If Your Kid Had a Unibrow, What Would You Do?

I’m not kidding, this question comes straight from my husband.

“Ask your bloggers, what would you do if your kid had a unibrow? Shave it, leave it or ask the kid?” 

So, here I am. 🙂

Please share your thoughts and opinions on this very important matter regarding unibrows in young children….. or any age (kids, adults, grandparents, babies, whatever) for that matter!

Published by Samantha Mellen

Certified personal trainer & health coach helping women transform their lives through fitness, abundant mindset coaching and internal peace. Mom of two boys, living life in Alaska.

16 thoughts on “If Your Kid Had a Unibrow, What Would You Do?

  1. I think once they hit 5th grade or so I'd ask them if they wanted me to shave it. I had one (suppose I still do except it's taken care of) and I shaved it myself in like 6th grade. I know that for sure when my son starts getting facial hair I will tell him to shave it. I always feel bad for boys when they are just hitting puberty and they look bad with that gross little mustache. I always wonder why their parent would ignore that.

  2. My daughter is almost 9 and she had a serious unibrow. We're not surprised because her father did too. I own a little wax machine(I'm a beauty school drop out). I regularly shape and wax my brows as well as my hubby's uni. Kay once came home and said someone made a comment about hers but she laughed it off. She's pretty good about that kind of thing. Well the next time I waxed my hubby after that, I casually asked her if she wanted a turn. She said ok. I waxed it and she now has it done once in a while. We didn't make a big deal about it because I don't want to make her feel insecure. I don't force her or talk her into it. When I'm doing mine or my husband's and she asks, then I do it. If not I don't bring it up.

  3. Wellllll, since I'm an aesthetician, I'm a little biased on this one ;P I would wait until they asked and wax that baby off!! My 5yr old has already asked me to wax his fuzzy back, lol! I told him when he's about 16 he'll be begging me to and we'll get started then. Poor guys gonna be a monkey!!

  4. @Stefanie, most boys are really proud of their gross little mustache. It shows what a man they are. 😉

    As to the unibrow thing, it the kid was old enough to notice it and was bothered by it, I would go with a wax or a pluck probably.

  5. and this is why I love your blog!! lololol……..

    I had a unibrow (very slight) when I was a little girl, you couldn't notice it much…I think I started plucking when I was like 12… and luckily I came from a hairy family who was used to such things….lol

  6. I can't wait to get my hands on my daughter's eyebrows! She's four and I'm making myself hold off until she's at least in first grade before we go for the wax. I feel bad that she got my eyebrows!

  7. I dont know… I think I would just wait and ask them when they got older.
    I had a unibrow, or at least very nearly one, all the way until highschool. Surprisingly no one ever really said anything about it until I had a teacher in the 8th grade tell me “I love the way you keep your eyebrows like that instead of plucking them. Makes me think of a young Brook Shields” I think she was trying to be nice but she ended up making me super paranoid. lol

  8. Leave it until the kid wants to change it!! There is no reason to give our kids the impression (from us) that how you look on the outside matters one bit. They will get that soon enough in the world outside the home. While young, we need to teach our children that the inside is what matters. Then pluck it if it becomes a problem for them later. Adolescence do need to “fit in”.

  9. Someone once did a devotion on how God loves us so much that he even gave us eyebrows to keep soap out of our eyer. Well I figured God must really love me a lot then because he made mine extra thick and stuck them together.
    A unibrow is unlikely to become a problem before middle school, At that point I think offering to pluck or wax your child's unibrow when you do your own can be a fun way to address the problem without making it embarassing. Make a date out of it and go get makeovers at the mall makeup stand.
    I dind't start plucking mine until I was probably a senior, but I spent several years before that being insecure. But I had been made fun of so much I didn't want to let the people who teased me win and just kept my embarassing brows.
    Also the first time I tried to pluck mine I did it all wrong, that just added to the embarassment, so I would suggest lending a helping hand the first time.

  10. Growing up, I noticed I had a bit of a unibrow. Some kids would point it out and laugh, and it made me very self concious about it. So I asked my mom if she would take me to the salon to get it waxed, and she did. I was 12 years old.
    Now, however, I look back at it and realize how silly it was. I still am a bit self concious about it, but I can take care of it myself. My mom never forced me to go, never asked, just took me when I wanted.
    The way a child wants to look and how they feel about themselves is not up to the parent. Yes, you can worry about them and give them advice, but they are their own person and looks is up to them. I strongly suggest that you wait for the kids to grow up before plucking, waxing, or threading their eyebrows, because it is their desision.

    Hope this helps! (:

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