Eyebrows are important. They frame the face and can make you look entirely different. That is why I don’t trust myself to shape mine. In fact, I used to let them do their thing until about two years ago when I discovered threading.
Now, threading really hurts. I’ve had tattoos that I’ve found less painful. The combination of lying down and practically falling asleep with the bright lights makes me cry. Every damned time. It’s embarrassing. But I always come out with eyebrows that I love.
Lately I’ve wanted something a little different. I have very fair brows that I’ve always kept quite small, but upon discovering Benefit’s Brow Bar, I have an arch like no other.
I popped into my local Debenhams recently, hiding my straggly eyebrows as I walked past when a salesgirl collared me. Within minutes I was in the chair – not because of pulling sales techniques but because what she was saying actually made sense.
I can only rave about the treatment received. They wax rather than thread, using tea tree wax as opposed to honey wax, which is runnier. The treatment was about 15 minutes long but in this time the (stunning) beautician, Emily, explained everything she was doing and sanitised every step of the way, which made me feel more comfortable.
There’s something so much more engaging about sitting up when you have a treatment. Having a gossip about Robert Pattinson probably helped, too.
After the waxing was complete, Emily showed me my awesome arch and then proceeded to conceal and reapply foundation to my face – making sure I was picture perfect with no redness before I left.
Overall, I’d totally recommend the experience. Emily told me the ins and outs of their training and explained that Benefit offer this service worldwide. For £11.50, I certainly enjoyed it more than threading and the result was perfect. Perhaps this is because I finally wanted to represent big brows with a heavy arch.