Tweezers are tweezers. You love them when they work. You hate them when they don’t. Tweezing eyebrow hairs is a thankless, repetitive job that many people undertake at home. The question is, what are the best tweezers to buy to make your tweezing easier? The answer depends on three factors.
1. The type of tweezer you prefer – slanted, pointed, needle-nose, perforated, scissor
2. How much you want to spend – from $1.79 to $50 per pair and higher
3. The hair removal success ratio you want – that is the number of succesful hair pulls to the number of hair removal attempts.
First, decide what type of tweezer you prefer. The slanted tip is usually used for eyebrow tweezing, but some prefer pointed for the task. If you choose slanted tweezers, be sure that the tips are thin, not thicky and bulky, otherwise, you may miss getting the tweezer to go underneath the hair. The needle-nose tip is extra-sharp and could be dangerous. One false move with either the pointed pair or the needle-nose pair, and you or your client could start bleeding. The perforated pair is a relatively new style. Its body has holes all over it and it definitely looks different. It is designed to be lighter in weight, although heavy tweezer weight has never been a commonly cited problem. The scissor-type tweezer was popular in the 80s and can still be found at drug stores and even in some higher priced lines. If the tips are thin, this design can work. Once again, your choice of tweezer type is based on your preference. Try the different types and choose the one(s) you prefer.
Mehaz perforated tweezers
Mehaz slant-tip tweezer
Next, know how much you want to spend. With tweezers, the price is directly related to quality, which is not always the case with beauty products. If you want to remove a hair every time you go after it, you will want to pay more to achieve the third factor in your tweezer purchase decision, that is, the hair removal success ratio. Once again, that depends on your desire to achieve the highest number of successful eyebrow hair pulls for the number of times you slide that implement under a target hair. After having owned and used almost every tweezer brand on the market, and having been a distributor for a few of the major manufacturers, here is a general recommendation based on range.
From $1.79 – $19.98
- Tweezers in this price range ususally have thick, bulky, ineffective tips so sliding the tweezer underneath the hair may prove difficult.
- You will likely replace these tweezers often.
- You will likely find these tweezers to be ineffective shortly after purchase, and they may end up in the trash or a drawer.
From $19.99 – $34.94
- These tweezers generally have thinner tips.
- The shortcoming for tweezers in this price range is that they’ll lose their spring action over time. This means they eventually will not close all the way and the tweezers will lose their grip on the hair. This can lead to terminal tweezer frustration.
- A little-known tip to combat the loss of spring action is to spread the two levers far apart for two or three seconds, then bring them back to normal position. Doing this will enhance the spring action temporarily, until one day, the tweezers will simply stop working correctly.
- This tweezer price range is the cost of the tweezer of choice.
- The manufacturer includes a toll-free number on the package, so you can replace the tweezers for free, if necessary.
- You will enjoy many hair-free days and likely save money, time, and aggravation in the long run.
Look for tweezers in the different price ranges in Los Angeles at the Larchmont Beauty Center, located at 208 N Larchmont, in the city of LA. Go and find the tweezers that you’ll love.