With tons of tweezer shapes out on the market, it can sometimes be difficult to figure out which ones are most suitable for your eyebrows. It’s worth bearing in mind that different shapes do different jobs, so how do you determine which ones are perfect for your brows? Also, how can you tell which tweezers work best with ingrowing hairs and which ones are good for plucking those small, wispy strands? To help you get to grips with all the different types of tweezers, we’ve decided to create an easy guide.
Pointed tip tweezers
Those of you looking for some extra precision to pick out those small eyebrow hairs should be looking at pointed tip tweezers. This type of tweezer isn’t only good for those thinner strands, they are also brilliant for plucking those short, stubborn hairs that refuse to come out. This is because pointed tip tweezers tend to have a very firm grip. If you’ve got splinters or ingrowing hairs bugging you out, pointed tip tweezers are also a perfect choice. Be wary though, these tweezers are sharp enough to pierce the skin!
Straight tip tweezers
Whether you’re in a rush for your first date or you have a big meeting coming up at work, we all need those handy tweezers that can get the job done in a jiffy. If this sounds like you, straight tip tweezers are what you’re looking for. This type of tweezer is great for those in a hurry and can tame unruly brows with a lot of hairs to take out. Unlike the pointed tip, straight tip tweezers are able to pluck out multiple hairs at the same time – perfect for those quick sessions. Thanks to their tight grip, straight tips are also brilliant at tackling those thick stubborn hairs.
Rounded tip tweezers
In contrast to straight tip and pointed tip tweezers, rounded tip tweezers are much safer to use thanks to a less sharp end. That means one of the big benefits is the ability to pluck without the fear of piercing your skin. Because of this, those new to plucking may find the rounded tip the perfect tweezer to start with. However, while they’re brilliant for precision, rounded tip tweezers are lacking in their ability to pluck out those shorter, more stubborn hairs. Those who are always noticing ingrown hairs should probably stick with the pointed tip tweezers instead.
Slanted tip tweezers
If you’re looking for a back-to-basics tweezer, you can’t go wrong with the slanted tip tweezer. By far the most common and popular tweezer on the market, this hybrid tweezer has a pointed edge on one side and is straight on the other. That means you have a tweezer able to do two jobs – the perfect rounder! Those with eyebrows that aren’t too unruly and don’t have many ingrowing hairs (but still need a bit of grooming) are perfectly suited to the slanted tip tweezers.
Eyebrow Queen’s precision tweezers
Designed in-house by Eyebrow Queen founder Nilam Holmes, the Eyebrow Queen precision tweezers are the first of their kind. These tweezers have a unique double end that has been tapered on one side, with a pointed tip on the other. The result is a tweezer that is suited to all your tweezing needs. Removing stubborn hairs, singling out those thick strands and plucking smaller hairs are all made that bit easier with the Eyebrow Queen precision tweezers.
Whichever tweezer type you decide to go for, controlling your eyebrows will have a totally transformative effect on your look.