An upscale salon or spa will lead you into a private room onto a facial bed where you will lay down, and they will wrap hair in a towel or push it back with a head band. A bright facial and magnifying light will be turned on to see the brows closely. Some salons that mostly specialize in hair services, simply clip hair back and do the waxing at the shampoo bowl.
Professional Eyebrow Waxing ConsultationAt this time they should consult with you on how you want your eyebrows shaped. Do you like them full and defined, just cleaned up, or a large arch? (See eyebrow styles.) The technician should never just start waxing at away at your brows without knowing what you want your brows to look like.
The Waxing & ShapingIf needed, your brows will be trimmed with scissors. Don't be scared and think they are taking your entire brows away. The excess bulk that's removed makes for a much cleaner look.
They will cleanse your eyebrow area, apply powder and then the warm wax and strip (for soft wax). When hardened, it's ripped off quickly. Your first wax will probably hurt a bit, but will get better each time. The hair underneath, in the middle of brows and on top (if you wish) will be removed.
Post-WaxWax cleanser will remove any residue, and a skin soother helps calm skin and ease redness. Any tiny hairs that were missed by the wax will be cleaned up with tweezers to fine-tune the brows.
The technician will then give you a mirror so you can see how your brows look. If they were shaped too thin, unfortunately there's not much you can do but use an eyebrow pencil until they grow back in. But, if they are too thick then ask the technician to make them thinner.
If you like the way they're shaped, make a standing appointment. Your brows will always look great, and never over-grown.