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Smackdown Updates: Sensitive Brows & Questionable Stylists

By Amalah

We love the updates around here. If you’ve had a question answered here, by all means let us know how things worked out…or DIDN’T work, as the case may be. Email amyadvice[AT], and be sure to put “UPDATE” in the subject line.
UPDATE ON: Super-Sensitive Brow Skin & the Case of the Shut-Down Salon
Sorry to be so late getting an update to you on this, but post wedding ran into job-hunting ran into holidays ran into a new job. The many suggestions were much appreciated, and the long and short of it is, I couldn’t find anyone in town to do threading so I called around and interviewed technicians and ended up going to an Aveda salon. That woman used every weapon in her arsenal, and spent about 20 extra minutes post waxing with cold stones and other tricks and my forehead was smooth and cool and clear… for about the first four hours. Then all hell broke loose and redness and bumps and itching and swelling for 2-3 days. Even with the various soothing treatments I’d stockpiled at home ahead of time. The Azulene was the only thing that even remotely helped, and still not really. Just soothed the itch, but I still LOOKED awful. At least there was no lasting damage this time, and GOD BLESS Sephora with the make-up tips, because none of the previous damage showed up in my photos! So I’ve just been fanatically keeping the shape up with the tweezers, and I can’t think of a reason to ever put my poor skin through that again.
Thanks for all the input!

Yeah…I’m gonna have to go ahead and agree with you there: no more waxing for you. Probably ever. Stick with the tweezers, or — in a pinch, if you’re in a hurry and don’t even want to deal with post-tweezing redness — try one of those little battery-powered trimmers. Okay, fine. A nose-hair trimmer. They actually work pretty great on eyebrows, both for trimming longish, unruly hairs and for cleaning up the brow line and the peach fuzz in between.
UPDATE ON: Pre-Wedding Hair Jitters
Hi Amy!!
Congratulations on the new little one. He is SO cute! I think my ovaries twitched when I saw pictures of him.
I am the girl who wrote in about my hair stylist offering to do my hair for my wedding for free but I didn’t like how she did my hair so I didn’t know what to do. Well, thanks to your advice and the comments of the readers, I brought in very specific pictures and had her do my hair three times before the big day and the wedding hair totally rocked! I feel like underestimated her. She knew exactly what I wanted and she did it!
I am going to attach two pictures, the one she worked off of and the final product. I am now happily married the wedding was perfect and I am working on gaining the newlywed 10 or 15. Maybe I should get pregnant then it will be expected. Ha!
Oh, and you can show these pictures if you want. I would love for your readers to see how their advice gave me the confidence to speak up and keep on it until I got the hair I wanted.
You are the best!! Thank you!

Hooray! And without further ado from me, here are the pictures:
The hair looks fantastic in both, but…dude, which one is you?


About the Author

Amy Corbett Storch


Amalah is a pseudonym of Amy Corbett Storch. She is the author of the Advice Smackdown and Bounce Back. You can follow Amy’s daily mothering adventures at Ama...

Amalah is a pseudonym of Amy Corbett Storch. She is the author of the Advice Smackdown and Bounce Back. You can follow Amy’s daily mothering adventures at Amalah. Also, it’s pronounced AIM-ah-lah.

If there is a question you would like answered on the Advice Smackdown, please submit it to [email protected].

Amy also documented her second pregnancy (with Ezra) in our wildly popular Weekly Pregnancy Calendar, Zero to Forty.

Amy is mother to rising first-grader Noah, preschooler Ezra, and toddler Ike.

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