“Ain’t nobody got time for that!” is starting to become my mantra. Between a restaurant job, classes, an internship and blogging, I was having a hard time finding time to go to the salon and get my eyebrows done. Not only that, but people kept messing up my eyebrows, so I especially did not have time to research and try out new salons. The importance of eyebrows cannot be understated, so I took matters into my own hands.
I started tweezing my own eyebrows. Once I perfected tweezing, that turned into tweezing all of my friends eyebrows. My friends, who were diehard waxing fans, convinced me to learn how to wax eyebrows over the summer, so my apartment can become their personal salon next semester.
I set out to Sally’s Beauty Supply to buy a waxing kit. They tried to sell me professional grade warmers and waxes that would set me back over $100, but I settled on the microwaveable waxing kit for under $20, since I was still in the trial phase.
My mom and sister were my first waxing victims (er, I mean clients). Once I got the hang of it, I took to waxing my own eyebrows and here’s how it went:
- The kit comes with everything – the wax, prepping and cleansing gels, soothing gels and lotions, waxing strips, and spatulas
- It takes under a minute to heat up the wax
- Not too messy
- With practice, you can achieve salon results!
- First, and foremost, inflicting any sort of pain on yourself takes some concentration and practice. It’s hard not to try and take it easy on yourself, but that doesn’t pull hairs out.
- The wax cools relatively quickly. Depending on how long you take, you may have to reheat the wax in the microwave once or twice
- The kit doesn’t come with any instructions, so I had to use YouTube to find out the best techniques for waxing
The process was easier than I thought it would be, however I think prefer tweezing my own eyebrows, as I can keep up with them daily. I will most likely continue practicing my waxing skills on my family, so I can help out some of my friends at school.
If you have a steady hand, and want to give at-home waxing shot. I definitely recommend it. Just start out with the mini kit, and get the fancy tools once you’re a pro.
The Finished Product: