Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Metro Moment...

Here are the before and after pictures of my eyebrows.

The first picture is of me on the flight from London to Chicago laughing my ass off while watching Blades of Glory (highly recommended!). Please note the unchecked growth of my eyebrows into my eyelids. Fearing that my eyebrows would eventually grow through my eyelashes into my eyeballs, I decided to take action.

While Mrs. TBF was at her salon in the midst of her once or twice yearly haircut, I sashayed upstairs for a manicure and an eyebrow waxing. The manicurist is Russian, and the waxing lady is Ukrainian. So it is in Chicago...

I like Lucy (real name: Ludmila) the manicurist a lot because she always tells me that I could be a hand model. I usually consider it for a second or two, but then I have visions of having to walk around wearing oven mitts like George did in Seinfeld, and I just realize that it would make me too darn sweaty. So, I just bask in the glory of having good-looking hands that rarely experience any sort of manual labor.

The waxing lady (forgot her name), on the other good-looking hand, has to be the direct descendant of a prison warden. I'd never had my eyebrows waxed before, and although she was as gentle as she could have possibly been, I'm going to say right now that it's highly likely that I'll never have it done again. Da-aaaam did that hurt! Regardless, I now have a guide as to where the lower border of my eyebrow should be, and now I can (hopefully) pluck out the errant hair with Mrs. TBF's eyebrow tweezers as needed. Knowing me, I'll probably have to resort to using a hedge trimmer.

My brother-in-law has his eyebrows threaded. That doesn't seem as painful. Maybe I'll try that next time I'm in Chicago.

Oh, and by the way...

I also had a chemical peel, and went to the dentist to have my teeth cleaned (NOT whitened) while I was in Chicago. Am I a metro, or what? My score on the "high maintenance" meter is definitely higher than Mrs. TBF's.

So far, I've had only one (unsolicited) comment: "Did you have your eyebrows waxed? I HATE when men have their eyebrows waxed!"

What do you think?

5 comments:

Eva said...

not sure about the threading as had the legs done that way when I was in vietnam....it was the only option and much more drawn out and painful!

Mrs. TBF said...

You could also be like David Duchovny in Zoolander and go around with a glass chamber over your hands to preserve them - and be a "finger jockey"!
By the way - I have the eyebrow tweezers with me so hopefully you won't have a brow shaping emergency while I'm away.

Schokolade Madchen said...

Your "new" eyebrows look great!
So much better:)

The Big Finn said...

eva - My bro-in-law once told me that "...it hurts like a mutha!" I guess it's just one of those things I'm going to have to experience for myself.

mrs. tbf - Kudos on the Zoolander reference. Hurry home with those eyebrow tweezers because I can't imagine that a 5 o'clock shadow on the eyelids would count as a turn-on.

schok mad - Thanks. Now I'm going to have to tackle those ear hairs!

Expat Traveler said...

I'm up on the air on the difference actually. I think the new brows look a bit too short for a guy, but the shape is good..

(you wanted opinions)

But it's more about being able to upkeep them to your liking. Ah yes, getting used to that pain...