I’ve never had brows. It’s that simple.
This was an actual conversation with one of my nieces:
Niece: Tita Carla, I want to ask you something, but I don’t want to bring back any bad memories.
Me: Go ahead, baby, what is it?
Niece: What happened to your eyebrows? Were they burned as a child or something?
Me: *tries not to cry*
It’s not that I’m severely displeased by it; it’s just a noticeable void across my face.
I have been blessed by having friends who never hesitated to put my brows on for me, and friends who have connected me to makeup artists that made sure I am all put together and ready.
So when EverTrue Salon announced a promo for their SoHo location, I knew I just had to get on board. After a few back and forth emails that secured my appointment, I found myself — accompanied by the ever supportive Husband — trotting down West Broadway and buzzing in on a cool November afternoon.
My artist of choice is Cathy Xu. Frankly speaking, I have been stalking this salon for over a year now. My not so brave heart was the only reason why I was hesitant to book their services, but after a lot of encouragement from The Husband, I dove right in.
The main reason why I chose EverTrue is because their artists seem to create the brows according to the shape of the face, not according to what is brow trendy. And I have to admit, I’m glad that they make the brows sisters, not twins. It looks so much more natural!
I immediately voiced my concerns for the pain with Cathy. I have a couple of tattoos on me, but this would be the first on my face, albeit semi-permanent. Cathy made sure my comfort is key. After penciling in the stencil for my approval, she slathered on the numbing cream and left it longer than she normally would.
Cathy took her time, and the pain was minimal, barely a nail scratch. In 30 minutes, my brows were all done, and I immediately felt better about my decision.
The Husband took me out to Chinatown for a celebratory lunch, where he took photos of my new brows and sent it to friends. They all immediately replied with, “Hey we can tell your expressions now!” LOL. Our friends, ladies and gents.
Day 2 turned my brows dark af and the scabbing started to happen in Day 5-6. I must have scratched the corner of one of my brows whilst sleeping, so you can immediately tell that there’s a spot missing. Thankfully, a 6 week touch up was scheduled before I left the salon, so come the second week of January 2019, my brows were even more flawless than the first time.
Would I do it again? Yes. While I do have some regrets not booking the 6 month touch up during my last appointment, I’m also glad because I would not have been able to do so. My brows have been on for 8 months now, and they still look good.
I’m hoping to come back by the end of the year, if not early next year, for another session. Because of these brows, I just use concealer, blush and some mascara and I’m good to go for the day. The confidence is real. Oh yes.
My official before and after photos:
EverTrue Salon has locations in Flat Iron, SoHo and Chicago. To learn more about their services, visit their website here.
Disclaimer: The opinions I have of the service are entirely my own and are not connected or affiliated with the business. There is no exchange of free service. Everything availed of was paid by me.