Russell’s in town for Christmas. He’s brought along his dog Betty, who has three essential traits: (1) an irresistible impulse to pester Kasey until Kasey bares her teeth and growls; (2) a permanently quizzical expression; and (3) facial markings that look like someone going for a cosmetology degree has encircled her eyes with mascara.
Given the facial markings, “Betty” is a pretty apt name. Give her a beehive, pedal-pushers, and some gum to snap, and she’d fit right into the off-Broadway cast of Grease.
Last night I passed this sign on my way to dinner, and it stopped me in my tracks. What is “eyebrow threading,” I wondered, and how does it produce the promised “unique shape”? Perhaps, I thought, it involves something like threading a needle.
Alas, the storefront of the business provided no ready answers. It featured a video of an eye being subjected to a complicated eyebrow-related procedure involving what looked like a rubber band. It also appeared to be a painful operation for the disembodied eye, frankly. I hurried on, disturbed by the Daliesque quality of the video, which looked like an outtake from The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.
Why would anyone go through a potentially painful procedure to achieve a unique eyebrow shape? If the eyebrow had become unacceptably unruly, why not simply trim it? Beats me, but then I’m a guy who can’t keep straight the difference between eyeliner and mascara. The realities of eyebrow threading will just have to remain one of the many curious mysteries of the fairer sex.