I’ve seen and heard from so many sources that the eyebrows can dramatically alter the perception of the shape of your face. They can also make your eyes appear smaller or larger. And when it comes to the various sciences around ‘what makes a face beautiful’, you’ll often hear people refer to symmetry and wider set eyes being two of the biggest contributors.
It’s no surprise then I wanted the perfect brows for my wedding earlier this year. We were tying the knot in Mauritius and like every bride to be, I wanted to make sure I ticked everything off my Beauty-To-Do list to look fabulous in our once in a life time wedding photo shoot on the beach in an island paradise.
One of my most harrowing items on this list was a brow shape. I’ve tried so many places before, including waxing and threading, but I was never truly happy with the outcome. I also never really reacted well to the waxing, but I did it anyway because I never could find that “dream threading place” close by.
I’ve known about the Laser Beautique for quite some time (I get the BEST laser hair removal done there. Honestly, it’s amazing!), but when I found out about their Eyebrow Design offering, I didn’t take longer than a second to make my booking.
What makes their Eyebrow Design so unique is that you HAVE to grow out your eyebrows for six to 12 weeks. If this sounds scary to you, then good, you should be scared, because I walked around for nearly six weeks with caterpillars above my eyes. But let me tell you, it is 100% completely worth it. The more your brows grow out, the better palette you give your therapist to work with to create your gorgeous brows from scratch.
The full eyebrow design comprises of laser (if needed for those with very thick dark eyebrow hair), waxing, threading, cutting, tinting and tweezing. It pretty much covers everything. Your therapist may do a combination of all the above, or only a few, depending on your preference and what’s most needed to give you the best possible shape.
For me, we started off with a brow tint, my therapist then moved on to threading (my preference) and shaped my brows. She then trimmed some extra-long hairs with scissors and continued with tweezing to clean up the area and voila!
You can see my before and after photos below. But I didn’t realise my head shape would translate so weirdly on camera, so the photos didn’t come out as well as I would’ve hoped.
If you’re eager to see others’ before and after photos – click here.
The Eyebrow Design at the Laser Beautique starts from R200-R250 – the final cost depends on what combination treatments your therapist uses, but it shouldn’t be more than that. It’s a little more expensive than a simple brow shape, but remember, this is professional intensive brow shaping. You won’t get a look like this from a straightforward brow wax.
Also you can book a FREE consultation before going ahead with the full-on brow design. At least this way you can consult with your therapist and see what the best route is for you.