Friday, January 23, 2009

The Look

("What? Are my eyebrow hairs uneven?")
Beanie from Isaac Lee

Conversation between a first time waxer and a waxing eyebrow artist:

"I'll do that for free."


"Your moustache. I'll do it for free."

See. My face IS hairy.

And yes, Wyatt noticed my eyebrows the SECOND he walked into class that day. And that they were uneven.

English? Directions? Courtesy? Not even a nod of acknowledgement.

New Eyebrows? This deserves some pointed discussion.


3 Bay B Chicks said...

I'd like to start with the fact that I was unaware that those that conduct the waxing regimen were referred to as "waxing eyebrow artists." I think that deserves some pointed discussion.

As for your eyebrows...I like them...even enough to become your follower.


Kristina P. said...

I've come to terms with my mustache. When I get it waxed, the next day, it looks like I have herpes on my lip.

Mariko said...

3bbc: I heard a famous waxing eyebrow artist on NPR's Wait Wait Don't Tell Me that said that Obama's eyebrows were perfect. No shaping necessary.
So I'm pretty sure they consider themselves artists.
Herpes does flare up when it encounters trauma. I suppose ripping out a thousand hairs is trauma. Question. Why doesn't everyone just use nair on their lip? I haven't because no one does (that I know of), and I'm scared to try it first.

Heidi said...

I didn't notice my moustache for years. When I told my husband that I had one and that I wanted to get rid of it he said, "but then you wouldn't be Heidi anymore". My gad!! Heidi is a gal with a moustache? I cried for days. I can see you suffer from the same eyebrow affliction as I--it's not the placement of the brow, it's the Spock expression. I have spent years trying to train my other eyebrow to rise as high but muscles just don't respond they way they used to when I was young. sigh . ..

Damaris @Kitchen Corners said...

Next time I'm in Hawaii we'll go get a full Brazilian Wax together. Now there's something to blog about!

Sandi said...

Have you ever seen the Everybody loves Raymond episode where he catches Deborah with nair on her lip? hahahaha it is hysterical!

The Crash Test Dummy said...

Oh dear Damaris, no wonder your husband let's you have a girls night out and then greets you with a room full of candles rather than a roomfull of hostility.

Hey, Mariko, I got my eyebrows threaded the other day. You should try it. It's delightful. And Indian girl from TVA will come to your house and do it for $10. And it doesn't hurt (that bad). She'll do your moustache too.

Damaris @Kitchen Corners said...

Threading is awesome and it won't leave your eyebrows sagging. CTD you can come and get a Brazilian wax with us too/ We'll have our girls night out and our husbands will be waiting for us anxiously when we get home.

i'm erin. said...

I love a good waxing...sometimes I see some Sasquatch type male walking my way and I want to knock him down, and pour nair all over his unibrow!...not that you had a unibrow, but I think you are rockin' it now.

IZ said...

Yikes! All this personal female talk! Some husbands read this blog too, you know!

April said...

So that's how one brooches the subject of a moustache on a woman....well, as long as you are an eyebrow artist. Otherwise, you might just get a punch in the nose!