Once you've had an expert waxing, you can maintain the look between salon visits with careful at-home tweezing. Pluck only stray hairs that fall outside the shape created by the pro and leave the ends alone, Petrescu advises. The best time to tweeze: after a shower, when skin is soft and hair follicles are open. Find a spot with plenty of light (a magnifying mirror makes things easier), and follow these guidelines:
- Avoid tweezing hairs at the end or on top of the brow. To keep the arch intact, the hairs on top of the brow should be removed by a pro waxer.
- For best results, brush your eyebrows straight up so you can see what you're working with.
- Grasp the tweezers from the middle. With your other hand, hold the skin taut around the area you're tweezing.
- Pull the hair you want to remove quickly and in the direction of its growth.
- Remove a few hairs from one brow and then work on the other. Alternating between the two helps keep the size and shape of both brows consistent.