Bangin’ Brows

First, before I even start… PUT THE TWEEZERS DOWN AND STEP AWAY FROM THE MIRROR! Yeah, I’m talking to you.
The most common problem with brows these days is over plucking!
Lets be honest, we have all done it, plucked those few extra hairs in hope of our brows magically turning out like Kim Kardashians, in reality they turn out like two skinny stick like figurines above each eye :-/

Out and about in Manhattan Downtown NYC, 02/02/06

I can not stress enough how important it is to find your ‘brow expert’ to sculpt, shape and colour your brows to suit you! Seriously once you find her or him, you will want to marry them! No Joke.

FYI, here at esstudio we take the time to perfect your face frame. Which includes, eyelash and eyebrow tint and brow wax to accentuate those peepers! Just ask for our face framing package, you wont regret it! Our in house beauty therapist Jacqui Arnold is the bees-knees of brow sculpting.

Am I making myself clear here? Your brows are VERY important!

One visit a month is generally what it takes to keep those perfect brows of yours groomed.
A perfect brow will compliment your whole look and frame your face.
A few plucks here and there at home to maintain are acceptable, but lets not get crazy and leave it up to the experts….ok?!

Here are some techniques a professional will take into consideration while working on you, they wont just fling wax around up there.  It is serious business, the expert will take the time to study your brows, your shape, the way the hair grows and then creatively and very delicately they will sculpt your brow to suit your face frame. Then ta-da!!!!! Insert bangin’ brows!

Brows have been an increasingly growing trend, gone are the days where we didn’t really care about our brow shape. As long as they weren’t bushy and fluffy and the mono brow wasn’t starting to form then we were just happy to have a clean smooth area.

Now its all about getting the perfect shape to suit your face and tone.
Fuller and thicker brows are in and here to stay!
So get amongst it! If you haven’t got quite as much hair to fill in those gaps, that are pretty obvious and sticking out from over plucking, don’t fret! There are so many more ways to ‘fill’ the brow line.

Some great tips are to use a brow pencil, or a brow shadow, or have your brows tinted regularly to keep that shape looking full and glam!
These are all easy enough to DIY at home, your personal brow expert will show you how and you will never look back!


Sooooo… what are you waiting for?! Go and get your bangin’ brows!

Sarah x



Now that Summer has arrived, a spray tan is pretty much a necessity to ease you back into lazy days at the beach. I mean, nobody wants to be that pasty girl on the sand, sparkling like a disco ball, right? But with a spray tan comes that niggling doubt of what if – what if I go orange? What if I go patchy? Or streaky? Well below I have written my very own guide to the ultimate spray tan so that you can make the most out of this summer.

First of all, exfoliation is key. A spray tan works by staining the outer layer of your skin cells darker (not as scary as it sounds – trust me). By exfoliating, you are removing the dead skin cells that would have flaked off in a couple of days and leaving behind younger skin cells that will stick around much longer which means a more even and longer lasting tan.

On the day of your spray tan, don’t wear any deodorant, perfume or moisturizer to your appointment. Not only do these products create a barrier between your skin and the tan (and only where you have applied it – hello patchy tan!), but deodorant can also turn your tan green! Not a good look.

Once your tan has been applied, don’t swim, shower or sweat until the development time is over. This can range anywhere from 30 minutes to eight hours, so make sure that you check before you leave your appointment! Make sure that if you have an Express Tan (30mins-4 hours) that you don’t leave it on longer than the recommended development time – it can overdevelop and may go orange. If you have a 6-8 hour tan then this won’t overdevelop and can be left overnight.

Once your tan has developed, jump in the shower and use a sulphate-free shower gel to cleanse your skin as sulphates found in other body wash products can strip your tan. After showering, pat your skin dry with your towel rather than rub so that you don’t prematurely fade the tan.

Make sure that you use a body butter every day – morning and night – to keep your skin hydrated as this will prevent dead skin cells flaking off and taking your tan with them!

Avoid chlorinated pools, the beach and hot showers as these can all cause premature fading.

Enjoy your summer!