that's the case, then your eyebrows must be neatly groomed to frame them. Brows can make or break your look. While women worry about them looking thin or sparse, most men have the opposite problem. Large bushy brows may work for famed actor Eugene Levy and his son, but they aren't the easiest look to pull off -- unless you have a good grooming system in place. 

Maintaining your brows is just as important as trimming your beard or shaping up your hairline. Like your facial hair, eyebrow hairs can grow long very quickly. But that's just one issue. They also tend to grow in different directions and different lengths. As you can imagine, this can result in an unruly look.

Fortunately, there are a lot of ways to manage them at home. Read on for tips on grooming your brows for a smart and polished look.

Have Your Brows Professionally Shaped

Before you go snipping and tweezing up a storm, start your brow journey by going to a professional technician. They determine the best shape for your face using eyebrow mapping and create a shape that fits your unique proportions. Having your brows shaped by a professional also gives you a guide for at-home touchups.

Use a Comb

Having your brows shaped is a good start, but you'll still need to maintain them as they grow. A small kit of tools will help ensure that your arches stay sharp as they grow. First up is a comb -- yes, a comb. A mustache comb is tiny enough to comb through and detangle your brow hairs. It also comes in handy when you're ready for a trim and need to see which hairs are too long.

Invest in Good Tweezers

Maintaining brows is a long haul. If your brow hairs grow at lightning speed, tweezers will be an important tool in your kit. They'll allow you to pluck only the strays to keep the rest of the hair looking neat. An investment in two good pairs, an angled and pointed tip, can go a long way. Use the pointed tip for straggly strands, and be sure to pluck from the root to avoid ingrown hairs or breakage. The angled tip is better for touching up the front and tail ends.

Add a Brow Gel

There's a reason brow gels are so popular. For unruly hairs or curly textures, they're like the glue that keeps them tame. Many even offer conditioning formulas that soften the hairs while keeping them smooth and neat.