People are shaving their eyebrows on TikTok as the 'browless' trend takes off

Thick brows went from to feathered to skinny and now to… nothing?

Shaving off your eyebrows seems like something only the very brave would do – but a growing community of people on beauty TikTok are taking the plunge, and the results are surprising.

Those taking part in the shaved brow trend are doing anything from chopping the ends of the brows off, to removing the whole thing entirely.

And why are they doing this?

Well, those taking off only the ends of their brow say it has a ‘lifting’ effect on the face – like free Botox (apparently).

While others are embracing the extreme end of the trend as a whole new look.

What to know before you shave

Brow Expert, and CEO of Rubis Tweezers, Fides Baldesberger says it’s safe to play around with this look.

She says: ‘Generally speaking, it is safe to shave your eyebrows as long as you do it with care and use the right tools and products, cleaning them properly.

‘Before shaving you really should consider why you would shave your brow entirely.

‘It’ll definitely change your entire look, so it’s not something to take lightly. They will of course grow back, but it will take time.’

Growth rates vary person to person, but usually, you can expect to see stubble within a couple of days, and it may take up to six weeks until you see brows back to where they might have been before.

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There are things to keep in mind though.

Fides adds: ‘Another thing to note is the area of skin underneath the brow is more sensitive than other areas we usually shave, since it’s thinner and lies directly on the brow bone.

‘This means there’s an increased risk of nicks, cuts, and bleeding. The eyebrow is also a small area, shaving there is harder so you will need to be precise.

‘If you’re worried about cuts you can always opt for tweezing or waxing, however repeatedly doing either of these on the same area can lead to hair growing back slower and less frequently.’

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Regrowth when shaving will appear coarse and stubble-like, as you’re not removing the hair from the root, so there’s no need to worry about the hair not returning.

But you might be more likely to get things in your eye, as brows help protect our eyes from dust, debris and sweat.

How to do it

Don’t use your regular razor for this. It’s best to get a small single blade.

Fides says:

  • On clean, dry skin, hold your eyebrow skin taut by pulling it up gently toward your forehead. You’ll want to use your non-dominant hand to hold your skin and your dominant hand to shave.
  • Using your brow-specific blade, gently swipe at the hairs in the direction of growth.
  • Skip any textured areas, like blemishes or moles. This can cause irritation and infection, so tweeze this area instead
  • To help lower your chances of razor burn, avoid shaving over the same area too many times.
  • Apply a topical gel with aloe vera to soothe the area.

Scared to commit? Here’s how to fake it

You can use concealer over your brows instead for a ‘shaved’ look.

Fides says: ‘Using a spoolie or toothbrush, take a concealer and brush it through the brow. Start at the tail of the brow and work your way inward. This covers the brows from root to tip.

‘Then use your spoolie to brush the brows back into your usual shape. For the concealer colour, choose a slightly opaque consistency that is just a shade darker than your skin, this will act as colour correcting.’

If you have darker thicker brow hairs it may take a few layers and applications.

She adds: ‘If necessary, you can fix your brows with transparent setting powder in and around the eyebrow arch.

‘If your eyebrows are dark, you can mix in a little peach colour powder for colour correcting. This also prevents it from becoming visible in photos.’

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