A Note on Eyebrow Shaping
Eyebrows are a remnant of humans’ ancient hairy ancestry. One may assume that eyebrows remained because they continue to serve an invaluable function – protecting the somewhat prominent underlying brow bone, and to a certain degree, the eyes below.
Eyebrows and their shaping have been subject to the dictates of fashions for the best part of 100 years. Stars of stage and screen greatly influenced eyebrow shapes and fashions. The most popular brows weren’t always the best options for every face and eye shape.
Aesthetically, eyebrows frame the face and provide definition. A too straight and too thin line may appear strict, forbidding, and unapproachable, while a softly curved, arched, and neatly shaped eyebrow of the optimal length and proportions enhance the entire face and help to provide a smidge of symmetry.
Ladies (and gents too, these days), don’t all possess natural beautifully shaped eyebrows, but brow shapes can be improved upon greatly by a Face to Face trained beautician or on your own – with a few tips from the professionals to guide you.
- It’s always best to have your eyebrows professionally shaped by a qualified beauty specialist. Thereafter, keeping brows neat, tidy, and in shape is easier.
- Various shaping techniques are available. Plucking or tweezing is a popular and more affordable option.
- Don’t over-pluck – hair may never grow back if you over-pluck regularly.
- Preferably focus shaping on the area below the eyebrow, rather than above. This is also where you would remove most stray hairs to keep your brows in shape.
- The most flattering eyebrow shape and length begins in line with the outer part of the nostrils, arches near the highest point of the eye socket on the brow line, and has its outer, tapered point, simultaneously in line with both the outer corner of the eye and outer nostril.
Eyebrows and their shapes can make or break the appeal of one’s appearance. At Face to Face Beauty & Make-up Design School, the majority of our Make-Up Artistry courses, as well as our Modular Skin Care & Eye Therapy short course include eyebrow shaping, because brows are such an integral part of aesthetics.