My grandmother used to tell my mom, "You must suffer to be beautiful." She came from the generation where women wore spiky hair rollers to bed. Luckily, my mom took a more practical approach when it came to teaching my sister and me about beauty. She always told us not to over-tweeze our eyebrows. Once, my mom even paid my sister $50 to stop over-plucking her eyebrows in middle school! Now that bold brows are in, I'm so happy I listened to her advice.
— Stephanie Wong, editorial development assistant