Brow Waxing 101

Brow Waxing 101

I get lots of questions from clients regarding brow waxing. Lots of people have had less than stellar past experiences and I wanted to bring to you all some info about brow waxing best practices.

Going for a professional eyebrow waxing shouldn’t be a scary experience. A licensed esthetician should consult with you on how you want your eyebrows shaped. Do you like them full and defined, just cleaned up, or a large arch? Consultations are key!! These are things to discuss with your esthetician. Any prior bad experiences with waxing or tweezing and any allergies or sensitivity to certain products should also be discussed.

If needed, your brows will be trimmed with scissors. Don’t be scared and think they are taking your entire brows away. The excess bulk that’s removed makes for a much cleaner look.

They will cleanse your eyebrow area, apply powder and then the warm wax and strip (for soft wax). When hardened, it’s ripped off quickly. Your first wax will probably hurt a bit, but will get better each time. The hair underneath, in the middle of brows and on top (if you wish) will be removed.

Post-Waxing, wax cleanser will remove any residue, and a skin soother helps calm skin and ease redness. Any tiny hairs that were missed by the wax will be cleaned up with tweezers to fine-tune the brows.

If you like the way they’re shaped, make a standing appointment. Brow shaping is an art form that most estheticians take very seriously! Your brows can enhance your eyes and define your best feature; your lovely face!

I hope this helps anyone considering having their brows professionally done by a licensed esthetician. Please feel free to ask me any questions next time you’re at the salon.

Alison, Licensed Esthetician at m.e boutique salon


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