I am never too proud to take beauty advice. . especially when it pertains to my brows – and especially when it proves to be 100% right. During my recent visit to the Angelo David Salon, I met with their new celebrity eyebrow specialist and makeup artist, Julie Tussey. Feeling proud of my brows and confident that I would get high praise, I gladly accepted a meeting with her to hear about their perfection. (My brows don’t suffer from low self-esteem – #obvs). What ensued can only be described as a brow-awakening and forever gratitude for sage advice. Julie describes herself as an eyebrow “lost and found” department – if your brows are lost, she will find them and in my opinion brings them back to life — transforms your face, makes you feel awesome and make you rethink all your beauty routines. She spoke to me about the ideal shape – which may slightly differ based on the 6 basic face shapes – but ultimately should resemble an angle. Not an arch. And yes, there is a difference. An angled brow should have a long body and comprise about ¾ of the brow length, leading up slightly but not rising to a peak.
“Do you like fuller or thinner br..?” and before I could even finish my thought, she confidently said “fuller, definitely”. A “fuller brow with a longer angle looks more youthful” and should sit directly on the brow bone, not above or below. “A nice brow is the key to the aging process – the right shape can allow a woman to ease into her older years.” Julie’s product of choice varies from pencil, to powder, to gel depending on the person’s needs, but should be used sparingly only to fill in any gaps rather to completely define or color in the brow. “Good brows are a sign of professionalism” says Julie, so finding someone that will help you properly maintain them is essential and worth spending a little extra. Let’s take a look at my before brows …..
Julie suggested that my brows are a tad too far apart and a little too thin, with the high point of the brow coming to an arch rather than a desired angle. With a few short strokes of a brow pencil and an almost unnoticeable reshaping – I was absolutely floored by the difference. She had transformed what I thought were pretty great brows – into sheer perfection – framing my face in the most delicate way and making my features appear much softer. I do have some work to do in growing out the recommended areas, but I am fully committed after such remarkable results.
Following my brow revolution, I was treated to a blow out from one of their senior stylists. Being a salon that specializes in customized hair extensions and hair treatments, this simple service was certainly not lost in the mix. My hair came out smooth and shiny and I felt like I had a new bounce in my step after such pampering. As I finished up my visit and walked out, I was amazed at all the private rooms available to allow customers to get all their extensive services done in comfort. They truly value privacy and discretion, which explains why they have such a long list of celebrity and VIP clients. Here is my final look –
Feeling fabulously coiffed and catered to, my visit to the Angelo David salon was a real treat. Prices for a brow shaping begin at $22. To make an apt with Julie Tussey or a stylist at the Angelo David Salon, call 212-883-6620 or visit their website to see a complete list of services.