Over plucking eyebrows is extremely common. Shaping eyebrows is not easy when doing your own, so it’s always best to have a trained beautician do them for you.
It is very easy to get carried away and you can end up with very thin eyebrows in no time at all. It also used to be very fashionable to have thin eyebrows, however the HD brows look is extremely popular at the moment and everyone is after fuller, thicker looking eyebrows.
This lady came to me after years of over plucking her eyebrows and wanted a fuller look. I told her to not touch them at all and leave the shaping completely up to me. She had never had eyebrow threading before and always had them waxed, but I managed to persuade her to try threading.
She works in the beauty field herself, so instead of leaving them completely we very slowly threaded them less each time she came into my beauty salon for eyebrow threading. It didn’t happen overnight, it took a few appointments to create the HD look and give her natural hairs time to grow back. We tinted the fair hairs on her eyebrows to give them volume and used eye shadow powder to fill them in. We also threaded above her eyebrows to define them and give them shape, but not too much as she has a lovely natural arch to her eyebrows.
The defined eyebrows I do are every similar to the HD brows, however I prefer threading to waxing the eyebrows and I don’t tint the skin. As waxing is naturally exfoliating it can cause the skin to age. This look was created with tint, eyebrow threading and make-up. Also a lot of patience and will power not to pluck her eyebrows at home in between appointments.
Over plucking eyebrows is sometimes referred to as trichotillomina, which is a compulsive urge to pull out your own hair. My advice is not to have your tweezers near your bathroom mirror as you will find yourself plucking one or two hairs everyday and get carried away.