Eyebrow Shaping Tips for Boss Ladies
■ Allow your brows to grow to their natural fullness. Everyone’s eyebrows are different but they are so important to our overall look so we have to learn to rock what our boss mamas gave us, right? That said, unless you are Brooke Shields then you probably need to stick with PLUCKING and TRIMMING to minimize unwanted casualties. I don’t know about you, but I prefer not to part with those hairs that sometimes get inconveniently removed by wax or thread.
■ Don’t underestimate the importance of trimming instead of removal. Sometimes your brows just need a little trimming. Why remove the entire hair if you just need to trim it into shape? A big mistake people make is plucking, threading, or waxing more hair when trimming the excess length really the answer.
■ Invest in some decent tweezers and some little scissors. Proper eyebrow care requires the right tools. No wax. No mini shaving tools.
■ Consult with a trained professional who can carefully evaluate the unique shape of your face and sculpt your eyebrows one precious hair at a time. Not all brow shapes are universally flattering. If you must DIY, study photos of classic beauties like Hepburn, Kelly and Loren, and diligently research face shapes along with eyebrow shaping tips and plucking techniques using the vast tutorial network of YouTube.
Whatever you do, you must promise me that under no circumstances will you just shrug your shoulders and pay your nail salon technician $10 to viciously sear your brow bone with hot wax and tear out chunks of your beautiful eyebrows as a casual afterthought to a mani/pedi.
■ If you are a recovering Pluck-a-holic, exercise patience and gentle exfoliation. Speaking from personal experience, using Latisse to encourage your follicles to bear fruit once again may be a viable solution for eyebrow growth. I’ve also heard great things about Rogaine and Rapidlash Renewal Serum which are both very affordable and you can even order them on Amazon (they are Prime 2-day Free Shipping eligible!). Feel free to share any other growth tips in the Comments section below!
■ Fill and shape your brows carefully using a product designed for that region for best results, but don’t overdo it. RuPaul is gorgeous, but you don’t want to look like a drag queen, honey. *double snap, sashay* There are wonderful brow gels, mousse, and powders on the market. Not sure what color to get? Always err on the side of slightly lighter than your natural brow hue (for brunettes) and perhaps a touch darker (for blondes and redheads).
■ Pay it forward. Don’t let your boss babies grow up without eyebrows. Foster a healthy appreciation for eyebrow care early on and share your eyebrow shaping tips with your boss babies. You could even make it a milestone occasion to celebrate her first “real” brow appointment and ensure that she develops a taste for the proper technique.