Eyebrow Face shape

What are the Types of eyebrows and types of hair structure?

What did you want? It’s not just on the head that hairs have their own structure and thickness. I, for example, have stiff eyebrows – my hairs are quite thick, standing up in a knot, while on my head they are soft and thin. The stiffer the eyebrow hair is, the harder it is to work with in every way: plucking and coloring/shaping.

Hair can be:

  • hard/soft
  • natural/grey hair
  • thin/thick
  • upgrowing/downgrowing
  • thick/rare

The hardest hairs to work with are those that grow downwards – no matter how you style them, they still grow downwards and spoil the whole picture – the look becomes dull. For styling this type of hair it is necessary to choose thick waxes, and for coloring it is better to use a chemical dye.

Between the other types of hair there are no significant differences in the work and for them almost all the doors are open. I will tell you more about the basics of working with them below in the corresponding chapters.

Everyone’s eyebrow shape is initially unique, but mostly it’s a soft, medium-thick kink (I’m talking about Slavic eyebrows now). This is something that is given to us from birth. And then, usually in adolescence, women start their experiments.

  • They pluck the excess material, either carelessly or as a tribute to fashion trends.
  • They finished drawing with any black pencil that came to hand.
  • They clip seemingly too long hair with manicure scissors.
  • This all is not from the ceiling, but from my own experience! That’s the kind of bad stuff I’ve done. Share stories about your experiments.
  • In general, we shred the shape in any way we can, and it is unlikely that an adult woman without reference to children’s photos can remember what was originally the shape of her eyebrows.
  • The best is the enemy of the good. By changing the eyebrow shape you are changing your face completely. Try not to change the natural shape and width/density of the eyebrow drastically. This often catches the eye, makes the image disharmonious, and simply can look untidy.
  • It is better to tweak a little bit what we have.

There are a great many forms – the table lists the main characteristics of the forms. It is desirable to strive for the most harmonious variant, slightly adjusting under your facial features.

Eyebrow shaping. Techniques and secrets

Here we come to the most interesting part. How do you create those perfect eyebrows? The first step is to shape them by plucking out the excess hairs.

The easiest option is to go to a professional to create a shape that suits your face type, and then maintain it yourself.

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But if this is not possible for some reason, I will give some tips on how to do this procedure yourself as well as possible?

  • Soberly assess what we have – the shape of the eyebrows and the structure of the hairs.
  • We choose the shape we want (preferably as close as possible to what we have at the moment). We are going to make a small adjustment to this particular shape. As I advised above, try not to experiment with the shape cardinally the first times. I don’t advise you to change the shape completely on your own, without getting the hang of it.
  • Before removing unnecessary things, you can make up eyebrows to see how you will look like the chosen form, and which hairs stand out from the general picture, or trace the form with a light eye pencil (so that the hairs will be visible). There are special stencils for eyebrows if you really don’t like drawing and are scared to begin with. I did not use such, I will not share my personal experience.


When you have decided on the desired and a little bit practiced drawing, your hand stopped shaking, you can proceed directly to the removal of unnecessary hairs.

There are rules here, too.

  • Be sure to treat the tweezers and the skin itself before use. With me it is alcohol, you can use chlorhexidine.
  • We pluck hairs only along the hair growth, otherwise you can damage the bulb and the hair will start to grow in the other direction.
  • Don’t forget to remove blond hairs around the ponytail and the hair on the bridge of the nose.
  • I correct the upper border too. I know a lot of eyebrow artists don’t advise it, but I have very wide natural eyebrows, so I do that. If you’re not sure that you won’t scratch too much – it’s better not to touch the hairs on the upper border, otherwise you can pluck huge holes and your eyebrows will “fall down”
  • It’s better to under-pluck than over-pluck. Don’t strive for an imaginary Instagram ideal. Maybe such an eyebrow looks cool on macro, but in real life such an image will be perceived as “made”. I’m all for naturalness.
You can remove the most obvious, and correct close to the contour of the eyebrow after the application of henna or paint – so it is more evident what is unnecessary.
  • It’s best to correct any excess hairs that grow back after creating a new shape every few days, so that you don’t have to create the shape all over again later. I have fast growth, so I use tweezers every 3-5 days.
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  • Too rounded eyebrows will create a surprised look
  • A bend angle that is too high will make the eye look sullen and aggressive
  • A too drooping tip will make you look sad and gloomy.

The most harmonious on absolutely all types of face look eyebrows of medium width with a soft curve and a straight axis.

we are not going to tell you today how you can correct the shape of your face, the location of your eyes, the height of your forehead and other features of each particular person with the help of your eyebrows. It is both complicated and very long. This is already an advanced level of browmaker.

We have the basics today. So all of our explanations refer to making a classic shape with a soft/smooth curve – what you just saw in the model photo.

Many people may remember in old magazines/books the eyebrow design scheme, where you put a pencil on the wing of your nose to find the beginning of the eyebrow, then draw an imaginary line through the center of the pupil to find the highest point of the eyebrow, and finish it by putting a pencil to the outer corner of your eye. This is the OLDEST scheme for 20th century eyebrow design and makeup. It has been reworked to make the eyebrows look as natural as possible.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t find comparative pictures of the 20th and 21st century scheme freely available, so I have to explain it on my fingers.

The scheme of modern eyebrow design looks like this

  • The A axis defines the beginning of the eyebrow and is drawn from the edge of the nostril upwards
  • The B axis is parallel to the A axis and runs through the outer iris
  • The C axis marks the end of the eyebrow and runs from the nose wing to the temple
  • D axis is the axis of the eyebrow itself. The base and tail must be at the same level.

The most common mistake is just the tail dropping up or down relative to the axis.

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