Face Shape

Don’t be swayed by what’s in fashion. At the end of the day, you need to create brows that suit your client. See the ‘Face shape’ section above for tips on how to achieve the best brow shape.

Potential eyebrow shapes

Eyebrows can be straight, rounded or curved. Discuss different options with your client and show them pictures if necessary, so that you achieve the results they desire.

Mapping pencils

Invest in proper wax-based mapping pencils. Your markings will stay in place throughout the entire mapping process and even through your first pass until you wipe.


Design considerations

You should consider your client’s skin type, face shape, face width, skin colour and facial structure when designing brows.

The aim is to create brows that look as natural as possible, so you need to make sure that the design suits the client’s natural bone structure and facial features. It’s easy for both you and your client to be influenced by what’s in fashion but you should focus on tailoring the brows to your client and no one else.

You’ll get sign-off from your client during the pre-drawing stage, but never carry out a treatment if you’re uncomfortable with how the outcome may look.


Eyebrow hair ‘must-knows’

Here are some important facts you should know about eyebrow hair:

  • brow hairs aren’t uniform and grow in different directions
  • there are naturally occurring spaces between brow hairs
  • the thickest part of the brow is called the bulb
  • The medial eyebrow hairs are almost vertical in orientation
  • The hairs are almost flat at the arch
  • At the tail (the lateral aspect), the hairs lay at a downwards angle