Eyebrow Hair Terms
Tuff Hair:The hair that grows straight when referring to the head of the eyebrow.
Vellus Hairs:The soft, fine “peach fuzz” that lacks pigment (can be tinted). This hair is too weak to hold extensions for a length of time.
Stubble:Hair that was previously removed and is growing back.
Terminal Hairs:A coarse, thick, deeply rooted hair that is pigmented. This is the best hair to attach the extension to vellus hairs.
Have you ever seen a beautiful woman with long, luscious lashes and brows that are far from perfect? It’s like a beautiful woman wearing a dress that doesn’t fit.
The brows must be in perfect balance with the eyes, facial shape, and lashes in order to create perfection. Eyebrow corrective services effectively allow your clients’ personality and expressions to shine. They can reshape the eyebrow, fill gaps, cover scars, create length, add fullness, give brows a lift, take away an excessive arch or add the perfect arch.
While corrective eyebrow techniques continue to evolve, we can now achieve perfect brows for our clients through eyebrow extensions, “drop ins” or a combination of both. An overview of all three options is discussed in this article. Note that price tends to be established based on the time necessary to complete the services.
EYEBROW EXTENSIONSAn eyebrow extension has principals similar to eyelash extensions. Eyebrow extensions are a technique where hairs are attached to other hairs. A hands-on class is required to learn the technical skills of eyebrow extensions in detail.
Duration of treatment:Approximately an hour and a half.
Price range:$75-$250; first-time services tend to be the most expensive, as it takes time to shape them and remove excessive hairs.
How long does it last?Two to three weeks.
DROP IN BROWS“Drop in brows” are a short-term fix to create the perfect eyebrow. A skin safe adhesive is used to attach the hair to the skin. However some hairs actually can be attached to remaining hairs in order to lengthen them enough to cover an empty space with drop-in brows. Because the hairs are applied directly to the skin for drop-in brows, they don’t last as long, due to the naturally occurring oils in the skin.
So why would anyone want “drop-in brows” rather than eyebrow extensions, given that they only last several days? The answer is that drop-ins can be applied if there is no existing hair where the brows need to be filled in, compared to the extension, where it must be an extension of the natural eyebrow hair. And, even though drop-ins last only a few days, clients view it in the same way they see having their makeup professionally applied.
Duration of treatment:15-30 minutes.
Average price range:$25-$35, but the price can sometimes go as high as $75 to create very thick eyebrows.
How long does it last?Two to three days.
EYEBROW INTERFACINGCombining drop-in eyebrows and extensions is referred to as eyebrow interfacing. Both techniques are combined to create the ultimate correction, an eyebrow design equaling the true eyebrow formation. Eyebrow interfacing can also include eyebrow tinting, eyebrow henna, or straightening, which may include a custom stencil. The process involves fusing the eyebrow extension with adhesive to the natural hair (terminal hair as well as vellus hairs) first to build your formation. Then, blend in with the drop-ins, covering any skin that needs the addition of hairs to complete a perfect eyebrow.
Duration:1 to 2 hours.
Price:$75-$250; just as with extensions, the first-time appointment is most expensive, and touch-ups following this service are likely to be in the less expensive range.
How long does it last?2 to 3 weeks.
GENERAL TIPS FOR EYEBROW ENHANCEMENT SERVICES
Basic design measurementAn eyebrow usually measures between 1 7/8 to 2 3/8 inches, or approximately 6 cm. The arch is considered the high point of the eyebrow.
Don’t create an arch that’s too close to the halfway point. You need to consider the shape of the face and the eye for best results, as well as personality.
PositioningHave the client sit up with her legs uncrossed. This gives you the right point of view of the eyebrows. Many mistakes occur because professionals have their clients lay down while they shape their eyebrow, and when they get up one is higher the other. In order to achieve perfect balance, your client needs to be sitting upright.
Eyebrow hygiene• Cleanse brow properly with a brow shampoo
• Tweeze or wax excess hairs
• Measure the brows
• Determine the ideal shape before beginning
• Prepare a skin safe adhesive in adhesive ring
• Remove any artificial eyebrow hair with tweezers, dipped in skin safe adhesive
• For drop-in brows, apply eyebrow hairs to the skin one by one
ConclusionEssentially, perfecting your clients’ eyebrows can make the eyes appear more youthful.
Correcting your client’s imperfect eyebrows dramatically improves a person’s look, which, like any substantial improvement to a person’s appearance, can build their confidence and self-esteem.