It’s one of the most fabulous team ups seen in Vancouver, and it’s happening again on September 18th – Bombay Brow Bar is teaming up with Noir Lash Lounge to provide brow treatments to Noir customers on location.
As a bonus, you’ll be getting a free gift with a Bombshell Brow session.. all unibrows and overwaxers need stop by! Yes, even the boys.. this event is not gender specific.
The event is being held at Noir’s South Granville location, so be there on the 18th or be incredibly dowdy in fall (cue screams)
Just because it’s getting cooler, doesn’t mean we can’t keep it HOT.
So, to make things sweet and simple, we are offering up yet another hot collabo with our BFF’s at Noir Lash Lounge.
We will be on location at Noir Lash Lounge South Granville on Saturday, Sept. 18th from 1pm to 4pm.
Also to sweeten this already toute suite collabo receive a complimentary gift with every Bombshell Brow session ($23).
This is by appointment only, so call Noir Lash Lounge South Granville at 604-738-LASH (5274) to book ASAP.
Put your eyebrows in capable hands at the Bombay Brow Bar.
India is one of those amazing, far-off lands I have yet to visit, but in the meantime, at least we’re not completely deprived of South Asian delights. I recently headed to Yaletown’s Bombay Brow Bar (1056 Mainland St., Vancouver, 604-683-BROW, bombaybrowbar.com), which recently hosted so-gorgeous-it-hurts Indian actress Freida Pinto during a break from shooting Rise of the Apes. Founder and ‘Ms. High-Brow,’ Ravy Mehroke showed me that sure, you can get a cheap threading job done in Little India, but there’s nothing that beats good service, a clean, super-cute (if a little OTT) atmosphere, and–get this–an eyebrow and forehead massage. Bombshell brows ($23) also includes a thorough brow shape analysis, an application of soothing rosewater eye gel and subtle makeup touch-up post-shaping, but what I liked best was that the brow technicians are all trained in waxing, threading, and of course, tweezing, so you can even pick your eyebrow technique poison.
It’s that time of year again. The kids have run to school and the weather has turned nippy, however, Fashion Week is among us.
If you wanna be the coolest kid in school you have got to be on the up and up. Rock your “back to reality” fashion, but make sure it’s “oh so in this season”.
New York, or Mercedes Benz fashion week, kicks of this season of fashion shows, with London, Milan and Paris fashion weeks to follow.
Everything starts tomorrow, September 9th, at the new location of Lincoln Centre. Highlights of the first days include Project Runway, BCBGMAXAZRIA, and the legendary Fashion’s Night Out party. NYC is definitely the place to be for any fashionista, but since we can’t all make it there, keep it locked here for some highlights of the events.
Rock it out,
Petals and Party Dresses
Summer’s almost over and it’s time for Autumn winds to come blowin’ through. The big trend this season? Equestrian Posh. Polished and feminine, it is easy to wear casually and comfortably.
Structure is key to playing off of the equestrian vibe. Collared blouses and well fitted blazers pull this together. Want to show off your tanned stems? Shorts are still socially exceptable and can be worn as the mercury drops by pairing it with boots or layering over tights. The over the knee boot from last year is still in full force! Wear them with this look and be sexy, modern, fab. The cherry on top to add more pep to your step – structured handbags.
Saddle up for some great autumn shopping!
- Petals and Party Dresses
Start with the right tools
The right tools are key to achieving fabulous eyebrows. Before you begin your eyebrow grooming regimen, make sure you have the following:
Good tweezers: Good tweezers and bad tweezers are worlds apart. The bad ones are slippery and offer less control. The good ones have precision tips and firm grips on their points allowing you to extract hairs one by one, cleanly and deliberately. Tweezers with a slanted edge will give you better results. Make sure to clean the tips of your tweezers with alcohol to rid them of any oily build-up. Tweezers do get dull over time, and some brands will bend so that the tips no longer come together exactly right. You’ll need to replace your tweezers every so often.
A magnifying mirror: A magnifying mirror is the ONLY way to ensure that you’ll locate all those unwanted eyebrow hairs. When they lie flat against your skin, the finer hairs can be difficult to spot; using a magnifying mirror will ensure that you see every last hair.
Great light: Lighting is essential to sculpting your perfect brow. Without it, you just won’t see many of the hairs, and you won’t be able to achieve that perfectly even, smooth, sculpted final look. The direction of the light counts as well. Use bright light (indirect sunlight is best) to get those brows perfect.
Hair removal techniques
We’ve assumed so far that you are plucking your own brows, but in fact there are plenty of ways to remove hair and create well groomed brows…
Waxing: You can wax your own eyebrows, but it can be a tricky, messy business. You may want to leave eyebrow waxing to the pros to avoid ripping out big chunks of eyebrow that you actually want! While waxing is certainly an effective hair removal technique, it can irritate the sensitive skin over your eyes, leaving the area red and bumpy for a day or so. More worrisome is that over time, eyebrow waxing can damage this very thin skin and contribute to creping and sagging.
Waxing strips for eyebrows: An alternative to traditional waxing and one that’s easier to do on your own, pre-shaped waxing strips for eyebrows are available at any drugstore. Choose a brand you trust and look for a shape that is closest to the contours of your natural brow. Be very careful not to remove too much hair with your waxing strip – there’s no going back if you do. You can always use tweezers for a final tidy-up. As with regular waxing, the strips can be hard on the sensitive skin around your eyes.
Threading: Threading is a fabulous method of eyebrow hair removal. The technique originated in India and involves twisting a piece of cotton thread into a double strand, then using the thread to pick up a line of hair and remove it. This creates a very clean, precise hairline. Because only one line of hairs can be removed at a time, the process is repeated a few times before the brow is perfect. However, the redness and irritation will be much less than with waxing, and there is no damage to the skin. Most beauty salons offer inexpensive threading.
Electrolysis: Electrolysis near your eyes?!? It may sound a little scary, but there are many hair-removal aestheticians who specialize in facial electrolysis – including eyebrows. The procedure is more expensive, but after a few sessions the results are permanent. The drawback is that you won’t be able to alter your look as trends change.
Plucking: The reality is, no matter which hair-removal technique you use, you will likely want to do regular touch-ups with your tweezers. You can have plucking done by a professional (who will professionally shape your brows for you), or simply do it at home. The key to good plucking is to pluck one hair at a time in the direction of hair growth. Hold your skin taught to avoid tweezing your flesh by accident. (Ouch!)
So you have your tools and you’ve decided upon a hair-removal technique. Now it’s time to get down to business.
Outline your desired eyebrow shape: Your desired brow shape should be a cleaned-up version of your natural eyebrow. Outline your desired shape with an eye pencil so you can simply remove the hairs that fall outside the lines. The inside of your eyebrow should line up with the inner corner of your eye. Remove any hairs that appear between your brows. Most brows should have a natural curve, the peak of which should be exactly above the centre of your eye. The outer edge of your eyebrow should be about 45 degrees past the outer edge of your eye. Determine the right spot by holding your eye pencil against your nose and lining it up with the outer eye. The point at which the pencil meets your eyebrow is the correct spot for eyebrow termination.
Trimming: Eyebrow trimming is not just for old men with those big unruly caterpillars! Almost everybody will look more perfectly groomed with well-trimmed brows. To trim your eyebrows, use a fine-tooth comb to pull brows away from your face, and trim with small scissors. If you find this too tricky, have it done by a professional.
Shadows: Using an eyebrow shadow is an excellent way to complete your look, especially if your eyebrow hair is sparse. Choose an eyebrow shadow that matches your hair colour or is just a shade darker. Press or carefully brush the shadow just to fill in gaps between hairs – don’t allow the shadow to extend beyond the edge of your brows or it will look unnatural.
Pencils: Most beauty and makeup professionals will tell you that eyebrow pencils are much less natural looking than powders. You can probably still get away with a very light pencil that is perfectly matched to your brow colour and well blended into your brow, but nowadays, the old eyebrow pencil is pretty passé.
Bleaching or dying: Many people have brows that are darker than their natural hair colour and may wish to consider lightening them slightly with a bleach product. Others will want to darken their brows to match their hair colour or to give more emphasis to the eyes. The dye will colour your skin temporarily, so make sure you don’t have big plans that night.
Glosses and sprays: A new trend in the world of eyebrow grooming is to use clear mascara, special glosses, or hair sprays to keep brows perfectly in place and even add some shine, if desired. This is a great way to make your perfect brows truly stand out.