Friday, April 27, 2012

To Tweeze or not to Tweeze

By: Heather Polyi, Owner/Lead Artist Glam Spot NJ

Brows!  They frame your eyes, and add interest to the overall look of your face...

Don't let this be you...

All dressed up, ready to go, and your brows look like they have never seen love!  This is an actual professional application! 
For the love...

Let's discuss options!


Should I have my brows waxed?

Well.... Not if you are an Individual with extremely sensitive skin or sensitive to pain.  If you have unsteady hands you will not want to wax your own brows... for fear of noticeable mistakes or accidents with the heated wax.
Waxing should also not be attempted if the skin is sunburned or if there are ingrown hairs, cuts, or blemishes that could be painfully exacerbated by the wax. 
In addition, numerous internal medications can take your skin off along with the hair, even certain topical  treatments like Retin-A can have EXTREME adverse effects...


If you are a Waxing candidate... Wax to remove the bulk of the hair, Do not "shape" brows with Wax!
Shaping is an art and needs to be done with precision...



There is an UP side to threading...
You can remove it all and get precision shape!
Make sure the threader, uses the method where, one end of the thread is not in her mouth!  This has been deemed unsanitary by the FDA, and is not approved to be practiced, however is still being done! YUCK!

I am not a threading fan, I had it done, and I had a burn (similar to a "rug burn") under my brows from the rubbing back and forth!

SO... Tweezing!

The leader in Tweezers is the MAN... Tweezerman!  Click here to see all they offer...  Every slant, tip, style, shape, kit, color etc...
Check this out!
Move over Tweezers, There's something BRIGHTER

These are AWESOME... Never miss a hair, and get professional tweezing results!

Tips for Eyebrow Shaping:
There are five basic shapes of eyebrows, "curved, angled, soft angled, round, and straight." Please consult a professional for the best shape, Glam Spot NJ is available for Brow Shaping.

Basic Eyebrow Shapes

You can test the shape of a brow look by selecting a shape and using an eyebrow pencil to draw the shape you like over your brows as they are, or utilize a famed Anastasia brow stencil.

The Tried and True: Perfect Eyebrow Shaping Rules

The beginning of the eyebrow should align with the center of the nostril. The arch of the brow should fall at the back third of the eye. The eyebrow should follow the length of the eye but it should not extend to the temple.

Many without a professional brow consultation have a tendency to over pluck.
Eyebrows take forever to grow back and, in some cases, don't grow back at all.

Recently style has dictated that the overall look of eyebrows has returned to a fuller, more natural look, away from the thin, highly arched brows.

If you have naturally thick eyebrows, play them up. Many would love to have them, and there are even products out there to regrow, over plucked hair.

Really?  It needs to be discussed!!!!
I have seen it... Not pretty!

If you lighten your hair don't be tempted to bleach your brows. This is not a good idea since the resulting color is usually orange.

There's nothing wrong with having your eyebrows a shade or two darker than your hair.
This is usually flattering for example... Marilyn Monroe!

Eyebrow mistakes are fun for people watching, but not when you are the "don't" in glamour magazine.

Too Filled in, filled in with the wrong color, Permanent brows that have turned Green over time! :( 
Consult with us at Glam Spot NJ if you need brow advice!

With Love and Glamour

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