I have pretty much given up on going to a salon to have my eyebrows done. Up here in the sticks of upstate NY I have two choices: 1) go to NYC and have them done well for $75 a pop, or 2) have shady person in the mall to do them.
My mall lady got fired so I'm on my own, and I just don't have the money to get them done in NYC anymore.
Your eyebrows are very important.If you have not heard this, believe me, it is true. I have a friend who fixed her eyebrows and made her whole face look better. The eyebrows frame your face and highlight your eyes. Please, don't make the mistake of over-plucking them to be these little tiny lines, that is really not good. You want some substance up there.
I had my eyebrows done right before my wedding and they were amazing. They made me look amazing, and made me feel amazing. I wish I could go back to that guy but it is just too expensive.
|Look at that...amazing. |
Photo by JT Sander
Here's what I did. I googled "pluck your eyebrows" and found some great tutorials on YouTube. Then I tried it myself.
This is my eyebrows before (I'm not good with plucking I tend to just leave them tot their own devices and they get WAY grown in).
Then, following one of those tutorials, I penciled in where I wanted them to be. (sorry I couldn't find my sharpener.)
Then I plucked all around the edges. Just so you know, they say never to wax your eyebrows. I think it causes wrinkles but am not sure. I just don't do it. I can't imagine all that pulling on your face is much good anyway.
My face gets all red when I pluck, please excuse the blotches. This si the cleaned up version of my eyebrows (in process).
I removed the pencil marks, and tried to fix anything that did not look right.
This is where the fun part comes in. I turned to another, outside point of view. I ran downstairs and asked my hubby for his advice. He was actually very good. He told me to thin out one side and raise the other. I kept having to run upstairs to the mirror and then back done for his opinion. Now, I realize not all husbands are as observant as mine (or as willing, thanks hun), but mine was great.
I'm not sure if I got a final shot, but here is what I do have.
Not bad, and a whole lot cleaner. If only I could keep up with the maintenance.