How to Wax Eyebrows

by Contributor

How to Wax Eyebrows. Changing the shape of your eyebrows can drastically alter the appearance of your face. Using tweezers to pluck your eyebrows can take hours. Waxing is a quick and easy way to create perfectly shaped brows. With a little practice, you can wax your own eyebrows, or you and your friends can work on each other.

Step 1

Brush the eyebrow using a small toothbrush, a makeup brush or a clean mascara wand. This helps define the natural shape of the eyebrow and place the hair in the proper positioning for waxing.

Step 2

Figure out the proper shape of your eyebrow. You should wax your brows into a natural shape for the best results. Mark the beginning, curve and end of your brow line with small dots using eyeliner.

Step 3

Connect the dots with a line to create a guide for waxing. Once you become accustomed to shaping your brows, you can skip the guide.

Step 4

Apply the wax according to manufacturer's directions. You can use either cold or hot wax, depending on what you're comfortable with, for your eyebrows. Use your guide to place the wax, doing one eyebrow at a time.

Step 5

Place a small cloth strip over the wax before it dries out, smoothing it with one hand. With the other hand, pull the strip in the direction against the growth of the hair.

Step 6

Repeat the waxing process until your eyebrows are shaped properly. Removing just a bit of hair at a time allows for more precision.

Step 7

Trim long eyebrow hair using small scissors. Avoid cutting too much hair, which can create bald spots.

Step 8

Pluck any remaining stray hairs with a good pair of tweezers. Clean up the area around your brows, so that the shape is clearly defined.

Step 9

Apply a soothing balm or aloe lotion to the area after you finish waxing. Any redness should disappear in a couple of hours.

Step 10

Allow at least 3 weeks of hair growth before waxing eyebrows again. The length of time between treatments will depend on how fast your hair grows, but can be up to 6 weeks.

Tips

  • Since an eyebrow wax is usually only a few dollars, it might be in your best interest to leave the work to professionals.

Warnings

  • Do not remove any hair from above the brow line, instead always shaping from below. You can use a small amount of wax to remove stray hairs outside your brow line, but do not shape or remove hair from above the eyebrows themselves.