So its day 2 of ‘brow gate’ and my boyfriend is getting far to much pleasure in finding ways to make fun of me. Last night he decided to refer to me as Jordan at any given opportunity. Today I’m a flipping Thunderbird. I have to laugh because I know the exact puppet charactor he is referring too. Parker the chauffeur! Its a good job I can laugh at myself, otherwise I might have been in tears. I suppose having being bullied at school and working in a predominantly male environment I’m geared up for it! Heck I’ve dealt with a lot worse.
The good news is I only got up 3 times in the night to check my new brows. D kept groaning ‘they’ve not gone anywhere Jordan’. He thinks I couldn’t hear him giggling. Ohhh revenge will be sweet.
Work was better than I anticipated; the men didn’t seem to notice or they did but didn’t know what to say so pretended they hadn’t. The ladies loved them even in the state they are currently in. Darker than they should be, quite hard looking and just starting to go crispy. I sound delightful don’t I – I actually sound like a blinking Findus Pancake?
ABOVE: An hour after I’d been browed…
Every time anybody entered my office I kept my head down and tried not to make any eye contact, which reminds me of the time I had a fruit acid peel. My head swelled up to twice its size, my face turned bright red and my skin looked tight and sore. It proceeded to then shred. I looked horrendous and like today I kept my head down – though a paper bag over my head would have been more appropraite! The general consensus in the office was that D had beat me up!
So back to yesterday…the procedure itself was fairly straight forward. Luckily for me I was in the safe hands of Wendy who has years of experience and came highly recommended. I think its really important that if somebodies going to draw on your head in permanent ink , that you fully research them and feel comfortable . I can’t reiterate this enough. If your technician bodges up its bodged up on your face for a long time.
ABOVE: My brows this morning. Darker and crispier !
I do however tend to get a feel for somebody on first meeting and knew straight away that Wendy would be great. Wendy was the one. She’s such a warm, friendly lady who has no airs and graces it would be hard not to like her and her portfolio of work spoke volumes.
I won’t bore you to tears, but in a nutshell the brow was drawn on in pencil and tweaked until I was happy with the shape and style. I then laid down and let Wendy work her magic. The shape was marked out and then filled in. I wanted a fairly natural look so went for hair strokes rather than full on powder finish. I wont lie to you its quite scratchy and slightly uncomfortable but nowhere near as painful as the dentist! From start to finish it took just under 2 hours, with lots of nattering in between. As I was nervous Wendy also kept giving me a peak of my brows , some thing they don’t always do.
On the final reveal I loved the overall look but I was slightly taken aback by the colour ; they looked a lot darker than I had envisaged. This is normal apparently as the colour is darker on application. The brow scabs over , the scab falls away and you are left with a beautiful natural looking brow which is 30% lighter than it is now. PHEW. This can take anything between 5 to 7 days. Great I’ ve got 6 more days of this yet. I have a feeling things are going to get worse before they get better.
I will let D milk it for a few days – it looks like I’m going to have to get used to being a Thunderbird for a while yet! Did somebody say ‘Yus,M’Lady’
I will report back in a few days, scabs and all…
Tracey Parker ! x