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Sheerluxe | 7 Professional Eyebrow Treatments Explained

Sheerluxe - 7 Professional Eyebrow Treatments Explained

7 Professional Eyebrow Treatments Explained

We all know good brows have the power to transform your face but if you aren’t naturally blessed with full, fluffy arches, there are lots of things you can do to improve their appearance. From microblading to lamination, here’s a rundown of the best treatments available for every need and budget.


THREADING

Best For: A Precise Finish

How It Works: If precision is what you’re after, try threading. Some people worry about the pain involved, but it’s nothing to worry about. It works by taking even the tiniest hairs out right from the follicle, so there won’t be any strays left behind. Plus, it removes several unwanted hairs at once – whereas tweezing can take longer, especially when it comes to getting those shorter hairs. As a result, maintenance between appointments is easier and the whole process is quicker. We recommend getting brows tinted straight after for best results.


MICROBLADING

Best For: Those With Sparse Brows

How It Works: For results that last longer than a brow tint, microblading is an option to explore. A form of semi-permanent make-up, the technique creates fine hair-like strokes in the skin with a handheld tool, which is then filled with pigment. There is some pain involved, but it’s minimal and a numbing cream will be applied before the treatment begins. With such precise application, microblading creates a natural finish that lasts. If you want to cover any gaps, define or fill-in over plucked brows, it’s something to try. Just make sure you do a bit of research first, and don’t go for the cheapest option.


TINTING

Best For: The Time Poor

How It Works: Tinting is one of the quickest ways to achieve thicker, natural-looking and long-lasting brows. Tints usually last between two to three weeks, although this can vary from person to person depending on your skin type, skincare routine and how much you expose yourself to the sun. Your therapist will shade match you – a subtle colour one shade darker than your normal brow colour is usually best. A quick tint and professional shape can work wonders if you’re on a budget or looking for instant results.


MICROFEATHERING

Best For: Sparse Brows

How It Works: Microfeathering is the treatment everyone is talking about. Using precise, hair-like incisions that deposit dye into the top layer of your brow skin, it’s not dissimilar to microblading. First, on goes a topical numbing cream before small incisions are made using a fine and very precise blade – no machine or tattoo gun needed. The pigment is then deposited into these incisions, resulting in natural-looking hairs. The difference is it requires a bit of hair and regrowth – microblading can be done with little to no hair – so it’s best for those with sparser areas that need filling. The results last for up to a year, with just a few touch-ups required every seven to nine months. A great option for those keen to work with what they already have.

Where To Go: Tracie Giles London


EXTENSIONS

Best For: Extra Length & Density

How It Works: Like normal lash extensions, this treatment will involve a therapist attaching tiny fibres – usually mink or synthetic hairs – directly to your brows or the skin underneath. This is done using a medical-grade adhesive and, once attached, there’s no rubbing or scrubbing – they’re completely set. Expect them to last between five and 14 days, although sometimes they can last longer. As it involves lots of glue, try to have this done sporadically or save it only for special occasions.


LAMINATION

Best For: Smoothing Wayward Brows

How It Works: If you want that glossy, smooth- brow effect, lamination should be your first port of call. Intent on creating eyebrows that are thicker and fuller, the treatment involves straightening the eyebrow hairs using a non-toxic chemical solution, so they all lie in the same desired direction. It works similarly to a lash lift and is designed to open the eye. On average, results last five to six weeks, although the hairs will stay laminated for up to eight weeks, depending on the structure of your brow and natural hair growth. The best bit? There’s zero pain and you’ll see results immediately. Ideal for anyone with unruly or fair hairs.


HENNA

Best For: Long-Term Results

How It Works: Henna (a plant-based dye) is the latest development in the brow tinting world. The difference between it and a regular tint is that the results last two to three weeks longer. It works by staining the skin underneath your brows as well as the hairs – hence the longevity. It – and it also suits all hair tones, – even grey and very fair hair. Just bear in mind that those prone to oiliness may not be a prime candidate, but your therapist can advise you on this. If you have naturally have fluffy brows or are prone to sensitivities with other tinting treatments, you’re guaranteed to like this.

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