One of the best things you can do to frame your face undoubtedly is getting a perfectly shaped brow. Not only does is frame your face but it can also make your nose look smaller and open up your eye area revealing a brighter, more awakened face. The downside is that getting that perfect eyebrow shape is easier said than done and mistakes happen a lot more often than not.

Thankfully, there’s no need to pour hot wax on your brows for that perfect shape as eyebrow threading has made it a lot easier and less painful. And while it is an eyebrow saver, there are few do’s and don’ts when it comes to having this done on your brows.

Here are a few things you need do and know when getting your eyebrows threaded:

Don’t keep quiet. Communicate with your aesthetician on the type of shape you want or take in a photograph of an eyebrow shape you’d like to have. Usually the aesthetician will let you know what type of shape will better suit your face so keep an open mind when going to your appointment as some brow shapes might not be suited for you.

You’re going to have to lend a hand. Don’t be surprised if you’re asked to help to by pulling on your eyebrows a bit. The skin needs to be a bit tight so that the thread can really get a good grasp of the hairs, especially the finer ones, so you’re going to have to help.

There might be a bit of redness afterward. Just like waxing or tweezing, the area that was threaded will be a bit red do to the hair pulling out of the follicle. This is completely normal so don’t fret; it’ll go away soon enough.

Don’t apply anything on your brows after the threading. This goes for waxing and tweezing as well: the pores are open right after removing the hair from the follicle and due to this opening, bacteria can easily get in and cause skin troubles. Wait a couple of hours before applying any products like moisturizes and makeup.

To see how eyebrow threading is done in a salon, check out the video.

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