As they say, the eyes are the windows to the soul – but the eyebrows are the window frames! Our brows have an extraordinary ability to define our faces, sculpt our features, and either enhance or detract from our natural beauty. We have all experienced this to some degree, whether it be the time they were waxed too thin, dyed too dark, or left lopsided. Just a single brow hair out of place can leave us with a sense of unease. This makes our jobs as brow artists incredibly important (which we take very seriously) as we understand that we wield the power to make or break a person’s confidence.
We have a diverse range of services on offer to shape and sculpt the brows of your dreams. So that you may choose the perfect one for you, let’s discuss some of the most popular brow treatments and their benefits.
Developing expert skills for brow shaping can take a combination of a keen artistic eye and many years of experience. Each face comes with limitless variations in bone structure, symmetry, fat distribution, skin texture, and eye shape – all of which impacts on your ideal brow shape. And if your brows have been mis-shapen for a long period of time, it can be a difficult process to re-establish the correct one for you. On top of this, there are many forms of brow shaping that will need to be chosen according to your individual growth patterns, hair thickness, skin type/condition, and pain threshold. You may be suited to threading, tweezing, hot wax, strip wax, or a combination approach.
Just like hair colouring, brow tinting can be much more complex than you might think. There are elements you may not have considered that only skilled and experienced brow artists are equipped for. Each individual’s hair takes up colour at different speeds, which means that one blonde client may turn a pleasant natural brown after 5 minutes, and another may turn jet black. There are also a number of tint brands on the market, some more effective or long lasting than others. And then there is technique – perhaps you would like your results to be more visible and dramatic with a defined shape and border. In this case, the tint can be applied in a way that the skin below the hairs is also tinted, giving a greater impact. Contrastly, if you want the opposite ultra-natural look, your brow artist may carefully comb the tint through only the brow hair, not touching the skin.
Traditionally used for centuries in many eastern cultures, henna for brows has been growing in popularity over the past several years. Similar to a tint, henna is much longer lasting and stains the skin for a filled-in look. The skin stain typically lasts up to 2 weeks (as opposed to the several days of a tint) and up to 8 weeks on the brow hairs, compared with 4 weeks for a traditional tint.
Ideal for unruly or misbehaving brows, brow lamination is used to style the brow hairs into their ideal position and lock them in place. This can be used to achieve the very on-trend ‘brushed up’ or ‘soap brows’ look, that stay in position throughout the day without the need for product. It lasts around 4-6 weeks and can save you countless hours of brow styling in the morning!