An eyebrow cut is a trimming of the eyebrows to get them to a more manageable and visually appealing length. Eyebrow trimming works best on individuals with thick and lengthy lashes, and isn't recommended for individuals with sparse brows who need longer hairs to fill in any gaps. In order to obtain a proper eyebrow cut, a special comb and shaping scissors must be used. The comb is used to separate the hairs to determine which, if any, need to be cut. Specially designed eyebrow scissors are then used to cut off any excess length to create a more polished and sculpted appearance.
The first step to achieving a good eyebrow cut is to use a specially designed eyebrow comb to comb the eyebrow hairs straight up. If any hairs extend up well past the brow line, those hairs need to be trimmed to the desired length. Use a pair of eyebrow scissors to trim off the excess by cutting against the grain of the hair. Eyebrow scissors differ from other scissors in that they are contoured and angled in a way that better allows the handler to cut along the natural curve of the eyebrow. When cutting, it's best to trim only a little at a time to prevent overdoing it, as brows take a long time to grow back.
After the top of the eyebrow is trimmed, pluck any stray hairs growing underneath the brow line. Hairs should always be plucked in the direction of the hair growth and not against it. Some prefer to wax away these stray hairs, so that's also an option. For some, it may also be necessary to pluck or wax any stray hairs growing between the two eyebrows. When finished, the eyebrow cut should look defined and sculpted into a shape that suits the individual's face.
One final step in completing an eyebrow cut involves combing the eyebrows straight down. Look for any stray or lengthy hairs that need to be trimmed, and use the eyebrow scissors to trim the excess by cutting the hairs against the grain. Again, only a little should be cut off at a time to avoid trimming too much. Eyebrows can take three weeks or more to grow back, which means it takes a long time to correct any mistakes. After the eyebrows are trimmed, an eyebrow comb should be used to brush them back into place by brushing in an outward direction away from the center of the face.