It’s important to keep your brows neat. While most things should be left to professionals, there are times when it is necessary to maintain your brows yourself between appointments. You read that correctly, sometimes we need to do our own brow trimming and tweezing.
Although trimming your eyebrows might seem daunting, it is actually quite simple. We’re here to help. We spoke with three celebrities who are brow artists to show you how to keep your arches looking clean and polished all year.
How often do you need to trim your eyebrows?
It all depends on how fast your brow hairs are growing. Joey Healy is a Manhattan-based celebrity eyebrow artist. He says that as a rule, he would not trim more than once per week. However, he points out that it is possible to do it every eight days.
How do you trim your eyebrows?
- Cleanse your skin. Although it may sound strange, Healy claims that this will help eliminate product buildup such as sunscreen or brow gel. This can cause brow hairs to become less voluminous. This will also get rid of any oil that could make it harder to achieve a precise cut.
- Make sure you have the right tools. A spoolie, a pair scissors for trimming the brow are essential. Anastasia Soare (CEO and Founder of Anastasia Beverly Hills) says that sharp scissors are essential for a precise trim. “A millimeter is all it takes to make a perfect cut or a gap.” We recommend Joey Healy’s Precision Brow Trimmer with an ergonomic grip for maximum control and ABH’s Brow Trimming Scissors.
- You can brush them to the side. Tonya Crooks, the founder of TheBrowGal says that people often mistakenly brush their hairs upwards. This can lead to unexpected dips or sparse areas. Instead, brush only the areas closest to your eyes in upward direction, while the rest should be brushed toward the outside.
- One hair should be trimmed at a time, at a downward angle. Healy says, “Don’t give you brows a crew cut. This means don’t trim them in straight lines.” Instead, trim one hair at a a time with a downward angle. The edges will look more natural and less fringy.
What are some common mistakes people make when trimming their eyebrows?
People who over-groom their eyebrows and make them too narrow for their faces are a common mistake Soare sees. She says that the best shape for a person’s eyebrows is one that’s tailored to their bone structure. The ABH Golden Ratio Shaping Method is key to creating a perfect eyebrow. It uses three measurements. Brows should start above your nostrils. They should also end at the outer corner of your eye. The highest point of the arch should connect with the middle part of your iris. It’s not easy to figure out. You can use the TikTok filter to do this!
Healy states that the biggest mistake he sees is when people use magnifying glasses to trim their eyebrows. He says that sometimes you overwork them and they become really short. You’ll be able to see where you are going better if you use normal lighting and a mirror.