Men are used to shaving facial hair, but having a bushy uni-brow isn't particularly attractive unless you're going for the neanderthal look. For women it's not customary to sport a hairy upper lip or thick eyebrows. Societal norms make hair removal for facial hair common for both men and women and there's a number of ways to go about doing it.
Okay, some facial hair is considered 'socially' acceptable, such as beards or goatees. But today, muttonchops and handlebar moustaches aren't in style, and even moustaches aren't all that common (sorry, Burt Reynolds). The clean-shaven look is more popular and nothing gives a closer shave than a good razor.
Accuracy isn't great with a razor and lathering them with shaving cream makes defining them even harder. Instead, after a shower, when the hair is warm and soft, take a razor to each wet eyebrow and very carefully contour with the edge of the razor to make them symmetrical.
To thin out the thicket or to get rid of the errant strands (we all get those), use tweezers to prune, if you can stand the pain.
The problem with using a razor is that the returning stubble is thick and sharp, which isn't particularly appealing to most women. Instead of shaving, here are some alternative hair removal methods.
Smooth skin can last for a few months and may even be permanent for some people. Multiple treatments may be necessary. When the hair does start to regrow, it's usually thinner and less dense.
This is a very effective method for the upper lip but many hair removal clinics will not use the powerful laser on the eyebrows, since eyes are susceptible to damage from the laser light.
Facial waxing kits typically include the wax itself, an applicator and cloth strips. The only problem is that the facial hair needs to be at least a 1/4" long for best results, since the wax needs to be able to adhere to the strands. Many women prefer not to have to sport long eyebrows or a fuzzy moustache while waiting for the hair to get long enough for waxing.
Hairless lips and thinned eyebrows may last for months at a time. This has been a popular method for facial hair removal for decades.
The best solution for hair removal for facial hair depends on your skin type, hair type and the duration between treatments. Select one that's convenient for your lifestyle and budget.