by Canadian Beauty College
How to Shape Your Eyebrows
Eyebrows are a prominent facial feature. When shaping them, it can be challenging to strike a balance between groomed elegance and a natural appearance. Here are five tips to guide you.
- Let them grow out
If you’ve already experimented with plucking, threading or waxing, give your eyebrows between six to eight weeks to regain their natural shape.
- Decide on a shape
The most flattering shape is generally one that resembles the natural contours of your eyebrows. The inside edge should line up with the outer edge of your nostril, and the highest point of your eyebrow arch should be directly above the outer edge of your iris. The end of your brow should fall on a diagonal line that connects the outer edge of your nose and eye. Mark these spots with an eyebrow pencil and use them to guide your plucking.
- Give them a trim
Brush your eyebrow hair upward using a spoolie brush and carefully trim the tips of hair that protrude significantly from the brow line. Make sure you angle the scissors along the edge of your eyebrow rather than cutting down into the brow.
- Prepare your skin
Take a shower or hold a warm, damp washcloth over your eyebrows for a few minutes. This will help soften your skin and open the follicles to make plucking easier and less painful. You should also have aloe vera gel on hand to apply afterward. This will reduce redness and inflammation.
- Tweeze one hair at a time
Waxing may be a go-to hair removal technique elsewhere on your body, but it’s best to take it slow with your eyebrows. Plucking individual hairs allows you to adjust and reassess the shape as you go. Use natural light and a regular mirror.
Achieving a fuller finish
To create a bolder brow, you can use a brow pencil that matches the colour of your eyebrows to fill in gaps and sparse areas. Alternatively, you can opt for a microblade treatment that inserts temporary pigments into your skin. For a permanent solution to thin eyebrows, consider cosmetic tattooing.
Visit a medical spa in the GTA
If you’re still uncertain about how to shape your eyebrows, trust the students and professionals at a Canadian Beauty College medi-spa clinic. You can also enjoy the benefits of a fuller brow with an eyebrow tattoo or a microblade treatment. Contact us today to schedule an appointment or learn more about our cosmetology programs.