We take eyebrows seriously. Besides, they’re the most important facial feature. A perfectly sculpted pair of brows help enhance your facial features and open your eyes. With flawless brows, you could also have a low maintenance beauty routine, get away with wearing minimal makeup, and still look your best.
The problem is, not all of us have perfectly sculpted brows – we rely on makeup to correct them. If you’re like me, you probably spend more time doing your brows than washing, exfoliating, and moisturizing your face altogether.
Luckily, beauty gurus have heard our pleas – there are salons specifically designed to give us the “eyebrows on fleek” we’ve always wanted.
Before getting your eyebrows done by a pro, here are a handful of things you should keep in mind.
- Do your homework
It’s a no-brainer – you should have a clear vision of what you’re getting yourself into.
Next, to researching the best brow salons in town and seeing their portfolio, you must have an idea of which grooming technique to use. Are you looking to get your brows waxed or do you want them threaded? Do you want a semi-permanent eyebrow tattoo? The choice is up to you, but whatever that is, you should know their pros and cons.
- Know what style and shape you want
You might probably have an ideal eyebrow shape or style, so make sure you communicate this to your eyebrow shaping artist. You may bring images of celebrity brow inspiration or peg you have. If you’re unsure, seek their recommendations based on your face and natural brow shape.
Keep in mind that each brow specialist has a signature style. Some may help you achieve a natural finish, while others can give you a more striking pair of arches. Check out their websites to see their signature looks and determine if their eyebrow shaping methods are in line with your style.
- Book a longer appointment
Knowing your desired shape and style is just one part of your appointment. Your brow specialist will be asking questions about your history. Have you had an over-plucking addiction in the 90s? Have you done eyebrow shaping in the past? Or certain procedures done to your eyes? Do you have reactive skin? Let them know so they can decide the best hair removal method for you.
Another benefit of a longer appointment is getting a lesson about eyebrow maintenance. You’ll learn to properly tweeze and shape your eyebrows at home, fill them in with makeup, and create a low-maintenance eyebrow grooming routine.
- Inform the brow specialist about recent facial treatments
Never ever forget to inform your specialist about your recent facial treatment or any changed skincare routine. Even if they use the gentlest method, any change in your skin care can affect not only the result of the service – it may damage your skin too. There’s a risk of skin being taken off if you had a facial in the last 7 days or have used vitamin A or retinol. Ouch.
- Make sure you have enough hair to trim
The more hair your brow artist must work with, the better. That said, leave your brow hairs alone for at least four weeks or longer before eyebrow shaping. Don’t pluck beforehand. If you have difficulty growing brow hair and want to speed up the process, experts recommend a brow growth serum or a hair, skin, and nail supplement.
- Leave your eyes fresh and bare
Prior to getting your brows done, make sure to remove any eyeshadow or brow powder you’re wearing. This way, your eyebrow artist can easily see the natural look of your brows and spot where they need cleaning and eyebrow shaping.
- Be patient
Don’t expect a complete transformation after one visit. Depending on your starting point and your eyebrow goals, it may take some time to finally see the results. Just have faith that your brow artist has done everything in their power to get you your #browgoals.
Author Bio: Mina Natividad is a resident writer for Browco, a top of the line brow and lash bar in Australia, which prides itself in delivering professional eyebrow shaping and eyelash extension services. Sticking to the heart of the brand, she aims to empower women with articles about style and beauty.