If you follow my Facebook page you may know that I recently took an eyebrow shaping class. It was mainly a class based on us estheticians and our clients, but we did learn a few fun facts and tips when it came to how the eyebrows work.
A few things to be aware of when you are trying to change or create your eyebrow shape is:
- Your bone structure
- How much hair you have
- Whether or not the hair can grow back?
- Are you willing to take the effort into growing them back?
When you have considered all of these and you have a good amount of hair to deal with, you can then decide which hair removal method to use in order to shape your brows. A tip would be to take off hair little by little and take a step back to really see where you are going with it.
Tips for Tweezers:
- Slanted tweezers are safer and easier
- Some tweezers have more tension than others, however it is a personal choice
- Pointed tweezers are great for ingrown hairs
Tips when Waxing:
- Use proper lighting!
- Wax in small sections to have control over the wax so you don’t take off too much hair at once
Tips for Trimming Eyebrows:
- Use curved stainless steel scissors with round tips
- Sometimes trimming alone can improve the brow drastically
- Always be sure to be sitting up when trimming or getting your eyebrows trimmed
- When starting out, do not cut too low to prevent over-trimming. You can build it up
If you have hairs growing in all different directions opposed to their natural growth, you can pull the hair out in the direction you want it to go (with force) to retrain your hair to grow out in that direction.
A tip for those trying to grow their eyebrows out would be to use something like a lash enhancer or to run castor oil through your brows daily.
If you feel incapable to achieve the eyebrow shape you wish to have, be sure to visit a trusted esthetician to help you through the process of creating a beautiful natural brow.
For those who need the help of makeup, here is a quick picture tutorial on how I fill my eyebrows in. This is, of course, personal preference since I like mine more dramatic than others may. However, you can still use the same steps but run the shadow lightly through your brows for a more natural look and use a clean mascara wand to brush the product through to blend it in even further.
And… if you live in Southern California, be sure to get your eyebrows done by moi!
Special thanks to Karen Kubeck for providing the information and teaching the class!