Eyebrow Waxing vs. Eyebrow Shaping
There are some differences between eyebrow waxing and eyebrow shaping.
An eyebrow waxing simply means getting your stray brow hairs removed with a single strip of wax.
An eyebrow shaping on the other hand, involves communicating with the esthetician about the best ways to shape your brows to frame your eyes and face.
This is just a simple waxing with no consultation. There is little to no communication about what the client wants or what the esthetician may suggest. This happens quite frequently when the client has already had her eyebrows shaped and only wants the regrowth underneath to be removed.
This hair removal service includes some or all of the following:
A Consultation: There must be communication between the client and the esthetician about what the client desires and what the esthetician suggests. After a client explains what they are looking for in terms of shape, the esthetician will assess facial features and bone structure, then measure and outline the client,’s best shape using the golden ratio. She will then have them look into a mirror and provide a recommendation. She will explain exactly where hair will be removed, what the shape of the eyebrow will be, and why this shape suits the client's face.
The client will be shown her eyebrows before and after the service is performed. This gives the client the opportunity to express whether she is pleased with the new change.
Waxing: Each esthetician has his or her own style of waxing, but if eyebrows are being shaped, the waxing is usually done in sections. If a client is using or has used Retin-A, Tetracycline, or Accutane, waxing cannot be performed, and the shaping needs to be done with tweezers.
Trimming: After removing the unwanted hair, the brows that remain are trimmed to avoid a bushy look. This is usually done by brushing the brow hairs with a spoolie (or a clean mascara wand) and cutting any long hairs with a pair of eyebrow scissors.
Make-up Application: The final part of a Brow Shaping is brow makeup applied to fill in any sparse areas.