From Eyebrow to Eye-Wow: The Key to A Perfect Eyebrow

November 11, 2010

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Creating the perfect brow is an art form. A lot of the times people will have brows that are thicker in some areas or one brow will be rounder or more arched than the other. This is such a pet peeve for me! Every time I sculpt an eyebrow, I use a soy-based wax (it hurts less and doesn’t cause break outs) and then shape the brow afterwards with tweezers to make sure it is even.

Doing a brow is like sculpting artwork. I make the arch based on the shape of your face and the best way to accentuate your features. A good eyebrow shape will show off your natural beauty!

A bad brow job is not always able to fixed in one visit. If one eyebrow is made thinner than the other, or more arched, it may take a while to fix because the hairs can take up to six months to grow back! When clients come to me who have bad and uneven eyebrow jobs, I usually just clean them up in a couple weeks between visits. After about 2-3 visits I will do a shaping. I sometimes will use a growth enhancement product to help the brow grow in looking full.

I choose waxing over threading because I feel like I can make a more polished shape. I always use a combination of waxing and tweezing so that I can get the exact shape I want. Sometimes, there will be two people threading one person at the same time which makes it hard to shape two even brows. I’m so fascinated by the process of threading though!

Have you ever gotten a bad eyebrow wax? What did you do to fix it?



Eyebrows: A DIY Danger (Getting Good Brows isn’t Tweezy)

November 25, 2009

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This girl is in for a DIY disaster!

To get the perfect pair of eyebrows, I’ll offer you this advice: don’t do them yourself! The shape of your brows has a dramatic affect on your facial appearance, so it’s important to get them right. Achieving symmetrical eyebrows is a difficult task that should only be done by a skilled professional. Don’t believe me? Read on, and I’ll explain what’s wrong with shaping your own brows.

  1. You’re using a mirror. What you’re seeing is the reflection of your face, not your face itself, so what you’re seeing is different than what other people see. Why would alter your appearance if you don’t have a good vantage point?
  2. Your dominant hand always goes for the brow on the opposite side of the face. If you’re right-handed, then you begin with your left brow. I know whether someone is left or right-handed by looking at their eyebrows because they fixate on the opposite brow, and it’s always over-tweezed!
  3. It takes a certain level of skill to create symmetrical eyebrows. I spent years perfecting my technique, because it’s not easy to shape one eyebrow evenly to the other. If you keep plucking in hopes that they’ll even out, you might end up with unnaturally thin eyebrows.
  4. Know where you arch is. I often see women who shape in their arches way too close to the nose, which isn’t where an arch naturally rests. I call this a comma brow, because the brow looks like a comma.
  5. Don’t use a magnifying mirror. No one sees you that close. When you remove little hairs that don’t look like they should be there, it may change the rest of the brow’s appearance. Those little hairs are necessary to the bigger picture.