Hair has an annoying habit of growing all over the body, which not only looks funny, but also makes it nearly impossible to painlessly remove band-aids or emerge unscathed from a vat of honey. Conquer uncooperative haircoats with today’s Groupon to Brow Shapes. Choose between the following options:
- For $6, you get an eyebrow-threading session (a $12 value).
- For $10, you get a henna tattoo of any size (a $20 value).
The multitalented aestheticians at Brow Shapes reduce bushy brows into arched eye accents while dotting epidermal plains with temporary henna tattoos. A five-minute eyebrow-threading session maintains above-the-eye fluff with a fine cotton thread that twists across hairs and pulls out unwanted follicles to render clean, defined edges. The hair-harvesting procedure removes fringe without the use of chemicals or blowtorches and typically causes less pain, irritation, and potential for ingrown hairs than other hair-removal methods. Alternatively, henna-tattoo sessions dedicate five to seven minutes to painting complex images onto skin, decorating areas of the body such as the hands and feet. Using the roughly 5,000-year-old mehndi technique, a skilled artist can bedeck bodies in traditional Indian designs or more contemporary patterns, all while using natural and herbal processes. The body's new décor lasts roughly two weeks, allowing recipients to regularly inscribe their palms with updated shopping lists.
Though threading has been among Asia’s most popular depilation methods for thousands of years, it only recently made its way onto the service menus of Western spas. The ancient practice has shown signs of becoming more of a spa mainstay, however, thanks to an eco-friendly process that also manages to stay on good terms with sensitive skin.
For evidence of threading’s rapidly expanding popularity, one need not look further than Brow Shapes' Eastern-inspired treatment menu. When not sculpting brows into precise arches, the spa’s artists rely on their attention to detail to draw henna tattoos that depict flowery swirls, geometric patterns, or extremely detailed public-transit maps. The spa also features a variety of facial massages, each of which can be customized to relieve pain, aid in relaxation, and improve skin tone.