Eyebrow shaping makes a world of difference. It’s no surprise people pay big bucks to have their eyebrows shaped correctly by professional beauty therapists. The right arch and thickness can frame the face beautifully, but poorly shaped brows can detract from your appearance.
It is an inexpensive way to pamper yourself and boost your confidence! How often have you looked at another woman and said ooooh, I wish I had her brows! Well now you can.
Here at Flossie.com we can answer all your eyebrow questions and queries, so read on, and if you have any questions please contact us and let us know!
What is eyebrow shaping?
Eyebrow shaping is the grooming of the eyebrows, typically by plucking, tweezing or waxing to suit the facial features. The three main techniques used by beauty salons to shape your eyebrows are waxing, threading and Electrolysis.
Why should I get my eyebrows shaped?
Having your eyebrows shaped at a beauty salon or spa by a trained beauty professional is the best way to get the best brow shape for you! Just as each person is different, each brow is different, in fact both your brows can be different to each other, so it is important to have someone trained to shape them perfectly, otherwise you can end up with unsightly and unshaped brows. You want the brow to shape the eye socket and complement your features… Not detract from them. It opens up the eye area, frames the face – and can even make you look younger.
What are the main types of eyebrow shaping at a beauty spa or salon and how long to they last?
Waxing, threading and Electrolysis are the main types of eyebrow shaping done by professionals.
Eyebrow waxing is the most common technique used, and involves hot or cold wax being spread on the hairs outside the shape of the brows, the being pulled quickly in the opposite direction of hair growth. The more often you get it done, the less it hurts – so it pays to keep up regular treatment to get the most out of the procedure.
An eyebrow wax usually lasts between 2 to 8 weeks depending on your hair growth. It is best for people with large brows or those who have never tweezed them before.
Threading has been gaining popularity in recent years. It is an ancient form of hair removal that uses a strand of cotton that is twisted amount multiple hairs at the same time and pulled, resulting in many hairs being pulled at once.
Electrolysis is the last beauty clinic treatment used to shape brows. This treatment involves an aesthetician putting an electrical current into each follicle via a small needle. The electrical current zaps the hair and prevents it from growing back, and it is necessary for you to have multiple treatments to completely get rid of the excess hair.
Will getting my eyebrows shaped hurt?
Getting your eyebrows shaped by a beautician will hurt, but a soothing treatment will be applied after. There may be a little redness and raised skin, but this should go down after a few days at the most.
How long does it take to get my eyebrows shaped?
It typically it takes between 15 to 30 minutes to get your brows shaped. Your first appointment may take a little longer as you beautician needs to shape the brow for the first time properly.
Why is the colour of the eyebrow so important?
The two main rules say that dark-haired people should opt for up to two shades lighter eyebrow colour then their hair colour, while light-haired people should do the opposite.
If you find that the colour that you have chosen in the salon isn’t quite right, you can always use brow powders at home to alter the colour.
Blondes should avoid eyebrow colour that is too dark, as it can make too sharp a contrast between the hair colour and the brow colour. It is important for the two colours to harmonise with each other.
Anything else I should know?
If you have a big day coming up (like a Wedding or Formal) don’t schedule your brow wax the day before, give your skin some time to heal.
A good rule of thumb is the thinner the brow – the harder it is to maintain!
How much does eyebrow shaping cost?
Typically, waxing costs between $10 and $50 a treatment.
Threading is more expensive then waxing, and usually costs between $35 and $60 per visit.
Electrolysis can be very expensive with $15 minute sessions costing anywhere from $20 to $100 each. Most eyebrows require 8-12 sessions to completely rid yourself of unwanted hair, and appointments need to be scheduled about one to two weeks apart, so it can be a difficult and expensive process.
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