Elke Von Freudenberg is a highly acclaimed photography makeup artist & eyebrow specialist. Her expertise as a licensed Esthetician in both CA and NY in shaping eyebrows for celebrities and models have made her a highly sought after eyebrow expert. Her makeup work has been seen at The Academy Awards®, The Golden Globes, in numerous magazines such as European Harper’s Bazaar & Elle, People Magazine, In Touch, as well as on the runways of Dolce & Gabana, Ralph Lauren, Diane Von Furstenberg and Bisou Bisou. Elke is also the creator of The Brow Collection, a makeup line of fashionable and unique brow products online at www.themodelbrow.com.
Top 5 No No Eyebrow Looks of 2008
For 2008, eyebrows were all the rage on the beauty front, whether in brow product must haves or in new services such as in threading. But the real story is in the look. Top NY-LA Eyebrow Specialist Elke Von Freudenberg shares her ‘DO NOT DO‘ brow looks.
1. The round eyebrow
Or called, “the happy eyebrow”. It borders on an almost 1/2 circle shape. This happens when the tweezer keeps trying to create more of an arch, but is not sure where it is. So they keep tweezing from underneath the eyebrow in the wrong place, creating a 1/2 circle. The round eyebrow has replaced the ‘tadpole’ eyebrow as the current most seen brow mishap.
2. The arch in the wrong place
Or, in most cases, the arch is too far out. This happens when the arch is created by a pencil lining up to the side of the nose to the outside iris of the eye. What happens is that the eyes actually end up looking crossed eyed (especially in photos) and too close together.
3. The straight eyebrow
A straight eyebrow is when the arch of the eyebrow either never existed, (rare) or too much was taken off the top of the eyebrow, which takes away the arch and creates a straight line to the eyebrow.
4. Using stencils to create your eyebrow shape
You really can’t do a cookie cutter approach to shaping and drawing on eyebrows. Why? Because everyone’s bone structure and eye shape is different, and your eyebrow shape really has to do with the bone that’s underneath the brow. That determines the eyebrow hairs and shape that are uniquely yours.
5. Super cut or trimmed eyebrows
The super cut eyebrow looks good for one day and then as it grows in, looks horrible. What happens next? You cut them again only to repeat the vicious cycle. The super cut eyebrows are cut way too short and trimmed the wrong way.
The Model Eyebrow™ Service offers a precise eyebrow shaping every time with tweezing. With a bi-coastal clientele, Elke travels to Los Angeles, New York and Brooklyn to maintain her private celebrity and model clientele’s eyebrows. And with rave reviews already on CitySearch.com and Yelp.com, people have come in as far as San Francisco, Singapore, Chicago, and Connecticut to get Elke’s Signature Service.