The Perfect Guide to Trimming Your Eyebrows

Having a well-defined brow shape is essential for a polished look. But, if your brow hairs hang too far below the brow line, it can create a hooded appearance. To avoid this, you should only trim the longest hairs that protrude beyond the brow line, one at a time. It's important to be aware of how quickly your brow hairs grow, as this will determine how often you should trim them.Joey Healy, a renowned brow artist based in Manhattan, recommends trimming your eyebrows no more than once a week.

However, some people can get away with it once in eight weeks. To keep your eyebrows looking neat and tidy, Bogaert suggests cleaning them every one to two weeks, depending on the speed of your hair growth.When it comes to trimming your eyebrows, the tools you use will make a huge difference. If you have bangs, cutting your hair backwards will allow you to see your eyebrows without any obstruction. For longer hairs, use mustache scissors and a fine-toothed comb to comb your eyebrows upwards.

These scissors with 26 teeth will help you trim even the smallest hair without ruining the overall shape of your eyebrows.Brows look more like other body hair and will eventually stop growing after a certain length and fall out naturally. If trimming sounds too advanced for you, Bogaert recommends skipping the scissors entirely and instead using an eyebrow gel to keep long hair in place safely.When it comes to cutting your eyebrows, Healy says that some of the most common mistakes she sees are people who use magnifying mirrors to trim their eyebrows. Professional brow artists know where to cut; it often needs to be done above the brow, which most women can't visualize. If you have long hairs on your eyebrows, you can trim them a little between visits to the professional, but don't get carried away.To achieve a perfect cut of eyebrow hair with 26 teeth, you need to have the right tools (please don't use those thick kitchen scissors).

Before you cut it, brush your brow hair to make sure you only cut the ends.