Back when I first started blogging, I shared a post on the importance of eyebrow shaping and waxing. Considering my facial hair hasn’t magically disappeared five years later, I’m revisiting this topic.
I debated sharing this post because it simply may be TMI for some, but figured many brunettes can relate. Being Middle Eastern with dark hair (we’re a hairy bunch), I’ve had to keep up with eyebrow and upper lip waxing since I was a pre-teen. As I emphasized in the original post in 2009, eyebrow shaping makes a huge difference in the way your face looks by drawing attention to your eyes and frame. I get my eyebrows waxed professionally about once a month so that’s not the issue here. It’s the beard, if you will.
I’m going to try to avoid sounding like an infomercial, but honestly nothing is worse than feeling insecure about the hair on your face. I recently had lunch with a former colleague and as we said our goodbyes outside under the sunlight all I could think about was my ethnic female version of a 5 o’clock shadow. I usually wax my upper lip using my home waxing kit but don’t keep up with it as much as I should. I’ve tried waxing my entire face but it’s always blotchy and I nearly burn myself. I decided that afternoon at lunch that I am going to begin to get my face waxed professionally as well. Best decision ever! For only $40, not only is my face completely hair free but it also removed any dead skin that was hanging around – it’s almost like I got a facial. It totally brightened up my face and my foundation just seems to glide on evenly.
If you’re local, I highly recommend Nafissa at Nola’s in Fairlawn for all of your waxing needs. I’ve been seeing her for my eyebrows for about eight years now. The one time I strayed and tried threading, someone ruined them and I will never stray or get threading done again. My eyebrows never grew back the same. Nafissa is hands down the best in the city.