Let's focus on your eyebrows
Eyebrows are one of the most noticed features on your face. Keeping them well groomed is essential. The better they look - the better you look. One small but amazing change can come as a result of proper eyebrow shaping.
Eyebrows give a face "Character".
Whether you have very fair, thin, thinning or really bushy eyebrows, they can be shaped to emphasize your best features - Your Eyes!
Eyebrow arching and shaping
For a start NEVER shave your eyebrows! Tweezing your eyebrows yourself is an option. Take a cotton pad, moisten it with Hydrogen Peroxide and disinfect the area all around the brows. Take the Tweezer, wipe it with Alcohol to keep it all clean. Start with the stray hairs under your brows. Grab one by one and pull them out in the direction they are growing. Make sure you don't pull out too many. Keep both sides the same. When you're done, wipe the area with a cotton pad using Witch Hazel or Hydrogen Peroxide. Finish off with a soothing ointment. Tweezing is great, but it will never give the clean appearance waxing can give.
Eyebrow shaping is an art
Did you know that there are Professionals in California who specialize in Eyebrow shaping? People pay a fortune to get their eyebrows done.
Most men are not comfortable with too much shaping. They just like their bushy eyebrows to be "cleaned up". You can visit the Tips for Men page to find out more.
Eyebrows should suit your face
Consult an esthetician to discuss it.
For eyebrows not to look too "manicured", start by trimming back the long hair and cut them in the direction they grow. If you have a "unibrow" get the middle part waxed to get a clean appearance. You may need a bit of waxing underneath or above your eyebrows to get a cleaned up look.
Eyebrows should be waxed every 3 weeks. If you have really coarse, thick eyebrows you may want to get them done every 2 weeks.
Does waxing hurt?
Yes, especially the first time, but the pain wont last. The wax, the pulling and the sensitivity of your skin also matter. The skin stays red for a short while. You can soothe the skin by applying a bit of ointment right after waxing. Tweezing is painful too. For some people tweezing is worst than waxing.
If you've overplucked your eyebrows
you can color them in with a soft coloured-eyeshadow while they're growing back in. Use a brush with firm, short hair. That will create a softer, more natural but precise look. It's nicer than drawing them in with a pencil. The best way to let your eyebrows grow back in is to pluck the stray hairs out, but leave a row or 2 of hairs right under the brows so that they can grow in. That way it wont look so messy.
Eyebrows are probably the most important feature on your face. Trying to find an esthetician who knows how to shape them seemed to be impossible - that is until I met Shanette. My mother recommended that I go see her after I had problems finding someone who could shape my eyebrows appropriately. I have a small scar on my left eyebrow and no matter who I went to, they always seemed stumped as to how to wax around it.
From my first visit, Shanette impressed me with her ability to explain how the hair grows and how one eyebrow had to be treated differently than the other. No other esthetician had ever taken the time to explain that to me. She has been shaping my eyebrows ever since.
As I said before, eyebrows really are the one thing that shapes and defines a face. Each time I leave the salon, I'm confident that I'm putting my best face forward - and that my eyebrows have been sculpted to perfection!
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