waxing + shaping
Wax your own eyebrows at home.
Step-by-step tutorial with pictures!
Follow the images from left to right starting from the top down.
Mini Comb + Scissors
Wax + Warmer*
Small Applicator Sticks*
Witch Hazel or Cooling Gel*
*starred items can be purchased together in this GiGi Starter Kit
1. Cleanse the skin and remove all makeup and oil/dirt.
For more details on how to prep your skin prior to waxing – click here
2. Comb brow upward and trim the hair that strays beyond your natural shape.
3. With an applicator, apply warm wax* in the same direction that your hair grows. Place a muslin strip over the wax and gently press down*. Pull the skin taught and tear strip off from the opposite direction of the hair growth. Repeat on each section, on each brow.
*Make sure your wax isn’t too hot. Test temperature on inner wrist.
Don’t wax off your entire brow!! Place the wax within 1-2 mm from your actual brow to account for the wax spreading. When you press down the muslin strip you’re spreading the wax out. If you have too much wax, too close to your brow and push down too hard — might as well say good-bye to half your brow…
4. Tweeze away any stray hairs and avoid over-plucking. Every few plucks, step back from your magnified mirror and look from a distance. You’ll see your brow shape as a part of your entire facial look as opposed to zooming in on only an eyebrow.
*Under plucking is easier that waiting to get your natural brow shape back. Brow re-growth takes an average of 56-73 days!!
5. Soothe the freshly waxed areas with a cotton ball soaked in witch hazel, aloe vera or cooling gel.
Tips + Tricks
Ouch!!! — Try not to re-wax the same place more than once. Skin is sensitive after the first wax and re-waxing can cause major irritation. Instead tweeze the hairs you missed. Also, the closer you get to your eyelid the thinner the skin, so be gentle.
Wax in small sections to avoid big mistakes.
Breaking out?? — Know your skin. Cleanse before and after waxing. Choose the right wax and products to soothe and prevent irritation. Click here to read more ways to prevent and treat breakouts associated with waxing.
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