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How to pluck eyebrows: A quick guide

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How to pluck eyebrows: A quick guide

Working a pair of tweezers may seem like a no brainer—just pinch the hair and pull, right? But there's actually a lot more to plucking, such as choosing the right tweezers for your hair and holding them at the correct angle. Getting to know this beauty tool is a must, since eyebrows act as a frame for a very important part of the body—your face.

First off, why tweeze at all?

According to brow guru and owner of Eye Love Brow and Beauty Bar in Toronto, Mary Dang, waxing is good to remove tiny hairs from around the brow area, but tweezing is best for shaping the brows on a regular basis. "It's better to shape with tweezers because it is accurate and precise," says Dang. "You can be meticulous, detailed and you can achieve a more natural looking brow."

How do you find the right tweezers?

When you're searching for the right tool for your brows, consider the thickness of the hair. A slanted tip will work for most brows and is easy to use, while a pointy tip is great for people with dense, closely set hairs. The pointy tip will also isolate particular stray hairs that you want to remove, or ones that haven't yet broken through the skin.

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6 professional-grade tweezers

Good tipper

The tip of these tweezers combines the ideals of the slanted and pointed tip, making it the go-to for eyebrow shaping and extracting stubborn stubble. Get professional results with this pink-hued wonder. Tweezerman Pink Perfection Pointed Slant Tweezer, $31, sephora.ca.

By: Diana Cina Source: Tweezerman Credits: Canadian Living

6 professional-grade tweezers

Steel magnolias

These tweezers are made from the highest quality steel and boast excellent tension, making them easy to use and very effective. Anastasia Beverly Hills Tweezers, $36, sephora.ca. Read about 8 common foot issues and how to fix them.

By: Diana Cina Source: Sephora Credits: Canadian Living

6 professional-grade tweezers

Light it up

Revlon's slanted tweezers literally shine a light on targeted hairs. Featuring a LED light in the tool's centre, these high-tech tweezers are optimal for emergency grooming in low lighting. Revlon Expert Lighted Slant Tip Tweezer, $15, revlon.ca.

By: Diana Cina Source: Revlon Credits: Canadian Living

6 professional-grade tweezers

On point

Sharp and precise, these tweezers work perfectly to remove in-grown hairs, ultra-fine hairs and splinters. They offer accuracy and are comfortable to hold. Tweezerman Point Tweezer, $26, holtrenfrew.com.

By: Diana Cina Source: Tweezerman Credits: Canadian Living

6 professional-grade tweezers

Tweeze, please

You won't miss a single hair with these stainless steel tweezers. Your eyebrows will be well defined and easy to maintain using the slanted tip. Sephora Collection On Point Tweezer, $15, sephora.ca.

By: Diana Cina Source: Sephora Credits: Canadian Living

6 professional-grade tweezers

Mini me

This mini set of tweezers is not only travel friendly but also dreadfully chic. Designed by fashion house Marchesa and crafted by Revlon, this set consists of one pointed tip tweezer and one slanted tip for all of your needs on the go. Revlon by Marchesa Mini Set To Go, $11, revlon.ca. Try these other great travel beauty products.

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So you've found your tweezers. Now what?


"The most efficient and painless way to tweeze out the hair is by pulling it in the direction of the hair growth and as close to the base as possible," advises Dang. This technique will help to prevent in-grown hairs and other complications. Dang also suggests tweezing your eyebrows in a well-lit area with plenty of natural light. Be sure to use a small mirror for detail and a large mirror to ensure your brows look symmetrical.

Bonus tip:

One of Dang's expert tips is to tweeze your hair as soon as you get out of the shower. "Your pores are opened, so the hairs slide out with ease," she says. "Hold the skin tight around the eyebrows and pull the hairs out close to the root."
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