2010: The Year of the Brow!

It takes only a split second for someone to create a judgement about you based solely on how you look.  It is well worth a little extra time  to look in the mirror and make a true and objective determination about the image you want to project.  One of the most overlooked details is the eyebrow.

Let’s be clear here;  your eyebrows frame your face!  They accentuate your personality and either add dimention or distraction to your look.  The ungroomed brow can make you look dowdy, tired and even careless!  Finding the right shape and color takes a little extra time and effort.  If you are going to take the time to put makeup on your face… make the time to address your eyebrows.   And if you are one who prefers to go without makeup… it’s even more important to keep your brows shaped and well groomed!

Brows are created in a multitude of shapes, widths and lengths.  They also provide emphasis on your emotion or demeanor.  So choosing the right shape for you is as important as choosing your hair style and color.   If you are unsure of what brow style would be right for you, it’s best to clean up and enhance your natural shape.   It’s easy to do yourself if you have the right tools:  a good pair of tweezers, a magnifying mirror, a white or light colored eye pencil to mark out the brows you want to eliminate.

“Traditionally”, the shape of your brows should begin, arch and end following three simple guide lines.

  1. Begin:  From the side of the base of your nose straight up connecting to the inner corner of your eye.
  2. Arch:  From the same place as #1 and this time crossing the outside edge of your pupil.
  3. End:  From the same place again and creating the line to the outside corner of your eye.

(see illustration)

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Having your brows professionally shaped is fairly inexpensive ($15 – $20).  Make sure you  find an Aesthetician with lots of experience in shaping eyebrows.  If you are uncomfortable at all, ask for tweezing rather than waxing or other type of hair removal.  It may take longer but it lessens the chance of a mistake. 

I challenge you all to make a point to look at people’s eyebrows.  Take a moment to look at your own.  Really look at them and decide if there is room for a little improvement and then take the plunge..  You will be amazed at the difference it makes!

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