This is the first of the beauty posts. I live in Hollywood, outer beauty matters occasionally. I love feeling pretty, but I can be so lazy about it all. So this series is for all the lazy beauties.
They say that changing your eyebrows can change your whole face. I blissfully rocked a unibrow through my childhood, so I believe them.
Through the years, my eyebrows have gotten thinner and thinner, even as the dark and heavy brows come back in style. I get them waxed about every six weeks. I have to do minimal plucking in between wax appointments and that is the extent of my brow upkeep.
They wax at the little spot I get my nails done, so I generally just do it there. They charge $10.
I hadn't waxed for several weeks before I birthed Pigtail, then of course my grooming fell to a minimum in the weeks after. So by December my eyebrows were nice and fluffy.
This was the perfect time to let a trained eyebrow professional tame my unruly brow mane.
I made an appointment online, which I admit is a perk. I hate making appointments. I don't know why. It's a normal part of life.
On appointment day, I was running dreadfully behind. I couldn't find parking once I got to this busy area of Beverly Hills, so that added to my sweat. I finally found a meter - which are always hit or miss - and was preparing my speech to give to the receptionist.
No problem. Not even a need for a speech. They accommodated my tardiness and I had to wait less than five minutes.
The inside of Anastasia was not quite what I imagined. I guess I assumed there would be individual rooms? But it's just one open room lined with dentist-type chairs. All the chairs were filled when I arrived.
Here is a photo of me in the car, on the drive to Anastasia:
Here is a photo of me roughly ten minutes later, after a quiet girl from Anastasia had her way:
She put brow powder (I guess this is like eyeshadow?) on them, which I never do. It might have been more like brow mousse, since it was kind of sticky.
I look less angry. They obviously look better.
But do they look $45 better? I'm not sure they do. Add tip and that is a lot to spend on eyebrows. I don't feel like the shape was all that different from what Lynn at Simply Nails does for $10.
For $45, I think I would have expected a more spa-like atmosphere. I don't need the spa-type to get my brows waxed, and the clinical salon-style didn't bother me, but I guess I couldn't figure out the steep price.
Reputation, I guess. The very reason I went in the first place.