Last spring I went to an expensive celebrity eyebrow expert. In less than 5 minutes he reduced my thick unruly brows to a skinny, ugly semi-circle. I left as quickly as I could muttering to myself, “at least I have bangs, at least I have bangs”
I vowed to discover the real secrets of a good looking brow. It has taken almost nine months for my brows to grow back enough to try out other brow beauty options. Talking to experts, I began to underestand the basic issues behind eyebrow shape and volume. In reality, our brows are determined by the shape of the brow bone and the pattern of hair growth. While brow styles go in and out of fashion, the basic shape follows individual anatomy. Blondes have lighter, sparser brows, but as we grow older most of our brows shorten and thin out. Working within these … Continue Reading… →
Before the celebrity brow expert removed most of my eyebrows, he tried to convince me to tint them. He explained that much of my brow was made up of thin, pale hairs and tinting them would make my brows to look fuller. This sounded reasonable but tinting is big step– and not something you do the first time someone works on your brows. Given that Mr Eyebrows left me with a thinly rounded circa 1930 brow line, I was really glad I had stood my ground. Darker thin brows would have been even more obvious and unattractive.
But the experience pushed me to get some good answers to related brow questions. For example what is the best color brow with grey hair or should your brows match your red hair? All … Continue Reading… →