Updated: Jul 31
A simple waxing, brow tinting, brow henna, brow lamination or even a brow tattoo?
Eyebrows frame your face and can make a big difference in your appearance. There are many options from basic waxing to brow lamination and tint, but which service is right for you?
Finding a trained brow artist Esthetician is key. You want an artist that is versatile and can help you pick the right service for the look you are going for and your lifestyle.
Today's brow waxing service has evolved beyond conventional waxing. Now even the basic waxing service is achieved using the added process of brow mapping. Brow mapping is a technique that is used to help find your ideal brow shape and greatly helps with symmetry. Waxing services usually finish with some tweezing of fine hairs to create a crisp line.
Brow tint is a semi - permanent solution that lasts up to four weeks on the brow hairs and lightly stains the skin behind the hair for one to two days. This service will immediately make brows appear more defined and thicker.
"If you don't have eyebrows, you don't really have a face." – Saoirse Ronan
Eyebrow henna colors not only the eyebrow hairs but also the skin. The purpose of the treatment is to cast a shadow or create an illusion of depth and fullness in the brow area, visually filling in any sparseness. This semi-permanent dye will enhance shape and define brows. Your brows can appear bolder than you may like the first couple of days with this service vs tinting, but the outcome is longer lasting and requires less visits to your brow artist.
Brow lamination softens the hair follicle using a reverse perm-like solution and then re-shapes, or sets, it into a more refined, lifted, and smoother shape. This service mimics the appearance of fuller brows and can last 4-6 weeks. Brow tinting can be performed at the same time for maximum benefit!
But what if you want a more permanent solution with less visits to your brow artist? Then an eyebrow tattoo may be right for you. The two main types of eyebrow tattoos are Microblading and Powder Brows. The primary difference is how pigment/ink is implanted into the skin. Microblading used a handheld tool to create tiny scratches or cuts in the skin to mimic hair strokes which pigment/ink is then pushed into. Powder Brows use a cosmetic tattoo pen specifically designed for Cosmetic Tattoos to deposit pigment/ink into the upper layer of the dermis which creates a powdery effect that blends in with your natural hair to give fullness, shape, definition, and symmetry. Both services completely or greatly minimize the daily time and effort it takes applying eyebrow pencil and brow powder! Want natural and powdery or big and bold; the versatility is limitless!
Still unsure which service is right for you?
You know the confidence boost a good brow service can give but first do your research and find a brow artist that aligns with the look you are trying to achieve. Are you looking for a natural look (@musebeautybarllc) or a more "makeup" look? Does your potential artist provide more than one brow service? Does your artist listen to your goals and give a thorough consultation? Don't be shy to ask friends and family who they like; word of mouth referrals are the best. Remember not all services may be a good fit, your Esthetician will discuss contraindications due to skin type and allergies at your consultation.