If the eyes are the windows to the soul, eyebrows are the curtains around those windows. And most of us? We don’t know how to fix those curtains at all. Enter Joey Healy, one of the foremost brow experts in the world. Seriously, this guy cannot shut up about how much he loves eyebrows. He took one look at Amelia’s brows, which might have been a bit over-plucked, and came up with a game plan. We share his tips in the video above and after the jump! Keep reading »
Every once in a while, I get my eyebrows professionally threaded. But for the most part, I tweeze. Because I’m lazy, and also anxiety-prone and ripping out eyebrow hairs feels somehow calming. But most tweezers? Totally ineffectual. It’s so hard to see the hairs! But not anymore. Revlon finally put two and two together and realized that to adequately tweeze you’ve got to be able to see the effing hairs. So they created the Revlon Spotlight Tweezer With LED Technology, and added a small LED light to their latest tweezers, and holy crap, what an improvement. You can actually see the hairs — even the little ones that are super wispy and easy to miss. Better tweezing through science! [$10.99, Drugstore.com]
Dear Abnormally Long Chin Hair,
We’ve been intimately acquainted since I first noticed you my sophomore year of high school. I looked in the mirror one day before school and was horrified to find a thick whisker protruding from my chin. I might have cried.
Growing up, I’d watched my mom curse her Mediterranean genes as she plucked the dark hairs from around her mouth, and I’d seen similar whiskers dotted along the jawline of my 90-year-old great grandmother as she gnawed on Parmesan rinds in her favorite recliner by the fireplace. I thought you were an indicator of my destiny, so I plucked you and set the tweezers on the counter dejectedly. No use putting them away since I’d probably have a full beard tomorrow… Keep reading »
Tweezing is way too painful to be glamorous or pampering. But if you add a little Betsey Johnson to the experience, you can at least feel fabulous while you pluck. Betsey has teamed up with Tweezerman to create the Betsey Johnson Slant Tweezer Collection. Choose from three options: black with a “Marilyn” face, neon pink with white skulls, or white with pink rosebuds. Today is the day to start plucking in style.
OK, I admit, I’m a virgin.
Or rather, I have virgin brows. That’s right, somehow, in all of my twenty-something years, my arches have avoided being plucked, waxed, sugared or zapped. Read more … Keep reading »
It was English class, 6th grade, in Miss O’Brien’s class. Two kids sitting across the table from me were looking at me, snickering and pointing, in that way 6th graders do. Paranoid, I asked then what was wrong and they wouldn’t tell me. Finally a girl named Emily took pity on me, leaned over, and told me the other kids were laughing at fuzzies of hair growing out of my little 11-year-old armpits. Hair which, honest to God, I’d never noticed before.
And that was the day I learned most women shaved their legs and armpits. Keep reading »