Taking a (brow)beating...

@SaintAnne (5453)
United States
April 6, 2009 11:01am CST
Last Friday, I decided to have my eyebrows waxed. I have not done that for a while, go to the salon and have someone do it for me. Usually, I just shape them myself and in most cases, when I am always in a hurry. I knew I had to do something with my eyebrows (thus my going to the "professionals") but I did not know they were in dire need of help... as the lady asserted. "Why did you let them get like this? It does not look good. Lie down." The lady started "assessing" my eyebrows. I heard a lot of disapproving hmm's and tsk's. "You have lots of eyebrows." She added as she held my forehead down and started dabbing that wax around my brows. I giggled nervously. I didn't know what to say. Better not say anything. That's what I thought people in hostage situations think. "You do this yourself?" I tried to nod yes but could not as she pulled the "fabric" off my face. I could feel a tear running down each eye. "I'm sorry. I know it hurts. You just have a lot of eyebrows." Rip and rip. More tsks. "I have to pluck them." [i]pluck pluck pluck pluck pluck [/i] "They are uneven." Tweeze. Tweeze. Tweeze... "Not straight." More plucking. More tears streamed down my eyes. Finally, she handed me a mirror. "Looks better, no?" I had to agree.
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@LadyMarissa (12161)
• United States
6 Apr 09
OWIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! Now I have tears rolling down my cheeks!!!
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
6 Apr 09
Down your cheeks??? We're waxing eyebrows remember?
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@LadyMarissa (12161)
• United States
6 Apr 09
Oh James, get your mind out of the gutter!!! Facial anatomy lesson... (1) forehead - next... (2) Eyebrows - next... (3) Eyes - next... (4) cheek bones - next (5) cheeks (parallel to the nose) (6) Mouth (just below nose - next (7) Chin Tears fall from the eyes, hits the cheekbones, rolls down the cheek, hits the floor (unless well endowed)
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@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
9 Apr 09
I really do not know what else to add to this "conversation". I guess the tear-rolling takes a much longer process when one is well-endowed.
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@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
6 Apr 09
hahaha...I can imagine the pain Anne...I guess I will get the same comment when that lady will also see my eyebrows... I stopped plucking this since it is not even anymore, used to just depend to my friend back home who knows well but here I am now,letting it grow wildly! LOL!
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@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
9 Apr 09
I think that is what nature intended it for us, checapricorn. I hope you're doing well.
• United States
9 Apr 09
I agree Anne but I know I love to have a great eyebrow with a great shape! LOL! I am doing great, thanks..
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@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
9 Apr 09
Us, women and our quest for beauty!
@alokn99 (5717)
• India
6 Apr 09
You should have sought the advice of the panda spanking leader here SaintAnne. He had a very recent experience and could have shared a lot with you here on this. Maybe even spared the streaming tears.
@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
6 Apr 09
LOL. I like having eyebrows, alokn, thank you very much. My forehead is already wide as it is.
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
6 Apr 09
You tell 'er, my panda spanking brother! This whole scenario is nothing short of madness! But then again, that's a GOOD thing here I guess.
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@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
9 Apr 09
I do believe this experience aptly falls under the panda-spanking category. I think so.
@iskayz (5422)
• Philippines
7 Apr 09
eyebrows - a sketch on how to fix eyebrows
Hi there! I can somehow relate to what you're feeling right now. I had also experienced having my brows fixed in a saloon. But I only had it plucked cause I know with the wax it might be more painful. Since then I started to learn how to fix my brows myself and I can say I am an expert already in dealing with my brows. My brows was commented by one of girl cousins and she said they look nice and where did I had it fixed. I never told her the truth hehe. Besides, during the time she asked I was the one who did it and not in a saloon. I also try to maintain its shape so it won't get too crowded and out of place. It really sure looks nice having a nicely shaped eyebrows. It helps defines a woman's eyes too. Ciao!
@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
9 Apr 09
I do agree with the brows helping define the woman's eyes as well. You should have told your cousin that you did your brows yourself. You should be proud especially if someone else complimented you on it. Besides, maybe you could have worked on her brows and could have made some money off it as well. Thanks, iskayz.
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@iskayz (5422)
• Philippines
10 Apr 09
Oh I know my cousin won't believe me that I did my brows myself. She knows I know nothing about those stuffs. She even knows more about it than me. Making money out of it? Hmm.. I don't think so hehe. I'm afraid to fix others' brows cause I might hurt them or they might not like the result hehe. Ciao!
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
7 Apr 09
Hey anne! I have been tweezing my own eyebrows for all my life! What is the big deal? I have some very big brows to tweeze too! I would never let anyone touch them! My girlfriend goes to have her's done and has told me some really disatrous stories! If someone is going to pluck them too then you have to keep going back all the time! It's the same with nails! I would love to have my nails done so I could always have long gorgeous nails, but then you have to keep going back! I can't afford to and have no patients to keep going all the time either! Maybe it's because I am so used to doing these things all my life and am not used to being pampered! I don't even like getting my hair cut anymore so I let it grow!
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@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
9 Apr 09
I was feeling girlie and vain last week. So I had a haircut, did my own pedicure that night and the next day, have my eyebrows taken care of. This feeling comes and goes and I have to admit it feels good to feel pampered and "flirty" once in a while. Hope you're doing well, Opal.
• Philippines
6 Apr 09
I think it was worth it that you had made it. At least the outcome was nice.
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@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
9 Apr 09
Yep, I am happy with the outcome, feathers. Means to an end!
• United States
6 Apr 09
I waxed my eyebrows once when I was 15 years old, after that I learned how to do my eyebrows myself, of course there was trial and error but I got it after a while. I buy a razor ( those ones made specifically for eyebrows) and I do it myself. I have to do it every second day but that doesn't bother me at all... Just thinking bout the pain of waxing keeps me happy about it. And then the stress of losing the person that knows how to do your eyebrows the right way, or when u don't have time to get them done or somebody doing it wrong. I just couldn't take it no more. I think sometimes waxed eyebrows look great but I'm not willing to pay the price when I can do it myself. I'm just very pain intolerant :s
@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
9 Apr 09
Hello, claudiamac. I can tolerate the physical pain. I do enjoy it when she pulls the "muslin" off but still, my eyes water. I am sure I will go back to the same lady again when I feel like it. Talk about a glutton for punishment as someone commented earlier.
@James72 (26829)
• Australia
6 Apr 09
"You have lots of eyebrows"?? How many did you HAVE SaintAnne??? I've seen the standard two and the occasional ONE, but never LOTS of eyebrows! And then you go and WAX it??? That's just madness. I once grabbed a spoonful of my Mother's wax and pasted it onto my arm. The scream I then made as I ripped the wax off after it had dried, was surely heard on other continents! At least the end result was a good one for you. All that crap to go through kinda raises some concerns though, I must say! My own method is absolutely painless..... All you need to do is completely miscalculate the settings on a beard trimmer and then take those eyebrows clean off! Mine have grown back now by the way.
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@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
9 Apr 09
LOL. I don't think I need to do something drastic as go to the beard trimmer for help. I guess I had extra mini-rainbows of eyebrows. And yes, they needed to be waxed away. So your eyebrows have grown back, huh? Now all you need is to grab a spoonful of your wife's wax and re-live your past one more time. I will make sure to listen for a scream coming from Egypt.
• United States
6 Apr 09
How amazing it is to think of what we women do in the name of beauty! After all that, I'm glad you liked the way it all turned out!
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@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
9 Apr 09
Sorry for the late(r) response, cobrateacher. Yes, I am happy with the way it all turned out. I should be!
@riyasam (16578)
• India
6 Apr 09
my dear,THERE IS NO GAINS WITHOUT PAINS.i have to do this without my son and daughter seeing,otherwise they may start to experiment with this.
@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
6 Apr 09
I actually like the pain, riyasam. I like the feeling when she pulls it off. I, for one, found my orthodontist appointments very relaxing.
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@Wizzywig (7859)
6 Apr 09
...and I guess you paidsomeone to do this to you???? ...and to be insulted & intimidated aswell... wow! you must be a glutton for punishment
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• United States
9 Apr 09
I would like to get my bikini line waxed, but I sure wouldn't sit through it if the 'technician' was going to verbally abuse me all the way through it! It would be a little awkward being haughty with my bare butt in her face while I struggled to get my pants back on so I could walk out in a huff, but I would do it.
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@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
9 Apr 09
Oh, how I have missed you, Ziggy!
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@enola1692 (3325)
• United States
7 Apr 09
why is it after I read this post right above my eyes started hurtting an my eyes started tearing up I domine at home to I would be scare to to go to the salon I can just hear the tsk tsk ann hhmmm hhmmm they would say about me
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@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
9 Apr 09
Don't worry about the tsk's and the hmm's, enola. I think it was funny rather than offensive. I'll be doing mine a lot at home but I am sure I will pay her a visit again.
@TessWhite (3147)
• United States
7 Apr 09
I guess I should be grateful I've never had to do this. Even tweeze mine. I'm fair skinned, blonde and my eyebrows are thin and light colored. I often feel I need to darken them or something with a brow pencil because they seem so wispy. Heck, I don't even have to shave my legs more than every three months or so. The hair just doesn't seem to grow, and when it does its so light you can't see it. LOL I don't know, maybe its age or hormone related in my case.
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@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
9 Apr 09
Way to rub salt over my wounded eyebrows, TessWhite. I have black hair so when they grow, people could tell. LOL.
@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
9 Apr 09
Hello SaintAnne! I never had an eyebrows wax and I'm not sure if I will try this one day! I do pluck mine once in a while and just do the same thing over and over, lol. When I did it at first it's hurts a lot, but now I hardly feel any pain at all, maybe I'm used to it. I am happy to hear that you like it the way it all turned out.
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
9 Apr 09
This post gives me more reason not to go for plucking! You are right Sisi! I never plucked my eye brows! Never in my life! And guess what, the 'beauticians' would nearly curse me every time I go for other sessions in the parlors. They would yap yap and yap about how beautiful someone looked after she had hers plucked. as if she had face lifting or cosmetic surgery!! I had to give the most stupid smile as if I had no idea whatsoever!