It’s no secret that our eyebrows are one of our most prominent characteristics. We all have varied brow forms, sizes, hues, and textures, therefore they may vary a lot, giving a face a particular individuality. It’s no surprise that we spend so much time grooming our brows with different gels, powders, pencils, and the like. Consider this scenario: you wake up with perfectly groomed Instagram brows without ever lifting a finger. Welcome to the world of brow tinting.
This holy grail service is being offered in conjunction with routine brow shaping in brow bars and salons all across the globe, and the before and after photographs of this killer face-changing combo are remarkable, to say the least. Regardless of how wonderful the effects are, this brow treatment is somewhat intimidating because a bad tint job can be tough to conceal. The makeover may be dramatic, but how can you colour and shape them properly? Should we pay someone to do our brows professionally or do it ourselves? From the professionals themselves, we’ve broken down everything you need to know about eyebrow tinting.
What Is Eyebrow Tinting?
Eyebrow tinting is basically a technique for colouring brow hairs semi-permanently. It also leaves a stain of skin tone that acts as a filler for the narrower areas between the brows. Tinting enhances your natural brows by defining and shaping them. The stain lasts about a week, and the real colour on the hair strands fades over two to four weeks.
You should probably spend anywhere from $7 to $30 for each treatment, depending on the salon and the provider’s skill, however, some estheticians charge up to $65. However, when investigating salons, make sure to explore beyond the pricing range. Because this treatment includes injecting chemicals near the eyes, you will prefer to go to a safe, respected centre with a licenced specialist. For those who want to do it themselves, kits to colour your brows at home are available for approximately the same price as a single in-office treatment.
Benefits of Eyebrow Tinting
- Fuller-looking brows
- More youthful appearance
- Defines brow shape
- Darkens light brow hairs
- Results last up to a month
- Pain-free brow enhancement
- Symmetrical brows
The major advantage is that you don’t have to fill in your brows, which cuts down on morning prep time. The face seems younger with full, natural brows. The broader your brow, the younger you seem. Microblading the eyebrows produces similar results, although it is significantly more costly and painful than brow tinting.
If you desire fuller frames for your face, tinting is a must-have treatment. Every brow is loaded with delicate, fine vellus hair that, when coloured, may quickly give the appearance of a fuller, thicker brow. Brow tinting may give length to the end of a brow, where our hairs tend to be lighter and finer, in addition to providing depth and character to a look. The colour gradually fades over three to four weeks, so you won’t have to worry about a messy grow-out time like you would with hair colour.
How to Prepare for Eyebrow Tinting
It’s critical to screen out any potential allergies before scheduling an appointment. Because the skin surrounding the brows is thin, it is more susceptible to irritation and infection. Furthermore, many brow and eyelash tints include para-phenylenediamine (PPD), a common allergen that can trigger severe reactions. To be extra safe, a patch test with the dye is suggested to ensure you are not allergic to any of the chemicals.
You should also have a general idea of what you want and convey it to your service provider. Consider the impact you want to make and the colour you want to use. Patchy or thin brows can be thickened with a specific colour. I recommend using a colour that closely resembles the deepest colour of the hair on your head and extending that colour across the full length of the brow for a more realistic effect. This will give the brows a fuller appearance. I’d go one to two shades darker than your hair’s base tone for a bit more definition. It’s the ideal approach to give any frame a boost of energy.
Finally, expect to be taken aback by the contrast. The after might be a bit alarming if you start with extremely thin or very blonde brows. This shock will go off as long as you go to a skilled specialist and discuss the desired appearance beforehand. Just remember that while you may not think you have beautiful brows, everyone else does!
What to Expect During an Eyebrow Tinting Appointment?
First, you’ll be asked a series of questions to ensure that you’re a suitable fit for the service. Questions should be asked whenever you receive a service to assure your safety and to personalise the service to better suit you.
It just takes approximately 15 minutes to colour your hair. To begin, your provider will clean and cleanse the brow region before mixing a unique shade just for you. In terms of colour-matching, we do our utmost to provide the most natural enhancement possible.
The dye is applied & left on for a few minutes, however, the exact time will depend on the result desired: Longer for more intense, darker brows & shorter for a lighter effect.
Side Effects and Risks
Is brow tinting a safe procedure? It’s complicated. Applying permanent or semi-permanent colour to the eye region carries a number of dangers. It’s worth noting that brow and eyelash tints aren’t FDA-approved. As a result, eyebrow tinting is illegal in jurisdictions like California, where salons are only permitted to use FDA-approved treatments. Despite this, demand continues to climb in other states. The procedure is permitted in certain areas as long as the colour is not permanent.
It may sound alarming, but the tint prohibition is only preventive, since the aforementioned allergic responses may be exacerbated on this delicate part of the face. If allergies are present, all side effects and hazards are present. If you have a hair colour allergy and have this treatment performed, you may experience irritation, redness, and, in rare circumstances, hair loss. Before you begin, make sure your service provider is aware of any sensitivities you may have. If you don’t have any allergies, you’re fine to go.
The Final Takeaway
We understand if the risk of an allergic response makes you wary of brow colouring. If you’re allergy-free and looking for a longer-term solution to filling in and fluffing up your brows without the 20-minute pomade and pencil routine, tinting is a good alternative.