Brows are a major part of your facial looks, so you need to look after them!
There is more than on way of designind and trimming your brows, so let's break them down!
1. Trimming and Tweezing
Trimming and tweezing are a method of cleaning up and shortening brow hairs either pre-wax or in between waxing sessions, though it can be done as a primary method of shaping as well. Tweezing removes hair from the root and trimming is done after brushing through the brow thoroughly. If you don't trust yourself with a tweezer and scissors, you can always visit a professional for a brow-shaping session!
Threading is a centuries-old method that originated in India. The technique requires a threading expert to roll two cotton pieces of thread over the surface of the skin, driving unwanted hair out of the follicle. "With threading, you do not have to worry about any chemicals being applied to the skin," says Morgan Vanderwall of Beautif-Eye brow studio.
Waxing involves applying a thin layer of warm wax om the area from which you wish to remove hair. A strip of fabric is placed over the wax and is then pulled off quickly to remove the hair. "When done properly, waxing is applied at a temperature that softens the pore and allows the hair to remove without breakage, like other forms of hair removal can do," says international brow stylist Melanie Marris.
"Eyebrow tinting is the process of coloring the brow hair with a vegetable-based dye mixed with a 3 percent peroxide to activate," explains Marris. Brow tinting is fairly quick and the actual tinting process lasts a few minutes.
"The process is performed by creating defined, hair-like strokes in the brow using a needle and brow pigment ink," says Marris. This process of inserting pigment into the skin's upper layers allows you to alter the shape of your brows or make them appear thicker.
"Brow lamination is a treatment that relaxes and straightens the brow hair, allowing the brow to be styled in a variety of different ways such as sleek, straight, arched or fluffy," explains Marris. "Brow lamination is a three-step process that involves applying a perming solution to break down the bonds within the brows, then using a fixing solution to set and form the hairs into the new shape, and finally, a brow serum application to restore moisture back into the brows and skin."