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Beware These 4 Eyebrow Shaping Tactics

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Over the years I’ve learned how to create the perfect shape for a client’s face, but I never do the following things to create the shape:

1. Never go to a salon that uses stencils

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Often salons like Anastasia make eyebrow shaping formulaic in the sense that they offer only small, medium, or large stencils to create a shape for a client. How can you expect every client to fit into one of three stencils? This is not realistic.

What ends up happening is the client walks out with an incorrect shape for their face because the salon did not have a stencil to suit them.

2. Never go to a salon that asks clients to keep their eyes closed.

When you appear in public, your eyes are usually open. Besides that, the skin underneath your eyebrows acts differently when your eyes are closed and open. If your brows are shaped when they are closed, it will not look the same once you open your eyes.

An eyebrow shaping professional needs to be able to shape your brows while your eyes are open so that they know how your brows will looks like when you are meeting people, speaking in public, or taking your kids to the park.

I had a client who came to me after she got her eyebrows done when her eyes were closed. She had a twitch in her left eye that appeared only when her eyes were open. The salon lady shaped her eyebrows well when they were closed but they looked lopsided when the client opened her eyes.

3. Never go to a salon where beauty workers stand behind clients during eyebrow shaping

Similar to the previous sentiment, your coworkers, family, and people on the streets are not going to look at you from behind or upside down. So why should your beauty professional?

If you are going to entrust someone with your beauty, you deserve for them to be facing you.

4. Never go to a salon that solely follows your current shape

Most beauty workers clean eyebrows, not shape them. Many untrained (and cheap) eyebrow waxers only take off the extraneous hairs that the client grows since their last appointment and leave the client’s old shape.

 

 

Just as you would change your clothing size after you lose weight, you need to make sure your eyebrows fit your face if your body is going through changes. Salons that only clean eyebrows and don’t shape them, do not understand this.

I look at my client at each visit to determine what changed in her face or beauty and I make assessments about what shape will fit her beauty best today. Each appointment is a new experience because our bodies age and change every day.

This is not to say that your shape should change at every appointment. It does not always need to change. It is only to say that you should trust that the professional you have chosen to be responsible for your beauty will always keep you looking fabulous no matter what may change with your body.

You wouldn’t want to wear size 12 shorts when you are a size 2.

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Beauty Tips From Around the World

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Australia: ERASE STRETCH MARKS

Australian women avoid stretch marks with the help of the moisturizing and hydrating properties of yarrow extract.

Chile: MAKE YOUR SKIN GLOW

Chilean women make a paste out of grapes to help make their skin glow. They create it by mashing up a handful of the fruit and adding 2 tablespoons of white flour. They then apply the mask to their face and leave it on for 10 minutes before washing it off. The antioxidants of the grapes work their magic.

 

Dominican Republic: MAKE NAILS STRONG

Women from the Dominican Republic use garlic to make their nails super strong. They chop up fresh garlic, add it to a bottle of clear nail polish and let it stew for 7 to 10 days. There might be an initial smell, but it will go away leaving your nails strong.

 

Egypt: SOFTEN SKIN WITH MILK

Egyptian women add powdered milk to their baths in order to soften their skin. Try adding 2 cups of powdered milk to your next bath and feel the difference.

 

France: CHERRIES AND POMEGRANATE FIRM SKIN

French women take a series of preventative skincare measures: they take off their make-up religiously each night, and get weekly facials and massages. But when facials become a bit too pricey, they apply mashed up cherries and pomegranate seeds for 6 minutes to firm and rejuvenate the skin with natural enzymes. And they make sure to remove the mask with a warm towel at the end to boost circulation.

 

Greece: GREAT SKIN WITH OLIVE OIL

Not only do Greek women have a healthy, skin-friendly diet of berries and fish, but they also cook their food with olive oil because it helps their skin glow.

 

Israel: HEAL SKIN WITH SEA SALT

Israeli people believe that sea salt, like the one that can be found in the dead sea, can have healing properties. There have even been stories that the sea heals severe skin diseases. To get the detoxifying benefits of sea salt at home, mix together ¼ cup sea salt, 1 pinch seaweed powder, ½ cup massage oil and 10 to 15 drops lavender oil. Apply to skin to gently exfoliate.

 

Italy: YOGURT HELPS GLOSS YOUR LOCKS

Italian women attribute their beautiful, glossy hair to yogurt. They mix one cup of plain, whole-milk yogurt with one tea spoon of olive oil and apply it to washed hair. They let it sit for 5 minutes and rinse it off. Talk about a yummy conditioner.

 

Japan: SEAWEED FOR LONG, SILKY HAIR

Nori seaweed is a rich source of iodine, which is an integral mineral for healthy hair growth. Japanese women take full advantage of its beauty properties: they either eat or wet seaweed in boiling water and apply it to their dry hair.

 

Spain: GET HIGHLIGHTS FROM CRANBERRY JUICE

Spanish women love to soak their hair in cranberry juice and let it dry in the sun because it gives them great, natural highlights. It works amazing on brunettes. For blondes, chamomile tea is recommended. WARNING: Do NOT use lemon because it will dry out your hair.

 

Sweden: HOME MADE TONER TO BOOST SKIN

For a natural, homemade toner: boil mineral water with a green tea or white tea bag, let the tea infuse the water and then freeze it into ice cubes to use instead of a toner.

[source:  Beauty Tips – Beauty Secrets from Around the World at WomansDay.com – Woman’s Day ]