Chickens are plucked…

Mr. Eyebrows

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Eyebrows are tweezed! 😉 Can I tell you how many times I have stopped my clients and students as they proceeded with a conversation about their eyebrows with, “… pluck my eyebrows…”. We “pluck” chickens folks… not our eyebrows!  

Less is more when it comes to tweezing. The eyebrows are the frame to the face. While pencil thin brows were HOT back in the 20’s, and even in the 90’s, before you decide to go tweezer-happy, keep in mind that the idea is to ‘enhance’ what you have, not completely change it. Countless times I have had a student or client come to me because they “tried something new” or went to an establishment where they “waxed too much off” and only parts of what was taken away, grew back. NOT fun, to say the least, since it can take as long as 3 months for your natural brow shape to come back. That’s a lot of patience. :/ 

Your natural brow shape is ‘made’ for your face, but that doesn’t mean we can’t make it better! 🙂  

Create your perfect brow. Place a pencil (vertically) against your nostril and the inner part of the eye. This is where the brow should start. Next, line up the pencil with the outside of the iris (the iris is the color part of your eye). This is where the highest arch point should be. Last, place the pencil at an angle and line it up with the edge of your nostril and the end of your brow. This is where your brow should end. To tweeze the hair, hold the skin taut (tight) and pull from the base of the hair, in the direction of the hair growth. Be sure not to pull from the end of the hair, as this can cause the hair to break off and may leave you with a part of the brow-hair still connected, but too short to finish tweezing out. 


Tada! Beautiful eyebrows!    

The best tips I can offer… One, leave the area where hair is most abundant, alone. Tweeze the lighter, more sporadic hairs… this will assure that you’re not tweezing too much. Second, comb your brows daily. Using an eyebrow brush, or one of my favorite tools… a disposable mascara wand, will keep the hair tamed. And finally, if you’re still unsure or tweezer shy… Visit a Professional ;). 


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