The eyebrow transitioning is well underway and I am happy to report that it is JUST as awkward as transitioning ones hair. The issue is that there is no such thing as a protective style for your face to hide the in-between phase that defines transitioning (can you imagine flat twisting your eyebrows?? YIKES!). The little caterpillars formerly known as my beautifully arched brows have been hanging out there for the world to see and I haven’t loved it! My tactic was to just ignore them as much as possible. It worked moderately and I found myself very displeased with how overgrown and long my brows had become.
But as planned, Miss Madeleine Klein of Mad About Brows and I had set a “clean up date” last Thursday before I hopped on my plane to St. Louis. This clean up appointment was my first brow maintenance since early February so I arrived at Mads’ well-appointed, cozy, and colorful brow haven in downtown San Francisco with about 8 weeks of eyebrow growth. This was my first time being consulted by a Brow Artist and as such I had no idea what to expect. So when Mads kicked things off by drawing a sort of Frankenstein-esque thick, chalk line around my forehead, I decided to just relax and roll with it.
These lines, Mads explained, were to be the ultimate goal of where my brow growth should be when all is said and done. Honestly, all I could see was my face starting to look like a character from the Wizard of Oz, but again, I settled in and let her tweeze her little heart out while we talked about life, love, and the pursuit of clearer skin. Cassadie over here has been kind of stressed out and her skin is really showing it to the tune of a break out. Because of the “activity” on my skin Mads decided to tweeze (rather than wax) for the clean up and in return I made a solemn vow to chill out with product experimentation for a bit, quit picking at my skin and that every time I wanted to touch my face I would instead eat a clementine. (Seemed like a great trade!)
The whole tweezing process took about 30 minutes and when all was said and done I peered into the mirror and welcomed a healthy and shaped up set of brows! Mads and I discussed the similarities between how there was a definite correlation between how thin brows were more complimentary to my relaxed hair while thicker brows were 100% more suited for my natural hair, which is fuller and has more volume. After we were were done, Mads finished me off with a bit of Anastasia’s Brow Pencil in “Brunette” (to fill in the space that still has yet to fill in) and Sephora’s Highlighting Pencil in “501” (like the copper rivets on jeans!) to draw light to my brows.
I must say that I am very very much a fan of my thicker brows and I can’t wait for them to fully grow in in all their glory. Mads mentioned some really fun things we’ll get to do once they’re all in that I’m very much looking forward to!
If you’re in the Bay Area and looking for a brow artist to help YOU find a more naturally browed you, be sure to check out Mad About Brows!