For those of us born blond, we’ve had to deal with barely perceptible eyebrows our entire lives. If you’re like me, you’ve looked far and wide for the best way to enhance and define your brows so that they stand out in all their gorgeous glory. Today’s trending eyebrows make it more important than ever for blonds to accentuate their brows. Eyebrows today are meant to be bold, while beautifully framing our eyes. Us towheads certainly don’t need to be left behind. While pencils and powders are fine for temporary definition, nothing beats a professional brow treatment.
The Ins and Outs of Brow Tinting/Staining
Before you invest in a brow tint, consider having your eyebrows shaped professionally either by waxing or threading according to your desired look. Once shaped to perfection, it’s time to add color and definition with a professional tinting or stain.
What’s the difference between brow tinting or staining? Word choice! It’s the same procedure. Staining is just the new buzzword for adding color and shape to blond brow hairs. Who you gonna call for a brow staining? A professional esthetician or cosmetologist trained to use specific, professional products formulated to create the desired brow color and shape.
When brow tints are done correctly, they provide very exciting and satisfying results! It’s truly a worthwhile procedure, because color can last on your brow hairs for up to four weeks. Some clients with sparse eyebrow hairs choose to dye the skin within the eyebrows in order to create a more filled-in look, but the color on your surrounding skin will only last about five days. In between staining sessions, you can fill in any sparse hairs with an eyebrow pencil or shadow.
What to Expect
Your esthetician will mix up a formula with the color best suited for your brow. There’s a vast array of colors, from dark brown to medium brown to auburn. The color best suited to you depends on your skin tone and hair color.
Your esthetician will apply brow color to your pre-shaped brows with a tailored eyebrow brush. It takes about 15 minutes for the color to take. Once time is up, your esthetician will remove the color from your brows with water. Together, you will ascertain if the color is dark enough, and will reapply if necessary. When applied with even coverage, brow tinting will even cover gray eyebrow hairs!
Between Session Maintenance
I find that I typically need to tint my eyebrows every 4 to 6 weeks. I can extend the time between my tinting sessions using topical staining products, like RefectoCil Cream Hair Dye.
There! Perfect brows for the Holidays.
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