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How to create the perfect brows for your client

How to create the perfect brows for your client

To create the perfect eyebrows on your client, follow these steps.


  1. Provide a consultation: Before beginning the shaping and tinting process, it is important to assess your client's face shape and ask about their desired brow shape and colour. It is super important you listen to what they want, provide advice, manage their expectations and confirm what you will be doing before you start. 

  2. Cleanse the brow area: Cleanse the brow area using a gentle cleanser to remove bacteria and any makeup or oil that may interfere with the shaping and tinting process. Working clean will also reduce the chance of infection which often appears as small bumps after hair removal.

  3. Map the brows: Use a spoolie to brush the hairs in the direction of growth. You may wish to use a brow peelie pencil, white wax pencil or white paste and mapping tools like callipers to measure and mark the desired shape of the brows. It is particularly useful to mark the shape if you are threading because you can lose the shape during the removal process. 

  4. Apply the colour: Whether you are tinting or doing hybrid brows or henna brows, choose a colour that matches your client's hair colour or desired brow colour. Mix the tint according to the manufacturer's instructions and apply it evenly to the brows using a small brush. Leave the tint on for the recommended amount of time and then remove it with a damp cloth or cotton pad. It is a common mistake to remove the brow tint too soon to create a lighter brow. If you are concerned the brow tint will be too dark, use a lighter colour. Removing the tint too soon will mean the tint will not last. Ombre the bulbs of the brows for a soft effect by removing the bulbs first.

  5. Finish with defining and trimming: Remove hair outside the brow shape with wax, tweezers or threading. Strip wax and threading are very good at removing hair however strip wax is not advised for sensitive skin. Gel wax or hot wax is a safer option. Start in the middle of the two brows as this is the safest area to start heat wise and ask your client if the temperature is ok before proceeding to wax the rest of the brows. Use professional brow scissors to trim any long hairs that stick out from the brow shape.

  6. Apply aftercare: Use an aftercare gel, lotion or oil on the area you have waxed or threaded. This will calm the skin and some aftercare is antibacterial, providing an extra layer of protection. 

  7. Provide aftercare instructions: Provide the correct aftercare instructions according to the products used and treatment that was performed. 

  8. Make client notes. Record on your client's file what you have done so it can be replicated or adjusted next time.

Remember; perfect practice makes perfect. Brow shaping is a skill that improves when great care is taken during the service. Listen, advise and carefully map the brows. Ensure that you are using high-quality products and tools and that you are trained and certified in brow shaping and tinting before offering these services to your clients. 

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