On Saturday I went and got myself some HD brows did! I've heard a lot of fuss about these in the beauty world at the moment and wanted to see what it was all about. It's quite a trend amongst celebrities too and I heard the likes of The Saturdays and of course the cast of TOWIE have been getting these done.
Before you have them done you need to go for a patch test as they will be dying your eyebrows so you need to make sure you do not have any allergic reaction to the dye.
The process consists of 7 stages to create the 'perfect' symmetrical brow shape and all in all it took about 45 minutes.
The first step was to assess my face shape and colouring to get the best brow shape for me. She noticed that one of my brows was slightly more arched than the other, which she said is very common. There are a few different styles that you can go for. There is a quite soft looking brow which is probably more suitable for blondes and there is also a more strong and sharp brow shape. I went for something between the two. I liked the look of the sharp brow but at the same time I didn't want to look too scary and 'scouse brow' like! Also, my face is quite small so I didn't think I would suit anything too strong.
After we had decided on a desired result the next step was to tint them. She will try to tint to a similar colour to your hair or if you want darker then you can. My hair is pretty dark so she went for a dark brown.
Whilst waiting for the dye to take she then waxed under and over my eyebrow into the correct shape, trying to get them as symmetrical as possible. HD brows are all about being symmetrical.
The next step is threading to get rid of any little baby hairs and blend them into the hairline.
Then she tweezed them to go over the shape and to doubly make sure it was right.
After that she cut any of the longer hairs that stuck out so that they were well groomed.
Lastly she removed the tint as the colour had now been on long enough to take. She then used an eyebrow powder to fill in any gaps where the hairs need to grow still and set them in place using a brow gel.
At first when I looked at them in the mirror I was quite shocked because of how different they looked. I always thought my eyebrows were quite dark and thick so I didn't think they would look so different but I am really really happy with them. They were really dark at first and took a bit of getting used to but now I just love them. She did say that the dye would wear down slightly after a few days and be a more natural colour so if you are a bit surprised at first, don't worry.
I can't tell you how pleased I am with them and will definitely be going back again and again. She said that they last 4-6 weeks and mine cost £25. She also told me not to touch them during this time, only tweezing the odd hairs that look really out of place. She said to leave any of the hairs near the hairline because there are some that need to grow back into place as there were a few gaps in some places. So don't expect to achieve the perfect brow after your first time because it's all about maintaining them and growing them in the right places to achieve the symmetrical HD brows result. I would highly recommend this treatment.
I hope you found this post helpful and please feel free to ask me any questions on my experience that I can try to answer.
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