Beauty & Style
There’s Nothing Like a Good Brow Job
The old saying goes that it’s better to give than to receive, HOWEVER being on the receiving end can take a load off your shoulders and in this case, a load off your face (mind out of the gutters, everyone, myself included.) What I’m ACTUALLY referring to is the maintenance and manicuring of your blessed brows. One’s eyebrows are priceless; they make or break your face, require an abundance of TLC and are sticking with you/on you for life whether you like it or not. Eyebrows are a no brainer investment and deserve an equal opportunity to be groomed, gratified and satisfied like the rest of your “spots.”
Maybe it’s the heat and humidity that’s sparking the growth, but I have seen one too many unibrows and forehead mustaches growing over the eyes lately. The Frida Kahlo/Madonna’s Lourdes look is a problem and is simply “negative water cooler talk.” And then there are the brows where the hairs are so long you could braid them two times over. I thought the bucked stopped with men there (who also have the extra-long nose hairs) but indeed women are not trimming the trees from their brows.
For years I chose waxing as my brow job of choice, all of my college friends were doing it so I happily jumped on board. Yes the pain and the effort is mild, but after a frightening experience where my eyebrows wound up with a 5 inch space in between them and were shaped and sized like different sized bullets, I started second guessing my decision. Not to mention, um, the burning possibility? Hello! That’s some risky business.
In most recent years I’ve preferred the professional tweeze appointment. My lady who remakes my shape is killer with vision like a hawk as she carefully shapes the right amount of arch, led by the tweezers, one hair at a time. However DO NOT attempt a “do it yourself full tweeze” as you will likely wind up with a friend plucking a few too many hairs, hence spending the rest of your date nights penciling in those suckers (I have a cousin that can testify to this experience, 40+ and she still hasn’t gotten over the incident).
Just because your kids love Oscar the grouch doesn’t mean you need to reenact the look. The little man in the trash can may rock the untamed brow, but you take care of yourself now, you hear? It really is all in the shape so find the best technique for your face and stick with it. Perfect your brow job as you perfect the other “jobs” in your life. Practice makes perfect, promise!