Beautiful eyebrows are a feature that everyone will instantly recognize and appreciate. Eyebrows not only frame the eyes, but emphasize our facial expressions. The simple raising of an eyebrow can indicate feelings of surprise, happiness, sadness or anger.
Eyebrows balance the face and subtly direct others to look at our eyes when in conversation. A well-shaped, strong brow line provides a finished, polished look and visually gives an instant lift to the eye. Eyebrows can become a distraction, however, when tweezed into unnatural shapes. Incorrect shaping of eyebrows can send the wrong message.
We often see brows that do not suit a client’s face shape or cause permanent expressions of “surprise” or “anger” caused by an unsuitable eyebrow shape. Similarly, unruly overgrown eyebrows can make eyes appear droopy and aged.
Sometimes an eyebrow intervention must happen; and by this we mean, stop tweezing! We know seasonal trends can suggest a certain thickness or thinness of eyebrows, but ultimately stick with what is best for your face shape and lifestyle.
It takes an average of 64 days for an eyebrow hair to grow in after tweezing, sometimes longer if the hairs you want to grow back are in their resting phase. Different parts of the body have variable rates of hair growth, and at any time, 90% of the hair on your body is in a resting phase where it has stopped growing, falls out and then starts growing again. This explains why it takes time for eyebrows that have been over tweezed for years to come back. But with a little patience and a few tools, you can still create the perfect eyebrow.
Arch placement and tapering from inner thicker to outer thinner are the 2 most important things to remember if you re-shaping your eyebrows. Eyebrows that are the same thickness from beginning to end can’t show expression; eyebrows that are thick and round at the corner and start arching right away draw the eyes down and make you look angry.
For close set eyes, eyebrows should be thicker at the corner of the eye and gradually taper out towards the outer corners with the highest part of the arch just peaking over the outside of the iris. If you have wide set eyes, apply the same strategy, but this time have the highest part of the arch peak over the inside of the iris. Do not forget the middle of the eyebrow. Start eyebrows an eye width apart, not just from the corner of the eye.
Eyebrow tinting, shading in with pencils or shadows are a few options if you are looking to change your shape immediately, or if your eyebrows will not grow in.Eyebrow tinting provides amazing results as it stains fine hairs not visible to the eye creating a fuller, more natural appearance. Or, try a combination approach, using a pencil with powder. This is especially helpful if you have bald spots in your eyebrow or need to slightly extend the end of your brows so they frame your eyes better.
Are you thinking about re-shaping your eyebrows? Or is it an eyebrow intervention you need to stop over tweezing? Having your eyebrows professionally shaped is one of the most effective beauty treatments available.