One of the very first beauty services I performed while in beauty school was a chin wax. That’s right folks. Picture me, 17 years old, bursting with excitement to be at the stage of beauty school where I could work on clients in the education salon, and I’m next on the list for whoever walks in the door. And that woman, who was totally kind and sweet, needed a chin wax.
Despite it being perhaps the least glamourous of the beauty skills I had honed over the prior year or so, I still took good care of her and waxed her chin until there wasn’t a single stray left.
I think she tipped me $1.00. And I’m pretty sure we weren’t allowed to keep those tips so. . .there’s that.
Anyway, waxing. It’s one of those things that many of us need to do. Even those of us who don’t think they need to sometimes need to. And if waxing isn’t your thing there are a lot of other methods to try, but I happen to have a waxing pot so that’s what I do for my home eyebrow and lip waxing!
This is the wax pot and some of the applicators and strips I have. I’ve used it for years in the salon, and now use it at home.
My eyebrows are pretty thin to begin with, but I still like to reinforce the shape. I walked through the process slowly in the video, sharing tips to reduce redness (and pain!) as I went!
My biggest takeaway, if I had to choose one, is to shape your eyebrows with either a pencil or whatever you use to fill your eyebrows, to ensure you don’t over-wax. It’s better to stay conservative with the hair removal and to remove too much! While I’m talking about it, the Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil by Hourglass (I use platinum blonde) has been a recent favorite, with Anastasia Perfect Brow Pencil being second in line.
I love this simple video for a basic brow filling/scultping routine!
Alright, I’ll stop waxing on about waxing because I’m starting to feel unruly and my puns need to be ripped off with a strip of muslin fabric. Oh, that last one didn’t work.
Happy waxing! Hope you aren’t as red as you usually are after using the trick I shared in the video!