|See how this woman's eyebrow make-over has utterly changed her appearance.|
A plain and unattractive lass has been turned into a raving beauty.
On Sheffield's trendy Ecclesall Road - sometimes known as The Golden Mile - there's a new salon called "The Brow Lounge". Its focus is, as the name suggests, not upon hair or make-up but specifically eyebrows!
Astonishing? Well maybe not. For a couple of years I have begun to notice unnaturally trimmed and shaped eyebrows - mostly on young women who seem to have endless hours to devote to the business of beautification. You know the drill - fake tans, lipstick, eyeshadow, hair colour and eyebrows that look as if they have been created by a caricaturist!
About ten years ago my eyebrows were trimmed for the very first time. I had just had a haircut and the lady barber asked if she could trim my brows. It was most embarrassing and I probably blushed as I insisted that she didn't leave me with a bald brow. Since then I guess my eyebrows have been trimmed three or four more times though my daughter Frances often has a dig at me about my brows. The way she goes on you'd think they were shading my eyes like beaded curtains at a kitchen door.
The founder of "The Brow Lounge" is a young woman called Katie Fa-rey. Notice the stylish hyphen like a single eyebrow. I wonder if it is an affectation, breaking up the name Farey or is it a double-barreled surname? Perhaps her mother is Miss Fa and her father is Mr Rey. Heaven knows.
This is from "The Brow Lounge" website:-
We create brows and lashes to suit each individual which is why, Katie Fa-rey, known as the “Brow Queen” of Sheffield, has perfected the skill of eyebrow shaping and instant natural looking lashes. Katie represents HD Brows at the highest level and is a qualified HD Brows Master Stylist and exclusive stockist of the recently launched HD Brows range of Make-up.
Notice that they create brows and lashes! I don't know about you but I was born with two brows and two sets of eyelashes. Nobody created them for me. They just grew - even as I was curled up in my mother's belly wondering what life might hold for me beyond the womb.
So, given the tone of this post, you will surely have already guessed that I won't be visiting "The Brow Lounge" for an eyebrow make-over any time soon. To tell you the truth, I pity people who spend their money in such establishments. There are surely many better, more worthy and less selfish things to spend money on than your ruddy eyebrows! What do you think?