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Old 08-10-2008, 11:00 PM
 
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How?
Haha, is there a very easy way for those who are unskilled, or is it better to simply make a trip to someone who knows what they're doing.
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Old 08-11-2008, 12:22 AM
miu
 
Location: MA/NH
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I love this quote! And even though I am a woman, I do feel that some women fuss way too much over their eyebrow grooming.

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New Rule: Ladies, leave your eyebrows alone. Here’s how much men care about your eyebrows: Do you have two of them? Good, we’re done.
- George Carlin: New Rules For 2008
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Old 08-11-2008, 12:55 AM
 
Location: rain city
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Eyebrows that are ungroomed are akin to overgrown shrubbery in the yard. Bushy, scruffy, ragged, and unsightly.

Well groomed eyebrows will light up the face and eyes. They provide a neat tidy appearance to the face. The person who lives in the nice house sweeps the doorway daily. It's the same with the face you present and the body you live in. Neglect becomes quickly evident.

Good grooming is always in good taste.
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Old 08-11-2008, 06:44 AM
 
Location: Jersey in da Citi!!
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Eyebrows that are ungroomed are akin to overgrown shrubbery in the yard. Bushy, scruffy, ragged, and unsightly.

Well groomed eyebrows will light up the face and eyes. They provide a neat tidy appearance to the face. The person who lives in the nice house sweeps the doorway daily. It's the same with the face you present and the body you live in. Neglect becomes quickly evident.

Good grooming is always in good taste.
Hey..i like this post!!
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Old 08-11-2008, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Greater Greenville, SC
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There is almost nothing that give me more of a pick-me-up than going and getting an eyebrow arch done at a salon where they know what they're doing. Like a previous poster said, it opens up and lights up your face and eyes.

While it's not the most pleasant experience, it is well worth the money and is over a lot faster than if you were to pluck every single hair individually. I only wished someone had turned me onto it years earlier than I started.
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Old 08-11-2008, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Here... for now
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If you decide to go for a professional wax (for your first time, that might be a good idea), be sure to discuss with your professional exactly what sort of shape you'd like. Discuss your eye shape and size, your brow shape and size (the bony part, not the hairs themselves) and your face shape and size. Have a good idea of brows you like (bring in pictures if you can) and discuss whether those are feasible for you.

Encourage her/him to take off LESS than you want to start with. You can always take off more if it's not quite right. However, if they just go hogwild and leave you with nothing but a little pencil-line of hair, not much you can do about it until they grow back.

Trust me, I speak from experience here . My last waxing (with someone I'd never been to before because I couldn't get booked with one of my regulars) came out less than desirable even though I thought I'd explained exactly what I was looking for. She did what she wanted and I was stuck with it.
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Old 08-11-2008, 09:41 AM
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Eyebrows that are ungroomed are akin to overgrown shrubbery in the yard. Bushy, scruffy, ragged, and unsightly.

Well groomed eyebrows will light up the face and eyes. They provide a neat tidy appearance to the face. The person who lives in the nice house sweeps the doorway daily. It's the same with the face you present and the body you live in. Neglect becomes quickly evident.

Good grooming is always in good taste.
Well groom, but don't overwork the eyebrows. I think that some women worry too much about their face and the makeup and the guys really don't care that much. Just don't get makeup and lipstick on their clothing. And don't forget to finish your face off with a nice smile.
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Old 08-11-2008, 02:13 PM
 
Location: in my mind
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Have any of you ever had "threading" done?

I heard about it recently (here perhaps) and I'm intrigued. I hate to 'do' my brows... but when I do I'm very glad because it totally makes my face more expressive. Very Scarlett O'Hara IMHO. Left alone though, it can get scary.

So, I was thinking this threading technique might be a good idea.
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Old 08-11-2008, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Indiana
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After having natural brows my whole life I began carefully plucking them in the best shape and filling them in with a light powder. Good brows are like a mini face lift, IMHO, and like the right hair cut, and wearing your best colors, a well groomed brow of the right shape is an easy way to look better.

I used to work at Merle Norman and softly redrew the brows on a woman who had plucked too far in on the inner edges. She looked so much better, and promised to grow them back. Super skinny brows are also unflattering on most women.I say go to an expert for the first wax and learn the best shape for you, and keep it up.
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Old 08-12-2008, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Santa Barbara
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How?
Haha, is there a very easy way for those who are unskilled, or is it better to simply make a trip to someone who knows what they're doing.
IF you are comfortable doing it yourself, I think the Anastasia (sp?) kits are a good item to get to help shape your brows correctly but kinda pricey (close to $80). You can get them at Sephora. I am a little cheap so I found something similar at Longs. They are stencils you place over your brow, color it in, and pluck what isn't in the shape you colored (similar to the Anatasia kit). The stencils were about $6, I use Bare Essencials brow filler (it is a powder and I use a brush) which was about $12 plus about another $10 for the brush, and then I use clear mascara ($7) to brush them into place and it keeps them where I want them. MUCH less expensive but good so you don't over pluck and they have a good shape.

If you are hesitant AT ALL, have a pro do it. Overplucked brows look awful and I find many people don't quite get the right shape which can look creepy. These things highlight your eyes so a good shape is important.
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