A Brow Expert's Tips For Shaping Your Own
Maybe you're looking to use this time at home to grow out your eyebrows (and to that we say: there's no better time than the present), but if you're looking to keep yours groomed and in tip-top shape, celebrity brow stylist Joey Healy has some tips.
Step 1: Pick Up the Tweezers
Desperate times make it tempting to try an at-home waxing kit or threading on your brows, but resist the urge. Instead, and because you're working with an area with such little hair (in comparison to, say, your legs), you want to carefully tweeze stray hairs.
"When tweezing, pull the hairs in the direction that the hair grows," Healy said. "Make sure you only tweeze dead center (the 'unibrow'), your forehead, the temples, and the upper eyelids. When you're doing it yourself, you're giving yourself a general perimeter, and you don't want to overpluck."
Step 2: Snip Longer Hairs With Scissors
Most people don't think to trim their eyebrows when doing at-home brow maintenance, but it can make a world of difference. Use a scissor made specifically for trimming eyebrow hair. "The key is to trim one hair at a time at an angle," he said. "Never trim in a straight row across. Your brow ends up looking very blunt and stubby."
Step 3: Don't Go Overboard
"If you do find that you've overworked one of your brows, just stop," Healy said. "Don't try to fix your eyebrows by making the good one match the bad one." Until you can see a professional for help, use makeup to fill them in and make the mistake less noticeable. The last thing you want to do is mess up both of your brows in the name of symmetry.