Tweezing vs. Waxing: The Great Eyebrow Debate

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Have you noticed some women have those beautiful shaped eyebrows and you wonder how they do it? Well, it’s either a little pain or a lot! Now one may not realize how much of a difference having nicely shaped eyebrows can make, until of course you have it done or do it yourself. Usually once you see the new brows you won’t want to go back. It does usually hurt a little whether you choose to have your eyebrows waxed or if you tweeze them. But as the saying goes, “no pain no gain”.

Now I have just recently, in the last year or so, just started having my eyebrows waxed. It is quite amusing though because the sign above the chair says “get eyebrows waxed, no pain”. Okay, there is pain! Although I must say it is over and done with pretty fast. I have tried my hand at tweezing and I just can’t do it. It takes too long and I can’t get the shape just right. Plus, it hurts too. At least with waxing the pain only lasts a few seconds and your done. In my opinion a little discomfort is worth it.

I do have several friends that pluck their eyebrows all of the time and they do a pretty good job at it. I really think it becomes addicting after awhile. I have noticed too that the ones that pluck all of the time hardly have any brows at all. On the other hand, some of my friends, don’t feel like going through all the steps of tweezing and plucking their eyebrows so what they do is they see a professional like to get their brows done. This is much easier, less hassle and the results are professionally done.

Now price wise tweezing of course is cheaper. Free even! And if you have time and patience to do it yourself then it will save you considerable bucks in the long one. Also, having the right tweezers can make it easier. If you don’t have time or patience and want to get it done and over with quickly then having them waxed is the way to go. Where I go to get my eyebrows waxed cost $8.00. I am sure this price will vary from place to place. In my opinion, it is a well spent $8.00.

There is also several products on the market, which I have tried, to do it yourself at home. I have seen and tried waxing at home kits and battery operated devices that are suppose to shape and pluck your eyebrows at the same time. Neither of those products worked for me. The do it yourself wax products didn’t have any strength to them. They didn’t stick to the eyebrows and certainly didn’t take any off. The battery operated products are quite laughable. I don’t think they even took single eyebrow off either. In both cases, a total waste of money and time.

All in all, if you can stand a little pain and you want nicely shaped eyebrows without having to do it yourself then go for quick and easy and get your eyebrows waxed. To be on the frugal size and exercise your patient skills do it yourself. Either way the outcome should be the same. Great looking eyebrows!

James Deakin lives in California USA. He is an author of two famous novels, Rage of Angels and When Tomorrow comes. He is also the founder of