"70% of the clients I see daily are victims of improper practices or methods of nail shops and threading! The results are thinned, shortened, uneven, traumatized eyebrows that have lost their natural height, length and width!"
This is not to slander fellow industry businesses, or to scare you and win your business as a client. This is 20+ years experience accessing and fixing most clients who were accustomed to getting their eyebrows done at nail shops by "manicure technicians". Aesthetics is a cosmetology field of study with hair removal to enhance the physical appearance while caring for the skin is involved as the focus. If you are getting your eyebrows done by a "nail" technician, know that this may be convenient, and related to the beauty industry, but not a learned skill set by nail technicians. Only if your nail tech is a "master" cosmetologist, have they studied all the Cosmetology field specialties, and have received a hair, skin and nails "master license"! If not, your manicurist is "winging it", or "building their ticket" as the industry calls it! Not to say that there aren't some decent "nail shop" brow work out there, but in my 20 years in this field as a specialist, I have maybe seen less than 10 clients who regularly frequent nail shops for their brows that WEREN'T damaged or deformed! Important points of emphasis that nail techs aren’t taught that can't be overlooked...1. Facial structure 2. Proper technique 3. Skin type and condition 4. Wax temperature and application. Every client that tells me that they are "allergic to wax", after I educate them on the craft of waxing, the proper principles and technique, they come to find out that it wasn't the wax that they were allergic to, but instead, they are allergic to the person and process they experienced! Bumps, bruising, burn, bleeding, or extreme pain is called trauma, not allergy! Lastly, every culture has different idols of beauty that vary. If Asians don't genetically grow lots of body hair, then they might find your beautiful full brows to be unattractive and wish to reduce them as much as possible. Culture trends vary also. The photo above is a client who frequented nail shops regularly for her brow services and wasn't aware that her brows should not be straight, flat and shortened until I showed her a picture of the "Geisha Girl" who is revered in Asia as the "Barbie Doll" of that culture! There are some of us who are artists and have taken up Aesthetics and practice it at a high level, a Picasso, surgeon like approach. You owe it to yourself to seek them out and treat yourself to your best!
It's a myth that threading last longer than waxing, as removing hair from the root is all the same. Threading is the same as waxing but more like "group hair tweezing" with a string. I choose NOT to practice threading because it is impossible for a straight piece of string, needing tension, to work angles and shaping around curves and corners without grabbing needed hairs. With thread, brows are often overdone due to limited control of the strings "path" causing it to soften or fade the brow's top outer edge. Look at yours or anyone with threaded eyebrows and notice how the top of their eyebrow is faded, lowered from its natural height and travel straight across not having any upward arch. (See the picture above) This is the result of pulling a string tight and it opening and closing with little control grabbing all the hair in its path which most times is your brow line. FYI...moreover, having the top of your brows waxed, or threaded, is never a good technique, and a bad practice considering that there isn't hair on your forehead above the brow, the top should just be lined up like a man's hairline to finish a haircut. Look at yours or your friend’s brows that are threaded and see if you see that the brow's height has lowered, flattened out, or are too far apart in the middle!
CAUTION: CONTINUOUS POOR BROW REGIMENT CAN RETARD HAIR GROWTH CAUSING PERMANENT DAMAGE AND BALDNESS! CHOOSE YOUR TECHNICIAN AND METHOD WISELY!