Carla Gray has established herself as the leader when it comes to brow shaping in Colorado, she has a gift of knowing exactly what shape of brow flatters your face, and educates you on how to maintain them at home. Not only are her prices really reasonable ($35 for first time, $25 for maintenance), but she is also one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. I asked if I could come in and bring hot-shot photographer Cassel McWaters to document brow magic in action and get some great tips to help us all find brow bliss.
Use a dark shadow to outline exactly where you’ll be tweezing or waxing. Mark where your brow should begin (directly above the inside of each nostril), at its arch, and at the end of your eye. Also trace along the bottom to create a barrier preventing too-thin brows.
Use a brow brush to sweep the hair upwards and trim all the way across, giving a perfectly finished look.
After removing the hair, highlight under the brow line with Damone Roberts Brow Highlighter in Pink-A-Boo shown here, or use concealer or a flesh toned pencil.
Additional tips from Carla;
– Look for someone with brows you really like and ask them where they go for shaping, referrals are always the most reliable.
– Brows shouldn’t be shaped if you don’t have time for the essential planning before hand like using the dark shadow to create a border around what stays and what goes, it’s easy to get uneven thin brows when you’re in a hurry.
– Unless you’re having them professionally shaped, Carla discourages from tweezing or waxing the top of the brows because removing too much from there can make them too flat and shapeless.
– At the very least, have your brows professionally shaped every few months so you have a good template to keep up yourself.
If you’re fortunate enough to be in the Denver area, you can make an appointment with Carla: 303-847-8708