Although eyebrow slits have recently taken social media by storm, they have long been popular in hip-hop culture. While the trend peaked in the 1990s, it’s making a comeback now, with people experimenting with it as a form of self-expression. So, you must be wondering how to do eyebrow slits! We have got your back.
Eyebrow slits involve shaving a little part of the brow or brushing it over with makeup to create the illusion of a slit. Some people prefer a single eyebrow cut, while others prefer a more striped effect. They can be made in a variety of patterns. Most of the time, the reasons for choosing their appearance is purely personal.
Keep reading to learn how to make brow slits without screwing it up. Embrace the dramatic and edgy brow slit trend to spice up your everyday look. Keep scrolling!
- Current Trends: Single slit, double slit, slit with an adjoining haircut, and slit with piercings.
- Aftercare Tips: Wipe the area and apply some aloe vera gel to avoid irritation.
- Regrowth Tips: If growing back your eyebrows seem difficult after the slit, apply Minoxidil solution (2-5%) twice daily to the area of the slit.
In This Article
How To Create Eyebrow Slits
The trick involves creating thin, vertical slits towards the sides of your brows. For more customization, or to be more creative, you can make up to one to three slits on one or both of your brows.
What You Need
- A razor or an electric clipper
- Scotch tape
Step By Step Tutorial With Pictures
Step 1: Mark It Out
Before you begin, make sure you know where you want your slits to be placed. Personalization is the key to this trend. Use a white eyeliner pencil to mark vertical lines where you want the slits to be placed on your brows. This will ensure precision and accuracy.
Anhthu, a beauty vlogger, says, “I already did like a little thing [mark the slit area] with makeup, so I know, like, what angle to do…,” which helped her understand the placement and get the desired look (i). She also uses tape to create boundaries within which to shave the slit and provide her the precision to achieve the perfect shape.
Step 2: Place Tape Parallel To The Line
Stick some tape on both sides of the line, leaving a thin gap between them. It is best to use surgical tape as it is suitable for skin and will not be hard to remove. This is where you will create your eyebrow slit. The two pieces of tape guide you in shaving straight lines and prevent you from making any mistakes.
Step 3: Shave!
Carefully shave the eyebrow hair between the two pieces of tape. The trick is to only move vertically! Make sure you don’t press too hard or go outside the lines as you don’t want to peel away the tape from the rest of your brow.
Step 4: Remove The Tape
Peel off the tape gently. Be careful not to pull out any eyebrow hair. Use a wet wipe to wipe away the liner. If you seem to have missed a hair or two, simply pull them out using your tweezers.
You now have a slit eyebrow!
Some popular eyebrow slit looks you can try are: single, double, haircut joining single or double slits, cross, front, fishtail, and arrow.
Now that you have a fair picture of how to create eyebrow slits, here is a guide to some handy tips and precautions to keep in mind while you’re design it.
Creating Eyebrow Slits: Essential Tips And Precautions
- Here’s something to consider before you slit your brows – you could potentially end up with regrowth issues forever. Yes! Aggressive plucking of brow hairs can lead to permanent alopecia.
- If you want to experiment without committing to something permanent, you can always try other temporary techniques of grooming or styling like creating eyebrow slits using makeup. You only need your regular brow makeup and some concealer to create the cuts.
Infographic: Steps To Get The Perfect Eyebrow Slit
You may have already seen it on Pinterest or Instagram that the unusual esthetic practice of slitting the brows is making a comeback. Younger women are now adopting the style to experiment with their appearance and have fun with different eyebrow shapes. We’ve provided a step-by-step guide on how to make your first slit in the eyebrow in the infographic below. Have a look!
Celebrities like Chloe Norgaard, Tom Hardy, and Zayn Malik have popularized eyebrow slits. Today, we have many unique ways to experiment with this beauty trend and can stand out in the crowd thanks to them. So, now that you have learned how to do eyebrow slits, get to work and prep yourself to be showered with compliments without further ado. Let your artistic individuality shine through. Just be very gentle while you are getting the slits done. Avoid using scissors. Do not rush and injure yourself while you shape them. If you shave a little too much than required by mistake, do not bother; you have your eyebrow pencil to rescue you. Use it to conceal portions of your brow that you shaved unintentionally.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do eyebrow slits grow back?
Yes, eyebrow slits grow back within two to six weeks. If you have tweezed or plucked your eyebrows, it may take longer.
Are eyebrow slits attractive?
Yes, eyebrow slits are attractive and make for a bold statement look. If you like experimenting with your look, eyebrow slits are a quick way to add an edge to your look.
Who started eyebrow slits?
Eyebrow slits, also known as eyebrow cuts, originated in the eighties and nineties in the hip-hop community. The look was popularized by rapper, Big Daddy Kane.
- The eyebrow slit fashion started with 90s hip-hop culture
- A small vertical cut or slit is made in the eyebrow for an edgy look
- It can be easily made at home using a razor or an electric clipper
- If you don’t want to make a permanent slit then you can use makeup to create an illusion of it.
Ready to mix it up and rock a bold and edgy look? Check this video for a step-by-step guide to achieving the perfect eyebrow slit to slay those brows!
Personal Experience: Source
i. I gave myself an eyebrow slit.