If the eyes are considered the windows to the soul, then think of your eyebrows as the window treatments! No matter how gorgeous the face and how perfect the features, a bad brow shape can be the first thing people notice. Learning how to properly shape your brows can open and lift the look of your face in ways you never dreamed possible. If this is your first attempt at shaping your brows, you may want to seek professional assistance at a salon. If you’re a shaping pro, these tips may be enough to give you the extra edge to create your perfect look!

Square Face Shape: A thicker, darker brow with a slight angle is the best choice for women with square shaped faces. Align the peak of your brow with your jaw line and use methods like threading or waxing to create the perfect width. Thick brows will need to be tamed to avoid the whole uni-brow appearance, but are typically the lowest maintenance brows to have.

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Oval Face Shape: A soft, slightly thinner and angled shape works best for oval shaped faces. Because the oval shape is considered to be the most symmetrical shape, very little effort needs to be done to the brow to balance out the features. Tweezing or waxing usually works best to create this shape and can be perfected with a brow stencil.

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Heart Face Shape: A rounded brow shape with a soft curve helps to balance out the sharpness of a heart shaped face. Try low, rounded arches for longer heart shaped faces and slightly higher, rounded arches to balance heart shaped faces with a bit more volume. Again, tweezing and waxing are typically the best methods to achieve this look.

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Long Face Shape: To make a long face shape appear a bit shorter and more symmetrical, brows should be shaped straight and horizontal with a slight curve that keeps in line with the eyes. The horizontal design of the brows helps to balance the extreme vertical lines associated with a long face shape. Stick to tweezers to perfect this look and remove stray and unwanted hairs.

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Round Face Shape: High arches and a slightly thinner brow helps to balance the volume of a round face. The shape should be very sharp, following a straight line to the peak of the brow and then curving down slightly. Tweezers or waxing are the bet tools to help you achieve this look.

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Remember, having the right brow shape for your face can completely change your look for the better. If you’re having difficulty determining your face shape or aren’t quite comfortable with a pair of tweezers yet, make an appointment with a brow specialist at a local salon asap!