September 25, 2012

Just Browsing.

I have something I need to get off my chest.  My eyebrows, THESE EYBROWS:

...are a sham.  

As much as I would like to believe I have nice eyebrows, I was cursed with these patchy blonde jerks:

I have to rely on some pretty heavy filling to get the "bitch-brow" that I love so dearly.  Luckily the folks at Benefit Brow Boutique take good care of me.  There are few services that I rely on so heavily, but their brow tint & wax keeps my brows bitchin.

I pop in about every 4 weeks to get maintenance on these poor excuses for eyebrows.  The staff is super friendly and there is just SO MUCH STUFF to play with.

This week I saw Courtney, who did an AMAZING JOB.  I'll be the first to admit that I am VERY particular about my eyebrows.  Shape, arch, fullness, and color all need to be perfect.  Courtney killed it.


     1. Applying the dye                2.  Dye turns darker                3. Waxing the excess

Courtney starts by custom blending the color we've decided on: black/brown.  The dye is henna based and instead of penetrating the hair, it coats it.  This actually gives the follicle a bit more bulk.

The dye goes on clear but turns darker.  This is the best part.  Courtney over draws my eybrows so that all the blond baby hairs also take the color, giving the illusion of a fuller brow.  

Courtney then waxes the around the dye so all that's left is a beautiful brow.

All that's left is a quick fill and highlight with these two bad boys that I picked up

Before & After

I HIGHLY recommend the services at the Benefit Boutique. Hit the one on Damen in Bucktown if you can - they are ALL always great.

My brows live to bitch another day.