We all want perfectly manicured brows, but then we also want someone to wash our hair for us, and maybe brush it too while they’re at it. But, the reality is we’re all time (and money) poor. So if you’re in between appointments – or paydays – and your brows have gone rogue, try these at-home tips from Sydney brow stylist, Brows by Steve (browbysteve.com).
Check the brows every second day for new growth and wayward hairs that need to be removed: “Leaving it too long or just before an event means that you’re rushed… which is where people end up making mistakes,” Steve says. That flustered moment of overzealous plucking could result in months waiting for them to grow back into shape.
Always remove hair from clean skin, preferably post-shower: because “the skin will have softened and the pores will be relaxed by the warmth of the water and steam,” Steve says, “this will make it easier to extract the hairs and be far less painful.”
Pull the hair in the direction of its growth using a good quality set of tweezers: The hair will then slide out easily without damaging the follicle. “Pulling against the skin in this area can lead to corruption of the follicle and cause the hair to grow at odd angles, in-grow, or against its natural growth pattern,” warns Steve.
Don’t mess with the shape! “Take care not to go too close or high into the shape that has been created for you,” he says. It’s easier to follow the shape and pluck from underneath, never on top. And finally, do not attempt the at-home brow trim… it’ll only end up in tears. Trust us.