It’s always the simplest stuff that causes the most confusion. “People think that trimming is a slam dunk and so easy. Like, What could go wrong? Everything,” jokes Healy.
The biggest mistake he sees is the angle at which people trim. “I find that people cut straight across, almost like a crew cut. But brow hairs would never grow like that,” he says. Instead you should be much more exacting in your method. “I brush the hairs up, take hairs one at a time and on an angle, so you’re holding the scissors almost at a downward angle,” he says.
Think of the form similar to a hair stylist. Unless the desired effect is a blunt chop, stylists hold the scissors at various degrees and trim the hair in small, individual sections. This gives the hair natural-looking movement and flow.
It can also help you better identify gaps in the brow and be strategic about placement. “The length of your individual brow hairs can be so helpful because they can blanket each other and cover up potential gaps,” he says. “If you’re cutting them too short, you can reveal small dashes because you’re not getting that overlap.”
If this was a revelation to you, as it was me, I think you’re in for a treat in this episode. We go quite a bit in the show, including must have brow products, what to do when you’ve tweezed too much at home, and the benefits of tinting.