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?



Winter Months Mean Time for Vacation: Get Ready with a Brazilian

December 8, 2009

Afraid to wax? Don’t be!

As the weather gets colder and we are all thinking about our next fabulous vacation, remember: it all starts with a great wax. Although the word Brazilian brings immediate thoughts of pain, panic, and possibly passing out, relax!

When you have done anything for a long enough time you learn tricks of the trade, and I have learned quite a few that truly limit the pain of the experience. In fact, many of my clients tell me that it barely hurts!

In five to ten minutes you can be completely bare and ready for fun. I use a soy-based wax that, along with some great conversation, eliminates a lot of the pain associated with waxing.

I recommend waxing in the winter months every four to five weeks. It is important to continue waxing even if it is not bikini season because continued waxing allows the hair follicles to stay small. That way the hair grows back in smooth and thinner.

This is also why you should never shave. Every time you shave, your hair follicles come in thick, hard, itchy and bumpy; never a good thing. To prevent ingrown hairs, use a hand loofah in a circular motion between waxing.

Remember, the snow hitting the ground does not mean you get a break from waxing. Keeping up with your Brazilians will keep you looking fabulous on your vacations and help make your summer waxes less painful.