Beauty

All About Those Brows

Eyebrows…..Ugh. Between the tweezing, waxing, threading & filling- these bad boys take a lot of work to maintain. Although it does make sense, I mean they are one of the key features on your face that people see EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. So let me give you some advice, invest some of your time to your eyebrows.

Over the years, eyebrow trends have transformed quite a bit.  When I was younger, it was all about thin eyebrows with a decent arch.  Nowadays thick, full eyebrows are a staple for any IT girl ((or guy)). Looking back at pictures, I wish this was a trend that would have taken over eons ago because it is a better look for everyone in my opinion.  I also wish I knew to fill in my brows years ago because it gives the face a more defined look.

I always found tweezing my eyebrows to be so difficult.  I would spend a decent amount of time in the mirror, only to go outside and realized I missed many hairs.  In college, my best friend and I began to tweeze while sitting in a parked car.  Silly, but the lighting was better and you could really get up close with the console mirrors in the car. After years of tweezing, I finally threw in the towel and started to get my eyebrows waxed at various salons.  Just happy not to be tweezing all the time, it worked for me and my life simpler.  Then, one bad waxing experience and I was traumatized.  By bad I mean, lost half my eyebrow in one quick swipe. Back to tweezing for a while until I discovered a place that specialized in hair removal and waxing.

Let me introduce you to, European Wax Center (EWC).  EWC is a company that specializes in waxing, in fact its the only type of services available at all.  Everything from eyebrow to full body waxing- this place covers all the bases.  I went once and quickly fell in love and purchased a wax-pass.  A wax-pass can cover many different services at different price points, depending on your waxing needs.  I purchased the buy 9, get 3 free pass where I could get my eyebrows waxed once a month.

How it Works: Great news, on your first visit you receive a FREE waxing (you can choose from eyebrow, bikini line, nose/ear, or underarm wax).  Once you’re hooked you can either purchase a package or pay for the services individually each time.  Great news, when you purchase a package you can now split the payments up so you are not putting a huge chunk of money out there at once.  You can either walk-in or schedule an appointment. I HIGHLY recommend scheduling an appointment, for many reasons.  One- it ensures you will receive you wax with a preferred waxer.  More importantly I prefer the appointments because you earn points for scheduling and keeping an appointment.   These points accumulate and turn into cash to be spent at the center.  You can apply the cash value to waxing services or their custom line of products (we’ll get to that in a minute).

Atmosphere: When walking in, each location has a similar setup.  You have the check-in desk, with frosted glass doors that lead to the back, the product shelves, and comfortable seating while you wait.  Upon entering, it looks like a nice salon.  Once you check-in the receptionist pages the waxer and they will come up front to greet you and bring you to your room.  Each room is equipped with a waxing station: client table, coat hook/stool, and waxing station. Rooms are extremely clean and the atmosphere is relaxed and inviting.

About the wax: Once in the room, the waxer will go over the service you selected with you.  For example, if you chose to have your eyebrows waxed they will go over the shape of your brows with you and discuss a plan for the wax.  Following that they wipe your skin to cleanse the area and apply powder (which helps the wax adhere to hairs).  The wax itself is purple, and made from natural ingredients. It hardens, and is pulled off skin meaning NO more white strips because this wax works its magic all on its own.  After waxing, a few lingering hairs may be tweezed and depending on the service chosen a trim may occur.  Prior to leaving, you are shown your results and if you are not completely satisfied, they will work their magic to ensure that you are.  Depending on your skin type, they may apply their EWC serum over the waxed area to reduce redness and promote healthy hair growth.  P.S. this stuff smells absolutely AMAZING!

So, if you haven’t been yet- GO! We all have unwanted hair and this place provides top-notch services to help you get rid of them! My eyebrows have never looked better thanks to these ladies that specialize in waxing.

P.S. Stay tuned tomorrow because I will be talking about EWC and the amazing products they sell in the store!

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