Eyebrows are one of your most important features. They add flair to your look, help express emotions, and affect your overall face shape. Choosing to get a brow wax Columbus GA can sculpt these hairs so they also flatter your eyes and help you look younger. At Southeast Regional Med Spa in Columbus, GA, we can subtly shape or completely remodel your brows to achieve the look you desire.
How Often Should You Get a Brow Wax Columbus?
The best way to keep up with new hair growth and maintain your svelte eyebrows is with consistency. This means you should plan to have your brows waxed every three to five weeks. Your best bet is to schedule maintenance appointments in advance; this keeps you from having to schedule last-minute sessions after your strands have already lost their shape and are starting to look a little…fuzzy.
The hair on your body, including eyebrows, grows in three cycles. You’ll know it’s time for your next wax when all the hairs in your brows have reached the same length. Because everyone’s hair grows at slightly different rates, you might find your sweet spot is right at the four-week mark. Another person, however, may need to repeat waxing every three weeks because their hair grows faster. Simply pay attention to how your brows look and take it from there.
Stick to a Schedule
It’s important you let each hair go through all three cycles so they can be removed together. Otherwise, the strands end up on different patterns, and your brows will never look as polished as they otherwise could. For instance, some strands might grow immediately after your brow wax Columbus, while others may be shorter in length because they’re in the middle of a growth cycle.
Once your strands come in at the same rate, managing them becomes much easier. Keep in mind that if you see hair at the surface of your skin, two others are behind it. One will appear in about two weeks, and the other will make itself known in six to eight weeks. Keep a regular wax schedule, and this random growth will quickly even out.
How to Care for Brows Between Sessions
Between brow wax Columbus, if you start to get a bit shaggy, swipe a little highlighter on top of the strays. This gives a nice glow to your brows and distracts from unruly strands.
For overgrowth, don’t instantly reach for foundation or concealer. The brow area requires a slightly different game plan than the rest of your face because it tends to get oily. Your concealer might therefore look a little slick, and hairs will be more visible. Apply primer first and then pat on concealer for improved coverage.
Keep Your Shape
You can enhance your brow shape and make it last by filling in strands with a brow pencil. Choose one that adheres to hair and not the skin so the finished results look more natural.
Keep Brow Hair Healthy
If you’re like most people, you rarely (never) think about the health of your eyebrows. But you should care for these strands with the same diligence as you care for the hair on your head. Use eye-specific cream and gently tap it over your brow bone to stimulate and hydrate this sensitive area.
Tweeze with Caution
Between waxing sessions, it’s best to skip the tweezers altogether. If you absolutely cannot wait, avoid plucking a naked brow. Fill them in as you normally would with your brow pencil and then pluck strays that fall above or below the shape. Any hairs within 1/8-inch from your brow should be left alone – otherwise, you risk creating gaps and patches that must grow back.
Avoid the Scissors
A trim might sound easier than plucking, but it’s not. Just like cutting your own bangs, you need a truly professional eye to trim your brows. Should you decide to pursue this endeavor, first apply a clear shaping gel and smooth hair in the direction you want it to grow. Once the gel dries, trim each strand individually. Give yourself a glance in the mirror after each snip to ensure you’re not removing too much.
Let Them Go
None of this is to say you need to do anything to your brows (except moisturize the skin). Those days of crisp, clean brows are gone; today, we appreciate strands a little longer and bushier. They’re more effortless to care for as well, meaning you’re not breaking any rules by simply letting them grow. Your waxologist can then shape and clean them at your next visit.
The Best Brow Shapes for Your Face
Eyebrows often take center stage when talking about beauty routines, and it’s little wonder why. Well-groomed strands frame the eyes and accentuate your best features. In fact, strong brows are so powerful they can make you look poised and put together on any makeup-free day.
The trick to finding the best brow for your face is to first identify your face shape. Our staff will do this by considering:
- The natural contours of your face
- The lines of the forehead
- Your jaw shape
Different Face Shapes
If your chin lacks definition and your face gently tapers toward the bottom, you likely have an oval-shaped face. This is a great trait – oval faces pair well with any shape of brow. One with a soft arch will accentuate cheekbones and add structure to your chin.
We may recommend flatter brows for those with a long face. These can draw attention to your eyes and create the illusion of shorter proportions.
Round and Square Shapes
If the length and width of your face are nearly the same without a strong chin, your face falls into the round category. Brows with high arches can dramatize your features and add length to your face. Conversely, a brow with a round shape will make your entire face look rounder.
For those with square faces – defined by prominent jawlines – a softly curved brow helps balance your face beautifully. We’re not talking about a sharp arch, but instead one that simply tempers your chin and helps pull your whole face together.
A heart-shaped face is marked by a pointy chin and a wide forehead. We recommend long brows with a very gentle curve. This approach helps shorten the forehead and soften your chin.
Frame and Balance
The goal with each of these recommendations is to frame and flatter your eyes. The wrong shape can make you look tired or angry – even when you’re neither. Worse, brows that fail to flatter your particular face shape can age you. The right shape, however, can open your eyes and help you look younger and more refined.
Brows also amplify facial symmetry. Nobody’s face is perfectly balanced; many have lips that aren’t quite proportionate to their faces or eyes that aren’t perfectly aligned. But well-structured brows can give the illusion that your face is flawless while enhancing your natural beauty.
History Shows We Love Our Brows
You might think the brows have never received as much love as they do today, but just the opposite is true. Every culture throughout history has obsessed about brows, starting with the Ancient Egyptians (3500 BC to 2500 BC). They heavily lined their eyes to pay homage to the god Horus. Likewise, they also arched, elongated, and darkened their brows by painting on carbon and black oxide.
The Ancient Greeks (800 BC to 146 BC) admired the unibrow, and for the Ancient Romans (753 BC to 476 AD), this trait was heralded as a sign of intelligence. Only the most beautiful women of that time sported unibrows.
Fast forward to the Middle Ages (1066 to 1485), when medieval women heavily plucked their eyebrows. Now fast forward again to the 1920s, when eyebrows were harshly plucked and penciled in with long, thin, and straight lines. This characterized the first time commercially-made cosmetics were available for the brows, and flappers wasted no time in using them.
Brows of the 1930s were all about drama thanks to curved arches, while those of the 1940s were heavier with a softer arch. Lush, immaculately shaped brows were the norm for the 1950s. Since then, each decade has favored either thin, elaborately-plucked brows (think 1990s) or full and bushy brows (like the 1980s). Today, thick is back again, and a brow wax Columbus can deliver a well-groomed look even while keeping a full shape.
Reasons to Have Your Brows Professionally Waxed
Obtaining the perfect brow shape on your own is tough. You have to stand in front of a mirror, tweezer in hand, and try to remove the exact number of strands necessary to achieve the most flattering shape for your face. This often results in an overzealous approach in which brows are too thin, the arches are uneven, and/or the shapes are too extreme.
Working with a professional waxing expert, however, eliminates the guesswork. We have a 360-degree view of your face the mirror cannot provide, meaning we can fully imagine how you’ll look with a particular brow style. Then, using deft movements, we can make the perfect shape a reality.
More Time to Grow Back
Waxing pulls hair from the root, meaning regrowth will be much slower than tweezing, shaving, or other DIY methods. And with time, as repeated treatments weaken each root’s integrity, hair growth will continue to slow. This means your eyebrows will keep their beautiful shapes for longer – much longer than tweezing can provide.
More Controlled Regrowth
Waxing encourages hairs to regrow in the right direction and form a smooth, even brow line. This takes place in as little as two treatments, allowing you to enjoy brows that look and feel more polished. But that’s not the end of the story; your waxologist can also train the hair to grow in a more controlled manner so that between appointments, the strands maintain their shape.
Fast, Comfortable Treatment
You could pluck hairs every day and try to maintain a brow shape you find aesthetically pleasing. Or, you could come in for your appointment and receive a brow wax in Columbus when it’s convenient for you. The wax is applied only to those hairs being removed and then pulled off in a swift movement. This ensures a comfortable experience with no side effects and no downtime, and you’ll be done in no time.
If you’ve been fighting with your brows, it’s time to stop the struggle. Our team of professional waxers can sculpt the right shape for you in mere minutes. Schedule your appointment today by contacting Southeast Regional Med Spa in Columbus, GA.