Every brow is unique, so before your therapist gets started they’ll sit you down to discuss exactly what you want to get out of the appointment. A simple touchup? Help with regrowth? They’ll be able to set you on the right path to Insta-worthy brows that compliment your face shape, while answering any questions you have ahead of time. Remember, that most salons require a patch test 48 hours in advance, so bare this in mind if you’re booking in for your first time.
To start off your therapist needs a clean canvas to work on, so will remove all makeup and grime from around the eyes and cleanse the skin thoroughly before they begin.
Up next, the tint. The dye is custom blended to match your hair and skin colour, and left on for roughly 5 minutes to set. Dyeing your brows may be a little daunting for first timers, but it really helps to enhance your eyes. Your brows will always look slightly darker on day 1, but once you’ve washed your face it will settle into a more natural-looking shade, and lasts up to 2 weeks.
After removing the dye, it’s time for the wax. It’s precision placed around your brows to help form that perfect arch, and carefully removed in small segments to make it as pain-free as possible.
Next your therapist will give you a thorough threading session – this is perfect for removing those hard to catch, fluffy hairs and will leave the skin around your brows super soft.
To ensure no hair is left behind, the final stage of the hair removal process is to finish off with a quick tweezing session.
Finally, your therapist will apply highlighter around your brows to really make them pop, as well as a small amount of concealer to help with redness. Then using an extremely fine brow pencil, they'll fill out any sparse patches in thin, short strokes to mimic real hairs.
Et voila – you’re done! The whole treatment takes roughly 45 minutes, after which you’ll be left with thick, perfectly formed brows for weeks to come. If you’re concerned about sparse or thinning brows, talk to your therapist about a regrowth programme to get you back on track – this can include strengthening serums that kick start your hair’s natural regrowth process and encourage fuller, thicker brows.
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