How to Save $264 a Year on Beauty Treatments
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Women who get their eyebrows professionally done usually get them shaped once every two to three weeks. Streicher (who charges her big-wig clients up to $200 a session) says you can extend the life of a shaping session by two weeks by following these tips:
Tip 1: Instead of getting your brows waxed, get them tweezed. It lasts longer.
Tip 2: Between pro tweezing sessions, only pluck the darkest hairs that lie farthest away from your professionally sculpted brow shape (above the bridge of the nose, and stragglers under the brow bone). Always pull hairs out at the root, one at a time, and in the direction of hair growth. Pulling too many hairs will negate your salon tweezing and make you have to go more often in order to fix your mistakes. Over tweezing is a fast way and expensive ticket to what Streicher calls "Brow Rehab."
Tip 3: When pulling necessary stragglers, use professional-grade tweezers. The one-time investment will save you money in the long run as they don't need to be sharpened. Streicher swears by Rubis Tweezers, $29.95
Tip 4: When your brows start to grow out, and lose a bit of their shape after your professional tweezing, use an eyebrow pencil to redefine them. Find a highly-rated eyebrow pencil or gel here. Filling them in and recreating the shape will take attention away from any random hairs outside of your sculpted shape, says Streicher.
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