Cautionary words from the owner of Boom Boom Brow Bar. Don’t commit these brow crimes!

Perfect eyebrows are a must-have on every girl’s beauty wish-list. It happens to the best of us though…we get overzealous on the quest for lust-worthy brows, and it doesn’t end well. According to Boom Boom, owner of NYC’s Boom Boom Brow Bar, these are the top five brow faux pas:

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1. Over Plucking–brows that are too thin, have gaps, are too short or start too far from the center of the nose. Put the tweezers down and see a professional.

2. Bleached Out Brows–don’t let the sun or haircolor bleach/lift brow color, brows disappear.  Keep them bold by wearing sunscreen, tinting or filling in with brow powder.

3. Constant Picking–hair gets on different growth cycles and critical eyes tend to be obsessive and do damage to shape/density. Get a monthly shaping and be done with it.

4. Losing the Arch–the best brows have a slight arch, if holding a brush parallel to the outside edge of the colored part of the eye (the iris), where the brush meets the brow is where the highest part of the arch should be. Lose it and it will take time to recover.

5. Using a Pencil–REALLY?  Those days are over (thank god!), looks terrible–STOP!

If you’re reading this in horror recalling the time you went to town with the tweezers last night, not to fear. Here are two options for those in need of a brow pick-me-up:

Boom Boom Brow Bar makes a product called Brow Job. It is a serum that stimulates hair growth and promises results in just one month. The cost is $49 for a three month supply.

Or, forego at-home brow maintenance and leave it to the pros. Here are some Spa Week-approved spots to get a professional brow treatment–and in June, they’re all offering deals!

  • $40 Triple Threat: Brow Tint, Brow Shaping and Lash Tint at Glamourela INC in New York, NY
  • $22 Mini Makeup Lesson and Brow Wax at Fabu Face Spa in Decatur, GA
  • FREE Eyebrow Wax for First Time Waxers at Tones Spa in Bronx, NY
  • $50 Bikini and Brow Wax Combo at U Boutique & Med Spa in Plano, TX

Arielle Sidrane is the Media Coordinator at Spa Week Media Group.

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