Story: Personal grooming

Eyebrow waxing, 2012

Eyebrow waxing, 2012

Eyebrow waxing, which was quick and relatively cheap, was an alternative to plucking for women who wanted to shape their eyebrows. A waxing is about to be done in this photograph, taken at the opening of an ‘eyelash bar’. Semi-permanent false eyelashes, dyeing, and eyebrow waxing were the mainstays of such businesses.

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Bronwyn Dalley, 'Personal grooming - Hairstyling and hair removal', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 July 2024)

Story by Bronwyn Dalley, published 5 Sep 2013