How to Trim Your Eyebrows
If there’s one part of your beauty routine that’s worth keeping up with, it’s grooming your brows. That’s because eyebrows have the power to transform your entire face by creating the look of symmetry, which equates to beauty in the human eye. Trimming your brows is a key part of the grooming process, although let us be the first to admit: Attempting it yourself sounds a little intimidating. But if going the DIY route is your only option these days, Eliexer Rodriguez, Regional Education Manager for IT Cosmetics, is here to assure you that with some guidance and practice, you’ll become a pro in no time.
Why is it important to know how to trim your eyebrows?
Whether you have sparse brows, bushy brows or something in between, we can all agree on one thing: Unruly brow hairs are never a good look. Keeping them neat and trimmed will help you look and feel more polished, plus it helps to give your eyes an overall lift. “When brow hairs are long—particularly along the outer corners—they can create the optical illusion of dragging your eyes down, which makes you look tired,” Rodriguez explains.
How often should you trim your eyebrows?
Brow specialists generally recommend coming in once a month for a shaping, which is a good schedule to follow for trimming your brows at home as well. Of course, depending on where you are in your hair growth cycle, you may need to break out the scissors sooner than that. Conversely, if you’re trying to grow out your brows, you may want to go longer than four weeks in between trims. Keep them under control while you wait with the help of a product like Brow Power Filler Eyebrow Gel.
Now that you know the basics, you’re ready to give trimming a try!
What you’ll need:
- Angled eyebrow scissors: You can easily purchase these online from any beauty supply store.
- Spooley brush: Lucky for you, all IT Cosmetics brow pencils feature a built-in spooley on one end to help you achieve polished perfection!
Step 1: Brush your brows.
Using your spooley, lightly brush your brows in the direction of hair growth—and be gentle! Rodriguez warns, “Brushing too much could result in unexpected gaps while trimming, and you don’t want that.”
Step 2: Start trimming—slowly.
Pick up your brow scissors and begin trimming the most noticeable hairs that are extended up and beyond the defined upper brow line. Rodriguez recommends taking your time as you snip, working your way from the start of your brow to the tail. Remember: You can always trim more later, but you can’t add to what you take away!
Step 3: Do one final check for strays.
You previously brushed your brows in the direction of hair growth. It’s also a good idea to brush them in the opposite direction and downward to ensure no stray hair is left behind. If you see one, snip it. Then be sure to brush your hairs back to where you’d want them to be before shaping them.
Now that your eyebrows are freshly trimmed, it’s time to learn the best way to shape your eyebrows!