Monday, May 08, 2006

Hi Brow Eyebrows

Eyebrows have the power to transform a face. “It’s all about framing, and you want to be sure that the frame fits the picture.” This is what Erwin Gomez formerly of Elizabeth Arden (Chevy Chase) had to say to Washingtonian magazine. Erwin has branched out on his own and can now be found at 1519 Wisconsin Ave NW (202-333-7290) he's know as the best in the city $55 for your first visit and $40 afterwards. “The number-one mistake that women make is tweezing too much,” says Lance Etchison, who is over at Bluemercury Spa in Georgetown. Other disheartening sights are “the tadpole” (too thick near the nose, too skinny toward the temples) and “the half circle” (too round) this is per Judith Koritsas at Celadon Day Spa in downtown DCHere are a couple of tips I found to be great.
  • An aesthetician should ask whether you’re on certain medications, because a few—acne medications and cortisone creams—make skin fragile enough to be pulled off with the wax.
  • Consider the time of month when you schedule an appointment; women often find that treatments hurt more when they have their periods.

Everyone is into threading of late, a process where a cotton string is used. The “threader” loops it around the offending hairs (usually several at a time) and twists them out from the roots. I say of late though the process has been around FOREVER I personally have not been won over by threading and personally swaer by a quick hot wax by someone who knows what they are doing and can give me a perfect arch in five minutes.

Great spots in the area to pop in an see the fantastic effect your eyebrows can have on your overall appearance.

The Cutting Edge Threading Salon 15114 Frederick Road Rockville,MD 20850 301.762.9763 ask for Bina or Neelam $10 and up

Elizabeth Arden Red Door Salon & Spa, 5225 Wisconsin Ave., NW; 202-362-9890; $23.

Celadon Day Spa, 1180 F St., NW; 202-347-3333; $25 for wax/trim; $30 for tweeze/trim, which takes longer.

Norbert, 1050 Connecticut Ave., NW; 202-466-2111; $25 and up.

Bluemercury Spa, 3059 M St., NW; 202-965-1300; Brow styling, including trimming, waxing, and tweezing, is $25; color is another $25.

Nail Studio, 1468 North Point Village Center, Reston; 703-481-6245. Six threaders on staff. $15.

Progressions, 12211 Nebel St., Rockville; 301-231-8757; $16.


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