Frequently Asked Questions about Brow Arching and Facial Waxing
Eyebrow arching is an art. You either have the eye for it or you don’t. I’m not a big believer that one can be trained to do it; therefore you won’t see stencils or cookie cutters in our Brow Artist Bees’ department. Our Brow Bees will listen carefully to your desires and happily look at photos you’ve pulled from magazines, but it’s important to remember that brows are sisters, not twins. Naturally, we will strive to deliver the exact set of arches you ask for, but every arch is unique and defined by bone structure, so you may not get a perfect match to your favorite celeb’s arches of glory. That said, you will get the ideal arches for your face.
1. I have really blonde, sparse brows. What can I do to make my brows look or become thicker?
We love a challenge! Blonde brows often appear sparser than they really are, and there are several tricks for making them look fuller. We can:
a) Teach you how to color them in using a brow powder and brush.
b) Talk about using a brow strengthener such as Latisse.
2. I really don’t like wearing mascara, but my lashes are light and fine. What can I do to make my eyes more prominent without having to wear makeup?
We always have prescription strength lash extender Latisse on hand at both locations. Latisse is proven to promote and increase hair growth on lashes and brows. Not only does it make your lashes longer, but it also thickens them.
3. Can I bring a photo I tore from a magazine of a brow shape I really want?
Absolutely. We will do our very best to give you your favorite screen diva’s arches, but remember this when looking at those brows: brows are sisters, not twins. You are seeing images of people whose brows are either colored in or photo-shopped to look perfect. Your bone structure is probably not the same as that particular person, so coming out of it, they may not look 100% the same. We can show you how to “dress” your brows with brow color to assist in making them look red carpet ready!
4. I’m that girl from the 80s who overplucked. Although the 80s are back, my brows aren’t. Help!
This is a tough one, and we see it often. Whether it was due to an over-zealous waxer who gave you skinny-minnies or you just had a moment with your mum’s tweezers, sometimes brows don’t grow back. The good news is, we can definitely show you a couple of tricks. See question 1 for help.
5. I had a reaction from a wax. What can I put on my skin to assist in healing?
Unfortunately, reactions to waxing can occur on sensitive areas of the face such as the sideburns, chin, lip and brow areas. You must tell your Brow Bee if you are using any kind of retinol, peeling creams or have been taking antibiotics, as these may have an adverse effect on your wax. We will always massage nourishing healing creams into your skin after a wax, but sometimes irritation can appear when you get home or even the next day. If you bump up after a wax, call us! We will probably instruct you to apply a little cortisone or calendula cream on the area. In some cases, we’ll have you come into the shop so we can treat the area. Again, I cannot emphasize how important it is to call us about this.
REMEMBER to tell your Brow Bee if you’re taking any medications or have changed any skincare products since you saw her last.
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