There are a group of people in the world that regret the day they picked up tweezers and put them anywhere near their face and I for one am firmly in that category.
Growing up I had big, bushy eyebrows that my sister still likes to tease me about. Pre-teen Becci absolutely detested them and plucked the living daylights out of them at the earliest opportunity. Mid-twenties Becci curses the day she did and wishes she could get those beasts back… thanks Cara Delevigne.
At some point in my late teens, I decided it wasn’t a great look anymore to pluck the living daylights out of my brows and to let them grow back a bit. By some miracle they did grow back and I ended up with fairly sized, semi-neat eyebrows. But until the other week I had still not let a professional anywhere near them. To be honest, I didn’t really see the big deal. It was an added expense when I could do a half decent job myself. I’ve never been a huge make-up fan and couldn’t be bothered with the hassle of filling in and drawing on, so left my brows pretty natural for most of my life. Now I wonder why I left it so long and am truly thankful for the day that Browhaus came into my life.
I’m going to let you see some pretty scary photos later on in this post, but for now, let’s just say I left my eyebrows alone until I could bare it no longer. And that’s when I booked my Browgraphy appointment at Browhaus. Browgraphy is a mini brow-overhaul. They thread, tweeze and tint, all in one sitting. Now, I’ve never let anyone else tweeze my eyebrows before, let alone thread or tint them, so this was quite a big deal and I have to be honest, I was quite nervous! Brows are a pretty prominent part of your face and putting that responsibility in someone else’s hands takes a lot of trust.
Looking back now, I had nothing to be afraid of. The staff at Browhaus, Holborn were experts, absolutely lovely and made me feel calm and relaxed straight away. The salon was open plan with beds fanned out in a circle, partitioned by wooden screens. Once I was comfortable, I got chatting to my therapist and we discussed the look I wanted to achieve. She was very honest with me, particularly regarding the tint shade which for me was very reassuring. I decided that rather than go for a completely new brow shape, I wanted to keep them quite thick and natural and only tint them one or two shades darker. I have to say that threading is probably one of the strangest sensations I’ve ever felt in my life. Rather than go for one hair at a time like I thought they would, whole sections of hair is taken in one swift movement and its over before you know it. There were some watery eyes but nothing I couldn’t handle, although I would say my pain threshold is fairly decent. Tinting barely took any time at all as the colour gets darker the longer its left on. All in all, a pretty quick, painless and professional treatment.
Now for the before and after shots. Please excuse the hairy beasts that were my eyebrows and ignore the redness in the after shots. This went down pretty quickly after the appointment. The colour of my brows did continue to develop for a little while after, but noting too dissimilar to the colour that you can see below.
I was so pleased with the final result. The skin that had been threaded felt the smoothest it had ever felt and I think the treatment really helped to shape my face. Browhaus were extremely professional, from booking the appointment, to arriving at the salon and all throughout the treatment. When my therapist was finished she also gave me tips on how to care for my eyebrows and how to fill them in to make them appear fuller. I am also super impressed with how long they’ve lasted. Normally I would take the tweezers to my eyebrows every week but now I can go a solid 4 weeks without need to touch them. I’m already looking forward to my next Browhaus appointment!