Health & Style Institute Beauty Bites

 

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Eyebrows have a true purpose for being — to help keep sweat out of our eyes, and convey a wide range of emotion through facial expression.

But they’ve also had a starring role in beauty trends for thousands of years, with a new twist every few years or so — bleaching, piercing, coloring, trimming, threading, waxing — to further emphasize the importance of brows as a key beauty accessory.

Beauty arbiters have proclaimed 2015 the year of the full, prominent brow (again). Many fashion designers are showing models touting the “No-Makeup Look”, natural hair, and full, lush brows.  You needn’t blindly follow the trends, but we do believe that brows could be one of your best — and easiest to get — beauty accessories, at any age.

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Why are full brows so “must have” right now?

Full Brows Let You Wear Less Makeup: It’s true! One of the best ways to achieve the ‘No-Makeup’ or ‘Nude’ Look — which calls for wearing a lot less makeup especially on eyes and mouth — is to play up your brows. Full brows are the perfect counter to less color on the face. Full, perfectly shaped brows form a frame for the face, which lets you get away with wearing less makeup.

Full Brows Make You Look Younger: Hair that’s thinning, whether on your head or brow, can make you look older than your years, which is a huge beauty bummer.

Full Brows Show More Facial Expression: Unless you’ve pumped your forehead full of Botox, rendering your brows frozen in place, fuller, more prominent brows can help convey a greater range of emotion — worry, disappointment, surprise, delight, scorn, etc.

Full Brows Make Everything Look Up: As we get older, things start to succumb to gravity, including our faces. But, there are a few simple tricks to lift the face without surgery, and playing up brows is one of them. All eyes will be drawn to the upper part of your face, especially eyes, not your jowls.

Women in midlife have often over-plucked over the years (especially when the grays start showing), and have basically given up on ever having the brows they really want. If that’s you, there are things you can still do to have the beauty accessory of the moment — big beautiful brows:

Don’t get creams, lotions, or oils on your brows, they can block the follicles and prevent growth.

(You better sit down for this one, ladies…) Don’t, we repeat, DO NOT use a magnifying mirror when tending to your own brows. Because with those mirrors, you get a skewed perception rather than a natural one, seeing EVERY little hair, and thus you tend to over-do brow maintenance.

Better yet, let a professional help you! Come see us through October 31, 2015 and get a FREE brow design with any service over $10!

And we’re so excited about fall, we’re also offering a second money saving October special:  Show your support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month – 1 Pink Hair Streak is $10.

Call today to schedule at either of our two locations!

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Great eyebrows are to the face, as a perfect picture frame and matting are to a painting or photo; they frame the face.

The hottest trend for 2015 has been thicker, fuller and bold eyebrows with a slight arch.  To get this hot look you may need to grow your eyebrows fully before you see us for a brow design appointment.

Though we are all tempted, put away the tweezers… never, ever shape your own brows. Plucking an occasional stray is fine, but when you attempt to shape your own eyebrows, you seldom achieve the shape you desire. It can be tricky to get both eyebrows even and at the right arch. See a professional for your desired look.  A six week period of absolutely NO plucking is ideal prior to having a professional brow design.

Your hair grows in three different cycles in nine months. It goes into a resting stage for two to three months every year. The hair you tweeze today, may take up to six months to grow back.

Depending on the desired shape of your eyebrows, your esthetician or can advise you which hairs should be left untouched.

If brows are sparse and you’d like to thicken them up, apply a couple of drops of Coconut oil or Vitamin E oil every night before you go to bed. This application can help to stimulate the growth of your brows.

Our August Back-To-School promotion saves you money on brow design!!  Get a free brow design with Signature Spa facial. 

And because it’s a “Back to School – Double Major!” promotion, we’re also offering a free blow dry and style with a back to school haircut (any age).

Both offers are good through August  31, 2015 at both of our two locations.  If you’re in need of other hair, nail, or skin services, see our complete salon and spa menu here for our super affordable services.

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