Tips for golden arches
PERSONAL grooming is big business in Perth, with demand for shapely arches giving rise to brow bars popping up in almost every suburb.
Bolder brows have been on point ever since model Cara Delevingne blazed the trail with her ‘au naturale’ arches to win Model of the Year in 2012 and 2014 at the British Fashion Awards.
The British beauty launched a trend others willingly followed, happy to say goodbye to brows plucked to within a millimetre of their life in a fashion faux pas of decades past.
It would seem bigger brows are here to stay awhile.
Popular grooming options for women and men range from tweezing and waxing to the ancient art of threading: the skilful practice of hair removal using a thin cotton thread.
A newly polished brow line is topped off with gels, pencils and powders created to outline those arches to perfection.
For the ultimate indulgence, the fashion for feather touch tattooed brows has come a long way in recent months and the financial outlay results in a look estimated to last about 12 months.
The appeal for brow wow is undeniably attractive because the evidence is there for all to see: expressive arches designed to flatter every face shape.
Queta Brows director and eyebrow specialist Queta Mcgrath said groomed brows had become an important part of the beauty regime for women and men.
“I believe in this generation, males are more aware of putting effort into themselves and are not scared to try new things,” she said.
“Eyebrows are the definition of beauty and no matter what gender you are, they just give that extra oomph.”
Queta’s tips for male brow wow are a subtle tweak here and there to keep them well groomed.
“For teenagers, natural is the key; just stick to the natural brow shape and tweeze away the strays,” she said.
“For more of a polished look, it is best to go see an eyebrow specialist.”
Queta (31) opened her beauty salon two years ago after training with eyebrow specialist Matt-yuko and working alongside Alison Jade and Maurice Meade.
“I first started in beauty therapy and along that journey realised my true passion was with brows,” she said.
“I was lucky enough to be given an opportunity to work alongside a prestigious eyebrow specialist and the rest is history.”
Other services at the Peppermint Grove salon extend to lash extensions, lash lifts and special occasion makeup.
Queta and her team are working towards opening more salons and pop up services to grow the QB beauty business Australia-wide.
Queta Brows director Queta Mcgrath (second from right) with models Holly Johnsen, Stephanie Wake and Bianca Whife.