|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?
I've not plucked my eyebrows in years and years. Many years...too many to admit to, other than to say the last time I plucked my eyebrows I would've still been a teenager...and then I only did them a couple of times, plucking only a couple each time.ReplyDelete
I'll leave the maths.math to you, Yorkie! (And I don't mean mash as in mashed spuds! ) :)
Enough of the plucking, I say!
And I agree wholeheartedly with your last paragraph.
I have never been much good at Maths Lee so I am not too happy about you leaving the Maths to me. According to my calculations you are twenty two but the kids on Liquorice Lane still yell about the crazy immigrant with the braided eyebrows.Delete
Go to the top of the class and remain there, Yorkie! You're brilliant at maths! lolDelete
Those kids on Liquroice Lane are always screaming...it's because they ran of of liquorice...it takes all sorts! :)
Ha! Bassetts Liquorice ALLSORTS are made in Sheffield.Delete
I'll be right there!!! I love Liquoice Allsorts...and Christmas Day is not Christmas Day to me without them! I just love liquorice...love, love, love it!! It must be a witch thing! :)Delete
Ah, come on! Be a little adventurous.ReplyDelete
I know that Canadian lumberjacks spend a lot of their hard earned dollars on their brows but I am surprised that a former member of the teaching profession also embraces that grooming habit!Delete
I agree Yorkie! Truly the amount of focus on personal grooming astounds me . The amount of services in the personal grooming industry is mind boggling .ReplyDelete
When a woman is as beautiful as you are Leishy, you don't need much grooming! Just comb your hair in the morning and carry on.Delete
Thank you for the compliment Yorkie .Delete
Brow bars- they are everywhere and usually well patronised - but not by me.ReplyDelete
Brow bar? That is a new term on me. I would have thought of it as a pub with a bar that comes right up to your forehead. They would need to supply stepladders for customers.Delete
I have to do one hair on my eye brow. It grows really long and is annoying. I can do mine on my own with a pair of scissors.ReplyDelete
Do you apply your own eye shadow and mascara Adrian?Delete
I detest those drawn-on brows, they look like clowns to me.ReplyDelete
Why do these women feel like natural beauty is not an option, all painted and glued on, I think it's sad.
Yes you are right Jo. They do look like clowns. It is sad when their motivation is to attain their optimum beauty. But a big part of beauty shines from within.Delete
Don't get me started on the topic of eyebrows... there is little I detest more on an otherwise beautiful (or at least ok looking) woman than eyebrows that have been over-trimmed, over-painted or over-done in any way. Ridiculuous, most of them!ReplyDelete
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