Following up from our previous blog, ‘Never Underestimate The Power Of A Good Brow’ – which if you haven’t already read, you can do so HERE. We are going to delve a little deeper into what the different types of brow treatments actually are.
A widely used method of removing unwanted hair, to shape and define the brows. Either warm wax or hot wax can be used.
– Warm wax is applied and removed using a fabric or paper wax strip.
– Hot wax is applied and left for a few seconds to dry, lifting up a corner, the wax is then removed with your fingers.
Waxing can be a little painful, especially if it is the first time a client is having it done, but it only lasts seconds! A brow wax usually lasts around 4 weeks before your client would come back for their next appointment.
Originating from eastern cultures, brow threading has been around for centuries. A piece of thread is taken and twisted on itself. It is glided along the skin, removing the brow hairs from the follicles. The skin must be kept taut to ensure it doesn’t get cut from the thread. Like waxing, threading will last approximately 4 weeks before your client will be due back. Threading is great for people with sensitive skin, it’s supposed to be less painful than waxing as it doesn’t pull at the skin.
This is the process of applying a semi-permanent dye to the brow hairs. It will instantly make them look thicker & darker with a more uniformed colour throughout the brow. This treatment goes really well with a brow wax / thread to create a defined eyebrow. Again, this treatment will last around a month.
Henna brows are a form of tinting that stains the skin as well as the hairs. The colour usually lasts on the hairs longer than a standard tint – up to 6 weeks, and can stain the skin for up to 10 days. It’s a great treatment if you want your brows temporarily filled, instead of wearing makeup. Or it’s great if your clients wants to try it out before committing to semi-permanent makeup, like microblading. It’s great to finish off this treatment with either a brow wax or threading, to create a lovely defined eyebrow.
A really similar treatment to Henna, the main difference is the convenience. Henna usually needs to stay on the brows for 30 minutes to take to the hair and skin, however Hybrid can work in just 10 – 20 minutes. Hybrid can last up to 7 days on the skin and 7 weeks on the hair! There is usually a bigger colour range to choose from with Hybrid. The colour grows out as opposed to tint, which fades over time.
The brow trend of 2020! Using a chemical solution, the brow hairs are straightened and lifted. It allows the hairs to be more flexible so you can style them in the desired look. It’s a great treatment for sparse brows, wanting to cover any gaps, but also for those with full brows that love that brushed up fluffy look! It’s teamed perfectly with a tint and wax too. As it’s a chemical process, it’s best not to re-laminate before 8 weeks. Brow Lamination is usually charged between £30 – £50.
A semi-permanent form of cosmetic tattooing. A technique whereby a hand tool with a blade formed of tiny needles is used. A pigment is scratched into the skin, in short fine strokes resembling hair. Microblading can be somewhat painful, however a numbing cream is applied beforehand! You’ll need a follow up appointment with your client after around 12-18 months to top up the brows as they begin to fade.
Ombre / Powder Brows
A semi-permanent Ombre shading technique. A small machine is used to place extremely thin dots of pigment into the skin, creating a soft-shaded brow pencilled look. With Ombre brows your client will be getting 1 – 3 years of low maintenance brows, however a touch will be needed around 18 months after!
With all beauty and aesthetic treatments, a thorough consultation is key, making sure you’re always following the manufacturer and your insurance guidelines.