When you decide to improve the eyebrows on your face, eyebrow maintenance is something you shouldn’t leave to chance, nor leave to an unskilled hand. The key to create the perfect eyebrows involves your face shape, manicuring, and edge work. No one knows more about these factors than professionals who provide this type of service. The following details focus on the most important steps for creating the perfect eyebrows on your face.
Table of Contents
- Search for pictures of eyebrows you like
- Locate the start point and stop point of your eyebrows
- Match your face shape to your brow style
- Brush the eyebrow
- Avoid over-plucking and waxing
- Find the high point of the eyebrow
- Make sure your brows are symmetrical
- Ensure the correct eyebrow manicuring method is used
- Make your expectations clear
Search for pictures of eyebrows you like
It is important to develop a general idea of what you want your eyebrows to look like. Just like hairstyles, if you give the stylist something to go by, they have a clear idea of what you desire. If the style does not go with your face shape, you can get sound advice from the professional.
Locate the start point and stop point of your eyebrows
Locating the start and stop points of your eyebrows can be done with a simple process. Grab a pencil and place it right between the nose and corner of an eye–it will be parallel to your nose. Where the pencil and brow meet; that will be the beginning of your eyebrow. Once you have located the beginning of the eyebrow, rotate the pencil and take note of where it lands at the eye corner–this will be the end of your eyebrow.
Match your face shape to your brow style
Though you might love the way Angelina Jolie’s eyebrows arc and complement her face, it does not mean this look is suitable for you. It is important to know what types of eyebrow shapes complement the different face shapes. Some examples of great face and eyebrow shape pairings include: High arc brows for round faces, flat brows for long faces, rounded brows for heart shape faces, any brows for oval faces.
Brush the eyebrow
Before shaping begins, the eyebrow hairs should be brushed in an upward motion, which will help to identify the natural shape of the eyebrow and easily remove any unwanted hairs.
Avoid over-plucking and waxing
While the “less is more” old saying is certainly true, the perfect eyebrows are a totally different story. Surprising to many people, having more eyebrow hair is actually trending right now. Avoid over-plucking and waxing because if this is done, you will have to wait for the hair to grow back in order to effectively enhance your eyebrow. Remember that more can always be taken away while less cannot.
Find the high point of the eyebrow
There is no doubt that you will want some sort of arch when creating your eyebrow style. However, if this is not done correctly, you can wind up looking quite silly. You need to locate the high point of your eyebrow prior to plucking to ensure an accurate arc creation.
Make sure your brows are symmetrical
There is no doubt that you have seen people with over plucked, uneven eyebrows. A good rule of thumb is to never pluck more than two or three hairs from one eyebrow before doing the same to the other. If you completely pluck one side before the other, you are definitely going to end up with “eyebrow shame.”
Ensure the correct eyebrow manicuring method is used
There are some different methods that can be used to trim and shape your eyebrows, including: Plucking, Waxing. Threading Razors are not suggested because they create a thick, bushy look which is not attractive. This is because the hair is chopped off at the surface, rather than being removed by the root.
It is important to relax the muscles in your face while you are having your eyebrows worked on. If you are tense or stressed, your face muscles may be taunt or tight, which can cause an unnatural look for your eyebrows. As a result, you may wind up with uneven, over worked or silly looking eyebrows. If you can relax all the muscles in your face, you will achieve much better results.
Make your expectations clear
When you are having eyebrow work completed, you should ensure that your stylist knows what you want. By making your expectations clear you can avoid the “eyebrow shame” that can cause embarrassment for weeks.
Achieving great eyebrows is not as difficult as it may seem. With the steps above you will be able to determine the type of eyebrow shape that goes best with your face. It is a good idea to ensure you and your eyebrow stylist are on the same page when it comes to grooming them; this way there will be no surprises and no cases of “eyebrow shame.”