Perhaps one of the most important parts of our face is the eyebrows. They frame our face and can make us look young or old, depending on the shape. So, it is a must that we groom them properly. Unfortunately a lot of us do not know how to do it that we sometimes tend to get tweezer-happy. We have to be very careful with overplucking our brows because it can cause them not to grow again.
I was born with thick, black brows. While I never had any difficulty shaping them since they looked fine as they are, my main problem is they can get pretty bushy if not maintained. When this happens, I let professionals do it for me. So when a friend of mine invited me to try out The Brow Studio’s services at the SM North The Block branch, I agreed without hesitation.
When I got there, I was greeted by the lovely interiors. Yellow and violet are two of my favorite colors–they remind me so much of ice cream hehe (mango + ube, anyone?). I’ve always been curious how threading works so while waiting, I watched some of the staff do it on a few bloggers.
The Brow Studio is owned by Kristine Rochelle “Teng” Tobillo (pictured above), who opened her first branch in Eastwood on November 10, 2010. The Brow Studio now has 10 branches nationwide. It is the first FIlipino specialty salon to cater to eyebrow grooming needs, according to Ms. Teng. She sat with us to discuss some tidbits about her salon and what makes her salon different from the others–one of which is the Brow Rx. It was fascinating to me because I have visited several salons that offer eyebrow threading services and they do not have this.
Before the threading process, the skilled staff at The Brow Studio would assess what eyebrow shape is suitable for the client’s facial structure and features. Afterwards, they would show the client’s perfect brow and which one needs rehabilitation. Fortunately, my brows did not need much shaping because apparently, according to one of the staff, I’ve shapen them correctly already. Yay for me! The only things they needed to fix are the small stray hairs and the point where my brows should begin, so yeah–threading time!
Did I mention that The Brow Studio only uses 100% imported anti-bacterial cotton thread? Also they would always check up on the clients to see if the pain is manageable. Luckily for me, I’m quite used to waxing and threading so the pain was tolerable.
See the difference? My brows are now more defined and less ‘sabog’. It felt like my whole face lit up after the procedure. What do you think? Afterwards, the staff showed me how to care for my eyebrows and which side I should maintain using the Brow Rx.
Thank you, Tin! She advised me not to wet the threaded area for at least 4 hours after the procedure. It’s easy to see growing hair after so it’s best to pluck them to maintain the shape.
We also had a small chat with Ms. Teng after the event. I was really curious about the yellow stick she held out earlier so she told us more about it. Seeing that her customers’ main complaint is their thin brows, Ms. Teng decided to create this product called Brow Vitamins that help grow thicker brows.
While I do not need it, my relatives and friends have genetically thin brows and they always had to use pencils to make them look thicker. I’ve seen so many hair-grower products but some of them don’t seem to really work. However, Ms. Teng’s customers at The Brow Studio swore to the effectiveness of the product. She even showed us before and after pictures that her clients posted on Facebook! You can get the Brow Vitamins for only P425.
If you are interested to try their service, here is menu:
They also offer tattoo, waxing, and IPL services. Afford na afford, yes? And here’s a list of branches you can go to if you need a quick eyebrow fix:
|Eastwood City||2nd Floor Eastwood Citywalk 2,Brgy. Bagumbayan, Quezon City||0922-818482902-3413356|
|SM Megamall||5th Floor Bldg. A, SM Megamall, Brgy, Wack-Wack, Mandaluyong City||0922-887588302-7184796|
|SM City Manila(Franchise)||5th Floor, SM City Manila||02-3847258|
|SM City Lanang Premiere||Lower Ground floor, SM Lanang Premiere, Davao City||0932-8839044(082) 3210754|
|SM City Baguio||3rd Floor, SM City Baguio,Luneta Hill, Baguio City||0932-8834055|
|Shopwise Araneta Cubao||2nd Floor Bridgeway, Shopwise Araneta, Araneta Center, Cubao, QC||0932-8663224|
|SM North Edsa The Block||5th Floor, SM North EdsaThe Block, Edsa Quezon City||0925-812547702-9216672|
|SM City Clark||2nd Floor Wellness Zone,SM City Clark Expansion,Clarkfield Pampanga||0925-8898388|
|SM City BF Paranaque||3rd Floor, SM City BF ParanaqueDr. A. Santos corner President’s AveBF Homes, Paranaque||0925-8993399|
|SM City Fairview||Lower Ground Floor, Annex 2||0932-8834033|