Thick Brows.


I’m currently in the middle of what I’ve been referring to as an eyebrow boot camp.  A ban on (for the most part) plucking + waxing in attempt to grow a pair of fuller arches.  It started rather accidentally a few weeks ago.  I was at Completely Bare for routine laser hair removal (ow!) but was intrigued by their new Brow Shop.  They had an open slot and $75 later, I’d gotten the “blueprint…” tinted brows, shaping, and a plan for fuller brows.  $75 is quite a bit to spend (truthfully I’d just come from a boozy brunch and didn’t even think to ask how much it would cost… eyebrows are so small!) and I probably never would have spent that much if I’d known, but I’m so glad I did.  Your eyebrows define your entire face…after the initial sticker shock, I do think it was worth it.

My aesthetician (Jenny) explained where my arch is (turns out I had it all wrong), how long my brows should be, and put me on a tweezing ban (at least for the fuller part of my brow… or from “a” to “b” on the diagram below) until I go back six weeks from my first appointment.

It’s a bit infuriating as I have quite a bit of empty space and tiny hairs that will hopefully grow into bigger ones, but I have my eye on the prize.  In the interim I fill my brows in using this pencil every day, and then use Benefit Gimme Brow afterward to add a bit of definition and keep ’em nice and groomed.  If you live in New York and decide to go, you should book an appointment with Jenny.  She’s super cool and knows her stuff.






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  1. Zahra:

    Brushing a little castor oil into your brows will help the hairs grow faster and fill in the sparse areas. It definitely helped my over-tweezed brows 🙂

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    • Grace Atwood:

      Thanks for the tip, I had no idea!!!

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  2. indiGa leyiAh:

    Thank God I have always had thick dark eyebrows! lucky me I don’t have to do anything just pluck a couple of hairs and voila!

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  3. Johanna:

    I’ve been trying to stop myself from over-tweezing too! Although I don’t want to go full Delevingne, I totally agree that the brows make the face.. I’m aiming for Sandra Bullock!

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  4. michelle:

    i have never had my eyebrows done since mine are already so sad. but i love the look of thick brows!

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  5. Kristin @ Crumbs and Curls:

    I love thicker brows! They are so chic! I had to stop waxing a few years ago & let them come in more before I groomed again!


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  6. Emily:

    YES! I just started “filling in” my brows with a the perfect shadow the nice women at Nord. picked out for me and I am still amazed at the difference in my face with a little darker eye brows!

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  7. Adri:

    I’m glad to know I’m not the only one crazy about getting thick luscious brows. I think I’m going to have to try the castor oil mentioned in a comment. Here’s to hoping I get the eyebrows of my dreams!

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  8. LeighAnne:

    I’ve been using castor oil on my brows every night for the past two months and definitely notice a difference!

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  9. Alison:

    Can I ask what the source for the first photo is? I love her hair, would love to find a color photo to bring to my colorist!

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    • Grace Atwood:

      I’m sorry but I do not know! I wish I did… I found it on Pinterest.

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      • Alison:

        Thank you for taking the time to answer! No problem, it happens — my biggest gripe with Pinterest is that sometimes you really wish you knew more about an image’s source!

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