If there is one thing I'm protective of, it's my eyebrows. Not only because I have heard SO many horror stories of ladies over-plucking their brows, brows never growing back or being scalded by extremely hot wax. But also because I'm a survivor of a brow tragedy (not self inflicted though). Too much peroxide and a whole lot of burning equals losing your eyebrows and months of regrowth. I'm lucky they grew back unscathed!
It has been many months (perhaps years, I lost count) since that tragic incident, so I thought it was time to pluck up the courage (excuse the pun) to try again and get my eyebrows shaped and tinted by a NEW and QUALIFIED brow professional. So, when a few of my girl friends recommended I go to The Brow Studio, I thought I'd give them a try. Heck, why not go all out and do an eyebrow tint and shaping AND lash tint! After all, my friends' eyebrows and lashes looked amazing, so they must be profesh!
The studio is small but oh-so-modern and sleek in it's design and decor. Think black decor and furnishings against a light grey backdrop. While waiting for my appointment with my brow specialist angel, Dudu, I took a good look around and sussed out their treatment list. What put me at ease the most was the fact that The Brow Studio specialises in the shaping, correcting, colouring and tattooing of eyebrows. Which means they know exactly what they were doing when it comes to eyebrows. A few treatments that caught my eye were:
Now, for those who don't know, I'm blonde. So blonde, in fact, that my eyebrows and lashes are far too fair to see without any sort of enhancement. Practically invisible. If I didn't tint them or fill them in with makeup, you probably wouldn't know they existed (brow-shadow and mascara are my BFFs).
Here are a few before shots of my nonexistent brows and lashes so you can see the difference once they're tinted. Don't laugh!
Dudu did an amazing job and brought new life to my nonexistent and neglected brows and lashes! She talked me through the process (which I appreciated considering my last brow experience ended in a catastrophe), plucked where necessary, pinpointed my brows' problem areas, tinted every single brow and lash hair (every hair counts, right?) and made me feel as comfortable as possible with some lighthearted chitchat. She even gave me a bit more insight about microblading, which has been on my bucket list for the last year or so. I think that might be my next adventure!
Once I got to see my beautiful "new" eyebrows and lashes, I was surprised and oh-so-happy. It's amazing what a little bit of shaping and tinting can do with the help of a brow angel! I happily walked out of there without a smidgen of makeup on my face. And the cost wasn't too bad either (R370* for an eyebrow shape and tint and lash tint combo). It's needless to say that I'll be visiting Dudu again in the future, when my brows and lashes need some sprucing up. I love the fact that I don't need to waste time fussing over my brows or apply some mascara in the mornings. It's liberating!
Here are the after shots... excuse the tint in the pores (oops!)
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