It’s all about the brows

IMG_0667.JPGNow I know that sometimes I joke around a bit, but I am telling you now, this post is super serious: we’re talking brows.

I was recently asked by a friend what I did to get my brows looking so full lately. I naturally have quite fine brows despite my dark hair colouring and until last year had never had them waxed because I didn’t want them to get even thinner. But a friend opened my eyes to the world of brows on a visit to the Benefits Browbar in Sydney.

As I sat on the bar stool waiting my turn I admit that I was pretty darn nervous. Would it hurt? Would I end up with brows so arched I would always look surprised? How much would it hurt?

To my surprise the wax didn’t really hurt at all and the beauty technician explained in great detail my options to get my brows looking fuller. She started by tinting them a medium/deep brown and suddenly it seemed I had so much more hair to work with. After shaping them as best she could, she also warned I had a few months ahead of me of growing my brows back.

I took her advice and began growing my brows out (such fun!) and just tweezed strays so that the overall look wasn’t too wild and bushy. Every two months or so I went in to the Benefits Browbar in Canberra  for another tint and shape and bit by bit some pretty nice brows started to form.

I do still have one weird little gap that is taking forever to fill in but overall I’m really happy with how they are looking. So here are my top tips for ladies keen to get fuller brows based on my experience:

  1. Talk to your friends: This is such a great way to get some recommendations of products to try and places that do a good wax. You can also find out places to avoid if you value your eyebrows! Find out what worked for them and what didn’t.
  2. Book in for a wax and tint: Once you’ve found a place you’re willing to trust with your face hair, book in an appointment. Make sure to tell them exactly what you’re after; they might have some great professional advice about the best way to proceed and can work with you to get a perfect set of fuzzy caterpillars.
  3. Be prepared to wait it out: If growing out your brows is part of your ‘treatment’ be prepared to suck it up and wait it out. These bad boys can take what seems like an age to fill out but it’s worth it.
  4. Maintain the rage: In between waxes I try and maintain the general arch of my brows and tweeze any pesky strays that wander dangerously close to mono-brow territory.
  5. Find some products: When your brows are starting to take shape it’s worth investing in a product to fill in the blanks and help with definition. I have started using Benefit’s Gimme Brow in medium/deep brown and I freakin love it. Not only is the brow-volumizing fiber gel super easy to use – you just comb it through your brows – but it offers a dramatic result.

Now, my brows are far from perfect; getting them looking good is a long process but it has opened my eyes to the beauty of brows. If you have any tips you’d like to share, just comment below. I’d love to hear about your experience.

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2 Comments

  1. Annéka

    Oh Joni, I think you may have just changed my life! Despite my blonde hair, I have dark eyebrows that can stray into monobrow territory really easily and I think you’ve just given me the answer! Thank you!

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