EYEBROW SHAPING

EYEBROW SHAPING

Eyebrow shaping is the removal of excess hair to enhance the shape of the client’s natural brow. When you are shaping the brow, you need to consider your client’s needs. Plan carefully; discuss the shape with your client. What you think is nice may not be what your client wants! 

Go slowly; checking with your client as you go to make sure you don’t take off too much. It is suggested that the normal brow shape should look like the wings of a bird in flight; thicker at the inside corner, tapering to an arch and narrowing at the end of the brow. However, it’s important to keep this balance with the rest of the facial features. Face shapes, of which there are many, can also influence the brow shape. 

THE RIGHT SHAPE
The basic shape of eyebrows and the direction in which the hairs grow cannot be changed. However, all eyebrows should be shaped so that they’re thicker at the head of the eyebrow (the bit nearest the nose) and then get gradually thinner. 

Possible influences on the shape of your client’s brows: 

  • The natural shape of the brows If your client has shaped her own brows for a long period of time, she may need to let them grow to get the new desired shape.
  • The client’s age More mature clients may have coarse hairs, which may be longer, straight, and different colors.
  • Fashion trends With each season there are new fashion trends, which influence your client’s eyebrow shapes. You need to take these into account before shaping. 

FACE SHAPES & EYEBROWS
The natural eyebrow is different in shape and hair-type for each person. Their face shape needs to be considered when treatments are carried out.

"EYEBROW SHAPE CAN CHANGE HOW YOUR FACE SHAPE LOOKS"

EYEBROW SHAPING

HOW TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT EYEBROW SHAPE FOR YOUR CLIENTS FACE
A friend once told me that her boyfriend’s eyebrows look like two woolly bear caterpillars trying to mate and I honestly haven’t stopped thinking about that for about seven years. But herein lies the problem: it’s challenging to learn every grooming technique and follow every fashion trend. We see celebrities with perfect eyebrows that dance elegantly across their brow bones, and contouring that can LITERALLY slice bread, so why can’t you have that? We want to help you to reach your eyebrow styling dreams. So where do you start? Shape up!

BROW SHAPES AND YOUR CLIENT
Times have changed since the Ultra-Thin eyebrows of the 1990s and now we’re in the golden age of bigger, fuller brows—not quite woolly bear territory, though. So, whether you’re planning an attack with tweezers, threads, razors, or wax, you’re going to need to know that secret formula. Make those eyebrows do their job. Make them accentuate your beautiful facial features; they answer to you now. We hope this guide demystifies perfect eyebrow shapes and all their hidden secrets. Who knows, maybe you know a couple of woolly bear caterpillars that might want a quick trim.

WHAT’S THEIR FACE SHAPE
The first step to killer eyebrow game is to find your clients face shape. There are ways to find your exact shape using math. Once you know what face shape you’re working with, you can get down to business.

THE MATH

STEP 1
MEASURE THE LENGTH OF THE FACE WITH A RULER.

STEP 2
DIVIDE THE TOTAL LENGTH BY 3.

STEP 3
MEASURE THE LENGTH FROM THE BOTTOM OF YOUR NOSE TO THE BOTTOM OF YOUR CHIN. (IN THIS CASE 2 1/3)

  • IF THE LAST NUMBER IS larger than THE FIRST NUMBER, CHANCES ARE: A LONG FACE.
  • IF THE LAST NUMBER IS less than THE FIRST NUMBER, CHANCES ARE: ROUND FACE.
  • IF THE LAST NUMBER equals THE FIRST NUMBER, CHANCES ARE: AN OVAL FACE.

THE BEST EYEBROWS FOR YOUR FACE SHAPE

FIND THE FACE SHAPE
Start by pulling the clients hair back from the face and look closely

THE FEATURES TO LOOK FOR ARE

OVAL FACE SHAPE
Forehead is wider than the chin
Prominent cheekbones
Face gracefully tapers to a narrow chin

EYEBROWS FOR AN OVAL FACE
Some say that people with oval-shaped faces are the most beautiful people… or something. First, everyone is beautiful, and every face shape is perfect, but let’s be real, if I were a face stealing alien from a far-off planet I would put oval faces at the top of my shopping list. What’s so great about oval faces? Humans really dig symmetry and well-balanced faces. Oval faces are just that—perfectly balanced like a Sunday morning breakfast. This is the reason why most people use their eyebrows to make their face look more oval. This witchcraft can be achieved through soft angles and shallow arches. NO DRAMA. Dramatic shapes will make your fabulous oval face into something else.

ROUND FACE SHAPE
Face is almost as wide as it is long
Face is widest at the cheeks

EYEBROWS FOR A ROUND FACE
People with round faces may want to use their eyebrows to create the illusion that their face is less circular. To make a round face more oval, you will need to lift that eyebrow arch and spice up that angle; this will lengthen how your face looks. But alas you have bamboozled everyone—your face is the same shape it was last week *gasp*. But they don’t need to know that. If they find out we can shapeshift, it’s all over.

LONG FACE SHAPE
Forehead, cheekbones, and jawlines are all about the same width Face gracefully tapers to a narrow oval chin

EYEBROWS FOR A LONG FACE
“Why the long face?” It was supposed to be a flirty joke. It wasn’t. Shut it down. You don’t need this. You’re a goddess. Give yourself a face that can stop traffic. Enter Eris, Goddess of chaos. Today you decided to take matters into your own hands and give yourself horizontal, straight eyebrows to stop those wandering eyes in a locked gaze. A flat eyebrow will make a long face seem shorter—don’t forget to extend their tails to create the width that you need to get that A+ look. For a rounder look, avoid any arches—arches make the face grow longer.

SQUARE FACE SHAPE
Forehead, cheekbones and jawlines are all about the same width
The squared jawline is the most obvious feature.

EYEBROWS FOR A SQUARE FACE
All you square-faced beauties have a jawline that’s almost as strong as you. But when it comes to strong jawlines, you need something to balance out that show stopping angle. Your eyebrows provide you with a path to an elegant balancing act that will reveal a drop-dead gorgeous look. A strong brow with a defined arch is what you’re looking for, but feel free to ~mess around~ with curved brows, which can soften your face shape if you’re into that. Bring attention back to those eyes. Entrance them.

HEART FACE SHAPE
Like oval but the chin tapers to a point

EYEBROWS FOR A HEART FACE
Y’all out there heart-shaped faces: you may have delicate facial features but you’re most certainly not fragile. Don’t hide your incredible taper. Embrace that 2000s TNT slogan—you DO know drama, and you make it look FINE. High arches can give a shorter face the drama and length you need to bring that “I’m the boss” vibe to your look. Longer faces: a lower arch is the way to go. Don’t switch them though— high-arched eyebrows on a long face will bring attention to the forehead. DON’T DO THAT. Keep their eyes on yours. She is beauty, she is grace, she is smashing the brow game.

DIAMOND FACE SHAPE
Not as common as the other face shapes
Typically the face is highly angular
The forehead is somewhat short, and the face is widest at the temples

EYEBROWS FOR A DIAMOND FACE
Diamonds are formed using a monumental amount of heat and pressure, and while stress is subjective, diamond-faced people ARE made of carbon and they ARE hot. The diamond-shaped face is apparently the rarest face shape and owners may feel that their angles are just a little too spicy. They’re mainly known for strong and wide cheekbones that taper off towards their chin and forehead. If your angles are a bit more dramatic than you’d like, diamonds are only a few degrees from an oval face. To give yourself a softer and less wide look, round out your brows. But whatever you do, do NOT go all Silence of the Lambs on people with oval faces. That is a big NOPE from us.