{Arch d’ triumph} Know your brow

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Friday I shared the new eyebrow trend, check it out here.
Now, let’s talk about the how-to of eyebrows. I would personally recommend going to a professional for the first shaping strategy. After that initial procedure you can manage it on your own; maybe visiting the specialist every couple months for an update and to maintain the shape.

    PROFESSIONAL EYEBROW SERVICES

Waxing – This method can definitely get the job done.

Pros: widely offered at almost every nail salon or beauty salon, cost is $10-$25 depending on where you go
Cons: pretty painful, high maintance re-growth, be aware whether or not your allergic to any scents or brands of wax

Threading – New, trendy way for hair removal

Pros: similar cost to waxing $10-$25, hair stays maintained for a longer period of time
Cons: tediously painful, can cause skin irritation

There are other ways to go about this, as well. For example electrolysis or sugaring (hmmm…) If you are trying to get all gussied up for a big event, give yourself at least 2 days prior to the occasion in case you have a reaction to the treatment.

The rest is up to YOU! Here is a guide to a natural shaped brow:

Hold an eyeliner pencil up to your face creating these lines. The pencil will act as a point of reference. Go ahead and mark on your face if it’s easier for you to see what needs to be done. Just make sure you wash up before you go out in public.

You can see that each person will have their own style and possibly each brow could be slightly different. Before you begin plucking you should check for the following:

    1. a clean, dry surface (no lotions, creams, oils, make up)
    2. a magnifying mirror (the better to see you with, my dear)
    3. excellent lighting
    4. tweezers

Your worst enemy here is overplucking. You might get into the swing of things, think to yourself “Whoa, this isn’t half bad” and before you know it you’re a hot mess. We’re dealing with “less is more” here, people. Don’t get too excited, stay focused on the stray hairs that are sprouting not the ones that are firmly in place. Now, if you do go a bit crazy, stay calm. Run out to the store and grab an eyebrow pencil to fill in the missing follicles until they grow back.

How do you maintain the hair up there?

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3 responses »

  1. My ex-roomie was a licensed cosmetologist (commonly known as a hair stylist) and he showed me some tricks and tips for my brows. I have a great natural shape to my brows (thanks, mom!) but I have big bushy brows if not kept up (thanks, dad). I always clean them up at home using a two-sided mirror, tweezers, brown eye liner and a wash cloth. I draw lines at the inside, the end and where the arch should be. This def helps from over-plucking. Then I have at it!

    I have NEVER been one to have just a thin line of brow – so not my style! I usually keep pretty natural looking brows, even when I clean them up. Heck, I’m so lazy that I often rock the “new trend” of fuller brows all the time!

    Ex-roomie once threaded my brows – that was 8 times too many! I don’t see how people can do that! I’ll stick with my tweezers and eye liner, thank you very much!

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