It was February of this year when I joined The New Year’s promo of Browhaus via Twitter. Luckily, my entry was selected as one of the top three entries and I was able to avail of the Brow-wow Free Make-over.
Browhaus is the perfect salon for the re-shaping and fixing of eyebrows as well as lash grooming. As of now, Browhaus has two branches: one in Greenbelt 5, Makati and another one in Serendra, Taguig.
My prize can only be availed at Greenbelt 5 and so I immediately booked an appointment.
Unfortunately, I had to schedule it three times before finally being able to avail of it.
The first time I visited Browhaus, the brow technician advised me to go back after three weeks because I just plucked my brow. To reshape it perfectly such that it would fit my face, I needed a longer eyebrow. So I scheduled for the second time,but too bad, the day I was supposed to finally get my brow fixing, I got a ‘monthly visit’ instead.
But as the saying goes, third time is a charm. I finally experienced the complete work-out! The services included brow shaping, threading the part of my face such as forehead, side burn, cheek, upper and lower lip and chin.
Upon entering the cute green cubicle at Browhaus, Ate Cora, the brow technician assigned to me greeted me with all smiles. She asked me to sit down so she could check my face and informed me about the procedure. It was a one-hour make-over. Prepare tissues if you are prone to pain and would easily cry.
Ate Cora informed me about the sensitive parts on one’s face, namely the hairline, side of the face, lower eye, cheeks and upper lip. She started threading on my forehead then proceeded to my left hairline. Before she threads on my left cheek, she reminded me that it was going to be painful. True enough, I felt pain, a slight one at that though. As she reached my cheek, she asked me to hold the air in my mouth to lessen the pain which I followed, and it was quite effective.
My first upper lip threading experience was free and fortunately, it was someone like Ate Cora who attended to me. She could not remember me because at that time, there were a lot of ladies who tried it. I was one of the first ones who had controlled our tears so that others would do it too. Sadly, for my second time, I shed a teardrop. It was very painful that even if I bit my lips, it still hurt me. Good thing the lower lip threading just tickled me and made me forget about the pain. Hooray! I survived! Wow! That was such an amazing experience!
After the whole face threading, it was time for my eyebrows and Miss Cora lectured me a bit on the anatomy of a brow. It has a left and a right edge plus a tail. There are two ways to brow shape the eye brows: threading and tweezing or plucking. In threading, short lines and unwanted hair are being removed using a thin heavy duty thread. Meanwhile in tweezing or plucking, single hairs are pulled out one at a time.
My brows were threaded for few minutes before it was plucked by tweezers. And for the finale touch, some ice cream was applied to my face to prevent the redness because my pores were open and sensitive.
It was great to have a complete work-out because I felt my face becoming radiant.
Yes, threading is painful, and at first seems frightening. But trust me, it’s all worth it!
Complete Work-out—— 1,600 php
(Classic threading or modern tweezing) —— 580 php
Check out http://www.browhaus-manila.com now for a list of their other services. Visit Browhaus or call them up: 501-3998 (Greenbelt 5) or 901-0597 (Serendra) to schedule for a brow-wow make-over!