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Beauty Blooper: Holy Brow, Batman!

Hey everyone! It's that time of the week again for another beauty blooper. Hopefully these little anecdotes from anonymous readers help prevent future beauty mishaps for many of you! This week's disaster is about eyebrows:

"About a month ago, I was preparing to go on vacation with my family and realized that my eyebrows needed some shaping. I passed on a professional treatment and instead bought a DIY Sally Hansen Wax Strip Kit ($6.59). The left side came out perfect. I was meticulous in my application and I was excited about saving myself a few bucks. Then I applied the strip to my right eyebrow, but I was cocky and not nearly as careful.

"When I looked down at the strip, there was way too much hair there. I reluctantly looked in the mirror and saw that I had taken off the middle of my brow. I have dark, thick hair, and this looked like a reverse mohawk on my eye!

"After a consultation with my sister, I ended up making an emergency dash to Sephora for an Anastasia Brow Pencil and Stencil. It's been a while and all I really need now is some powder. Looking back, the whole incident is very funny, but at the time I was horrified."

Lesson Learned: Pay attention when using hot wax on your body, and know when to turn to a professional!


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diorbaby diorbaby 9 years
I used one of those mini vibrating razor things once- you know, the things that are like $10 at walmart? I accidentally shaved off a part of the middle of my brows- my right eyebrow is still a bit thin- and thick brows are in now! :-(
jadoremondieu jadoremondieu 9 years
... for the first time in my life, I have been properly scared into considering getting a professional to do my eyebrows. I've never had much facial hair, so have been self-tweezing my own brows for ages. But the story (and the accompanying picture - Bella, please tell me that was photoshopped and not an unedited photograph of the genuine scenario!!) has definitely freaked me out!
loveleighdancer loveleighdancer 9 years
i over tweezed my eyebrows and they only came to like the middle of my eyes, it sucked. It took like 8 months for them to grow back fully, i actually didn't think they ever would....i don't care, i will always pay to get them waxed now.
BelleRose BelleRose 9 years
Aww that's awful!
jennifer76 jennifer76 9 years
OMG! How horrible! :O I actually had a pro burn my eyebrow area once. I had to walk around with bright red patches under my eyebrows for a couple of DAYS! Eek.
jeahh jeahh 9 years
yea definitely!! recently I think i overplucked the ends of my left brow and now i'm left with one shorter and one longer brow.. UGHHH
Pinkgirl88 Pinkgirl88 9 years
oh man that souns like something that i would do lol
look-its-cath look-its-cath 9 years
I had the same thing done to me by a pro! You never want to hear "uh oh" after they rip the strip away. I almost died right on the spot. I'm still waiting for hole to fill in and grow back (3 weeks and counting) but in the meantime I carry my brow pencil with me everywhere. I get so paranoid that my brow will disappear mid-day.
nomerz nomerz 9 years
even though I do other peoples' eyebrows all day long, I have the horrible habit of over-tweezing my own.
Butters Butters 9 years
Oh no, like pouring salt in a wound, I just overtweezed my brows and now I gotta wait out two months for them to fully grow back! Boo
Lyv Lyv 9 years
Omg! That's like one of my biggest fears. That's why I prefer plucking, sure it's more high-maintenance but... no nasty surprises. ;/
ali582 ali582 9 years
omg thats bad
Linny Linny 9 years
That happened to me too. I accidentally stuck the wax to the middle of my eyebrow, went "OH NO!", panicked and ripped it off. Out came the hair with it. Oh well.
Scarlet Scarlet 9 years
Oh man, I'm so glad that's never happened to me before!
beautyaddict beautyaddict 9 years
i don't trust at home wax kits!!! now i know to stay far far away from them!
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
That had to be horrible! I would scream if that happened.
rachi99 rachi99 9 years
My story - a cautionary take for the ages. Sadly, it really did look like the picture. It's grown back in now (actually needs a touchup) And I shell out the $10 at my local salon.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
i thank the brow gods everyday that i dont have to pluck, wax, or stress.
glam-sugar glam-sugar 9 years
books-and-shoes books-and-shoes 9 years
Oh no Bella! Glad it's not so noticable anymore. If you got the first brow right and could use the extra cash, I would try it again. Practice makes perfect :) My mom, a beautician, has ALWAYS waxed my eyebrows for me. She just moved to Ohio :( so I attempted to wax my own the other day. Luckily I didn't take a huge chunk out but one was definitely much thinner than the other. By day 3, it actually looked nice. I'm having trouble bringing myself to pay for this service!
ALSW ALSW 9 years
I usually go to Hair Cuttery and I think it's $7. I always worry about making this kind of blooper!
SeaFoamGreen215 SeaFoamGreen215 9 years
yea, if you go to discount places such as holiday hair or supercuts they will do it for less than 10 dollars. in 7th grade i wanted to shave my eyebrows rather than pluck. HUGE mistake.
lintacious lintacious 9 years
hmm i pay $7 to get my eyebrows done, takes about 5 mins.
justlookaround justlookaround 9 years
MY God: not beautiful :(
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