UES Raise Your Brows…
… to a Beacon in a Sea of Waxing Mediocrity
OK, NO laughing but it is a well known fact that Italians sure do know how to grow hair. Since I was a kid, I always had really thick (bushy even) eyebrows. Yes, even a monobrow at one point (poor me). I think it would be a sin to overpluck and end up having to pencil fake brows in, so I tend to be pretty careful about how much they get waxed/plucked.
Until this weekend, since we moved back into our apartment in October, I had been having my brow waxing done by the staff at Bloom Nail Salon on 90th and First Avenue. It is a fairly decent salon and I would recommend it for the manis and pedis. But, it is a bit of a mill. There are numerous people working there, including a gentleman, and it is pretty pot-luck who you end up with if you just walk in off the street.
Needless to say, the results are not that consistent. So I decided to try and kick it up a notch, willing to pay more for some quality. I decided to YELP eyebrow wax and behold I stumbled upon Brows by Victoria. This woman is a pro. It is no wonder that her Yelp listing is full of five star reviews.
She is an entrepreneur, renting a single chair space tucked into the front of the La Marqueza Beauty Spa. She has her patron sit up in a high chair (kind of like a director’s chair). She has a lovely manner, and is extremely courteous. I felt like I was having this done by a movie make up artist. After discussing what shape I wanted, she gave me her advice and then started waxing away. She did a really good job and didn’t let me leave all red faced (she put ample cover-up on me after she was done).
I plan to make her my regular brow artist, even though it will me a bit of a longer trek than I am used to…the exercise will do me good!