We sit down with Me by Maurice Meade Brow Specialist, Sarah Francis, to learn about the art of brows and chat about her method to get the perfect pair.
A once overlooked part of a woman’s beauty routine, brows have exploded recently and been pushed to the forefront of almost every beauty conversation! And for good reason: groomed brows are will do wonders for your facial features and the quickest way to look polished without makeup. So while we may not all be blessed with Cara Delevingne-esque brows, seeing a specialist is the best way to whip yours into shape.
Me by Maurice Meade resident brow specialist, Sarah, answers our burning questions:
Q: So, why exactly are brows so important?
A: In a nutshell, they have the ability to frame your face and dramatically enhance your facial features. This sets the stage for our facial expressions, which have a huge impact on how we look and even communicate! Having the right shaped brow and defined arch can provide an instant organic brow lift, keeping your face fresh and young.
Q: How can brows go wrong?
A: There was this horrible trend in the 90’s, where women were getting two thin lines tattooed across their face in place of their eyebrows. Luckily, since then cosmetic tattooing has come a long way and we all know better. The reason thin brows don’t do you any favours is because they are associated with ageing and can potentially make you look older than you are. It’s similar to losing hair on your head. On the opposite end of the spectrum we have overgrown brows, which can make your eyes look smaller.
Q: Why see an eyebrow specialist? Can’t I just tweeze or wax at home?
A: Eyebrows are as individual as fingerprints, and our procedure is tailored to transform even the most unruly, sparse or ‘overplucked’ brows into perfect arches to enhance your other gorgeous features. Getting great brows is not as simple as a wax and a tint. We use a combination of waxing, tweezing, threading and tinting, then educate each client about how to fill their own brows at home, so there will be no more excuses for a bad brow day.
Q: What to do in between appointments?
A: Throw away your tweezers! In a perfect world you’ll tweeze only the strays. Sadly, this isn’t the reality; once you start tweezing in front of the mirror it becomes so tempting to go all the way and shape them yourself – we’ve all been there! We have seen too many cases of over-plucking as a result, and it takes time to grow back your brows after a mishap with the tweezers. Patience and time will get you the results you desire.
For most people filling in their brows is essential in order to achieve their desired look. This is why we stock the Perron Rigot Brow System at Me by Maurice Meade and the Maurice Meade Salon in Garden City. It provides every product you will need to achieve the perfect brow during your morning makeup routine. So there’s no need for you to try and figure out which products you need, we’ve done the hard work for you!
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