Eyebrow Plucking

Eyebrow Plucking

Plucking is the best way to shape your eyebrows, although some women prefer waxing. But be warned: this is best done by a professional unless you want to wax off half an eyebrow! Some salons also offer ‘threading’ specialists.

To pluck eyebrows, first apply an astringent such as witch hazel to anaesthetise the brow area. Brush your eyebrows into place, then pluck stray hairs underneath the eyebrow arch and anything else outside the natural brow line. Rub some soothing cream onto the area afterwards.

Caution while Plucking Eyebrows

Eyebrow hair is the slowest growing hair on the human body so even though they have not yet grown back they should do in time.

In the meantime there are a few things you could try to make them look more even. You could fill in the thinner/lighter eyebrow with an eyebrow pencil. Be sure to choose a colour that most matches your hair, and then blend in to make it look as natural as possible.

Another option would be to pluck or wax the one that is thicker. If you decide to do this it would be advisable to have a beautician do it for you.

Aftermath of Plucking Eyebrows

If one eyebrow is growing back at a faster rate than the other, or you notice no regrowth at all after a couple of months, there is a possibility you may have damaged the hair follicles so they can’t produce new hairs. If you think this is the case it’s worth visiting your doctor (GP) for advice.

Best Eyebrow Shaping

There are many different ways in which one can shape his or her eyebrows. The general points are as follows:

• Men’s eyebrows should be slightly thick and heavier in shape and the centre should be absolutely clean

• Women eyebrows should be of medium thickness and the shape must be very well defined.

• Normally eyebrow are shaped at a 45 degree angle.

Eyebrow Shaping

Eyebrow Shaping can be done in following varied styles:

1. Round : Round eyebrows look very good on the faces that have big eyes and a large forehead. The eyebrows are shaped along the frontal bone and follow the shape of the eye. Since it is natural flow of the eyebrow it gives an innocent look to the face.

2. Angular : Angular eyebrows portray elegant and stern looks. A chubby, round face can be made more interesting by making angular eyebrows.

3. Sweeping : This shape generally suits all faces and gives a scope for different types of eye make-up. A sweeping shape in eyebrows helps to create an illusion of large and open eyes, balance a wide mouth and large nose and provide width to a long and triangular face.

Methods of Eyebrow Shaping:

There are various methods by which one can shape the eyebrows. It ranges from the most popular Eyebrow threading to the least Eyebrow Waxing. Refer to the links below for more details on this.

• Eyebrow Plucking

• Eyebrow Threading

• Eyebrow Waxing