Possibly the highlight of my weekend.
I went from these bushy things:
To these much more trimmed & shaped things:
Please note the grey hairs remain unchanged despite getting a hair cut as well.
Why is this such a big deal?
I am 43 years old and this is the first time in my life I have had my eyebrows professionally done.
Usually the same person does my eyebrows that does my nails.
That’d be me.
And not being a.. um… (sadist or masochist…I always get them confused initially as I do with anything that is a choice between two things. I’m so used to guessing wrong that I guess differently even though I’m fairly sure I do know the difference. I am wrong often enough to doubt myself constantly in this sort of situation. I’d be a lousy bomb diffuser because I’d be seconding guessing whether I remembered the wire to cut color right. red? blue? I think it’s blue but maybe it is red? Was it red?)... anyway… not being into giving or receiving pain (so I suppose terminology doesn’t really matter, though the word I wanted was masochist) I never do too thorough a job of tweezing my eyebrows.
It hurts to tweeze.
And the one experience using a razor in college left me half an eyebrow for weeks.
So I have bushy eyebrows & don’t think about it much.
But a couple weeks ago I was in the mall for the first time in forever & I noticed a kiosk where they were doing eyebrow threading. (That’s when they use twisted string to yank the hairs out of your eyebrow. Fun!) And I thought to myself “You know… you could do that. It looks fast & that customer isn’t whimpering in pain. And think of the blog fodder potential” (I think Vanity got Ambition involved as back up). I thought about it while looking for shoes for Havoc & decided if there was no one waiting when I went back I would get it done.
But there were two people waiting so I decided it was a sign I am not meant to have my eyebrows done & went home.
Then Saturday I went to my usual hair place to get a trim & the stylist asked what I wanted done & then asked me something no one has ever asked me before.
“Do you want your eyebrows done as well?”
First thought : Damn they must be really bushy looking today
Second thought: That’s twice now the eyebrow thing has come up,having never come up before, ever, maybe the universe wants me to get them done
(Vanity brought in Superstition. Vanity is sneaky like that)
So I said “Sure, lets get them cleaned up”
And 10 minutes of hot wax and pain later I had new eyebrows.
Once the redness & itchiness subsided I decided I liked them.
I’m just not sure I like them enough to make a habit of it.
How about you?