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  • Rachael Tsang

Determining the Perfect Eyebrow Shape: A Guide for Your Permanent Makeup Appointment

Eyebrow shape

When it comes to permanent makeup, eyebrows are one of the most transformative features. They frame the face, enhance natural beauty, and can even contribute to a more youthful appearance. As a permanent makeup artist, I understand the importance of crafting the perfect eyebrow shape for each client. Here’s a detailed look into how we determine the best eyebrow shape during an appointment and address the question of whether hairs need to be taken away.

The Initial Consultation

The journey to perfect eyebrows begins with an in-depth consultation. This is a critical step where we discuss your preferences, lifestyle, and any specific concerns. During this time, I’ll ask questions like:

  • What is your daily makeup routine?

  • Do you have any inspiration photos?

  • Are there specific eyebrow shapes you admire?

This conversation helps me understand your vision and ensures that the final result aligns with your expectations.

Analysing Facial Structure

Each person's face is unique, and the ideal eyebrow shape varies accordingly. To determine the best shape for you, I’ll assess several aspects of your facial structure:

Face Shape

  • Oval Faces: Most shapes work well, but a soft, angled brow with a slight arch often enhances natural features.

  • Round Faces: A high arch can elongate the face, providing a slimming effect.

  • Square Faces: A thicker, more defined brow with a subtle arch can balance strong jawlines.

  • Heart-Shaped Faces: Rounded brows with a low arch soften the forehead’s width.

  • Long Faces: A flat, horizontal brow shape helps to shorten the face's appearance.

Bone Structure

Understanding your bone structure, especially the brow bone, helps in creating a shape that enhances your natural contours.

Eyebrow Symmetry

I use precise measurements and mapping techniques to ensure your eyebrows are symmetrical and proportionate to your face.

Drawing the Eyebrow Shape

Using a combination of professional tools and techniques, I’ll sketch the proposed shape directly onto your skin. This temporary outline allows you to visualise the final result and provide feedback before any permanent makeup is applied. The drawing process involves:

  • Measuring: Using calipers and rulers to measure the distance between brows, the length, and the arch placement.

  • Mapping: Creating guidelines based on your facial landmarks, such as the corners of your eyes and the bridge of your nose.

  • Customising: Adjusting the shape to suit your preferences and natural brow growth.

Client Approval

Once the shape is drawn, I’ll hand you a mirror for a close inspection. This is your opportunity to suggest any adjustments. Your satisfaction is paramount, and I’ll make any necessary tweaks until you are completely happy with the shape.

The Role of Natural Brow Hairs

A common question during eyebrow appointments is whether natural brow hairs need to be removed. Here’s what you need to know:

Trimming and Tweezing

To achieve a clean and polished look, I may trim and tweeze stray hairs that fall outside the newly defined shape. This step ensures that the permanent makeup blends seamlessly with your natural brows.

Preservation of Natural Hairs

Maintaining as many natural hairs as possible is crucial. These hairs add texture and dimension to your brows, making the final result look more natural. I’ll only remove hairs that disrupt the shape or create an uneven appearance.

Final Thoughts

Creating the perfect eyebrow shape is a meticulous process that combines artistry, precision, and an understanding of individual beauty. By assessing your facial structure, listening to your preferences, and carefully executing each step, we can achieve beautiful, natural-looking eyebrows that enhance your overall appearance.

Whether you’re looking for a subtle enhancement or a more dramatic change, my goal is to help you feel confident and beautiful with your new brows. If you’re considering a permanent makeup appointment, don’t hesitate to reach out and schedule a consultation. Together, we’ll create the perfect eyebrows for you.

Email for any questions or book a free consultation here.


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