Brows 101 – Tinting, Trimming and Tweezing (Including My Tinting Recipe for Redheads!)

Wednesday Wink - Brows Tweezing and Tinting

Hey glad guys and glad girls! For this week’s Wednesday Wink, I’m giving you a peek into how I design brows! We’ll look at the “three T’s” – tinting, trimming and tweezing, and I’ll share a painless brow tweezing tip along with my personal recipe for tinting redheads 🙂

1. Always Start with a Tint

Tinting pulls any blonde/ peach fuzzy hairs into the mix, and gives brows an incredible luster. For a client that is growing their brows in, tinting can really help them have patience along the road to recovery. Tinting brows and having lashes, is my favorite way to go makeup free. Tinting also helps to get brows as full of a brow as possible, one of my personal life goals 🙂

My favorite tinting product is Refectocil . For custom blends, I like to use Redken shades. Some of my favorite colors are: Moroccan Sand, Sun Tea or Cherry Cola.

Zombalia Brows

Here’s a photo of me tinting one of my favorite redheads, for zombilla I use equal parts: light brown Refectocil, Redken Sun Tea & Redken Moroccan Sand.

Note: Redken color makes tint thin, you may need to use a little extra Refectocil to thicken, and always use extra caution around your client’s eyes, of course!

2. Trim, Trim, Trim

I trim first before a single hair is removed.

Starting with the half of the brow closest to your clients nose brush hairs straight up, do not cut all in one swoop. Instead, take little cuts along the line you would like to achieve – avoid a blunt edge. For the outside half of the brow comb hairs down and trim up to meet the arch line.

I highly recommend my clients never to trim their brows on their own, a bad trim can go terribly wrong.

3. Painless Tweezing

Personally, I’m not a fan of using of wax on brows, I prefer tweezing as the alternative. The precision of tweezers is the way to go. I use classic slant tweezers. To create a painless tweezing experience, I glide at a steady rhythm on the client’s skin – like I am using the edge to exfoliate. This technique blends the sensation of pulling hairs into the background, and also allows you to release any ingrowns easily.

Until next time 😉


Sarah Moore

A glad girl from the start, expert eyelash artist, Sarah Elaine Moore has been bringing Glad Lash eyelash extensions into the homes of her premier Hollywood clients for over thirteen years. Sarah attended the Make Up Designory in Burbank CA in 2002, studying Film & Television Makeup. She has also trained with the world-renowned Fletcher Pilates Company, where she spent six years exploring how beauty professionals can prevent injury and increase longevity in their careers. Sarah is currently Volume Lash Trainer at Glad Lash Academy. Her mission through her guest posts on the Glad Lash Blog is to make the best better, inspiring confidence and instilling value in eyelash artists and clients.

Disclaimer! Opinions expressed on the Glad Lash Blog are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Glad Lash Inc. Content is provided for informational purposes only and should not be considered professional advice. You should always seek professional advice before making decisions that could affect your business or clients.

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