Becoming me again

A recent client who came to me for semi-permanent eyebrows sent this and I wanted to share it with you.  She writes….

 

I lost my eyebrows at the end of chemotherapy and radio therapy treatment for cancer.  Looking back at photos, my eyebrows were the last of my hair to go, so I wasn’t too worried when they took a while to come back.  However, 2 years on I had to admit I had waited long enough.   Although I could feel a few hairs on my brow close to my nose and at the outer edge of my eye, the few hairs were blond; the brow was patchy and there was not enough to call an eyebrow.

 

I researched semi-permanent makeup, both on the net and asking friends and colleagues.   I found that Tracie was the most qualified I could find in Warwickshire and she had the most information.  I was particularly reassured to see so many before and after photos, and all the ‘after photos’ looked so much better than the ‘before photos’.

 

At my initial consultation, Tracie was welcoming friendly and keen to make me feel comfortable.  We discussed my requirements and Tracie drew on the best eyebrows I had seen on myself ever.  I mean ever, they were better than the ones that used to grow, that I shaped over the years by plucking and waxing.  These eyebrows were the business, suddenly my eyes shone in my face and I couldn’t stop smiling.

 

I had 2 treatments with Tracie, the first one created the eyebrows and the second was a top up 6 weeks later, to boost the colour and make them a little denser.  She created the shape she showed me at our initial consultation, choosing a Semi Permanent Eyebrows before and after colour that matches my skin tone and compliments my hair.

 

The process is slightly uncomfortable, I would say similar to waxing.  Tracie is very generous with the anesthetising cream so there is no pain and any discomfort is quickly gone.  One thing I hadn’t expected was that the process can make you sneeze!

 

Since my initial treatment I have been complimented on how well I look and I feel good too. I am sure I come across as more confident and I feel more comfortable in my skin.  For me having my eyebrows done has drawn a line under my illness.  Now I recognise myself in the mirror again; I am me once more.

Thank you Tracie.