Eye say, love those brows!

MEL WOOD­COCK was never com­pletely happy with her eye­brows - but she is now. She ex­plains why

EDP Norfolk - - Beauty -

I FEEL I’m com­ing over all In­dia Knight as I write this. In­dia’s col­umns in the Sun­day Times are a go-to on what’s great for our faces. She tells it as it is and gushes about the great stuff un­til you are run­ning out the door purse in hand. Well, I feel very In­dia about PhiBrows – the re­sults are in­stant and can knock a good few years off. Think mini-facelift, done in a few hours and at a frac­tion of the cost.

We have be­come brow-ob­sessed and brows can re­ally change how we look. Mine were a good thick­ness but very flat and a lit­tle slug-like. Plenty of time and a good brow pen­cil helped but I just wasn’t very good at it and looked on in envy at the likes of Linda Evan­ge­lista and even, dare I say, the Kar­dashi­ans and their thick, dark, per­fect brows.

OK, I know it can be scary talk­ing about some of this stuff but, if you want to wake up ev­ery morn­ing to beau­ti­ful face-fram­ing brows and never need bother with as much as an eye­brow pen­cil again then read on.

Mandy Charl­ish has her sa­lon in Hether­sett and af­ter 35 years in the in­dus­try has been known up un­til now mostly for her fab­u­lous fa­cials. But an­other string to her bow is the PhiBrow sys­tem of mi­crob­lad­ing.

It’s all in the prepa­ra­tion. Us­ing a type of cal­liper Mandy mea­sures my brows and works out what shape they should be, the thick­ness, where the arch should nat­u­rally fall and then what colour she needs to use. This is key to nat­u­ral-look­ing brows; it isn’t one size fits all and it takes a good hour for Mandy to do this. Thank­fully she is a per­fec­tion­ist. She then uses a pen-like tool with fine dis­pos­able nee­dles to im­plant pig­ment into the top layer of skin – they truly look like fine hairs, even up close.

The whole process is safe and rel­a­tively painfree. I cer­tainly felt re­laxed dur­ing all stages and couldn’t wait to get a look in the mir­ror.

The brows are ini­tially darker and slightly big­ger than you would want as they fade and shrink a lit­tle over the next month. A top-up is then per­formed to seal the deal and then that’s it for the next 12 to 18 months, de­pend­ing on your skin type – the prod­uct holds less well on oily skins.

Af­ter­care is im­per­a­tive says Mandy to the long life of your brows. So, a word of warn­ing; don’t do this just be­fore a big event or a hol­i­day. As my brows were done late in the day I needed to sleep with cling­film on them. Apart from be­mused looks from my hus­band I woke with it across my fore­head! It wasn’t a great look.

But the great look was, and is, my brows. I’m mas­sively im­pressed and know that for me this will be a treat­ment I will al­ways have. No more thin, flat or wonky brows for me.

So, it’s a game-changer as they say. Beau­ti­ful, main­te­nance-free brows that make you look more youth­ful, at an af­ford­able price and only a lit­tle dis­com­fort. In­dia, if you are read­ing this I hope you are rush­ing out to book your ap­point­ment. The pro­ce­dure costs from £250; Rowan House Health and Well­be­ing Cen­tre, 28 Queens Road, Hether­sett, Nor­wich, NR9 3DB 07752 713135.

Above: Be­fore, Mel felt her brows lacked weight and def­i­ni­tion Top: Af­ter, Mel’s all smiles with her re­worked brows

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