How To Wax Your Eyebrows At Home

Step by step instructions on how to wax your eyebrows at home.

1. Pre Eyebrow Waxing To Do List:

  • check that your brow hair is about a quarter inch long before getting started
  • if you tint your brows make sure tinting is done FIRST

    Roux Lash and Brow Tint

  • brush the brow downward and trim long hairs with small curved scissors
    Stainless Brow Shaping Scissors and Brush by Tweezerman
  • wash brow area and cleanse with a pre-wax cleanser {such as Gigi Pre-Hon which is designed to remove all traces of makeup and body oil}This is a very important pre eyebrow waxing step that should not be skipped.

    Gigi Pre-Hon Lotion

  • dry thoroughly and lightly dust with powder using a cotton swab. This is important because powder absorbs traces of moisture so wax will stick to hair.

    Gigi Pre-Epilation Dusting Powder

  • you should already have decided your eyebrow shape so you can now draw a defined brow outline freehand or use a stencil. You should be able to see which hairs to eliminate. They will be outside the main eyebrow outline.
    Classic Stencils by Anastasia

Now You’re Ready to Prepare Your Eyebrow Waxing Kit:

I don’t recommend cold waxing strips that come ready to use. Warm wax is more effective because it opens pores and makes hair removal easier, leaving the skin smoother and free of fine hairs that you may not have noticed. It’s best to choose a CREAM wax. It’s gentle, effective and conditions the skin.

14 ounces of Crème Wax by Gigi

GiGi Pro Waxing Kit

One of the best eyebrow waxing KITS available, which includes EVERYTHING you need to learn how to wax your eyebrows at home, is:

GiGi Pro Waxing Kit

The most affordable version is the Mini Pro Kit that comes complete with:

{a} an electric eyebrow waxer heating pot called a Wax Warmer {and includes the cover}. It takes about 45 minutes to heat a 14 ounce bottle of cream wax so take this into account when deciding how much time you need to complete the home waxing operation.

{b} a 14 ounce bottle of Cream Eyebrow Wax

{c} 10 petite applicators specifically sized for eyebrow waxing

{d} 10 applicators {called Accu Edge applicators}for larger areas

{e} 30 small muslin strips designed specifically for using with eyebrow wax

{f} 30 larger muslin strips for waxing other body areas

{g} 1 two-ounce bottle of Pre-Hon

{h} 1 two-ounce bottle of Post Epilation Lotion

{i} 1 two-ounce bottle of After Wax Cooling Gel

{j} 1 two-ounce bottle of Benzokal

{k} 1 two-ounce bottle of Slow Grow

{l} 1 two-ounce bottle of Sure Clean

{m} 3 rest bars

{n} 5 protective collars

{o} instructions on how to wax your eyebrows – for professionals and home users

Mini Pro Waxing Kit by GiGi

Now that you have everything you need prepared, continue learning how to wax your eyebrows without going to a salon.

small accu edge applicators

The products discussed in this article can be purchased from Amazon.

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2. Apply Warm Cream Eyebrow Wax, Muslin Strips, then Press and Pull!

Dip a petite applicator into the warmed eyebrow wax and apply a thin layer to the center area between brows {outside the outline you’ve drawn freehand or with the help of an eyebrow stencil}following the direction of hair growth. {Remember: eyebrow hair may grow in various directions, so if in doubt, use an eyebrow brush to ascertain the natural pattern, then apply a small amount of wax to each area}.

natural muslin epilating strips

Place a small muslin strip over the area where you’ve applied the wax. Press firmly in the direction of hair growth, get a good grip on one end of the muslin and with the other hand stretch the skin taut, then quickly pull the strip off in the opposite direction of hair growth. Immediately place your hand {or fingers}on the newly waxed area. This will help to ease the stinging sensation.

Repeat the above steps by applying eyebrow wax to other areas, placing muslin strips, pressing, holding skin taut and pulling, until the hair outside the marked brow outline has been removed. Don’t worry about stragglers. You can remove these individually with tweezers.

post epilation lotion

3. Eyebrow Wax Clean Up and Soothing Aftercare

Eliminate wax reside by using unscented oil or Gigi Post Epilation Lotion. Apply the lotion with a cotton swab or pad and wipe gently until wax is gone.

Post-epilation Lotion by GiGi

after wax cooling gel

As soon as wax is removed, apply post waxing gel {or aloe}to sooth and cool the area. The Gigi After Wax Cooling Gel is refreshing and cools the skin with a blend of menthol and cucumber extract plus aloe / glycerin to moisturize.

After Wax Cooling Gel by GiGi


The area will be sensitive for a while. It’s normal for small red bumps to appear. Don’t panic! The bumps / redness will disappear after a few hours, but if you want to go out immediately after a waxing, applying Gigi Benzokal lotion. It’s a great way to conceal redness and it also acts as an anti-inflammatory, soothing the skin, closing pores and preparing the area for makeup application.

Benzokal Lotion After Wax Skin Concealer by GiGi

Sure Clean - 8 oz.  by GiGi

4. Cleaning the Wax Warmer and Work Area

After finishing your eyebrow waxing, you should clean the wax warmer and any spills or drips in your work area. You can use Gigi Sure Clean which works like magic to remove wax from the warmer, floors, walls, carpet, upholstery and clothing. It’s an all purpose cleaner that even removes chewing gum. Remember: Sure Clean is NOT for the skin.

Sure Clean – 8 oz. by GiGi

5. Long-term Eyebrow Aftercare – Moisturizing & Slowing Hair Growth

Slow Grow Maintenance Lotion by GiGi

Use Gigi Slow Grow {that comes with the Mini Pro Eyebrow Waxing Kit}, which is specially formulated to inhibit keratinization and therefore slows down eyebrow hair growth. Use Slow Grow lotion daily as a moisturizer under your makeup. It’s light, non-greasy and you only need a teeny-tiny bit.

Slow Grow Maintenance Lotion by GiGi

Tips from a Professional Eyebrow Waxer

Now that you’ve learnt how to wax your eyebrows at home without having to go to an eyebrow waxer, you’re ready to see a professional at work:

Women’s Eyebrow Shaping:

{a complete eyebrow waxing procedure courtesy of studiotilee}

Watch another professional eyebrow waxer at work in this video courtesy of Katinthehat4883 who kindly shares her personal eyebrow waxing experience with viewers. Watching how a professional applies the wax and removed the strips may help you understand the importance of some of the details that have been mentioned in the above step by step guide on how to wax your eyebrows at home. Notice how much time is dedicated to pre-waxing, shaping and styling.

The application of the eyebrow wax and the actual hair removal takes just a few seconds, but it’s the prep work that takes anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour {including heating the wax}.

Professional Eyebrow Waxing 101:

Here’s a video tutorial on how to wax your eyebrows by Latest Beauty, which is a great presentation to SEE the STEPS involved in the waxing procedure. The client in this video is not a bushy unibrow gal in need of a waxing, but a perfect model who doesn’t need her brows waxed at all. However, the video is invaluable as a learning tool because each step is visible and explained in detail by a professional aesthetician {eyebrow waxer}. Please take a moment to watch.

Eyebrow Waxing:

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