What You'll Get
Aside from wearing boldly lettered sandwich boards, the human body communicates most clearly and efficiently through its eyebrows. Today's Groupon gives eyebrows the customization they seek: for $8, you get an eyebrow threading (a $16 value) at I Bar in Broadway Plaza on Capwell Lane.
Using an ancient method of precise and natural hair removal called threading, I Bar’s staff of talented brow artists can expertly trim the unruliest forehead fur into masterful works of face art. Unlike other brow-shaping methods that may haphazardly harvest large hair patches, threading employs pure cotton thread to quickly remove one clean line of unwelcome hair at a time. Threading uproots the entire hair from the follicle, so even the most stubborn hairs remain out of sight for several weeks, or around the same amount of time a groundhog must do penance for shaving off his eyebrows.
Founded in 2009 by beauty specialist Vimaa Patel, I Bar helps each individual live in synchrony with the eye-topping frocks that steer gazes and accentuate glasses frames. As you perch comfortably in front of mirrors that reflect slate-gray-colored draperies, reclaim dominion over the wildest of brows and open your eye-shelf to a range of facial expressions, from mild scolding to consternation, intrigue, hunger, and x-ray vision.
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The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jan 8, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Valid at Walnut Creek location only. Gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
Beauty specialist Vimaa Patel opened the original iBar to concentrate on threading, body art, and permanent makeup. Now with four different locations, Vimaa ensures her staff is practiced in the ancient technique of eyebrow threading—gently pruning and shaping brows with cotton strings—by requiring potential team members to have at least two years of experience. The technicians also enhance eyes and brows with permanent-makeup treatments and personalize shoulders, ankles, and calves with temporary body art, such as birds, blossoms, or safe combinations.
iBar's intensive focus on a handful of treatments let the staff master their craft, and customers took notice. Within four years, the beauty haven expanded to four locations, each of which maintains the rigorous quality and boutique ambiance of the original. Additionally, a 26-foot classic Airstream transformed into a chic mobile salon parks at multiple locations in the Peninsula to provide glam on the go.