Brow-grooming — like white-hair-yanking and blemish-zapping — tends to bring out the OCD in everyone. Overzealous tweezing in the guise of perfectionism can lead to emaciated brows and bald patches, where hair only grows back very irregularly. Beverly Hills brow guru Anastasia Soare suggests using protein-spiked brow gels to stimulate healthy growth and brow fillers to shade in the problem areas. She also counsels clients to step away from the magnifying makeup mirror: “These mirrors are dangerous — we tend to tweeze every small hair until our brows are bald!”
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Threading is an ancient method of hair removal which originated in parts of India, the Middle and Far East, and is now gaining popularity in Western countries. Threading is a hair removal technique that uses 100% cotton thread. The cotton thread is twisted and rolled along the surface of the skin entwining the hairs in the thread, which are then lifted quickly from the follicle. It is more precise than waxing and allows for better lines.
The technique is rather inexpensive because it does not require costly chemical ingredients. Messy waxes and creams are avoided altogether. For women who would like to pursue a more natural beauty regimen, hair threading is a good choice, since it does not use harmful products.
As opposed to waxing, the top layers of skin are not peeled or traumatized in the process making threading gentler on the skin. Threading is highly recommended and an excellent option for those who use Retin-A, accutane, or similar products. Eyebrow threading is a practice of shaping the eyebrows. Eyebrow threading is a preferred hair removal technique for a number of reasons. Unlike tweezing or plucking, eyebrow threading removes one clean line of hair all at once, making it much quicker and easier to shape the brows. It is important to find an aesthetician who is experienced at eyebrow threading. Inexperience can result in uneven brows, hair breakage, ingrown hairs, or unnecessary pain. Most urban areas have a wide variety of spas offering eyebrow threading, and many online resources offer reviews of the service. If you are unsure or have questions, you should feel free to contact any of the salons sponsored on this website, and they will be happy to help you.
Eyebrow Waxing – Achieving A Sassy Shape
Well-groomed eyebrows are key to a pulled-together look. Flip through any magazine, and you will see that all models have perfect eyebrows. In fact, some beautiful people claim that all they need to do for a glamorous look is to define their eyebrows and slick on some lip color. Most make-up artists back them up by claiming that eyebrows are the simplest way to instantly make over a face.
What are the effects of eyebrow waxing?
Some would say, A-mazing! Eyebrow waxing is a very ‘in vogue’ way to get beautified, even though (I do have to admit) I was a little skeptical about waxing at first. Waxing of any kind can hurt because hair is being ripped from the root. Sure, tweezing may hurt too, but it’s only one hair at a time instead of a whole row of hairs. I was unsure of how much control you have in eyebrow waxing, since many hairs are being ripped out at once. And because waxing requires stray hair in the first place, I was worried that between appointments my brows would become unruly all over again. Well, having seen some of the waxed brows of my friends, I have to admit: I was convinced. It seems that eyebrow waxing takes less time and gives a more even result than tweezing. There is not that much redness or puffiness, the pain is simply momentary.
Eyebrow Shaping To Perfection
Begin the eye brow shaping process by balancing your eyebrow proportionate with the rest of your face. Look in the mirror and place imaginary lines (or a pencil) across your face to match the lines shown here. Do this on both sides of the nose and pluck (remove the hair) only in between. Be careful about the distance between the inner brows and the length of the brows.
A. When eye brow shaping, imagine a vertical line going up from the outside of your nostril towards your forehead. The inner part of the eyebrow should converge with this line.
B. A straight line going out from the outside corner of your nostril past the outer corner of your eye marks the end of the eyebrow.
C. Your arch should be found two thirds of the way from your inner eyebrow.
Most of us women have eyebrows that require some type of definition (eyebrow shaping) to look complete. Remember applying make-up to your eyebrows helps makes them stand out and look complete. At first you may feel your penciled eyebrows has exaggerated your eyebrows. Just remember that you are use to seeing your old look and it takes time to adjust to your new look.
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