Yesterday, I discussed my experience with threading but to keep things interesting, I thought I’d share with you another of my favourite hair removal techniques: waxing at Benefit’s Brow Bar. Waxing was the second type of hair removal I’d tried after tweezing and I’ve always been impressed with the result. I’ve tried numerous places for eyebrow waxing but nowhere has lived up to the service I’ve gotten at Benefit. If I’ve caught your attention and you’d like to know more about my brow wax experience then read on…
What is waxing?
A semi permanent form of hair removal where hair is removed at the root using hot wax and a paper/cloth strip.
-It doesn’t cause stubble like shaving.
-It’s quicker and quite easy to do at home by yourself.
-It creates smooth silky skin afterwards.
The overall process, is very thorough from the moment you go in. You need to fill out a form stating any allergies you have and then your therapist will talk through what kind of shape you’d like. Benefit is known for their brow arch… And boy is it an arch !…but if that isn’t your thang then the staff are always open to your suggestions. They use a combination of almond oil and their own soothing gel applied around your brows to cut down on any irritation which definitely Akers the whole process more comfortable. What I loved most about the experience is that I felt very involved, you are asked at all times if you like what’s been done and they actually listen to what you want! I also love that when you have finished with your treatment, one of the girls usually brings you over and applies some concealor to hide any redness. It’s also a great chance to sample some of their new products!
In terms of aftercare, I felt that it took a few hours for the skin around my brows to completely calm down and for a few days after, I tried to avoid any harsh rubbing of the area. If you are planning to get your brows waxed before an occasion, I would recommend to leave a few days gap in-between to allow your skin to repair.
Waxing at Benefit Brow bar costs €16 and paired with a tint, it costs €26. Make sure to make an appointment before-hand to avoid disappointment.
Have any of you tried the famous brow arch at Benefit? Do you prefer waxing or threading? Let me know in the comments below! 🙂