I love eyebrows. I love the variety of eyebrows people have. I love thick ones, thin ones, long ones, short ones. I love really dramatically arched ones and I love flat ones, too. I have always been into eyebrows. When I was a tween — not that we used that word back then — I used to stare long and hard at each new photograph of my favorite band, the Spice Girls, trying to determine who had the best eyebrows, the eyebrows that most suited her face (Posh). I still can't pass a movie poster or a magazine cover without giving the eyebrows of those featured a quick evaluation. I sometimes lurk on the Fashion Spot "Models With Big Eyebrows" thread. Good eyebrows, eyebrows that harmonize with their surroundings, enhance your face and bring out your eyes; bad brows can ruin an otherwise lovely appearance. And among the many things I truly believe in — universal single-payer health care, that all dairy products just taste better in New Zealand, the absolute and fundamental beauty of the fall-winter, 2011, Miu Miu collection — is this: everyone can tweeze their own brows. There is no reason — no good reason — to pay someone at a salon $20 every few weeks to do what you can do not only as well but better in the privacy of your own home. Some people argue that it helps to see a professional, if only to learn their methods — Dodai still speaks almost rapturously of her former eyebrow guy, a Peruvian named Sergio — and I can't say I totally disagree; eyebrow shaping is one of those things it's easier to take a practical lesson in. But even though trying to write about how to do eyebrows is sort of like trying to boil water in a paper cup, I did my best with this online instructional. Because frankly, being able to do your own brows will save you time, money, and most importantly, it will give you back control over one key aspect of how you look. So here, by reader request, is a post on how to pluck your eyebrows.