(Closed) Eyebrows

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Should I do my own eyebrows?
    Yes : (20 votes)
    29 %
    No : (48 votes)
    71 %
  • Post # 3
    9482 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Do you typically do them on your own?

    Post # 4
    4693 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I usually do my own, but I’ll be forking over the $10 to have them done for my wedding.


    Post # 5
    7561 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    @Rouquine Same question. Do you usually do them?

    Post # 6
    5400 posts
    Bee Keeper

    i know this is probably a bit of a thread jack but if someone could tell me what “doing” your eyebrows means I would appreciate it lol. I have really light blonde eyebrows so I’ve never done anything but I feel like I may need to wax them or something. I’m pretty clueless. 

    Post # 7
    2055 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    If you normally don’t get them done, I would highly advise getting them done for the first time  week before your wedding. If they are too thin, it’s really hard to correct without looking like a 70 year old woman with drawn-in eyebrows!!


    Post # 9
    1621 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @JenRoses:  I’ve had my eyebrows done twice in my life…..and the most recent time (about 6 months ago) was a TOTAL DISASTER. I will never ever ever ever risk that again.  They made them so thin and skinny….it was awful.  And I just asked for them to be “cleaned up a bit”, not dramatically changed.  

    Thank god they’ve grown back and now I use a brow stencil to powder in a shape to follow and just pluck myself. 

    Others may disagree with me, but if you’ve never had them done or don’t have a regular place to go to and trust, I wouldn’t take the risk and just clean them up yourself.  There’s tons of youtube tutorials out there about brow shaping etc.

    Post # 10
    143 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I would say to let someone else do them for you, but the last time I went to a “fancy” place to get mine done, I paid like $20 and they looked like crap. I would’ve done a better job and saved myself the money. 


    Post # 11
    4477 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I say do them yourself!  If you do, go conservative as you do it.  Maybe even get a hair here and there every day, instead of doing it all at once.  Trim them before plucking; get a brow/lash comb, comb all the hairs up, and trim them to the desired length (I leave them longer, only cutting them short enough so they don’t curl).  For the middle, imagine a vertical line going from the outer edges of your nose upwards.  A pencil can help you visualize this.  Pluck or thread everything in between this area.  For the brows, let your natural brow shape be your guide, and just clean up the stray hairs that don’t follow your natural browline.


    If you do decide to get them done professionally, I highly recommend you get them threaded instead of waxed.  If the wax is too hot or you have a reaction to the wax, you can end up with red lines on your skin that take 2-3 weeks to heal (It happens to me every time).  Threading’s also a little more precise, so less can go wrong with threading than waxing.  Check out recommended places in your area through Yelp, maybe.

    Post # 13
    265 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    If people usually mess them up, then I’d say do them yourself. I do mine myself because the salon likes to give me the 80’s Cindy Crawford thick eyebrows look. (I don’t do mine much thinner than they do, but it’s still noticeable.)

    Post # 14
    328 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Pay the price and go get them done. For your wedding, I would even go to an actual salon and not a nail salon to have them done. My eyebrows always look amazing after I get them professionaly shaped and I always think to myself why did I wait so long to come get them done? Beautiful eyebrows make all of the difference!

    Post # 16
    46 posts
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I do my brows for about 2 months at a time then I have them waxed .I’ve gone to salons that offer this service in the past and they’ve totally messed up my brows.

    If I could offer one peice of advice go to a place that specializes in brow waxing, or threading. Where I live there is a booth in the mall that does and oriental technique called threading. Also in Macys cosmetics department they have a Benefit Brow Bar, the girls there are great and I never get a bad waxing job. We also have an Ulta Beauty Store and they also have a brow bar.

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