Getting that Brow: Different Methods of Eyebrow Shaping

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Eyebrow trends have gone through almost every possible style in the last century. From thick to thin to barely there at all, eyebrows have been used to express the fashion of the times. Both men and women today go through (sometimes) painful means to get the perfect brows because it is a statement, and well-maintained eyebrows can be very expressive.

Eyebrow Shaping Methods

Though eyebrows can be easily shaped by yourself, if you want eyebrows that go perfectly with your face, it’s best to get them done by a professional. Celebrities get them done by authorities in the beauty industry. Skin Science Institute’s beauty experts love Cara Delevingne’s eyebrows because it shows what a professional can achieve.

If you’re curious about how you can get your eyebrows shaped or contoured, here are some examples:

  • Tweezing – Eyebrow hairs are plucked one by one with tweezers until they reach the desired shape.
  • Waxing – Wax and waxing strips are used to remove multiple hairs at once, usually best for creating straight lines.
  • Threading – An ancient technique that utilizes two threads twisting together, it is inexpensive and can also pull out multiple hairs at once.
  • Electrolysis – A probe is inserted in each follicle, it aims to destroy the roots permanently.

Eyebrow Trends

Like with most trends, eyebrow styles come and go every decade or so. Within the 20th to the 21st century alone, women have shaved their eyebrows thin or filled them in thick. These trends were usually sparked by women who were famous during their time, spreading their beauty styles to millions of their fans.

Now, trends of the past have started coming around full circle. Instead of shaping their brows by themselves, however, many look to beauticians to give them the brows that would best complement their faces.