How to get perfect eyebrows

Updated April 11, 2017

No personal beauty regimen is complete without basic eyebrow care. Luckily it is very easy to get perfect eyebrows at home by following a few simple strategies. By working with your natural eyebrow arch and plucking any stray hairs, you will never need to pay for professional eyebrow grooming again. Whether your face is dressed up with make-up or shining in its "au naturel" glory, perfectly groomed eyebrows will make the look.

Comb eyebrows straight up to reveal your natural eyebrow arch.

Trim all eyebrow hairs that extend more than approximately 3 mm (1/8 inch) above your top eyebrow line.

Pluck all hairs that grow below the natural eyebrow arch.

Comb hairs back into place.

Pluck all hairs that grow above the top eyebrow line.

Lay a pencil vertically along the inside of your nose toward your forehead. The point where the pencil hits your eyebrow is where your inner eyebrow should begin.

Pluck all hairs that fall inside of this point.

Line a pencil up between the outer edge of your nose and the outer edge of your eye. The point where the pencil crosses your eyebrow is where the eyebrow should end.

Trim or pluck all hairs that grow beyond this outer point.


You can use wax instead of tweezers to remove unwanted hairs. Nail scissors also work well to trim eyebrows.

Things You'll Need

  • Tweezers
  • Eyebrow comb or brush
  • Eyebrow scissors
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Based in Wisconsin, Courtney Ryan has been writing since 2005. She has been published in "The Motley" literary magazine and has provided private research for various businesses and organizations. With a background in education and economics, Ryan holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Spring Hill College and a Master of Arts in the social sciences from the University of Chicago.