Is it true that you are not supposed to pluck above the eye brow?


I was always told that you should never pluck above your eye brows,
but I went to a new lady for threading and she went crazy up there! I
didnt say anything because I was too shy, or thought I was out dated
with my "no touching above the brow rule"!

Does anyone else pluck above the brow line?

Jan 30, 2012 @ 08:28 pm

11 Replies

Miss K

Never heard that...

Truth be told, never heard of such a thing. I'm not sure why you wouldn't if you need to. Personally, I rarely have extra hairs on the top but I have no problem tweezing them. My friends who have a lot more brows than I do do it all the time - how else would they shape a proper angle for their eyebrows? (I just have very little to work with in the first place)
Jan 30, 2012 @ 11:03 pm


I have also heard that but to be honest im not sure if there is any truth to it and ive never got my eyebrows professionally done although im looking to maybe do it finally
Jan 30, 2012 @ 11:29 pm

eyebrow plucking

it really doesn't matter to me I have always choose to live by my own PROVEN regimens for life and I figure if it is hair up there that i don't like i pluck it lol
Jan 31, 2012 @ 12:42 am


I have heard that but I still do it anyway. I think it gives a nicer look. I was recently visiting my parents and my mom made an appt to get my hair done and while they were shampooing my hair, the owner said do you want me to your eyebrows? (I slacked off a bit). And she too did above my eyebrows as well. She did a great job. I usually do them myself to save money.
Jan 31, 2012 @ 04:00 am

Its a new one on me.

I heard if you go and get your brows done where they use a string to
remove the hair, they go all the way to your hair line. So plucking
above the brows shouldn't matter any. I was also told if you shave your
brows the hair will come in thinker, but that's not true either. Darker
maybe, but not thinker. I have a hard time seeing with out my reading
glass's on witch makes it hard to pluck, so I started shaving what I
wanted off, top and bottom. I don't have any more then I did before, but
when the hair does come back I can see it better and can do both now. I
guess it all just comes down to how you like to do your brows. I
wouldn't worry about it.
Jan 31, 2012 @ 09:51 am

Personal preference

I've heard about that too, even so I always tweezed above, it's personal preference I guess. I think they say that if you want more of a natural look to them. I prefer a very styled look to mine though.I grew up with very thick eyebrows, I never liked them so I tweezed and waxed a lot.
Jan 31, 2012 @ 11:43 am

Doesn't really matter.

There no black/white rules when It comes to brows really. It all depends on what shape, style of brow you want and what would suit your individual face. Just don't go crazy is all. Pluck a little at a time and then check out how it looks. Personally I pluck, shave a little bit on top at the corners to soften the edges of my brows or else it looks too harsh on my face with really severe straight lines. So you really just need to take your time and figure out what's best for you :)
Jan 31, 2012 @ 12:08 pm

I've heard this too!

I've heard this too and I break the rule!
Generally I pluck anything that is stray from my brows and I have hairs on top of my brows that are thin and don't really grow with my brows so I pluck them. However, when I shape my brows I pluck from the bottoms of my brows. So the arch and stuff is all from the bottom.
Jan 31, 2012 @ 01:49 pm


It really depends on the shape you want for your brows. I've heard that as well, but some YT gurus also say that you can pluck above the brow. Some people don't want a 'triangle' shape to their brows so they shape it from the top. But I've always been warned to start with the bottom before the top. I guess, it really depends on the person.
Jan 31, 2012 @ 04:05 pm

heard it but..

I've heard that one too but dunno why....So I googled, and this is what one website said:
"Never pluck above the brow: those hairs will grow back thicker and more
frequently and that will be messier and a bigger hassle than if you left
them alone in the first place."

Now I don't know if that is true or not either! I've always threaded / waxed above and below and haven't noticed the hairs growing back any thicker or more frequently. Actually my problem area is def' below my brows.. those grow back so damn fast! :(
Jan 31, 2012 @ 04:51 pm

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