Apr 22, 2014

The Origins of Threading

Where did threading originate?
Threading is an ancient form of hair removal.  Many different cultures pass the technique down from mothers, aunties, and grandmothers.  Like most other beauty techniques like braiding, it is part of a rich oral and teaching tradition between women that we are lucky to be part of today.  
Threading is prevalent in the area I was taught to call the Middle East and Asia, definitely including Egypt, Persia, India, and... ? 
I feel it would be safe to deduce that the practice was taught one person at a time and spread out globally as the benefits were enjoyed by fuzzy ladies everywhere!  

The lack of written histories about the lives of women makes it difficult to pinpoint the originators of this amazing technique, but we owe a debt of thanks to the first woman who caught her arm hair in a spinning wheel, and noticed the bare spot looked kind of pretty!  

Let this be an invitation to anyone with historical information on the evolution of ancient beauty techniques to share them with me.  I dream of working as a shop girl in an ancient salon in Egypt or India, and see if I can hold my own! Oprah, fund my dream!!

Mar 3, 2014

Brows Stylist Levels

What do the different levels mean?

At Brows we hire natural talent.

All Brows' stylists are licensed by the state of Colorado.

We guarantee they are safe, clean, and skilled.

Brows' service level numbers lets a client know how experienced their designer is.
The higher the number the more services they have performed at Brows.

We are a small shop, we don't have much turnover, so we aren't throwing anyone on the floor before they are ready.

The bottom line is that at Brows our Level One stylists have already proven themselves to provide an above average service.

Question: Be Honest. Will a Level One designer screw up my Brows?

Answer:  NO.  A Level One Designer will give you a wonderful service. We use models during a training process for them to get used to our wax.  You may find their schedule to have more availability, and you will get in on the ground floor with them, and help them to discover their signature style.

Question:  Be Honest.  Is it worth it to pay for a Level Higher than a One?

Answer:  YES.  They have a loyal following for a reason.  Every person has unique challenges in their hair growth patterns, skin type, style and these stylists have seen it all.  If you have brow dreams that seem beyond reach, you may find your solutions in the capable hands of these stylists.

The Brows Trifecta

Craft: skill with tools. removing hair with minimal skin irritation. neatness. consistency. efficiency.
Design: the ability to create a flattering hair arrangement be it brows, bikini. or mane.....
Artistry: finding the magic that makes us all go wow!

Jan 4, 2014

Facial Detailing

My car has this sticky, dirty film on it right now. I look around and I notice that most cars do. I have to admit that my face feels the same way. As an esthetician I know just how to take care of it. Logic says its time to exfoliate. But I know if I just increase exfoliation, removing that layer of protection leaves me susceptible to dehydration from the harsh winds. If I just layer on the thick moisturizer that sticky, waxy feeling gets worse. And then the breakouts and bumpies get worse.

The answer is balance. When approaching these challenges in a facial treatment, I like to spend the first portion creating a big soupy, scrubby mess. It lets the skin balance in terms of moisture level, provides oil to loosen impacted pores, lifts dead skin cells so I can catch the edge and gently urge those flakes off the face! When I finally rinse it off, I'm left with a soft even surface to work with, as opposed to a hard polished surface that is closed to further nourishment.

Then I go into nurture mode. The skin tells me what it wants. It may even want more cleansing. Whatever it wants, it gets. Usually it wants a nice nurturing massage. The muscles and connective tissues usually call out for a little attention here too. Ears also call out for a little attention. Who knew that those lobes could get so tense!

The last portion is about fortification. I don't want to send this sweet relaxed face back out into the world, but it is our destiny. We can't hide in the facial room forever! Again, the skin lets me know what kind of help it needs. Maybe some clay, maybe honey, aloe, oatmeal, cranberry. Chocolate, soy, lavender? Whatever it craves, it gets!! Each of these generous gifts from outside brings a special quality to the skin in a finishing mask. We aim for luminosity, satin texture, and even tone.

If you need a quick facial detailing, I would book a Balancing Boost Facial.
If you want to go a little deeper, or really need/want extractions, book a Classic Facial.
For the best of all worlds book Colorado Climate Cure Facial

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