Many years ago, my introduction to Shu Uemura came in the form of a few basic items :-
I was also aware that Shu Uemura had a brow trimming service but I had not availed of it, having it sit somewhere on the fringe of my consciousness. When friends asked me where they could go for brow trimming, I did send them in the direction of Shu Uemura – I just never experienced it for myself.
So when Shu Uemura introduced their International Accredited Artist and Brow Stylist – Lisa Yap, I sat myself in the tester seat. Crazy unruly brows be gone! *waves magic wand*
I don’t shape my own brows – I usually leave it to whoever does my facials to trim away the stray hairs. So, it was my first time having my brows trimmed while I was sitting upright – quite unnerving :P
They don’t use an eyebrow shaver at Shu Uemura – they use tweezers. I’m not too sensitive to the pain so I was perfectly alright with the plucking. After a few minutes of tweezing, snipping and shaping, I ended up with is supposed to be a brow shape to suit my face and lifestyle.
Yes, they do chat a bit to you to find out what you do, so you get something suitable. No point having your brows give you a docile look when your job is in human resources and primarily in firing staff! I did want that to be honest – it will be a lovely surprise for people to think you docile and then you go and snap them in the rear. Whee! :D
I did end up with something a little more severe then I’m used to. It was all good though coz after my brows grew out a little, everything was great! I think brows are like hair – they look good but not quite great the first day you style or cut it, but give it a while to grow out and they look much better.
Brow upkeep involves having them tweezed and maintained every 3-4 weeks to maintain your optimum shape. I have been so busy, I’ve only tweezed away stray hairs since the shaping, and the ol’ brows are now out of shape. Eeks!
Brow Atelier is available at all Shu Uemura counters and boutiques. The brow maestro Lisa Yap is based at the Shu Uemura boutique in MidValley Megamall and is available by appointment – maestro ma! ;) Call 03-2287 1764 for appointment.
Have you used the Brow Atelier service at Shu Uemura before or will you give it a shot?
Prices at the Shu Uemura Brow Atelier are RM30 (brow reshaping), RM20 (brow upkeep) and RM50 (Lisa’s charges) Not too pricey right?!