What to Expect from Your First Eyebrow Waxing

What to Expect from Your First Eyebrow Waxing


Eyebrows are the focal point of the face. It's the reason people are so obsessed with making sure they're perfect. Sculpted eyebrows are the facial trend that only seems to continue.

Are you looking for perfect eyebrows but not sure what to expect? Here's what your first eyebrow waxing session will look like.

First Eyebrow Waxing Session Expectations

The top question most people ask before getting an eyebrow wax is "will it hurt?" But, there other things to know about your first waxing. Keep reading for a brief look at your brow waxing appointment.

1. How Long Does it Take?

You're likely wondering if you should schedule enough time around your appointment. It makes sense because you don't want to be late or overbooked in case it takes a while.

But the truth is, an eyebrow wax is quite fast compared to other types of waxing. And you'll likely be in and out of the chair within a few minutes. You're dealing with professionals who are efficient and know what they're doing.

2. How Painful Will it Be?

Pain is the top concern when people want to get their eyebrows waxed. And it's no wonder people are afraid of it with phrases like "beauty is pain."

But, eyebrow waxing doesn't involve as much pain as everyone thinks it will. You'll feel the wax go on, but there shouldn't be any pain because most types of wax don't hurt. And then, you'll have a split second of stinging where the hair comes out.

After that, you may feel a dull warmth in the removal area. But it will only last for a few minutes and then it's gone. They'll likely rub ointment on the site to help soothe any irritation.

3. Will Your Skin Turn Red?

No one wants a banner of evidence across their forehead that says they've had a wax. So, it's understandable to worry about redness in the affected area.

You should expect to see some redness where the hair was. This is normal because the hair is yanked from their follicles. But, it won't last long, and it shouldn't be too bad.

There are some things you can do to help the redness and soothe the skin at home. You can avoid putting on makeup, use soothing creams, and even apply ice if need be.

4. Will They Scrutinize Your Face?

When it comes to facial hair, society makes us feel self-conscious. So, it's not far-fetched to believe a beauty professional might, too.

Don't go in there worried about the flaws you believe you see. It will only make the process more daunting. You'll find that they are professional, and likely very good at what they do.

If you find they suggest other procedures you could do, don't take it to heart. They're in the business of hair removal, and they've seen a lot of trends come and go. Likely, they're only trying to help or get more business.

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Eyebrow waxing isn't the part that makes you beautiful. But it can help you feel more comfortable in your own skin. Remember that the pain will only last a second, but the results will last even longer.

Once you start waxing, you'll get curious about other types of hair removal. Read this article about preparing for your first bikini wax.