To shave or to wax? Or to use a depilatory? Or to laser? Oh, and wait, what about electrolysis? There are many questions when it comes to getting rid of unwanted body hair—and the answers all depend on what body part you’re talking about.
To tweeze them:
Before you start plucking, mark where you want your brows to begin and end with a white pencil. (Trust us, this helps keep you from going overboard.) The pros’ best trick: Hold the pencil against the side of your nose and put a line where it hits your eyebrow; tilt the pencil diagonally so it touches the outer corner of your eye and mark that spot; and, finally, put a dot just above the outside of your iris—that should be the highest point of your arch. Draw the pencil along the lower edge of your brows, connecting the three lines, and then tweeze only the strays that sprout beyond them.
To wax them:
First and foremost, do not do the waxing yourself. (Well-meaning, but unqualified, friends should not make an attempt on your brows, either.) This is one case where you want the best professional out there, as just the smallest bit of misplaced wax can cause seriously bad-looking brows in about five seconds. Be sure to prepare for your spa/salon visit: Stop using retinoids, like retinol, Retin-A, and Renova, at least a week beforehand to prevent redness and burns. And insist that the aesthetician clean up the fuzz above your brows, too—the overall shape will look much better for weeks longer.