Choosing the right tweezer may have never been a decision you considered before, but this mentality should be revised, as there are hundreds of options and styles, some of which you may not even be familiar with. The first step in picking the right variety is deciding what you need them for. While there are thousands of use for tweezers, a quality shared with their more loved cousin duct-tape, I will talk about their use in eyebrow grooming in particular.
For the beginners:
If you are just starting out in your self grooming, tweezing adventures, then you may want to begin with what are called the slanted variety of tweezers. These tweezers have inward slanted tips that allow for peak accuracy, without the concerns of stabbing or poking yourself with a pointed pair. These are ideal for larger, less refined areas, as you can grab multiple hairs and pull them with ease. Another option would be the rounded variety. These will work for grooming large areas as well, and contain no points to stab you, making them ideal for young kids, or people with shaky hands that are worried about poking themselves. The last option for your plucking needs is the straight tweezer. They include the benefits of the last two listed without the risky point of pointed tweezers.
Pointed tweezers: How to use
Pointed tweezers are not a standalone in your eyebrow grooming arsenal. They should be used in conjunction with one or all of the previously listed utensils. Pointed tweezers are for extremely small areas and objects, e.g., splinters, ingrown hairs or singular follicles. Always consider the ramifications carefully before giving these to children, or people with shaky hands, as they can cause damage if not used properly.
Where to buy, what to buy:
First off, consider this decision wisely, you don’t want to end up with a $40 pair of tweezers that you have no use for! Try some out, pick some pairs out at your local store and see what feels right in your hand first. Things to consider include the grip and size. Don’t go cheap if they’re going to slide around in your hand at the most inopportune moment. Don’t pick up an enormous pair of tweezers if you have dainty hands that can’t handle them. Here are a few options to consider:
The Rubis elegance series are the most expensive, top of the line pair widely available. They include a slanted tip, along with stylish and functional perforations for a better grip. In the second link, the Tweezerman series are a pair of highly rated slanted tweezers. You also have the option through amazon to purchase a pair of pointed tweezers and a skin care tool, to round out your collection in one go. The final option linked here is the Rubis techno series, which as it says in the link, is sturdy and durable making them ideal for the beginner. They also include polymer tips so you can avoid puncturing your skin, and they are highly recommended. Feel free to check out other varieties at your local health and beauty stores, grocery stores, amazon, or the experts at http://tweezerpro.com/.
All in all, picking a pair of tweezers is not rocket science, but it is an important “feel-it-out” kind of decision like buying a new pair of shoes or a bicycle. Never underestimate the importance of the tweezers or of grooming the eyebrows(picture someone without them in your head), and research your decisions. Happy plucking.