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When I finally started shaping and filling in my eyebrows, I was amazed at the difference, especially in photos. Equally as important an epiphany, I realized just how embarrassing poor eyebrow shaping can look. After a few too many beauticians plucked a little too vigorously, I’m very particular about who touches my skin. I just moved to Tampa, and I needed a new waxing salon, particularly for an important Girls Night Out I had planned, so I gave European Wax Center® a try for the first time. I’m so glad I did; my girlfriends were amazed at how fabulous my brows looked. I simply booked a basic eyebrow wax service, and since it was my first visit, the entire service was complimentary. In addition to performing my service, the staff gave me a handful of incredible eyebrow tips and tricks for keeping my brows looking fierce in between sessions, too.
They developed the 4 Steps to Gorgeous™ process, so each waxing includes a complimentary brow consultation, where you’re asked exactly what you want by a designated eyebrow expert, then you’ll receive a handful of exclusive waxing techniques to prep your gorgeous skin before and after each treatment, ensuring the most comfortable experience possible. The steps are as follows:
Their pre-wax cleanser removes makeup, oil, or lotion from your skin.
Next, they’ll apply pre-wax oil to ensure the wax adheres to pesky hairs and not your skin.
3. GET YOUR WAX ON
Using a unique Comfort Wax™, they gently remove the hair for a virtually painless experience.
Last, European Wax Center® will pamper your skin with either their Ingrown Hair Serum (for body) or Renew Me Restoring Serum (for face). They’ll even fill in and groom your brows with their new Browfection products when they’re done.
My reservation was in the early morning, so since I wanted to make sure I still looked good for the GNO’s evening festivities, I picked up a handful of awesome Strut Boldly products, too. After an initial eyebrow shaping and waxing appointment at the European Wax Center®, you can pick up all of my favorite products from the Strut Boldly Collection: Browfection Brow Powder Duo (a lightweight, smudge-proof brow powder that can be applied wet for a dramatic look or dry for a natural look that you’ll get to try for free when they fill in your eyebrows), Brow Pals Dual-Ended Brow Brush (a dual-ended brow brush used to shape, tame, and groom your brows), Oh My Brow! Brow Highlighter (a soft, highlighting illuminator to give your arches a beautiful boost), and Ready.Set.Brow! Perfect Brow Groomer (a soft-holding gel formula that instantly shapes and sets brows in place without them leaving them sticky or stiff).
Use my eyebrow tips and tricks to help ensure you’re on the right track after you leave the center:
My Tips for Filling in Your Brows:
Oh, and in case you haven’t been by a European Wax Center® in a while (or ever), they just came out with an exclusive new portfolio of products called Strut 365™. Strut 365™ gives European Wax Center® guests the opportunity to continue their in-center experience, every day, through their new collections– Strut Smoothly, Strut Lavishly, and Strut Boldly. Whether you are searching for something to maintain gorgeous skin in-between waxes, something to seduce your senses while bringing out your skin’s natural radiance or something to help you achieve daily Browfection™, you’re bound to find something you absolutely love.
All of the eyebrow products used above are from the Strut Boldly collection, but some of my favorite products from their exclusive and brand new collection are from the Strut Lavishly and Strut Smoothly collections. Reveal Me Face Exfoliating Gel is a lightweight, gentle, non-abrasive exfoliate designed specifically for your face to eliminate dry, dull surface cells and support natural cell turnover. Renew Me Restoring Serum is a fast-acting serum that restores and replenishes stressed skin while calming irritation and redness, and Smooth Me Ingrown Hair Wipes (my personal favorite) are single-use wipes that banish bumps and ingrown hairs quickly while visibly helping slow the regrowth of hair between waxes.
Also, the Strut Lavishly collection includes three scents, but I’m obsessed with Sensual Strut. It’s like a midnight stroll under the stars with notes of vanilla, amber, apricot nectar, jasmine, and lily.
Strut 365™ is a comprehensive portfolio of 27 luxurious products, spanning the bath, body, skincare and brow care categories. In my experience, European Wax Center® understands both waxing and beauty — and their fabulous new portfolio proves it. Whether you’re getting ready for a fun GNO or a hot date, you’ll feel, smell, and look your best. Promise.
Have you been to a European Wax Center®? If so, what did you think?