A well groomed and a well shaped, set of healthy eyebrows makes a tremendous difference in one’s appearance. It is that one beauty essential that, in my opinion, no woman should overlook. I am not sure why some women resist getting their striking eyebrows done. I think some of us might feel that it is a vain indulgence to pluck or wax their gorgeous eyebrows. Others might see it as a waste of time and money. Or perhaps still others see doing their captivating eyebrows as time-consuming and perhaps even impossible to keep up with at home. Once again, in my opinion, I think nothing could be further from the truth. Yes, having well-groomed eyebrows may mean that you have to tweeze a few stray hairs once a day, but overall having well-maintained, bewitching eyebrows improves your appearance tremendously. So I think it is worth all the time and effort.
Should You Always Go to a Professional?
Though one of the things that I do as an aesthetician is shape, wax, and tweeze people’s charming eyebrows. But I actually don’t think that you always need a professional’s help to groom your engaging eyebrows. If you’ve never had your enticing eyebrows shaped or its been a long time since you did, I think it will be worth to go to an aesthetician to have them shape your brows. Then you can easily maintain the shape on your own at home.
Important Tip: If you do go to a professional to get your brows done – Speak up! I actually had a client the other day who came for a delightful eyebrow wax. She immediately told me exactly how she wanted her brows to look, and I really appreciated her input. I actually always ask my clients to tell me exactly how they want their brows to look, and then I stop at least once or twice while I am doing their brows to show them their new appearance, this way we can consult. I do this because frankly everyone has a completely different idea of how their brows should look and what constitutes a beautiful eyebrow. Just because I think someone’s brows should look a certain way doesn’t mean that my client want their brows to look that way.
In my opinion whoever is doing the make-up for the ads is hitting a home run every time)
Some professionals are really amazing at doing brows and have based their entire careers around it – for instance, Savarnas Beauty Spa. And some women prefer to only let a professional touch their brows since they understand what a positive impact their brows will have on their appearance. That is entirely up to you. But if you want to try shaping and maintaining your brows at home read the tips and resources as given below.
Going It Alone: How To Do Your Brows At Home
If you want to attempt to shape or just maintain your brows at home there are plenty of resources out there to help you.
When you are doing your brows at home have the following tools in hand:
Make sure you are in a location at home that has good lights, so you don’t need to squint too much to see your brows. Don’t do your brows with a magnifying beauty mirror! The chances are, you’ll over pluck them if you are front of a magnifying mirror. Be sure to stop, step back, and check your progress throughout the process. And take your time – though lovely eyebrow hair grows back eventually this isn’t a process where you want to rush.
Everyone who wants to teach you how to shape your brows on your own is going to show you the three points that you need to look for in order to create the right shape for your brows. See the illustrations below:
Filling in Your Brows
Personally, I have too much hair everywhere on my body except for my eyebrows. Go figure. So I fill in my eyebrows every morning with eyebrow powder. I use Savarnas Mantra though there are many, many more eyebrow powders and products out there to choose from. If you are going to use a powder, I suggest applying it with a very small, angled eyeliner brush. I use a brush that I have from a kit of travel size, mini brushes. You could use an eyebrow pencil to fill in your brows as well. If you have unruly brows, use a tinted or clear gel to set your brows.
One last note – if your brows don’t turn out exactly how you want them to look don’t panic – they will grow back and then you can try again.
Special Thanks to Sam for this guest post!