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Eyebrows?

 
 
Roberta
 
Reply Sat 3 Apr, 2010 04:58 pm
There are many neighborhood businesses that have closed in the past year. Many storefronts remain empty.

This past week I noticed two new places that have just opened. Both are eyebrow salons. Places devoted solely to the care and feeding of eyebrows.

I know that many regular beauty salons deal with eyebrows--plucking, dyeing, shaping, etc.

But two eyebrow places suggest that something is going on eyebrowwise that I don't know about. A new fashion thing? Scientific efforts to get them to grow where no hair has grown before?

What's the story? Anybody know?

 
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 3 Apr, 2010 05:03 pm
@Roberta,
Eyebrows apparently have little connection to the brow any more, and haven't for quite a while, except on my face, mine losing substance as they aim towards my ears. Maybe this is a new 'press-on nails' theme.
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roger
 
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Reply Sat 3 Apr, 2010 05:06 pm
@Roberta,
We have a half dozen shops in this little town doing nothing but nails. That's different, of course. Nails seem to be the new art medium.
dlowan
 
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Reply Sat 3 Apr, 2010 05:10 pm
@roger,
roger wrote:

We have a half dozen shops in this little town doing nothing but nails. That's different, of course. Nails seem to be the new art medium.


Don't GO there!!! How I loathe false nails, and the preening and wavagement that goes with them. For the first time in my life, I actually work with people who have them.

Eyebrows I can't help with.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Sat 3 Apr, 2010 05:13 pm
@Roberta,
Eyelashes and eyebrows are the new frontier of aesthetics.

We were talking about this after dance class earlier this week. One of the younger women is in a college program to become a makeup person for the film industry. As part of the diploma, she has to take a bunch of basic aesthetician courses. Lotions and potions to grow eyelashes and eyebrows (primarily eyelashes) are huge. She noted that none of the teachers or students are actually trying the products.

Permanently stencilled/tattooed eyebrows/eye liner are also discussed in the program. They students have been discouraged from promoting these, as styles of eyeliner and eyebrows change every 3 - 5 years.

Brooke Shields has been part of an ad campaign re some product that grows eyelashes. I'm pretty sure she doesn't need eyebrow help.
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Victor Murphy
 
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Reply Sat 3 Apr, 2010 05:29 pm
Susan Boyle has enough eyebrow hair to make a wig!
http://www.skinnermike.com/.m/.a/6a0112796616c728a401156f3a5ffe970c-800wi
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Sat 3 Apr, 2010 05:36 pm
I've been thinking about having my brows done, what is it they do?
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 3 Apr, 2010 05:48 pm
@dyslexia,
Tattoo you... (and you'd better like it, as the skin fails with the years).
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boomerang
 
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Reply Sat 3 Apr, 2010 06:46 pm
ehBeth nailed it!

Fingernails are out.

Eyebrows are where it's at.

I recall the first question I ever asked on Abuzz: I had just read a scholarly book on footbinding (I believe it was called "Aching for Beauty"). I wondered if long fingernails were the new footbinding as, in my opinion, long fingernails incapacitate the owner.

At least eyebrow landscaping doesn't incapacitate a person.

In my career as a photographer I had the good fortune to work with many excellent makeup artists. Even then they moaned about my eyebrows, which I think are perfectly fine. I wear clunky glasses, who even notices my eyebrows?

We women have to have something to obsess about. It might as well be eyebrows.

mismi
 
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Reply Sat 3 Apr, 2010 06:48 pm
It is a man thing now as well...you look at any of theses kid actors especially and they have the neatest eyebrows you ever saw...Rob Pattinson has some serious eyebrows...but they are well groomed, serious eyebrows.
dlowan
 
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Reply Sat 3 Apr, 2010 07:30 pm
@dyslexia,
dyslexia wrote:

I've been thinking about having my brows done, what is it they do?


The brows? Keep sun and sweat out of your eyes.

Here in Oz, people who work in the sun a lot develop massive eyebrows...they really stick out! As kid, I once spent some time wondering what the hell the hairy thing sticking out of a door lintel was, only to realize it was the tip of my Uncle Cliff's eyebrows!!! (He owned a massive sheep station and was out in the sun all the time.)

My very own dainty brows have developed a few mutant long hairs...doubtless from years of horse-riding.




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dlowan
 
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Reply Sat 3 Apr, 2010 07:31 pm
@mismi,
mismi wrote:

It is a man thing now as well...you look at any of theses kid actors especially and they have the neatest eyebrows you ever saw...Rob Pattinson has some serious eyebrows...but they are well groomed, serious eyebrows.


I note, therefore, that, as is fitting, I have silly eyebrows.
mismi
 
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Reply Sat 3 Apr, 2010 07:37 pm
@dlowan,
Much better than serious ones.
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roger
 
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Reply Sat 3 Apr, 2010 07:37 pm
@dyslexia,
Braid
mismi
 
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Reply Sat 3 Apr, 2010 07:38 pm
@roger,
Quote:
@dyslexia,

Braid


maybe with a few beads
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chai2
 
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Reply Sat 3 Apr, 2010 07:40 pm
I think one of the latest things for eyebrows is threading.



I had a thread a little while back about my getting permanent eyebrows and eyeliner.

I absolutely love the results, and every single day I'm glad I did it.

As far as eyebrow styles change, there's alsways been one way I like my brows, and that's all there is to it.

As I've aged, my brows have become sparse, and now I never have to feel self conscious.

I think I'm going to watch one of those threading tutorials, and learn to thread the stray hairs that aren't part of the brow shape I want.

I dye my own brows too (well, the hair that's left), every time I touch up my hair. That would be every 2 weeks.

The first thing I notice on a woman's face is her nose, the 2nd is her brows.

I like well shaped brows on women.
I like prominent noses on both men and women.
dlowan
 
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Reply Sat 3 Apr, 2010 07:45 pm
@chai2,
Looks like an RSI factory for the poor workers.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 3 Apr, 2010 07:45 pm
@boomerang,
I had a colleague who was/is a landscape architect, super garden club person, with long nails, which I've never understood, me with the clipped paws.. In fact, I had a few years when I skitterred off from friends who were into hair and nails. As in, no brains my lady.

That friend told me her husband liked the nails a lot.

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roger
 
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Reply Sat 3 Apr, 2010 07:47 pm
@chai2,
I like my my own eyebrow style, too. It's called "however they happen to be."
chai2
 
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Reply Sat 3 Apr, 2010 07:52 pm
@dlowan,
dlowan wrote:

Looks like an RSI factory for the poor workers.


What's a RSI factory?

I just watched a tutorial on how to thread.

I'll be back in a bit.
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