Eyebrow Shaping Tips

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 7 , 0

Boss Lady's Guide to Proper Eyebrow Grooming | THINK LIKE A BOSS LADY, by Lisa Tufano | thinklikeabosslady.com #eyebrows #beauty #tips #tricks

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.

Celebratory cupcakes optional.
Boss Lady's Guide to Proper Eyebrow Grooming | THINK LIKE A BOSS LADY, by Lisa Tufano | thinklikeabosslady.com #eyebrows #beauty #tips #tricks

  • Marissa
    September 18, 2014

    Pictures with this guide would be nice! 🙂

    • Lisa Tufano
      September 18, 2014

      I’ll get on that, Marissa! Although it’s more of a general guideline since everyone’s eyebrows/face are so unique.

  • Tiff
    October 19, 2014

    I have to disagree with this post. Threading is actually very precise and it really depends on how comfortable you feel with your aesthetician. You can ask them to adjust their practice, whether you want them to keep your brows full or go back to spots they may have missed.

    Like all things, you just have to be assertive with what you want and don’t leave unsatisfied while you pay for the service.

    • Lisa Tufano
      October 19, 2014

      Hey Tiff, totally respect that and thank you for clarifying. You are totally right about communication — that’s most important regardless of hair removal method. As I mentioned, most of my issue with threading is that it’s not the best method for people with sparse eyebrows. If you aren’t genetically blessed with full brows then every single hair can be critical to your look. If you don’t have many hairs to spare, any method that doesn’t involve going hair by hair is less than ideal for you.

  • jenn erin
    November 1, 2014

    my brows are a hot mess right now. I really need to grow them out and then apply these tips.

  • ashlee
    November 13, 2014

    thanks for these tips!

  • Marcus Coons
    September 11, 2017

    It really helped when you mentioned how it is a good idea to consult with a professional who can help you sculpt your eyebrows according to the shape of your face. I can understand that doing this can help you get your eyebrows professionally taken care of and look your best. My wife was talking about how she needs to find a good eyebrow professional to help her shape hers, so I’ll share your post with her.

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