- It's convenient and good for control. So you have a lone, stray hair hanging out somewhere? With tweezing, you can quickly take it out, without any prep work. You have more control and accuracy when shaping brows.
- Temporary results can turn into permanent. Over time, frequent tweezing can cause the hair follicle to become damaged, and stop growing hair. But, this wouldn't be so great if you wanted to change the shape of your brows.
- It's tedious. You would need hours to tweeze a large area of hair. Just tweezing the eyebrows (get directions) alone, can take a half hour or more.
- Some people tend to misuse tweezers. Short hairs can be hard to get with cheap or flimsy ones, and people often dig tweezers into skin trying to reach hair, causing scarring.
Ouch FactorIt's the kind of annoying pain from pulling off a band-aid slowly, instead of all at once, but there are some ways you can lessen the pain. Tweeze your brows after you come out of the shower, or apply a warm compress to them so the hair and follicle is soft and relaxed. If it still really hurts, apply a numbing agent, found at your local beauty supply store.
Plucking Hair Removal CostsAt Home: The average cost of a quality tweezer is $20 - $40, my pick is Tweezerman Slant Tweezer.
Professional: An eyebrow shaping solely using tweezers costs $10 - $50. A 15% - 20% gratuity on your total bill is customary and suggested.