Plucking out individual hairs takes much longer and you run the risk of getting carried away with the tweezers, and ending up with bald patchy or in a continual process of trying to remove stray hairs, especially any fluffy ones. Threading, whilst precise and increasingly popular, tends to hurt more than waxing and takes a little longer. This eastern approach is more likely to be available in brow bars or specialist stands, rather than in traditional beauty parlours. Having your eyebrows waxed takes only a handful of minute. Regrowth takes several weeks and hair becomes lighter, thinner and weaker with multiple treatments.
What to expect from eyebrow waxing?
Well-groomed brows frame the face and accentuate your features. It’s best to let a professional create the shape, even if you then maintain this at home. Before attending your appointment you’ll want to grow out your brows, for as long as you’re able to bear it, so that their natural shape is visible. Both dark and lighter fluffy hairs are removed in one go, using small strips and hot wax applied with a slim spatula or an applicator with a roller ball. The beautician will ensure that your brows are symmetrical and draw an imaginary line from the end of the nose to the inner and outer edge of the eye to use as a guide. Hair is mainly removed from in between and underneath your eyebrows. Your brows might also be trimmed from above to create a sharper outline.
At the end of your treatment a soothing gel will be applied to cool and reduce any redness. You’ll be offered a mirror to check the results and can always ask for your brow length to be shortened or the arch to be made sharper if you’re not happy with the shape. Whatever you do, don’t be tempted to overdo it or you’ll end up with a permanently surprised look. A trained beautician won’t let you anyway and hair does usually grow back if left unattended.
Well-groomed brows frame the face and accentuate your features. It’s best to let a professional create the shape, even if you then maintain this at home.
Good to know
- Eyebrow waxing is often combined with tinting of the eyebrows and/or eyelashes for that little extra oomph.
- Getting ready for a party? Have your eyebrows waxed 2 to 3 days in advance; you never know how your skin might react to the wax. Better safe than sorry!
- To the men out there... It's okay to wax your eyebrows! Help your guy brow situation and get rid of any unwanted hairs. The goal is not to create precisely shaped eyebrows, but to enhance the natural shape of your eyebrows.