Well by now I should think most of you now that my brows are a work in progress! I’ve been growing them out for a long time with Rapidlash and you can see my posts on that here. Much s I was pleased with my progress there was little doubt they needed whipping into shape by a pro before I got too handy with the tweezers and undid all my hard work. I’ve always known I wanted to get HD Brows done, but I didn’t know where I could get them done in Exeter. Turns out there are at least two places and I plumped for the local salon Wags Hair and Beauty.
The salon itself is in the heart of Exeter, is clean, pleasant and very friendly and recommended but the HD Brows themselves are done by Michelle Mansell who is based in Torquay but has regular HD Brow days at Wags.*
For those who don’t know what HD Brows are, here’s the low down. It’s a 7 step process to get your brows in shape, including tinting, waxing, tweezing, threading, pencil and make up and is a process much loved by celebs for creating perfect brows.
My appointment took about 45 minutes and Michelle was lovely and put me at ease immediately and the time flew by so fast while we chatted. It was almost completely painless, even the waxing, compared to my previous experience of threading which I found quite painful indeed, and I personally suffer a fair amount of redness and swelling afterwards which has usually disappeared within a couple of hours. I was consulted at various stages of the process to check they were how I wanted them, tinted the right colour and so on, so there was little chance of things not being how I wanted although I have to say, things would have had to have been pretty dire to not have been an improvement.
So lets have a look at some befores and afters! Hopefully this first one won’t need labelling as it should be obvious which is which!
The following pictures were taken the following day so they’ve not been made up to quite the same standard as they were in the salon, although my HD Brows palette is really getting a hammering now!
Before and After.
Before and After.
Before and After
To say I’m delighted is an understatement, I absolutely love them, but make no mistake, they are still very much a work in progress. I plan to get them redone every 4-6 weeks now to keep the shape and to remove or incorporate where appropriate new growth. I still have sparse areas that need to grow in, so as time goes on and the hair fills the gaps then they can only get better right?
Anyway, that’s enough for waffling, HD Brows, do it, I love mine so much I’m half tempted to do the training myself…but for as long as she comes to Exeter, I’ll be entrusting my brows to Michelle!