Hair removal is the single most important factor in making a feminine
appearance for most people and plucking is right up there as one of the
finer skills of grooming.
Although plucking is simply not practical for clearing large areas,
it is hugely useful for tidying and shaping the eyebrows. For a lot of
transexuals and transvestites this is a skill to master - get it right
and you'll look for more convincing. Take a look at the following before
and after pictures:
Plucked correctly, the eye appears bigger giving a more youthful appearance.
Here are some key plucking tips:
Always draw the hair out in the direction it grows and in a motion
that plucks it out while running parallel to the skin so you don't
tear the soft skin
The quality of the tweezer used will make a big difference. Those
of lesser quality may allow hairs to slip out and aren't as good
at grasping individual stands. Tweezerman are very good - dearer,
but they last.
Always pluck from the lower side of the brow as this makes the eye
appear bigger. Doing the reverse makes you look like you are frowning
It's best to pluck at least a day before you go out as unless you
are a soft touch you may occassionally break the skin and it's best
not to put make up on any cuts however small. Even if it doesn't
cut, it may go somewhat pink
The most important are for transvestites to pluck is the T-Zone. That's
the bit at the top of the nose where the eyes meet. Apart from being
a sure sign of madness, a monobrow simply isn't attractive on a woman.
In fact many women think it's not attractive on a man either, so plucking
that area is considered just good grooming and not necessarily something
that denotes a cross dressing double life. You can easily clear away
a thumbs thickness of hair and still look totally normal, in fact probably
more attractive than before.
When it comes to the rest of the eyebrow, go carefully. The goal is
not to strip them away to pencil thin lines and doing so would likely
be the cause of a good ribbing or twenty from male friends when leading
one's normal life. Unless you are living full time, it's best to stick
to just clearing away any random fly away hairs and just softly tidying
the brow line up. If super fine eye brows are what you desperately want,
there are no permanent ways of acheiving this such as by using theatrical
make up. Tomorrow, you can then go back to being your bushy browed self
and none is any the wiser.
Some of the most beautiful women who've ever graced our screens do have
powerful eyebrows, here's a typical example - Audrey Hepburn:
Strong, defined eyebrows were an Audrey Hepburn hallmark
Lastly, tweezers are excellent where nose hair is concerned.
Gross as the thought may be, nasal hair doesn't affect women and apart
from being unsightly, it's totally unconvincing. But being hair free
is worth shedding a few tears over, right?