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Beauty Etiquetter: Resolving Beef With Your Brow Groomer

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Beauty Etiquetter is a new column on Beauty Counter in which we address your beauty protocol predicaments with candid advice from industry experts and those in-the-know. To submit a question, e-mail celia_ellenberg@condenast.com.

The Quandary: After getting my brows done, I noticed they weren’t exactly symmetrical the next day. How much time do I have to go back to the salon and ask that they be reshaped?

The Expert in Residence: Kristie Streicher, brow artist and founder of Kristie Streicher Beauty Bar in Los Angeles

The Advice: “This all depends on the brow artist or type of spa or salon you went to, but typically I’d say you have a week. But rather than going back right away to have more hair taken out, to even out the shape, you might want to consider waiting for about four to six weeks until after they’ve filled in a bit, and then have your brows reshaped. Just let the artist know right away you were unhappy with the shaping or that your brows look uneven—you can even try taking a picture if it’s difficult for you to get in to see your person. The point is to let her or him know you’d like to let them grow out a bit and to keep this in mind for next time. Perhaps the artist will discount or even comp your next eyebrow shaping appointment.”

Photo: Courtesy of Streicher Beauty Bar

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