Anyone who’s listened to my “schtick” knows when it comes to brows—I don’t mess around.
Your eyebrows frame your face. They draw attention to your eyes. They’re your means of expression. They are really important. That’s why for the life of me I can’t understand how anyone walks into a random place, where they don’t know their experience and allows just anyone to “wax” their brows.
Brows are to be shaped. Not just “waxed.” This process takes time. When my team or I do brows at Two Spa Girls we consult, we measure, we wax, we tweeze, (Tweezerman tweezers are the best!) we trim. We advise if it’s a corrective brow situation. Like I said…it’s serious business.
There is a science to shaping brows. Every single person who sits in my chair hears my lesson on proper brow shaping on their first visit. So here’s my Eyebrow 101:
Imagine an invisible line starting at your tear duct and pointing down (your brow should be this wide). The second invisible line runs from the center of your nostril on a diagonal through your pupil. The third is another diagonal from the end of your nostril up.
Now that we’ve covered shape, it’s time to address the wax issue. Not all waxes are created equal. So many products these days affect our skin. We’re all on the quest to gracefully handle the aging process. Most products to preserve our youthful appearance contain ingredients that make our skin more sensitive, as do certain medications. Wax that’s removed with a paper or muslin strip on your face are more likely to tear your skin off with it. I see and hear about it all the time. Those burned will take at least six months for the cells to regenerate to a completely healthy state—meaning, your skin will continue to tear off until it completely heals.
At Two Spa Girls we first use a barrier oil to keep the wax from adhering to the skin. The warm—not hot—wax is applied and as it cools it “shrink wraps” around the hair. Our wax is a Lycon wax and it peels off so we don’t need to use strips. It’s virtually painless and leaves most clients without any redness.
The bottom line is to do your research before letting just anyone do your brows. Ask what type of wax they use, if they use paper or muslins strips and ask to see before and afters of some of their clients. Your brows need love. Show them the love they deserve.