Mum Was Left Looking Like An 'Angry Bird' After Botched Eyebrows
A mum had her family holiday 'destroyed' after a beautician left her with 'Angry Birds' eyebrows.
Colline Rees had shelled out £3,000 ($3,600) on the week-long family break to Tenerife.
She then nipped in to get the treatment done the day before she and husband Julian flew out with their three boys - Bailey, 18, Morgan, 15 and Ashton, 12.
But the 37-year-old says she was left with botched brows that made her too embarrassed to pose in family holiday snaps.
To make matters even worse, she was also unable to go swimming because she couldn't get her eyebrows wet.
Horrified Colline said: "I didn't know whether to laugh or cry. All my close friends and family were saying I look like something out of the Angry Birds game."
Colline, of Llanelli, South Wales added: "We had been really looking forward to it because we always just go on holiday in Wales. We were so excited to be able to fly somewhere new.
"If someone else looked like that, you'd do a double take. I was devastated, it stopped me from enjoying the holiday.
"I tried to do my best for the children to put on a brave face, but I had to sit back and let everyone else have fun without me. We have to work hard to go on holiday and it was just destroyed."
Colline regularly got her brows done, having suffered from alopecia as a teenager. She is still affected now and her hair still grows back slower than normal.
She decided to book in for an eyebrow wax to boost her confidence, but claims that the beautician who normally treated her was busy so a young trainee did them.
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After the treatment she said the trainee needed to put some pencil in her eyebrows. To her horror Colline then sat up, looked in the mirror and saw most of her left eyebrow was missing.
"I was mortified, absolutely horrified," she said. "I said to the girl, 'Are you kidding me, is this a joke?'"
Colline claimed that the worker told her she was sorry and she had messed up, adding: "I was in hysteria, crying, 'Is anyone going to fix this?'"
She said another beautician stepped in and offered to fix the waxing disaster. She told Colline a bit of tint would help, to which she agreed.
But when she sat up for a second time to look, she said it looked like two thick black slugs had been drawn above her eyes.
Colline started to cry and stormed out of the salon and FaceTimed her sister Paula, who was horrified by the unusual eyebrows.
She tried desperately to wipe the black dye off with wet wipes in her car, but it was too late because the dye had dried and her drawn-on brows wouldn't budge.
Because her eyebrows had been waxed, the fix-up job applied the dye straight to her skin. Colline said she had an allergic reaction and her face swelled.
Desperate Colline put a post up on Facebook begging for help to fix her botched brows. She wrote: "I'm known for being happy-go-lucky and always joking and doing pranks, but I didn't know what else to do."
A make-up artist friend of the frantic mum came to the rescue. She went round to Colline's house and showed her how to draw round the dye to make her eyebrow shape more flattering.
Colline's electrician husband Julian even watched the tutorial so he could help his wife with her make-up while they were on holiday.
The experience has left Colline extremely wary of ever getting her brows done in a salon again.
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