How To Determine Eye Brow Length

By Lauren Salapatek | 01/21/2013 11:47:00 AM


Most people over think brows, truth be told, a good number of brows just have to have strays cleaned up and the arch positioned, says Boom Boom, owner of Boom Boom Brow Bar. When done properly, a shaping can make someone look younger and thinner, and that’s a happy ending.  At the same time, there are a lot of horror stories out there - rainbow arches, droopy brows, unibrows, barely there, short, bushy…. For those in need, Boom Boom suggests getting a professional opinion, but for those who want to write their own story, here are some guidelines.

The space between brows should be equal to or a little wider than eyes. Use a make-up brush or pencil to assess.

START: Hold the brush parallel to the side of the nose, where the brush meets the brow is where the brow should begin.


ARCH: Hold the brush parallel to the outside edge of the colored part of the eye (the iris), where the brush meets the brow is where the highest part of the arch should be.


END: Extend the brush diagonally from the nostril, following the outside edge of the eye toward the brow. Where the inside edge of the brush hits is where the brow should end.


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lauren Salapatek

Lauren Salapatek Lauren Salapatek, Web Editor for Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair.

(Previous positions: Associate Editor/E-Newsletter Content Production Manager)

Since January 2010, Lauren has worked for Modern Salon Media covering salon style, product and beauty trends, and business editorial for both print and online content. As of October 2013, Lauren’s role changed to Web Editor—now she manages all online editorial content for, and As part of her responsibilities, she creates, edits, organizes and curates content for all Modern Salon Media’s websites; manages the creation and production of all Salon e-newsletters; promotes Modern Salon Media’s digital content via several social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest); and maintains an editorial calendar to keep all Modern Salon Media’s websites timely and current.

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