First thing first, it’s not a question of “have to!” It’s a question of what works for you. It’s not up to me or anyone else in NYC to understand your eyebrow shaping needs, or financial ability, or time constraints. It’s only after I speak with the client that I can say how often makes sense. At first I “ignore” all issues and later we figure out the best routine based on all of the factors…But we are all beautiful individuals regardless
Another reason I have different answers to “How often should I have my eyebrows shaped?” is that that is really not the right question. It’s not how often, but more, “In what condition do my eyebrows need to be in order to get them shaped again?” And that all depends on how fast or slow your eyebrows grow; in NYC, even the heat and cold can make your needs vary widely. For eyebrow shaping, in terms of growth, there is no rule; it is all individual!
There’s also a question of what level of “cleanliness” the client prefers aesthetically for their eyebrows. Many of my clients cannot “stand” stray hair on their brows when it grows. But some don’t mind a little regrowth and can resist handling the tweezer
I actually have some clients who would like to just come in every week for eyebrow shaping. For those types of clients (only in NYC!), I actually refuse, unless they have a special event…simply because they will “get tired” of coming in every week, so better to avoid it. Also, integrity is crucial to my business philosophy. I do not want to think that I am charging a client for three hairs to be removed when I think they should wait a little longer. Trust goes a long way when it comes to personal services.