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Apr232012

My Browgraphy Experience at Browhaus

I have emphasized time and again that eyebrows may be our most important facial features. These little buggers can make of break our face, so it pays to keep them well-groomed and well-shaped at all times! That said, I have DIYd my eyebrows since college and I'm pretty pleased with the job I've done so far. However, when Browhaus invited me to visit them last week, I thought I'd come over to see if they can do a better job. 

The staff recommended that I try Browgraphy (P1,290), which is a package that includes threading, shaping, and dyeing the brows. Since they noticed that I have light, thin, brows, they asked me if I'm okay with having them dyed darker. I'm like, hell yeah! I always shade my brows, so I'm grateful for any time I can take off from the task.

My unruly brows. They look okay here but up close there's hair everywhere!

Now if you have thicker, darker brows, they would recommend coloring them lighter. It's really on a case to case basis, much like going to a hair or nail salon.

Alright then, allow me to walk you through the process!

First off, the attendant will thread your brows. You'll notice I'm not wearing any eye makeup. Guess why! Threading ALWAYS makes my eyes water uncontrollably. As in, I weep buckets of tears! So I thought I'd come prepared and keep my eyes devoid of makeup. Surprise surprise, the threading was quick, pain-free, and tear free! Do you know how much this means to a person who tears up super easily? A lot.

I was also expecting a bit of redness around the threaded skin, but there wasn't any. Well, I'm not prone to redness anyway, but I appreciate that there weren't any marks. The explanation for this is simple: Browhaus uses only 100% cotton thread, and they have a special technique and movement while threading the brows. It's like they're dancing a little, truth be told.

After the threading session, the attendant proceeded to drying my brows. The dye is organic, safe, and formulated just for the sensitive eye area. True enough, I didn't feel any sting. The brow artist used a pencil point brush and just painted over my brows. She asked me to stay put for ten minutes while the dye absorbs.

What it looks like before the dye is cleaned away

The Browgraphy session only lasted 30 minutes. It was pain-free and pleasant overall. However, do note that the dye job only lasts for a week. It's been five days and the dye is barely noticeable by now. A brow lightening procedure does last longer, at around a month.

Voila! Perfect brows!

While at the salon, they mentioned that all Browhaus "brow artists" attend a boot camp in Sinagpore just for this sort of thing. That's why it's more expensive to come here - they don't just have excellent customer service, the staff are also all trained professionally. :)

Verdict? Loved the results, the service, and the place. Will definitely come back for the threading!

Browhaus Branches in Manila:

2F Serendra Bonifacio High St. Bonifacio Global City Taguig 
Store Hours: 
Sun-Thurs: 11AM to 9PM 
Fri-Sat: 11AM to 10PM
T: +632 9010597
M: +63 917 5771352 

4F Greenbelt 5 Phase 2 Legaspi Street, Ayala Center Makati 
Store Hours:
Sun-Thurs: 11AM to 9PM 
Fri-Sat: 11AM to 10PM
T: + 632 5013998 

Reader Comments (9)

I also availed of their threading service once and I loved it.:) It's really pricey but if I have the monies again, I would avail again.

April 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKriska R.

Tried their services a few weeks ago. Loved it :) I had my eyebrows lightened and threaded. Pretty great results! I'll try to come back soon. It's just so far from Alabang :P *lazy*

April 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLia Espina Lopez

I just had threading from browhaus too. didn't knew about Browgraphy before. Will try this on my next visit :)

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April 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKhyutee

Can I just say.. I am complete MESMERIZED by your intense lips!

April 23, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterohheymaria!

Awesome eyebrows! But your face looks a wee bit scary :| Too light foundie and too dark lips :|

April 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTrina A. Santos

Hi guys! Thanks for the comments. I agree, I think Browhaus is worth the extra expense, if only for the shaping.

@Trina - took the photos under a bright light, like a dentist's. It resulted in overexposed photos and super dark areas where the shadows of my nose and eyes fell, so I had to brighten it pa. That's why the foundation looks super light, but it's just the right shade. :)

April 23, 2012 | Registered CommenterLiz Lanuzo

Hi, Liz!

I am a fan of Browhaus! I just love them, If you are in Makati area, you can go in Greenbelt and look for Annie. She does ny kilay and she is just so awesome! I had my brows lightened and mine lasted for a month.

I do not mean to offend, but it seems like you are breaking out? Have you tried using VMV's superwash? It works for me. You may want to try that out. Also, my derma told me that people who has oily skin should only wash their face twice a day to prevent your skin to produce more oil. Hope this helps!

I love your blog!

April 23, 2012 | Unregistered Commentercamille

I just love the result! Were you wearing avon lipstick on the first photo?

April 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJoy

I'm actually saving my next sweldo for this :)

I'll have them shape my brows then just maintain the shape and pluck stray hairs when they regrow :)

September 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJaja

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