Today’s post is going to be a personal review of the Benefit Brow Bar at Ulta. Now, I know experiences will vary at different locations and with different stylists (I’m not sure what else to call these eyebrow fixing people?), but I am going to give you all my own personal experience. I wanted to go to a Benefit Brow Bar, specifically, for my first professional eyebrow encounter. Mostly because I have heard wonderful things about it, and I have used the Benefit products before and really trust them. I did quite a bit of research on the best Brow Bars in my area, and who I should go to specifically. I wasn’t too sure what to expect, but I also was not completely in the dark. I regularly visit Ulta, and I’ve casually walked by the Brow Bar a few times to watch out of curiosity. I’ve also watched some videos to see what the pain looks like. I’ve had some pretty painful waxing experiences in my life, so I needed to know exactly what I was getting myself into. As far as what I wanted my actual eyebrows to look like – I was in the dark. I have never been unhappy with my brows; I think naturally they look pretty decent. However, lately I’ve been looking for a change. All I knew for sure was I wanted them to look bolder… but not too bold? Maybe an in between of Kylie and Selena? IDK.
I had to go during my lunch hour, which means I did NOT have a lot of time. Being an adult is the worst and you have pretty much no free time to get things done. That being said, I was really counting on this place to be punctual with my scheduled time. When I walked up to the brow bar, I was not greeted immediately. However, because it is also a place of retail – I think the Brow Lady just assumed I was there to shop? And, I was a few minutes early. Once she figured out that I was there for a scheduled appointment, she quickly got me sat down and began the appointment.
I told her that I was looking to clean up the shape and to fill in the small gaps in the brows. I really wanted to try tinting, but she didn’t think it would be the best thing. At least for my first experience. I can appreciate honesty and since she’s been doing brows for 12 years, I decided to take her word on it. I could always come back and try it later! She did use a Benefit product called “Gimme Brow”. This was a less permanent effect to filling in the smaller gaps. She told me over and over how the natural shape of my brows were almost perfect. This made me feel great, but also made me wonder why I was paying someone else to do something I was obviously so good at. hahah. The waxing was surprisingly near painless. It hurts way less than plucking my eyebrows twice a week. She was very precise, she worked carefully but efficiently, and she was super friendly which made the 20 minutes FLY by.
I’m super satisfied with how my brows turned out. I do think I would like to go a little more bold next time. Possibly a more defined arch, a more square shape at the end that meets the nose, or maybe the tint! I did purchase the “Gimme Brow”, to help with everything until I make a decision of what I want exactly. Overall, I am very happy with my experience. The service was great, and Brow Girl really knew her stuff. It was a little pricey – not the worst or best I’ve seen. But I would most definitely go back in the future. The good news for you is, there are Ulta stores everywhere, so more than likely – you can go try the place out for yourself! If anyone has any suggestions or tips for even better/bolder brows -PLEASE let me in on all of your secrets.