Thursday, 3 July 2014

Measuring your eyebrows; sleek chic not clown frown...!

Last week, Emma wrote a fabulous post about creating a flattering make up look including your eyebrows, creating a natural appearance. You can read it here...

Now, eyebrows are a devilish fiend and it can be really difficult to create them! Emma has covered off the technique but what she hasn't covered is how to work out where they should go and how big they should be. There's a really simple three step trick which can show you where they need to be on your face. You can choose style, thickness and colour as you like, then apply them as follows:

Step 1:
Take an eyebrow pencil or something with a straight edge and place it at the side of your nose, vertically up your face, past the inside of your eye like this:

This gives you the start of the eyebrow. Mark it with a little dot where your natural brow line would be. You need to position the dot either at the too, middle or bottom of where you want the brow, then remember where you put it.

Step 2:
Take the eyebrow pencil again and line it up with the corner of your nose (edge of the nostril) and the outside corner of your eye like this:

This gives you a mark for the end of the eyebrow. Again, mark it with a little dot as a reference - put it in line with the dot on the left; i.e. if you marked the bottom of your brow last time, do the same this time.

Step 3:
Measure the arch and find it's highest point. To do this, take the pencil again and hold it vertically to your face. Look straight ahead and line it up with your pupil, straight through the centre of the iris. Place a third dot slightly higher than the others so that you have the arch. Like this:

The third marker simply provides a reference point for where the highest part of the arch should be; where it should rise to and fall from. As before, position it in the same way as the other dots - if you picked the bottom of the brow, make this the bottom of the arch and so on. How high you make it will be personal preference and you can try a few different points to see what works best. 

Finally, using the three dots create the lines that Emma talks about in her post! This method is the perfect guide to the positioning and size so that you can concentrate on the style and application! 

In this photo, I have exaggerated the eyebrow - I don't normally wear them this harsh or dark but I wanted you to be able to see it in the photos! Also not wearing any make-up which is scary ;-)

A very good friend of mine taught me this and she's a make-up artist! I use it all the time, particularly now my eyebrow tattoos are fading! 

Hope it helps!

Victoria xxx
Aspire Hair South

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Wednesday, 2 July 2014

The gorgeous Follea Gripper™2 | C5055

She arrived last Friday. Wrapped lovingly in her black satin bag ❤️ It was love at first sight. Gary was with me in the salon when I took my first look at her and did his usually eye roll (that Gary Jones is always rolling his eyes at me when it comes to new hair...) he ignored me but it didn't matter as, at that movement in time I only had eyes for her ......


In all seriousness though I was excited. As excited as any wig addict would be when new hair arrives. Not only new hair but new Follea hair! I was practically ripping open the Royal Mail postage bag using my teeth 😁 

Out of all the colours that Follea offer, I have to say that the new C5055 is the closest I'm going to get to my natural hair colour. An absolute certain match is somewhere between the follea C5055 and the C6020 but hey ho ..... I'm not about to start splitting hairs over it! (See what I did there? Splitting hairs ...) after she was safely out of the bag (there were no bite marks in her I promise) I whipped her straight onto my head and started swishing ... 

After waiting so long to get my C10030 Follea wig cut and styled I decided I was going to strike while the iron was hot - which roughly translates to I had Harriet coming In to the salon for her hair extensions fitting so I was planning on totally taking advantage of the situation by asking her to cut my new hair haha :D what started off as a sneaky hair cut for myself turned into a three way hair orgy once the salon had closed at 5pm! 

The lovely Donna turned up to get her roots done

Harriet ended up getting her nails done (by Donna while her roots were cooking!) 

and  as Harriet's hands were otherwise engaged feeling the wrath of Donna's nail file (I so hope Donna doesn't read this blog post haha!) I decided I might as well get started on removing Harriet's old extensions 

Eventually though it all worked out and I got my new Follea cut and styled and all three if us had lovely new hair

Donna feels she draw the short straw in this hair orgy as she had to have her extensions removed so Harriet could get to her roots! 

Don't worry I'll sort her out next week :-) 

I got my new Follea Gripper cut! 

BEFORE Harriet worked her magic :)

AFTER Harriet worked her magic!! <3 <3

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Until next time ladies! 

Love from 
Emma xxx

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Re-style | the Follea Gripper™2 C10030

After wearing my beloved Follea Gripper™2 since Christmas of last year I finally got the chance to have her cut and styled last Wednesday when Harriet was in the salon and had a spare hour (which almost never happens these days!)

So, we decided to do it properly and give my Follea a good shampoo and condition first and then cut and dry her on my head so we could make sure the style sat perfectly. 


NO MAKE UP ALERT!!!! Check out how natural that hair line looks though :D you'd never guess in a million years that I was wearing a wig. In fact, when I looked in the mirror and inspected my hair line the first thought that sprung to mind was that I looked like I'd just had my roots coloured. 

AFTER! <3 <3

One expert cut by Harriet later and we moved on to giving me a blow dry which, I have to say, is one of the most wonderful experiences a chick with Alopecia can possibly have! My Follea Gripper™2 felt secure throughout the whole experience and I only really felt the need to hold her down when Harriet was blow drying the front of my wig (I was worried about the lace front and that round bristle brush!) 

AFTER! <3 <3
Have you ever had your alternative hair blow dried whilst wearing her? If not then I'd highly recommend booking in with Harriet and treating yourself to the experience! Not only that but Harriet is a fab stylist and her cuts always look so amazing :) She's in the salon every Wednesday at the moment so if you fancy it then give me a call to book in. 

Let me know what you think! 

Lots of love
Emma xxx 

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