Having neat and tidy eyebrows can make such a difference to the way you look, anyone who's ever let their eyebrows grow out wild and then had them tidied up/shaped can tell you this! So what's the best method of achieving fabulous eyebrows?? Waxing, Threading or Plucking?
I'll admit, I've never had my eyebrows waxed, although I have heard horror stories of eyebrow waxing gone wrong. Most salons offer waxing treatments, but to find somewhere reliable that offers threading can be a bit more difficult, well in the UK anyway.
I've been to some really unprofessional beauticians in my quest for perfect eyebrows, from the woman who stopped halfway through to have a phone conversation, to the salon where they used an old toothbrush to comb my eyebrows! I didn't complain at the time cause I thought I was lucky to have even found somewhere to go for threading, because in a lot of places it's almost impossible to find beauticians who offer threading.
Nowadays, threading is a bit more mainstream. This weekend I walked into Selfridges in Manchester City Centre to see a live threading demonstration taking place right in front of my eyes - courtesy of Blink Brow Bars. Blink can also be found in the London branches of Harvey Nichs, Fenwick and Selfridges. Although you might want to take note that they charge an extortionate £17 for eyebrows!!
For people that don't live in London or Manchester, and people that can't justify spending £17 to get their eyebrows done, there is somewhere else you can look for beauticians - Gumtree.com. Although it's not a site dedicated to beauty, it's a good site for finding services in your area, and it has most major UK cities listed, as well as some other non-uk cities too. A lot of freelance beauticians post ads there so it's worth a browse. Just search for threading! Here's a random ad I found for a beautician who offers threading: Threading and Waxing Treatments.
So lets assume you've found someone you're happy with to thread your eyebrows, but what do you do in between your threading sessions? Personally I suggest using tweezers to maintain your look for as long as you can. Once your eyebrows are all neat it's a lot easier to notice when those hairs start growing back!
You can get tweezers from most shops, but if you want a pair to be proud of, you have to try Shavata Professional Tweezers.
They don't come cheap at £19.50 each, but tweezers are quite a personal item like make-up brushes so you might not want to scrimp on price! I have to admit the pointy pair do look a bit scary, but I reckon these are the kinda of tweezers you'd keep for life! (as long as you don't lend them to a friend who doesn't give them back) Click here For more info on Shavata's products.
Any other suggestions for ways to find a good beautician? and does anyone have any eyebrow horror stories to share? Or is it just me who has all the bad luck?!!