Trends in eyebrows change year over year, so it's important to maintain them to stay in style. But, frequent visits to your local waxing salon can get expensive. There’s also the issue of leaving the salon feeling like they didn’t create the best shape.
Waxing eyebrows at home is cost-effective and allows you to create the exact shape you want. It’s okay if you don’t know how to wax eyebrows, we’ll help you out. Keep reading to find out how to wax your eyebrows at home.
Find Your Shape
Before you begin brow waxing, you need to know how you want your eyebrows to look. For the past few years, full brows have been all the rage. But now, thinner brows are making a comeback with celebs like Bella Hadid.
Now that you’ve decided on a general style, find the main sections of your eyebrows. Why is identifying these placements important? These sections of your eyebrow create the natural shape and help you navigate where to wax.
How to identify each section:
- Front – This is the thickest section and is the start of your eyebrow.
- Arch – Find your natural arch by holding an eyebrow pencil or brush from your nostril, past your iris, to your brow. Where the line touches your eyebrow is your natural arch.
- Tail – Using your eyebrow pencil or brush again, make a line from your nostril, past the outer corner of your eye to your brow. Where the line touches are where your natural tail ends.
Prep the Area
Beautiful eyebrows are only as good as their foundation: the skin beneath. It’s good to have healthy skin care practices, especially when waxing eyebrows, to prevent ingrown hairs, breakouts and allow new hairs to grow.
Start by cleansing the area in and around your eyebrows with Clean Purifying Lotion. Make sure there’s no makeup residue, sweat, dead skin, or any other type of debris in the area.
Finish your prep by following up with our protective oil. Our Prepare Nourishing Oil, when used very sparingly, only a drop is needed, not only protects when waxing eyebrows but also softens the area.
Waxing Between the Brows
Starting in the center can be helpful, especially if you’re a beginner, as this section is the smallest.
Remember when you identified the front of your brows? The first step is to wax any hairs that have grown past this line.
Apply the heated wax in the direction of the hair growth and allow the wax to dry. Once the wax is dry, pull the wax off in the opposite direction of the hair growth (usually from top to bottom). Make sure to remove any remaining wax from your skin.
Waxing Under the Brow Line
When it comes to waxing eyebrows under the brow line, take your time. This section is where your skin is thinnest and where mistakes are often made. Here is an easy beginner method to apply wax in this area:
- Gently pull your eyebrow up so the skin below your brow is taut.
- Apply a thin layer of wax above your eyelid crease, going slightly over your brow bone.
- Allow the wax to cool and dry, then pull it off in the opposite direction of your hair growth.
- Repeat on the other side.
Waxing Above the Brow Line
Sometimes brow hairs will grow above your natural brow line and look out of place. Waxing above the brow line can remove outliers that do not contribute to the overall shape.
Rather than waxing this area with one strip, wax it in two sections. Apply wax above the brow from the front to the arch. Try leaving at least enough space between your eyebrow and the wax to see a line of skin peeking through.
Using the same method, wax the section above the tail. A word of caution: as we age, the tail of our eyebrows thins over time. Make sure to leave enough room to allow hair to continue to grow within the tail.
Waxing eyebrows at home can seem scary at first, but as long as you take your time and go in sections, you will be golden!
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