Furry Little Frames


If eyes are the windows to our souls, then it must be fair to say that eyebrows are the furry little frames that go around them.

My frames, as of late, have been somewhat patchy.

I don’t generally mind the shape of my eyebrows, but, when I try to pluck them myself, I always seem to end up with little bald patches where there shouldn’t be bald patches, and too many stray hairs everywhere else. I took some pretty embarrassing photos to attempt to document this fact.

Note the tiny bald patch.

 I will clearly never be a beauty therapist.

A freshly-out-the-shower headshot, for your enjoyment.



I’d better also note that I’ve been colouring these bad boys in for the last few months with the stub of an old brown eyeliner. Probably not the recommended approach.

I recently thought that I should seek some professional help. True, I probably need it for a lot more than just my eyebrows, but they seemed like a good place to start.

I booked an appointment at the closest place to my house as I could find. That place happened to be Skin and Body Care Beauty Therapy Clinic, based in glorious (genuinely no sarcasm) Newtown.

It was going to cost $30 for a tint and shape. I’ve done a little bit of googling in order to compare prices, and it seems like this comes out at just below average. Sweet.

I walked in to the clinic from the bloody typical pouring rain, and entered a little haven of loveliness.

The first thing I noticed was that it smelled fucking fantastic. I don’t know what it was that was wafting through the hallways, but I wanted to roll in it like a dog.

I was warmly greeted by a lady named Asha, who explained to me that she runs the place herself as a one woman band. After I’d filled out a few details, she led me into a nice little room and instructed me to lie on the couch.

Oh mama, she noticed the bald spots. I was kind of hoping she’d just brush past them. She was very nice about it, though, and in kinder tones just pretty much told me to leave them the hell alone.

I went for a nice natural shape and tint, not being a fan of the startled-drag-queen look.

After a few minutes of smoothing, plucking and pleasant small talk, we were done. The whole thing only took about ten minutes, and that was including her instructing me to start using some kind of cream before I have more crows feet than actual eyes (my words, not hers).

She held up a mirror, and I was actually very pleased with the results.

Some pretty well disguised baldy spots.

She’d done exactly what I’d wanted; kept it nice and natural, but with a bit of added shape and darker colour. I don’t think I’ve previously mentioned that I have one random white hair that grows right in the middle of my right eyebrow. That bitch is now taken care of.

Brows are no longer as furry as my jacket.

Address, phone number etc for Asha’s clinic can be found on the picture of the business card I posted just up the page, and details of opening hours and specials can be found by clicking here. She also does a lot of other treatments such as facials (lovely) and waxing (less lovely, but necessary) so I really recommend giving her a call if you’re in the area.

Just me enjoying my new eyebrows, being all squinty and alluring.



About Emma

Having lived and loved in the chaotic city of London for the past five years, I've recently relocated to Wellington. It feels small. I've been here a few months already, but I feel like I haven't really given it enough effort. I've been to a few cool places and met some great people, but it's time to actually discover this place. The challenge I've set myself is to discover one new thing about the city each week. Whether it's a bar, restaurant, gallery, store, or anything else, I'm on the hunt for everything this pretty little city has to offer. Ideas and new suggestions are of course welcome (and begged for) along the way. whereinthewelly.wordpress.com

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