Hair Colouring

7 Professional Eyebrow Treatments Explained

THREADING

Best For: A Precise Finish

How It Works: If precision is what you’re after, try threading. Some people worry about the pain involved, but it’s nothing to worry about. It works by taking even the tiniest hairs out right from the follicle, so there won’t be any strays left behind. Plus, it removes several unwanted hairs at once – whereas tweezing can take longer, especially when it comes to getting those shorter hairs. As a result, maintenance between appointments is easier and the whole process is quicker. We recommend getting brows tinted straight after for best results.

Where To Go: Blink Brow Bar; Shavata; Nails & Brows Mayfair

MICROBLADING

Best For: Those With Sparse Brows

How It Works: For results that last longer than a brow tint, microblading is an option to explore. A form of semi-permanent make-up, the technique creates fine hair-like strokes in the skin with a handheld tool, which is then filled with pigment. There is some pain involved, but it’s minimal and a numbing cream will be applied before the treatment begins. With such precise application, microblading creates a natural finish that lasts. If you want to cover any gaps, define or fill-in over plucked brows, it’s something to try. Just make sure you do a bit of research first, and don’t go for the cheapest option.

Where To Go: Nez Hasan; Suman Brows; Daxita Vaghela

TINTING

Best For: The Time Poor

How It Works: Tinting is one of the quickest ways to achieve thicker, natural-looking and long-lasting brows. Tints usually last between two to three weeks, although this can vary from person to person depending on your skin type, skincare routine and how much you expose yourself to the sun. Your therapist will shade match you – a subtle color one shade darker than your normal brow color is usually best. A quick tint and professional shape can work wonders if you’re on a budget or looking for instant results.

Where To Go: Benefit Stores; Secret Spa; Urban Retreat

MICROFEATHERING

Best For: Sparse Brows

How It Works: Microfeathering is the treatment everyone is talking about. Using precise, hair-like incisions that deposit dye into the top layer of your brow skin, it’s not dissimilar to microblading. First, on goes a topical numbing cream before small incisions are made using a fine and very precise blade – no machine or tattoo gun needed. The pigment is then deposited into these incisions, resulting in natural-looking hair. The difference is it requires a bit of hair and regrowth – microblading can be done with little to no hair – so it’s best for those with sparser areas that need filling. The results last for up to a year, with just a few touch-ups required every seven to nine months. A great option for those eager to work with what they already have.

Where To Go: Tracie Giles London; Suzanne Martin at the Lanesborough