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Eyebrow Shaping: Your Ultimate How-To Guide

Updated: Apr 5

Eyebrow Shaping: Your Ultimate How-To Guide


Your eyebrows serve as the defining frame for your face, influencing your overall appearance. Evolving from the over-plucked trends of the 90s, today's focus is on embracing full, natural brows. However, shaping them appropriately remains crucial.

In this comprehensive eyebrow shaping guide crafted by our expert brow artists, you'll uncover foolproof methods to tame and refine your brows. Prepare to learn the essential techniques necessary for achieving impeccable brows.


To elevate your eyebrow game, it's essential to identify your face shape. While there are mathematical methods to determine this, I personally prefer a simpler approach. Take a moment to examine your face in the mirror and make an educated guess. Once you've identified your face shape, you can proceed with confidence and begin shaping your eyebrows accordingly.


When it comes to shaping your eyebrows, you have 3 main methods to choose from, each with its unique benefits. Let's explore the main techniques for achieving perfectly sculpted brows:

  1. Threading: As the preferred method for many, threading offers unparalleled precision and control during hair removal. A trained brow artist uses a twisted cotton thread to target individual hairs, ensuring clean lines, defined arches, and a natural taper. This method is particularly suitable for those seeking flawless contouring and minimal discomfort, making it a popular choice for sensitive skin types.

  2. Waxing: While waxing has been a staple in eyebrow shaping for decades, its popularity has waned in favour of threading. Waxing involves applying warm wax to the brow area and swiftly removing hair in one motion. While effective for removing large patches of hair, waxing may result in the dreaded "hooked brow" effect, where the inner corner appears thick while the arch appears disproportionately thin.

  3. Tweezing: Although less common for professional shaping, tweezing remains a popular choice for at-home maintenance. Using tweezers, individual hairs are removed from the brow area, offering precision and control. However, tweezing can be time-consuming and may lead to over-tweezing if not done carefully.

Considering the superior precision, minimal risk to sensitive skin, and potential benefits for long-term skin health, eyebrow threading emerges as the preferred method for eyebrow shaping. By opting for threading, individuals can achieve beautifully shaped eyebrows and promote radiant, youthful skin. To explore a detailed comparison between threading and waxing, we encourage you to check out our blog post titled "Thread vs Wax: 3 Advantages of Threaded Eyebrows."


The significance of eyebrow shapes cannot be overstated. Well-groomed eyebrows possess the power to instantly elevate your facial appearance. That's why it's crucial to carefully outline and shape your brows to complement your unique face shape.

The golden rule is to go for a brow shape opposite to your face shape. For example, if you've got a long face you should go for a low-lying arch and straight, elongated brows to add width to your face.

Best Brow Shapes for Round Faces: High-Arched Brows

  • Face Shape: Facial width and length are roughly the same size

  • Brow Goals: Lengthen your face

  • Brow Style: Opt for high-arched brows to lift your eye area, brush them upwards, fill in the arch slightly darker, and add highlighter to accentuate the arch further.

Best Brow Shapes for Oval-Shaped Faces: Softly-Angled Brows

  • Face Shape: Forehead is slightly wider than the chin, with high cheekbones

  • Brow Goal: Balance your facial features

  • Brow Style: A softly-angled brow with a slight arch adds dimension without disrupting the balance of your natural features.

Best Brow Shapes for Heart-Shaped Faces: Soft, Rounded Brows

  • Face Shape: Forehead is wider with a sharp chin

  • Brow Goals: Soften angular areas

  • Brow Style: Soften angular areas with a rounded brow shape, choosing low arches unless you have a shorter face, in which case, go high to add depth.

Best Brow Shapes for Square-Shaped Faces: Thick, Flat Brows with a Soft Arch

  • Face Shape: Forehead, jawline, and cheekbones are all the same width

  • Brow Goals: Draw attention to your eyes and brows

  • Brow Style: Opt for slightly angled brows to soften the angles of your face, avoiding sharp arches or round shapes.

Best Brow Shapes for Diamond-Shaped Faces: Curved Brows

  • Face Shape: Wide cheeks with a narrower chin and forehead

  • Brow Goals: Soften and shorten your face

  • Brow Style: Choose a curved brow to lift your face upwards, creating the illusion of a smaller face. Lengthen your brow to balance your jawline.

Best Brow Shapes for Long-Shaped Faces: Long, Flat Brows

  • Face Shape: Forehead, cheekbones, and chin are a similar width

  • Brow Goals: Add width to your face

  • Brow Style: Flat brows drawn horizontally add width, making your face appear shorter. Fade the brow toward the tail for a natural look.


Shaping eyebrows involves a combination of skill, technique, and artistry to achieve a desired look that complements the client's face shape and enhances their natural features. When a client is new to our salon, we provide a specialized service known as a "Lavoom brow design," which is an in-depth eyebrow-shaping appointment. Here's a general overview of how our brow artist typically shapes a client's eyebrows:

  1. Consultation: Discuss client preferences and analyze their natural brow shape.

  2. Mapping: Determine the ideal brow shape by defining key points.

  3. Trimming: If needed, trim excess hair for neatness.

  4. Thread/Wax: Remove unwanted hair to refine shape.

  5. Filling in: Enhance sparse areas with brow products for a fuller look.

  6. Final touches: Apply soothing products and offer additional services as needed.

Throughout the process, communication between the brow artist and the client is essential to ensure that the client's preferences are understood and incorporated into the final result. The goal is to achieve well-groomed eyebrows that complement the client's facial features and enhance their natural beauty.


Experience the ultimate in brow transformation with our signature Brow Design service at Lavoom Salon, crafted exclusively for our new clients. Our seasoned brow artists meticulously analyze each client's facial features to determine the ideal shape tailored specifically to them.

If you've been longing for flawlessly shaped brows, your search ends here at Lavoom Salon. Our skilled brow artists are dedicated to enhancing your natural beauty by accentuating your facial features with perfectly sculpted brows. Don't hesitate to make an appointment today and unveil the brows you've always dreamed of!