Have you seen these cheeky ads around the city? I remember seeing them over the winter and making a mental note to check out who was responsible.
I have now found the culprit.
In the past 7 years that I have lived in Toronto I have tried dozens of places to tame my brows and have been unimpressed with every waxing, sugaring and threading. I kept going back to my ladies in Brampton for my good old $3 threading. That being said, the downside to having your brows done by the same woman for the past 10 years is that my shape never changed and my “clean ups” were leaving my brows slightly thinner each time.
If your eyes are the windows to your soul, then I needed new window treatments in a bad way.
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting Mary, the owner of Eye Love Brow and Beauty Bar. Mary believes that your brows should highlight your best facial features and suit your personality. As the defining feature on your face, your brows can help attract attention away from your least favourite features and accent natural bone structure. Brow Bars are extremely popular in other major cities but Toronto is just starting to get into the groove.
Coming from a background in esthetics, Mary has over a decade of experience in making men and women look beautiful and understands the importance your brows play in completing your look. She offers full makeup services, but focuses on brows in her new spot on Queen West. She uses tweezers (and has wax available) to precisely shape your brows to suit your face. Your first visit is an initial consult with Mary and after that it’s all maintenance.
I went for a brow shaping and consult, however after years of threading I left with some homework: grow those babies out! Working with what I had, Mary explained that threading was slowly inverting the top line of my brows and was giving me very hard lines and angles which can make you look angry and harsh.
Because I was blessed with little mealworms instead of furry caterpillars, Mary walked me through step-by-step how to use shadow and brow liners to fill in my brows and create the perfect shape for my face.
This is my brows after. See how the lines are smoother and I don’t have really sparse areas? Mary explained how to properly fill in my brows using powder. I knew I needed to do it (especially since I’ve started colouring my hair again) but had no idea how. This is all part of your regular appointment at the Brow Bar!
Eye Love Brow & Beauty Bar has a gorgeous second floor space at 793 Queen Street West. Emily (from Grateful Head) will be moving her chair in this summer to do hair in the back area of the building.