So what do I mean by your brow shape?
I mean the shape that your brows are naturally. Unless you’re experienced at doing your own brows, I highly recommend you avoid reshaping your brows.
It’s really easy to get excited with the tweezers and take out more than you asked for in the process of trying to get them more defined.
So for now, resist the urge and just clean up your natural shape.
If you’re unsure about where to start, here’s the alignment process we use at Ardour Brows and Lashes.
Use a paddle pop stick or any fine pencil-length tool to do this, and mark the areas with concealer as you go:
Only tweeze outside of these areas! Less is more, so only take what hairs you’re confident to take!
I highly recommend tweezing over waxing when doing your own brows, especially if you’re new! Tweezing gives you more control and precision. It might take a little bit longer, but you’ll have a much easier time. We can go a hair at a time and assess the appearance of our brows as we go, rather than removing an entire area at once.
When tweezing, start outwards and work in.
Focus on taking out the most stray and out of place hairs first. Work closer to the brow as you go. Use photos of your brows from the past after they’ve been done as reference, or even contact us, if you ever get stuck.
One of my favourite ways to identify which hairs to take out and which hairs to leave when shaping my brows is to mark out the shape first. This can be done with a white eyeliner or concealer to draw the outline of your brows, or by filling them in with your preferred brow product as you normally would.
Both methods work great!
After creating your ideal shape, work outside of this area i.e. meaning the strays. So only take hairs that clearly do not sit within the shape.
Trimming your own brows can be very difficult. Its really easy to accidentally trim gaps into the brows or take more length than you planned. For that reason, I recommend waiting and leaving trimming to your professional brow artist.
But if you feel like you need to trim your brows, be very careful and take it slow! Use a spoolie to brush the hairs up and see which hairs need to be shortened. When these hairs are identified, trim them one at a time, and take tiny bits at a time. You can always trim more if necessary, but you can’t put the length back on! Brushing the hairs back to their regular sitting position and checking as you go is a great way to identify when to stop.
Whether you have sparse patches or just want to treat your brows, serums are an extraordinary option. Packed with vitamins and oils, serums are bound to strengthen your hairs and hair follicles. They can boost new growth and help keep those brows extra healthy. Goodbye patchy brows!
Bonus points: a lot of serums are made for the lashes too! So if you recently had lash extensions and you’re looking to revitalise your lashes, or you’re aiming for longer and fuller lashes, serums are the way to go.
Good tools are definitely worth the few extra dollars. Not only will you have an easier time using them, but you’ll find that they do a better job and they will last you longer.
Whilst I’m sure everyone has their own experiences, I personally find that cheap tweezers are thicker (making it difficult to be precise with grabbing the correct hair that you’re aiming for) and can even snap the hairs (making them incredibly short and difficult, or even impossible, to grab a hold of again). A good pair of tweezers might be a bit pricier, but they will save you a lot of potential hassle.
Growing your brows out gives you and your brow artist the option and creative freedom to rediscover and redefine your shape, or gain fullness to the brow that you may have felt you were lacking before.
You can always tweeze those super stray ones to avoid feeling too unruly. I recommend this to those of you who aren’t confident or comfortable tackling your brows.
If all else fails or you’re looking for more direction… you’re more than welcome to contact us and our brow artists for advice.
We can recommend products for you, highlight brow alignment points for you, walk you through the process, and much, much more!
Any advice or tips you need, we’re here for you.
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