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An Illustrated Guide To Waxing Your Brows At Home

Wax from the comfort of your own home...even if you never thought you’d see “wax” and “comfort” in the same sentence.

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1. Remember your eyebrows are sisters, not twins.

They love to hang out, but they’re each special in their own way! Wax where necessary, but don’t worry if they aren’t perfectly even.

2. Determine where you need to wax. No need to go rogue here.

The front of your brow should be in line with the bridge of your nose.

3. Find your natural arch.

The highest point should be about one-third of the way from the outside of your brow, not perfectly center.

4. Wash your hands.

Your fingers will be all up on your face before, during, and after the wax — it’s best to have squeaky clean hands. Lather up!

5. Prep the area.

Rub a little moisturizing balm along your brow bone. This will act like a nonstick spray for your face.

6. Apply wax in the direction your hair grows, and pull in the opposite.

So basically, go with the flow, and then don’t.

7. Hold brow in place with one hand while you pull the strip with the other hand.

Keeping your skin taut helps alleviate pain.

8. Wax in sections, not in one fell swoop.

Baby steps, ladies. Begin at the outer edges of your brows and work your way inward toward your nose.

9. Treat home waxing like yoga. Just breathe.

In through your nose, out through your mouth. We promise it’s really not as painful as you think.

10. Use baby oil to remove leftover wax residue after you’re finished.

No one will be able to see how good your brows look if there’s leftover wax hanging around.

11. Trim it up, but don’t go crazy.

Use a spoolie brush to push up your eyebrows. Don’t let that one tiny hair drive you up the wall — you really only need to trim up hairs that are blowing in the wind.

12. Resist the urge to apply makeup to this area for at least an hour.

Giving your skin some extra time to cool off now will ensure you look ~flawless~ later.

Nair makes it even easier to wax in the comfort of your own home. Go on, we believe in you!

Images courtesy of Abbey Lossing for BuzzFeed