The real skinny on brows

The real skinny on brows

Best of the Best Allure Magazine 2010

Like I said in my Piedmont Review column in my article about brows, I have a hard time watching TV. It’s not the programming & it’s not the reality shows. It’s the eyebrows on beautiful women on TV-eyebrows too thin, eyebrows waxed half off, brows that travel straight across with no arch, or the surprised and Vulcan-shaped brows that project unintended communications. A quote that I believe & frequently repeat is, “If the eyes are the windows to your soul, then your eyebrows are the curtains.”

That quote is the truth!  If your eyebrows are not in balance with your face, then all the time & money you spend on your skin, make-up and other enhancements is going to waste. Your eyebrows can make you like tired, surprised, sad, angry and a myriad of other expressions if they are not sculpted to balance your features  So here are some of my key guidelines to take into consideration.

  • Understand that your face has angles. Your brows need to be sculpted according to those angles. It is not about hair removal.
  • The color of your brows must a half to a whole shade darker than your hair. And with the same or similar undertone. Dying the eyebrows is a simple process which makes all the difference in the world
  • If your brows have been over plucked, over threaded or over waxed they will need to be enticed into growing again. Using a product to stimulate growth will help. I recommend getting them on a growth cycle which means absolutely NO TOUCHING for 4-5 weeks. Let them get on a regular growth cycle. Only pluck once every 4-5 weeks NO plucking in between. Over the past 15+ years that I have been doing brows this is the method that produces the best result. I have several hundred clients who have grown their brows back from nothing but you have to be committed to the process. There are no guarantees how soon they will grow just that they will.
  • What I discovered recently is that the teaching manual for esthetics is WRONG. They line the angles for brows on the wrong part which is why so many women walk around with the wrong shaped brows.

Please read my article from the Piedmont Review which will give you a greater understanding about where I am coming from about brows. If you didn’t know I was written up in Allure Magazine as the Best in Brows in Atlanta 2010.

Click to read the article

Related Post

New Year, New You

New Year, New You Hello dear readers, happy New Year! Well it’s 2010 & here at Authentic Beauty we’ve celebrated one year in the studio on Roswell Road that we share with Noland Suttles Salon (  We commemorated our one-year anniversary on Sunday, Dec. 20 with some of the studio’s biggest supporters & most loyal

Read More »

Taking the Mystery out of Make-up Application

Taking the Mystery out of Make-up Application So let me get this straight just so everyone knows. Make-up application does not have to be hard. It’s not some complicated, mystical thing that only make-up artists can do. You can do it too! You really can. But without selling make-up artists short, we are great for

Read More »

The Basics of Skincare

The Basics of Skincare The answer to all your questions about making your make-up appear natural lies in the basic premise of skincare. Bottom line: If you don’t have good skin, then you don’t have good make-up. You simply don’t. It’s a fact people, a cold hard fact. Make-up covers slight imperfections like a zit

Read More »