This post is sponsored by Maven Beauty Bar, who graciously provided us with free service in exchange for this blog post. As always, the opinions in this post are completely my own.
Aging sucks. The end.
But really, as a woman in my 40’s, it is TOUGH to come to the realization that I can’t really hide the signs of aging.
I’m fighting the good fight, but the struggle is SO DAMN REAL!
One of the signs of aging that I’m noticing about myself is my eyebrows.
In my younger years, I cursed my thick, dark eyebrows. I tweezed them to half of their normal thickness and envied the girls who weren’t “blessed” with the super-fast-hair-growth gene!
But now? After years of tweezing, I have some sparse areas in my eyebrows AND I’m noticing some hairs that are white! Ewww. This is just not acceptable.
How Eyebrow Threading Keeps You Looking Young
So, what’s a desperate, 40-something woman, who’s grasping at any piece of youth she can possibly keep, to do?
THAT’s where Maven Beauty Bar in Frederick, MD came into the picture!
I follow them on Instagram and have been so intrigued by the before and after pictures of other women who have gotten their brows done! I mean, I’ve gotten my eyebrows waxed before, but I was looking for something more polished and precise.
So, Pam and I made an appointment to see what all the hype is about!
To be honest, we were both a little nervous that we were going to walk into Maven Beauty Bar and feel completely out of place.
Is it too upscale for us?
Will people there be snotty and intimidating?
We soon discovered that the answer to both of those questions was a relieving “no”.
According to Rebecca, the owner of Maven,
That’s a big reason I opened. I wanted to offer great brands that you couldn’t find anywhere else with exceptional service in an un-intimidating environment. It’s so intimidating to go to a department store with all the women just waiting for you to come up to their counter. I know because I worked them for more than 15 years. I was the one hiring, firing, training and driving those businesses. So I know what the environment was like. I wanted to bring the expertise and level of service to Frederick without the pretentiousness.”
The shop, itself, is absolutely charming!
Eyebrow threading involves twisting a piece of thread, usually cotton, into a double strand. This double stranded thread is used to pick up a line of hair and then remove it, creating a very clean, precise hairline. Eyebrow threading is the technique preferred by Indian movie stars, who are often distinguished by their crisp brow lines.”
The above picture is a before and after shot of me. Ok, first of all – any eyelid lift surgeons in the house?
The one on the left is before the eybrow threading and the one on the right is after (I edited some skin imperfections but left the eyebrow alone). This was before Rebecca added the colored eyewax to the eyebrow.
- Don’t overpluck! It’s so tempting to pluck the gray/white hairs, but be careful because you may cause your eyebrows to look even more sparse!
- Keep them well-groomed! Ideally, grooming your eyebrows by a professional is best. You can, of course, tweeze stray hairs in between appointments.
- Use a product to color any grays/whites and sparse areas! Try to stay as close to your natural color as possible. Some people use an eyeliner pencil, eye shadow, eyebrow gel, even dye (just don’t go all Groucho Marx on us!). Rebecca used a colored eyebrow wax on our brows, and it stayed all day!