I don't have any problem with eyebrows. When I'm napping or watching TV, my wife or daughter will jump on me and trim'em up. I'm afraid to move because I don't want those sissors stuck in my eye.
I'm guessing my beard is about the length of your buddies, Gator. It'll reach about the middle of my forehead if I grab the bottom and pull it up. I've been thinking about trying to make something with a leather belt and shoe laces. Cut about 4 inches off a belt, put holes up and down each side and lace up it with the shoe laces.
I don't like rubber bands. It seems like there's always one or two hairs that get wrapped up around the rubber band and yanking them out hurts. Anyhow, right now, before I make something, I'm thinking tying a scarf around my head may be okay for the time being.