Top left and right: Backstage at Nicole Miller and Behnaz Sarafpour, both courtesy of MAC; Bottom right: Backstage at Michael Kors, courtesy of Shiseido; Anastasia brow kit, courtesy of Anastasia Beverly Hills; Anastasia scissors, courtesy of Nordstrom.
“You can use an eyebrow stencil and by using that, you see where you’ve over-tweezed. If your eyebrow doesn’t end here or start there, you’ve done something wrong. We actually have a protein serum that stimulates hair growth that you can use. And we also have a brow pen that’s almost like a marker for the eyebrows. A lot of people who have alopecia or have undergone chemo use that.”
What can you do if you go overboard and over-tweeze?
“If you have blond hair, your eyebrows should be one shade darker. If you have dark hair, your eyebrows should be one shade lighter. If you have dark eyes, you can go with darker eyebrows. If you have light eyes, it will look a little too harsh. Overall, it’s really a balance between your eyebrows and your eyes. You see totally dark eyebrows at fashion shows right now, but if you do this at home, you need to remember to not wear a lot of makeup on your eyes, since the statement is with your eyebrows. And vice versa, if you want to make a statement with your eyes, you need to go lighter with your eyebrows. The advice I give to every woman is to take a picture of themselves and study it. That way you can be very objective.”
What are the rules for tinting your eyebrows?
“Every three weeks we instruct clients to get their eyebrows shaped. In between they should clean and try to maintain the eyebrows. But they shouldn’t try to shape the eyebrow because they may over-tweeze that way. And it’s very hard to trim your own eyebrows. If you have extremely long eyebrows, try to cut very little. The upper line of your eyebrows should be covered with hair. You should leave it to the aesthetician because it’s easier and safer.”
How often should you groom your eyebrows yourself, and how often should you get appointments?
“We have everything you need in our brow kit: A dual-ended brush, a powder custom-made to your own shade, a perfect-caliber precise tweezer, five stencils, a brow gel to set the color and hold the hair, and a highlighter that defines the eyebrow and highlights the brow bone. Also, a bunch of instructions that are very important!”
Are there any brow products or tools women should invest in?
“Thicker eyebrows! In my opinion, thicker eyebrows and long hair is so elegant.”
Last question: Are there any brow trends that you are loving right now?