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The Perfect Brow!
Posted: 2012-03-15 11:30:00 Thin, long, short, hairy, they come in all shapes but as women we are rarely satisfied with the ones we have........get your minds back to beauty ladies, I’m talking about eyebrows! So if you struggle to achieve the perfect eyebrow shape, here is some advice to transform your look. The Perfect Shape The basic guideline for creating a proper shape is to hold a pen or ruler parallel to the side of your nose. Where the ruler hits your brow, level with the inner corner of your eye, is where the brow should begin. Still pressed against the corner of your nose, swing the ruler to the outer corner of your eye. Where the ruler meets the brow is the brow should end. Now look straight ahead, the spot above the pupil should be the brows highest point, creating the lusted after perfect arch. If your brows are fair or you just want them to look more defined a little colour will help them look stronger. With a sharp pencil or powder one or two shades darker than your natural hair colour use soft feathering strokes to darken the brows and fill in any gaps. Powder is great for adding thickness to sparse hairs but be wary of hues with reddish tones as this can create a muddy, undefined finish. If your eyebrows are on the short side extend the tails of the brow using pencil or powder until they’re level with the outer corners of your eye. Brow gel will hold hairs in place while applying a highlighter just below the brow bone will add more definition. Salon Treatments The best way to achieve perfect eyebrows is to let them grow, and then see a professional who will create the initial shape which you can maintain yourself. The following are some options to shape your brows. Waxing Waxing is a quick and easy option for removing hair, especially if there is a lot of hair. Warm wax is applied to the hair with a spatula in the direction of the hair growth and then removed in the opposite direction against the hair growth using a paper strip. Ouch! The final desired shape is achieved using a tweezers. Tweezing Tweezing is ideal if the initial shape of the eyebrow is good and there are only a few stray hairs. It is not ideal for removing a lot of hair or if the hair is very fair. Threading Threading is an ancient method of hair removal popular in the Middle East, India and Asian countries. It is becoming increasingly popular here. Threading is done using a piece of cotton thread. One end of the thread is held between the teeth of the therapist and the other is held firmly with the left hand. The middle and index fingers of the right hand form a loop in the centre of the string. The thread is then rolled over the surface collecting hair as it moves. The thread is then used to lift the hairs out by the root. Tinting Tinting is a great alternative to pencil or powder as a semi permanent option to colour the brow. Your therapist will advise you on a shade to suit your complexion and natural hair colour.