Helping You Achieve the Perfect Eyebrow
At Bare Elegance, we’re all about helping you achieve your perfect eyebrow. Your eyebrow waxing experience is built on the foundation of the luxury waxing experience we offer as part of our luxury waxing service. We maintain the same levels of service, comfort and ‘no stray left behind’ results while adding special touches that are helping us set the standard for eyebrow waxing in San Diego. So how are we different from other salons in San Diego? We think it comes down to four basic components: our pre-service “Perfect Eyebrow” consultation; our wax/shape/fill process, our products; and last, but not least, adhering to the high standards of quality that we have established for our luxury waxing services.
Prior to removing a single hair, one of our expertly trained estheticians will discuss with you key considerations in creating your perfect brow. Before we get started, we want to remind you that if you are on any type of retinoids or topical medications, we’d still love to wax your brows, but you’ll have to wait until you are off the medication for a week.
We’ll make sure that we understand exactly what you want before we get started. We’ll give you advice on how to create the perfect brow and we’ll chat with you about the following considerations:
Mother Nature usually is off to a great start in creating the perfect brow for your face shape. However, sometimes that shape can use a little fine-tuning. There are some general guidelines that are used for face shapes. Did you know that an oval face shape provides the most opportunity to experiment with brow shapes while a heart-shaped face presents the most challenges? Read our post “The Best Eyebrow For Your Face Shape” for more fun and helpful insights. But remember, our best advice is to work with what you have. You natural shape is what will look best on you. We’re here to help it along a bit. Our best advice: work with what you have . Your natural shape is what will look best on you. We’re here to help you define it a bit more.
Thickness of Hair Growth
If your brows are really thick we’ll remove the excess hair and fine-tune their natural shape. Lucky you, you probably never have to worry about filling in your brows. If you have thin eyebrows, or simply want a fuller look, we’ll show you how to fill in your brows for a natural looking shape. (More on this later.) If you’ve over-plucked or, heaven-forbid, experienced a bad brow wax, we can help. We can give you guidelines on where you should grow your eyebrows back in. We will also show you how to fill in your brows during those awkward stages while your hair is growing back. We make your brows more presentable during those awkward times. Or if your eyebrows are thinning or simply have a spot where hair refuses to grow, we can help you achieve a fuller look.
Natural Shape of the Brow
All of our estheticians have been trained to recognize the natural shape of your brow. They know what hairs to leave and what hairs to remove. If you show us a style that you want , we’ll tell you if it’s possible to get the look with your natural brow shape. If not, we’ll make some recommendations that can work for you to get the best results possible. We don’t want you to be disappointed or promise something we can’t deliver.
If you love makeup, we’ll give you detailed instructions on how to master the perfect brow. If you don’t want to spend a lot of time on your brows, we’ll show you how to quickly apply brow filler to create a natural look. We’ll work with you to make sure that your brows are in line with your overall look. If you prefer a darker, more intense brow, we’ll show you how to define the brow a little bit more. If you are going out for the evening, we’ll show you how to play up your eyebrows for a more glamorous look.
Unlike many salons, we carry a variety of shades of our eyebrow products. We can blend the products to create a custom shade to match your hair color. True blondes take note: we can help define your brows so that they show up and frame your face.
Once your consultation is complete, we prepare the skin around your brow area with grapeseed oil to help minimize irritation and prevent skin-lifting. The skin in this area is extremely thin and sensitive. We have two different types of soft was and hard wax available for clients with extra sensitive skin. All of our estheticians have extensive experience in using all of these waxes and will consult with you about your skin and any irritation that you may have had in the past to determine which type of wax will work best for you. Once we’re done waxing…we’re not really done. The next step in creating that perfect brow is tweezing and trimming any random strays to give you that perfect brow shape. If you are a woman of a certain age and have a few of those gray stragglers, we’ll trim and tame them. (That goes for you men out there too.) Once we’re satisfied with our results, we apply our soothing elixir to your brow area to help calm the skin and kill any bacteria since we’ve opened up your follicles. We finish up with some extra-special pampering. We roll our cold glass globes over the waxed area. We’re told by all of our clients that this is the perfect finishing touch. It helps soothe any redness and stinging. Whether your returning to work, going on a lunch date, or picking up the kids from school, we can apply a light dusting of mineral make-up to help cover up redness and give you SPF protection.
Tinting – Now A No-No
You may have noticed that we haven’t included tinting in our discussion thus far. It’s not by accident. On a recent visit from the California State Board of Cosmetology, they let us know that any eyebrow tinting or waxing is now prohibited and punishable by a fine if performed by either a cosmetologist or esthetician. This change in the law is due to to concern of possible injury to the eye that can result from using tints on the eyebrow and eyelashes. We’ve decided to comply with these regulations and take the lead in San Diego by NOT offering eyebrow tinting. We did a significant amount of research of different eyebrow make-up lines to identify a high-quality line that includes unique products and offers a wide range of shades that allow us to create a fuller, more defined brow for our clients without the risk of injury to the eye. Instead of offering tinting, we provide a complimentary fill with each brow shaping service.
At Bare Elegance, we’re all about the fill. We have thoroughly researched different eyebrow makeup brands and selected a line that we feel offers a high level of quality at an attractive price. We carry 8 shades of gels (not the typical 2-3 shades found at other salons) to ensure that we use that perfect color. If you haven’t tried gel yet, you’re in for a treat. Gel provides similar definition as a pencil but with more staying power. Our gels can provide a well-defined eyebrow. We can apply different amounts of gel to give you the intensity that you are looking for. Cailyn’s Gelux innovative eyebrow formula lasts 24 hours and is waterproof. Your brows won’t lose definition or color. If you like the look, we offer Cailyn Gelux for sale in our boutique. The built-in angle brush and compact size makes it an ideal make-up for the woman on the go.
For women who prefer powder, we offer the Cailyn Duo powder. Each Duo (there are two different compacts) features two shades to custom blend the perfect shade for your brows. The powder is smudge- and sweat-proof. Your make-up will stay in place for a clean finish that compliments your entire face. If you’d like to learn how to do the fill yourself from one of our specially trained staff of estheticians, come to one of our Evening With Your Eyebrow events held the first and third Wednesday of the month. You’ll receive a an eyebrow wax, shape, fill and complimentary instruction (if you so choose) for $15 (a $35 value).