Eyebrow Grooming: Best Professional and At-Home Options

Read all about different eyebrow grooming methods and find out which one is perfect for you. Learn whether to do it in a salon or at home, plus check out our product recommendations.

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Getting perfectly groomed and shaped eyebrows is sometimes not as easy as it sounds. This is especially true for people who overplucked their eyebrows in the past.

Finding a perfect shape that will compliment your face is sometimes better left to professionals. Here are some eyebrow grooming options and tips on which of them you can do at home and which should be done by someone more experienced.

The Best Eyebrow Grooming Options

There are several ways of grooming your brows, and the best one for you will depend on personal preference and the look you want to achieve. Let’s take a look at some eyebrow grooming options:

Eyebrow Threading

Threading is probably the best way to groom eyebrows at the moment. The reasons are numerous, and some of them are: it’s painless, fast, and precise.

A thin thread is used to grasp unwanted brow hairs and pull them out from the root. This treatment is especially successful at catching the smallest hairs, which can sometimes appear invisible.

Since a lot of hairs are caught at once (not one by one as with tweezers) the process is faster. And the redness and irritation are much less prominent than with tweezing or waxing.

One of the biggest benefits of eyebrow threading is that the risk of ingrown hairs is very, very small.

At Home or Professional?

Eyebrow threading requires some special skills, but it can be taught. There are a lot of online tutorials and even courses, but it’s better to leave it to a trained professional. Unless you get really skilled at it, of course.

Check out this guide if you want to find out all about eyebrow threading, and its pros and cons.

What to Use?

Professional and at-home eyebrow threads can be found online, and here are our recommendations for some of the best-reviewed Amazon products.

Vanity Eyebrow Thread
Griffin Threading Thread
Eyebrow Waxing

Eyebrow waxing is a tried and true method of removing unwanted eyebrow hair.

The wax is applied to the area with a spatula or applicator stick, and then a cloth strip is pressed over the waxed area and quickly removed in the opposite direction of hair growth.

Eyebrow waxing is a great and fast way of shaping bushy eyebrows. It’s effective, the results are long-lasting and it’s highly customizable.

But, it does carry certain risks. It can be painful, temporary redness, swelling, and irritation can occur and it can worsen acne, infections, rashes, and other skin conditions you might have.

At Home or Professional?

If you have sparse and delicate eyebrows and sensitive skin and if you are not very skillful at waxing, it’s again better to leave it to a professional. Overwaxing may damage hair follicles, but a brow technician will know how to avoid this and other potential risks.

But if you get a few tutorials, do not have sensitive skin, and feel confident you can do it, go for it.

If you want to find out all about eyebrow waxing, and its pros and cons, check out this guide.

What to Use?

If you decide to do eyebrow waxing at home, you’ll need a good eyebrow wax, spatulas, and something to warm and melt the wax in. Here are our Amazon recommendations:

EVERLUXE 2lb Wax Beads For Hair Waxing
Yolyoo 400pcs Wooden Wax Sticks
Eyebrow Tweezing

Eyebrow tweezing (or eyebrow plucking) is the most commonly used eyebrow grooming method. It’s a familiar treatment and anyone can do it – you just need a nice pair of tweezers.

However, finding a perfect eyebrow style for your face shape can be a challenge. Not every eyebrow style fits any face shape. Learn what eyebrow style fits your face in this article.

At Home or Professional?

This treatment is the most popular eyebrow grooming at home option, but if you want to make sure it’s the ideal eyebrow shape for your face, it can be a good idea to let your eyebrows grow and then let a professional eyebrow technician groom your brows.

After that, you can maintain them on your own by just plucking away new hairs. You can keep doing this until you feel like your eyebrows have lost their shape again and it’s the right time to pay a visit to a professional again.

If you want to learn more about eyebrow tweezing, how to prepare your eyebrows, what to do afterward, and which products to use, head on to this guide.

What to Use?

Good tweezers are everything you need. Just make sure you prep your eyebrows properly. Here’s our recommendation:

Hair Removal Tweezer by Revlon
Eyebrow Trimming

Eyebrow trimming can be done with different tools, most commonly with scissors and clippers.

Trimming means shortening longer brow hairs. So the root of the hair stays intact. Trimming is usually done for women with dense eyebrows or men who want to make their brows look neater.

At Home or Professional?

This can certainly be done at home, but if you are afraid you’ll make a mistake and you are not very skillful at eyebrow grooming, it’s better to visit a professional. You don’t want to make a mistake and make the eyebrows look unnatural.

Check out this guide if you want to learn more about eyebrow trimming.

What to Use?

As said above, this eyebrow grooming technique is usually done with scissors and clippers, as well as tweezers, and here are some Amazon recommendations:

Dapsang Eyebrow Trimmer with Replacement Blade
Yolyoo 400pcs Wooden Wax Sticks
Eyebrow Shaving

Eyebrow shaving is a quick and trendy way to change your brow shape without any long-term consequences. This process involves using a razor to remove unwanted hair from the skin’s surface, without ripping it out of the hair follicle. It’s also completely painless.

At Home or Professional?

This is a very simple and easy grooming method, it just needs some getting used to. Start off slowly and gently until you get the feel for the right grip, pressure, and angles.

But if you don’t trust yourself enough to try it at home, you can book the treatment at a salon. Professionals are trained to assess your facial features and symmetry, as well as to consider the growth pattern of your brow hairs. They can also offer you maintenance advice or take brow transformation further with brow trimming or tinting.

What to Use?

You need a good, sharp eyebrow razor to make sure you have precision and control. You should also have some sort of lubricant like shaving cream or facial oil to allow the blade to easily glide over the skin and minimize the risk of nicking yourself.

Schick Hydro Silk Touch-Up Dermaplaning Tool
Burt's Bees Face Oil
Eyebrow Tinting and Henna Brows

Eyebrow tinting and henna brows are simple, noninvasive treatments, similar to hair dying, which purpose is to darken your eyebrows. Both treatments will color the brow hairs but also slightly stain the skin underneath, thus making the eyebrows look fuller.

The difference between these treatments is that one uses a natural plant-based dye called henna, while the eyebrow tint is usually made of synthetic dye.
At Home or Professional?

These treatments can be done at any brow salon, but also at home. It’s just important to strictly follow the instructions on the package of the brow dye you get. Leaving the eyebrow tint or henna on the brows for too long can cause complications and poor results.

To learn all you need to know about these eyebrow grooming treatments, check out our guides. Go here to read about eyebrow tinting, and for henna brows, head on to this one.

What to Use?

Here are some well-rated Amazon products for at-home brow tinting and henna brows. Be careful to follow the instructions and check whether you’re allergic to eyebrow tint or brow henna by taking a patch test.

Schick Hydro Silk Touch-Up Dermaplaning Tool
Burt's Bees Face Oil
Eyebrow Grooming – Main Takeaways

Choosing the best way to groom your eyebrows depends mostly on the condition of your eyebrows and skin.

If you have sparse eyebrows, tweezing or threading may be a better choice while waxing and trimming will be great for bushy, dense eyebrows. If you are not sure which one is right for you and how to find a perfect eyebrow shape, you can always consult an eyebrow technician.

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