Brow Styling

There is so much on the market these days when it comes to brows and brow styling. But what is right for you? The first step to working that out is to understand clearly what each option is and the pros and cons. So here is a list that I have compiled of brow services that I personally have tried and what I think of them. Now this is subjective… Meaning it is just my opinion!

  1. Threading: This is the process of removing hair from the face, it is defining and precise. Whilst this method is quick and cost-effective it needs regular upkeep. Threading is much like shaving, it only removes the surface hair – and we all know from my previous posts hair goes deep beneath the skin. In order for effective long-term hair removal, we need to remove the hair from the root. Unfortunately, threading does not do this. Another con to threading is that it is not suitable for those with sensitive skin. If you suffer from dermatitis, acne or the like, threading is a no-go.
  2. Brow Wax: I am not going to lie this is my preferred type of brow styling. It ticks all the boxes, removes hair from the root, is safe for most skin types and if done correctly can last for up to 4-6 weeks. The only downside is that there is temporary redness, swelling and irritation, and depending on individual pain tolerance – it can be uncomfortable. These downsides are generally temporary. I will say that you need to be careful with your technician. Ensure that they are using only hard wax on your face, ask them to test the wax on their own arm before they put it on delicate skin (such as your face), and never ever let strip wax anywhere near your face. Partner waxing with tweezering and you will get the perfect brow every time!

Those are the 2 main types of removing hair so what about the colour? Did you know there are many different types of brow colouring?

  1. Hybrid Tinting: This is 1000% my favourite style of brow tinting. It hybridises the traditional dyes and tints with Henna, meaning not only do you get the tint on the hair but also a stain on the skin so that it darkens the hair as well as gives you a bolder, thicker look. This looks amazing and lasts longer than other options on the market 6-8 weeks on average. It is more costly than some other options on the market but the results speak for themselves.
  2. Standard tint: This lasts 4-6 weeks and is often the more cost-effective option. This does not stain the skin so the hair you got is all that will get coloured. If you are wanting to darken what you already have then this is an amazing option. However, if we are wanting bolder, thicker and more dramatic – this option will not give you that.
  3. Henna: Henna brows are a type of tinting that stains the skin giving you tinted hairs for up to 6 weeks and a tint on the skin that can last anywhere from 2-10 days. It’s a fantastic way to try out a shape before committing to semi-permanent makeup, or if you just want your eyebrows shaped and filled temporarily. Using henna is fantastic however just remember to keep up with your usual brow shaping because hairs straying from the new henna line will create something messy.