Eyebrow waxing or plucking: which is better and safer

Wax or tweezers - eyebrow experts put the debate to rest

Make-up artists call eyebrows the foundation of the face. With well-shaped eyebrows and clear skin, you can go without make-up - it's enough to look well-groomed and fresh. But what is the best way to take care of your eyebrows?

Removing any facial hair is a delicate matter, because the skin here is especially delicate and easily injured. The List calls plucking and waxing the two most popular methods of eyebrow maintenance. And it lists the advantages and disadvantages of each of them. And the opinion of the interviewed experts who named the best.


This method is considered very convenient because it removes excess hairs quickly and with the root. The skin stays smooth for longer and therefore hairs do not get out of the eyebrow formed in this way for a long time. There are products for waxing eyebrows that can be used at home. This procedure can also be carried out in a salon along with other facial treatments - it is quite common and inexpensive.

At the same time, waxing can be quite painful. This method also carries the risk of ingrown hairs and irritation of delicate skin. In order to wax, the hairs need to grow to a certain length - otherwise, the wax will not capture them. So, for the next procedure, you'll have to wait until they grow back and become long enough.

Plucking with tweezers

Tweezers, on the other hand, can grab even the shortest hairs, and you don't need anything but a good quality tool to take care of your eyebrows this way. This method is also safe and convenient for home use. The procedure can be carried out whenever the need arises.

As for the disadvantages of using tweezers, this procedure can take much longer than waxing, because the hairs are removed one by one. Also, tweezers can tear off a hair, leaving the root inside. And painful sensations - there's no getting away from that either.

What do experts advise?

The professionals interviewed were in favour of plucking. Michelle Wu, an eyebrow technician at a brow care salon, says that this is the best way to shape sharper eyebrows, as the removal is slow, which reduces the risk of capturing excess. In turn, makeup artist and eyebrow expert Rami Ghafni considers waxing too aggressive for the thinnest skin under the eyebrows. He recommends leaving it for other areas of the face. Gafni also agrees that those who prefer plucking are less likely to spoil the shape of the eyebrow.

Eyebrow guru Anastasia Soare, who works with stars such as Hailee Steinfeld and Selena Gomez, agrees with her colleagues. She also considers plucking an easy-to-use method. Soare advises drawing the desired shape and simply removing all the excess hairs around it. She recommends using a regular mirror rather than a magnifying mirror to control the process more accurately.

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