Saturday, November 20, 2010

project eyebrows

Christine from My Style Pill and Keiko from Keiko Lynn have both recently done posts (here and here) about the magical Anjali at Shobha.  I have not had anyone other than myself touch my eyebrows since I was probably 14 or 15.  Since then I have been plucking away at them and failing to make myself happy with their appearance.  I have very thick and very dark eyebrows that I simply cannot tame on my own.  

After reading Christine and Keiko's posts about their eyebrow threading experience with Anjali I decided I should give it a try.  I have known about threading for a while but never really understood how it worked.  I am also always scared to let someone do something dramatic to my face if I do not have 100% confidence that they will do an amazing job (I feel the same way about my hair which is why I have only gotten my haircut from Maria in my hometown for the past 7 years), but Christine and Keiko's rave reviews made me give in. 

I had my appointment Wednesday night and it went so well.  Anjali is the sweetest woman and seriously an eyebrow guru.  We started the appointment by talking about what I want my brows to look like and what they should look like.  Just as I had suspected I had been plucking them too far in and making my brows look too sharp.  We really don't need to draw any extra attention to my brows which was all I was doing with my plucking, oops.  After the initial discussion she got to work trimming and threading away.  I have to admit that it did hurt a little but certainly nothing that I couldn't handle, especially after my big tattoo experience.  

Once she was done I was shocked at how great my brows looked.  She achieved something I never could have on my own.  Of course when I got home Kevin couldn't really tell that there was a difference, tisk tisk boys are so unobservant.  Here is a little photo comparison:

(before)
(after)
 (I apologize for the subpar pictures)

I think it is pretty obvious that there is a difference but maybe that is because I stare at my face everyday.  Can you tell a difference?

Now begins "project eyebrows," yipee!  I will be going back to see Anjali about once a month over the next few months as we work on lengthening my brows and creating a more dramatic arch.  I am so thrilled that I will have perfect eyebrows for my wedding day:)

Anyone who is considering getting their eyebrows threaded should definitely go to Anjali, you won't regret it!

3 comments:

ashmastandrea said...

ummmm...yeah you can tell the difference! eyebrows are so hard to do yourself! can't wait to see how the next few months go! :)

Holly said...

I've never gotten my eyebrows done by anyone else either. Maybe I should consider it. Not sure I want to find out how bad my plucking job is...haha!

St├ęphanie said...

Lovely !