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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

A Moment for Beauty, on the Upper West Side

In the chair
Photo by myself around 76th and Broadway, on the Upper West Side.

A small salon on the Upper West Side called City Brows offers many personal services, including threading, waxing and facials.

The woman in the chair was getting eyelash extensions. With proper care, extensions last about two weeks. (I am pretty sure synthetic eyelashes are used!).

I stopped by Tuesday night for eyebrow threading. Instead of tweezers, a thread is used to remove individual eyebrow hairs.

The attendant pulls a thread very tightly between both hands and rubs it quickly against the client's skin. Hairs are uprooted by twisting rather than plucking. It hurts a little but the pain is temporary.

The cost of threading varies according to the establishment. Threading costs $8 at City Brows.

For a look at the City Brows website and their services, click here.

Related posts: Living Wall, Lincoln Center, Performance Eats, on the Upper West Side and Yadda, Yadda, Yadda, on the Upper West Side.


Lily Hydrangea said...

I never knew there was such a thing as eyelash extensions! how is it different than false eyelashes?

Kitty said...

Hi Lily
I guess the difference is that an extension is attached to each eyelash and you apply them and leave them in. False ones can be removed and reused. I think.

Weird, eh?

Pierre said...

incredible!! howcan u take such photos. Full of life and simple

Always a pleasure