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To Tint Or Not To Tint? That Is the Question

Posted on May 10, 2015 at 11:40 PM



One of the most popular services that I offer at my skin care studio is eyebrow tinting. Though it's been around for a while, the service is still new to lots of clients.

What can eyebrow tinting do for you?

It's amazing what a difference a nice pair of shapely eyebrows can make to the structure of the face. Having neat, defined eyebrows frames the eyes, boosts facial symmetry and creates an attractive high-contrast look. Pale, translucent hairs can make the eyebrows look thin and straggly. Tinting these hairs could reveal a neat, shapely brow you never even knew was there. Even though the thickness and denseness of your eyebrow hair can of course not be changed in the tinting session alone, the darker colour will make them appear naturally thicker.

The entire service is simple and usually only takes between 20-30 minutes. Usually I perform a short consultation with my client to discuss what shade of color they think would be best for their skin tone and natural hair color. Next, I cleanse the area and protect the skin with petroleum jelly. This prevents the brow dye from getting on the skin, though, because we are tinting the hairs, the dye will get on the skin. Next, I add the dye on the brows and allow it to process for a few minutes. For a more natural look it takes only 2 minutes. For a darker, more drastic look I allow it to process for 3-5 minutes. Afterwards, I rinse the dye with warm water and remove excess dye around the skin with dye remover.  

Eyebrow tint is described as semi-permanent dye not because the colour fades, but because eyebrow hairs have a very short growth cycle. Eyebrow hairs tend to fall out within 6-8 weeks, taking the tint with them. I usually suggest to my clients to avoid washing around the eyebrow area the first few days after the service. This allows the dye to settle and should last for at least 4 weeks.

At Glow Skin Therapy I offer a single eyebrow tint service for $20 or and eyebrow tint and wax package for $30.

(Photo credit: © Diawka | Dreamstime.com - Woman Brushing Eyebrows With Makeup Brush Photo)

Categories: eyebrows, tinting, eyebrow shaping