Have you been thinking about semi permanent eyebrows for a while but not sure what would suit you best? Hopefully this information will help you decide what is best for you!
There are many different techniques used to create a semi permanent brow. Below I will explain the differences of each one and what is best suited to who.
Every semi permanent appointment requires 2 appointments which is included in the full price. Sometimes a third appointment may be necessary at a fee to cover product costs. All appointments require a £50 non refundable deposit to secure your space which is deducted from the total cost. The cost can be split over the 2 appointments, for example £50 deposit upon booking, £150 for the first appointment and the remaining amount due on your second appointment.
The first appointment is approximately 2.5 hours and a chunk of this time is mapping the brows. I use a black pencil to create a very bold eyebrow, it’s a bit scary to see but this ensures we have them as symmetrical as possible and lets you see what shape they will be. After this part we chat about colour, I usually recommend a similar colour to your natural brow hair but of course slightly darker is also an option. Once we are both happy with the choices I start the tattooing process. The second appointment is between 4&8 weeks later and is 1.5 hours long. We go over any faded areas and add any bits in that we need to. This is the perfecting appointment, it’s just as important as the first one.
A patch test is always necessary. This has to be carried out at least 48 hours before any appointment and can be booked online.
Please note that semi permanent makeup can last in the skin for a number of years. As time goes on it will fade requiring annual top up appointments, and regular maintenance of the brows is a must. A simple wax and tint has the brows looking like new again. No hair in the area where the tattoo is will be removed but your hair will still grow around it and the hair will remain the same colour it always has been so it’s important to keep on top of this if you want your brows looking their best. You can also leave the pigment to fade out if you decided you didn’t want anymore top ups.
The one question I am always asked is ‘is it sore?’ and I can honestly say I haven’t yet had anyone ask me to stop mid treatment! Yes it can be slightly uncomfortable, it is a tattoo on your face, but we work at a slow and steady pace to make this as comfortable as possible for you. A numbing cream is used after the first ‘pass’ (the first phase on the skin) and this takes any pain away. I prefer not to pre numb as this can slightly swell the skin and affect the over all look of the treatment. I have had people fall asleep while doing it so that is a reassuring sign that it does not hurt!
As always there is some contraindications that would prevent you from having the treatment done. These are as follows.
Microblading is the ‘newest’ trend that’s hit the market over the last few years. It is carried out using a hand held tool to create fine hair strokes throughout the brow. It is one of the more natural looks for eyebrows but unfortunately it isn’t suited to everyone. It won’t last well on oily skin as and is also not good on thinner skin. It can last anything from 6-18 months before needing a top up depending on the skin type. Digital shading can be added to this to create a slightly fuller look as I don’t do manual shading with this.
These both mean the same thing. This type of treatment is carried out using a tattoo machine, and can achieve various different looks. It is less traumatic to the skin than microblading as the needle comes in and out of the skin several times a second as oppopsed to scratching along the skin.
Using a fine needle we can create lovely hairstrokes similar to microblading. You can add shading to create a slightly fuller but still natural brow. This technique will last longer than microblading on most skin types and is suitable for both thinner and oily skin. Will last 12-18 months before a retouch is needed.
Ombré is where the front and/or top of the eyebrow is faded more than the body and tail of the brow. Good for those who like a slightly fuller look and draw in their brows every day. It can be as natural as you want it to be but can also be a much fuller look depending on the individual and what you would like.
A powder brow is a much fuller brow look. Bolder all throughout the brow, good for those who like a strong bold look.
This is where a mixture of hairstrokes and an ombre/powder brow is used. Usually hairstrokes at the front of the brow and sometimes up to the arch of the brow and a fuller ‘filled in look’ at the tails. This is a good one to choose for those who have sparse but strong hair that’s not the correct shape as it blends in better, or those who would like a slightly fuller look but still using hairstrokes. If you are still unsure about what would suit you best, please feel free to send me over a close up clear picture of your eyebrows without makeup on them and I can tell you what I would suggest!
HD Brows is a bespoke eyebrow treatment that is totally tailored to you. It’s so much more than a standard eyebrow tint and wax; with custom-blended colour, hair removal and make up application for brows that suit you.
Henna is a tint that will stain your skin as well as tint the hairs for a fuller look. The tint will last on the hairs for up to 6 weeks and on the skin for a few days.
‘Brow lamination’ or ‘fluffy brows’ as it is more commonly known is a chemical process in which we use perming solution to reposition the hairs to create a fuller fluffier look. This one is my favourite!
A tint to pick up any hair that we can use and then a wax all around the brow to get that perfect shape for you!