I have natural sparse eyebrows paired with a natural wide forehead. If I go out of the house without any eyebrow filler, I will look like an alien from outer space. HAHA. Also, I do not know how to groom my eyebrows and I’m not sure what shape suits me. So I always draw my brows with different shapes daily. What makes it even more disgusting is that my brow hairs is scattered all over.
I once saw a salon offering brow reshaping. I thought to give it a try but since the salon was not known, I was too scared to do it. That’s why I did research online and I happen to read reviews about Benefit’s Brow Bar. They shape, wax and groom your brows there. Most of the reviews I’ve read are good and since it’s a known brand, I decided to give it a try.
I was nervous at first since this would be my first time to have my brows waxed. I have tried threading before and even though I have high pain tolerance, I can’t avoid to shed some tears. It was a traumatic experience especially when the result was horrible. They over thread my brows. 🙁 But since I was very desperate to have my brows groomed, I took the risk.
I’ve read that the branch at Greenbelt 5 has really great service but since it is too far from our place, I decided to visit their branch at Megamall instead. As usual, my boyfriend spoke to the aesthetician on my behalf. HAHA. She was glad to assist me and asked me a series of questions regarding my skin regimen or skin condition before proceeding with the process.
She then started to clean and map my eyebrows to a shape that suits me. She used brow zings to map it. She also did a brow cut on some areas. I would suggest to tell them what you like so you won’t get disappointed in the end. In my case, I just let her do what she thinks that would look best on me since I, myself do not know my eyebrow’s shape.
After my brow’s shape was determined, it’s wax time! I was very nervous at first because I do not know how much pain to expect. They used a different kind of wax. It has a clear color and is said to have moisturizing properties. The aesthetician first tested the wax on my inner wrist to make sure it’s tolerable. She then started waxing my brows. I was amazed because I felt NO pain at all! It was just tingly after every wax strip is being pulled but nothing else after that. Phew! I felt so relieved.
I do not normally talk to Sales Assistants or aestheticians because I do not know how to start a conversation(introvert problems) but good thing she didn’t pressure me. HAHA. She didn’t make me feel awkward by being silent but at the same time, she was friendly enough to smile and even advised me to put castor oil on my sparse eyebrows to help in hair growth.
After waxing, she continued to pluck my brows to make sure the shape is even. She then continued to remove the outline she made earlier and placed a cold compress on the waxed areas. She let it sit for awhile and removed it. She then gave me a loyalty card with freebies when you continue to avail further brow sessions. She also asked me if I would like to fill my brows and I just nodded my “yes” HAHA.
The aesthetician then gave me a mirror to look at the finished product and I was very happy to see the result! Not only do I have groomed eyebrows, I now know what shape to follow when I do my brows! Yey!
Overall, I am happy and satisfied with the service and experience. I will definitely return in case I need help again. You may avail Benefit’s Brow Wax for P650. They also have other waxing services you may want to try.
Do you need help on your eyebrows too? Tell me how you solved it!
Update (July 31, 2017): Eyebrow waxing is now P700.