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January 13, 2023 6 min read

Eyebrows are an important feature of the face and can greatly impact the overall look and balance of the facial features. Well-groomed eyebrows can enhance the appearance of the eyes and add definition to the clients face, while overplucked or unruly eyebrows can detract from the overall appearance.

There are several techniques that can be used to shape the eyebrows, including waxing, tweezing, and threading. Each technique has its own set of benefits and drawbacks, and the best method for you will depend on your clients personal preferences and needs.

 

We will explore the different techniques used for eyebrow shaping and provide tips and guidance on how to achieve the best results. Whether you are a beginner looking to shape your eyebrows at home or a professional seeking to expand your skills, we hope that this blog will provide you with the information and inspiration you need to achieve beautifully shaped eyebrows.

 

Waxing: This involves applying a thin layer of warm wax to the eyebrows and then pressing a strip of paper or fabric onto the wax. The strip is then quickly removed, pulling the hairs out of the follicle. You can also choose hard wax which can be removed simply by pulling with your fingers or wax stick.

 

Waxing is a popular method of removing unwanted hairs from the eyebrows and other areas of the body. It works by applying a thin layer of warm wax to the skin, which sticks to the hairs when a strip of paper or fabric is pressed onto it. The strip is then quickly removed, pulling the hairs out of the follicle.

 

There are some types of wax that may be used for eyebrow waxing, including hard wax, soft wax, and strip wax. Hard wax is typically used for smaller areas of the body, such as the eyebrows, and is applied in a thick layer that hardens as it cools. Soft wax is applied in a thin layer and is typically used for larger areas of the body, such as the legs. Strip wax is applied with a wooden spatula or applicator and is removed using a fabric strip.

 

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to perform brow waxing:

 

1.Gather your supplies: You will need a pot of wax, a waxing applicator or wooden spatula, some fabric strips or paper if required, and a pair of tweezers. You may also want to have some oil or lotion on hand to soothe the skin after waxing.

 

2.Heat the wax: Follow the instructions on your wax pot to heat the wax to the appropriate temperature. Make sure the wax is not too hot, as this could burn the skin.

 

3.Test the wax temperature: To test the temperature of the wax, apply a small amount to the inside of your wrist and wait a few seconds. The wax should be warm, but not hot.

 

4.Apply the wax: Using the applicator or spatula, apply a thin layer of wax in the direction of hair growth to the area of the eyebrows that you wish to wax. Be sure to apply the wax evenly and to avoid getting it in the eyes, eyelashes or mouth.

 

5. If required: Apply the fabric strip: Place a fabric strip or piece of paper onto the wax.
Press down firmly to ensure good contact.

 

6.Remove the strip: Hold the skin taut and quickly remove the strip in the opposite direction of hair growth. The hairs should come out with the strip. If any hairs remain, you can use tweezers to remove them.

 

It is important to use the appropriate type of wax for the area being treated and to follow proper hygiene and sterilization guidelines to minimize the risk of infection. It is also important to be gentle and to avoid waxing over irritated or broken skin.

 

Tweezing: This involves using a pair of tweezers to pluck individual hairs from the eyebrows.

Tweezing is a method of removing unwanted hairs from the eyebrows and other areas of the body by plucking them out one at a time using a pair of tweezers. Tweezing is a relatively inexpensive and simple method of hair removal that can be done at home, but it can be time-consuming and may be less precise than other methods such as waxing or threading.

 

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to perform brow tweezing:

 

1.Gather your supplies: You will need a pair of good quality, clean tweezers with a slanted tip or pointed tip like our Brow Tweezer duo, , and some oil or lotion to soothe the skin after tweezing.

 

2.Determine the desired shape: Using a brow pencil or brow mapping string, outline the desired shape of the eyebrows. This will give you a guide to follow as you tweeze. You can purchase our Brow Mapping ebook for more directions.

 

3.Hold the skin taut: To minimize discomfort, it is important to hold the skin taut as you tweeze. You can do this by pulling the skin gently upwards with your free hand.

 

4.Pluck the hairs: Using your tweezers, pluck the hairs that fall outside of the desired shape. Be sure to only pluck hairs that are ready to be removed and to avoid overplucking, which can result in thin or uneven eyebrows.

 

5.Tweeze in the direction of hair growth: To minimize irritation and the risk of ingrown hairs, it is generally recommended to tweeze in the direction of hair growth.

 

After tweezing, it is important to apply an aftercare product to soothe the skin and to prevent ingrown hairs. It may also be helpful to apply a little bit of concealer to the brow area to cover any redness or irritation, this also helps your brows to “pop”.

 

Threading: This involves using a length of thread to gently and precisely remove hairs from the eyebrows. The thread is twisted and rolled over the hairs, trapping them in a loop and pulling them out of the follicle.

 

Threading is a method of hair removal that originated in Asia and has become increasingly popular in the Western world in recent years. It is a gentle and precise method of removing unwanted hairs from the eyebrows and other areas of the face, such as the upper lip and chin.

 You can purchase our threading guide online.

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to perform brow threading:

 

1.Gather your supplies: You will need a length of thread, a magnifying mirror, and some oil or lotion to soothe the skin after threading.

 

2.Determine the desired shape: Using a brow pencil or brow powder, outline the desired shape of your eyebrows. This will give you a guide to follow as you thread.

 

3.Pinch the thread: Hold one end of the thread in each hand and pinch it between your thumb and index finger. The thread should form a V shape.

 

4.Twist the thread: Twist the thread several times to create tension. This will help to trap the hairs in the loop when you roll the thread over the skin.

 

5.Roll the thread over the skin: Hold the skin taut and roll the thread over the area of the eyebrows that you wish to thread. The twisting motion of the thread will trap the hairs in the loop and allow them to be removed as you roll the thread over the skin.

 

Threading is generally considered to be less painful than waxing and may be a good option for those with sensitive skin. It is also a relatively quick method of hair removal and can be performed with minimal mess. However, it may not be suitable for removing large amounts of hair at once, and multiple treatments may be necessary to achieve the desired results.

 

In conclusion, eyebrow shaping is an important aspect of grooming and can greatly enhance the appearance of the face. By choosing the right technique and following proper techniques and aftercare, you can achieve beautifully shaped eyebrows that frame your clients face and highlight their features. Whether you prefer waxing, tweezing, or threading, there is a method that will work for you. With a little practice and attention to detail, you can confidently shape your eyebrows and achieve a polished, refined look. So, take the time to find the right technique for you and enjoy the benefits of well-groomed client eyebrows!

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April xx