With so many salons being closed, women all over are being forced to deal with their untamed, wild brows alone at home. This might seem especially intimidating if you like a more complex brow shape, or if you religiously go to a salon to get your brows waxed.
Lucky for you, there are plenty of eyebrow waxing kits and other resources available to get you through this stressful time. Bunker down and familiarize yourself with everything related to eyebrow waxing before you start, so that you can learn of potential downfalls, and figure out what brands are the most effective for your specific purposes. Here are our favorite eyebrow waxing tips of all time to save you from that unibrow.
Let them grow out
Before we suggest any tools to purchase, let your brows grow out long enough so that you have enough of a canvas to work with. If you don’t wait long enough, you risk a potential brow disaster. The right length should be a minimum of 1/8 – 1/4 of an inch to allow for proper waxing. If it’s shorter than that, wax won’t hold onto the hair, and you’ll be left with a botched and painful mess.
Additionally, the longer you grow out your brows, the better you’ll be able to decipher your natural shape. Consider whether you want a straight or arched shape, and whether you prefer full or thin brows. Most importantly, understand your shape and thickness and realize that you can’t recreate your eyebrow shape entirely.
Find your eyebrow waxing shape
To find the beginning of your brow, hold a brow pencil straight up, starting at the middle of each nostril. Mark this spot before pivoting the pencil to the outside of your iris, which will be the arch. The end, or tail, is where the pencil swings to meet your eye’s outer corner.
There are lots of different eyebrow waxing shapes to choose from – you can go more natural, or opt for big and bold brows, but remember to go with your face’s natural flow.