Brow Mistakes You Need to Stop Making

Besides regularly checking in with your local HD Brows Stylist, we’ve come up with a few do’s and don’ts at home to get your brows back to their naturally thick state. Keep reading to find out our tricks to getting the best eyebrows of your life.

Keep Your Brows Product Free

Avoid getting any lotions, gels, sunscreens, foundations, or moisturisers on or around the brow area. These seep into the brows and cause hairs to fall out, as well as prevent hair growth. We tend to treat the brows as skin, but they’re actually hair follicles, and if we wouldn’t put something on our scalp, why would we put it on our brows? Clients who are careful to avoid any lotions have noticed tremendous growth — it just takes patience!

Bonus: We have advice for anti-aging! You never want to put creams on your eyelids, because the lids don’t wrinkle, they sag! So by tugging on it and applying lotions, we are doing more harm than good.

Use the Right Mirror

Avoid magnifying mirrors. Always pluck in dull lighting and avoid magnifying mirrors because you will lose perspective and over-tweeze.

Do Not Get Scissor Happy

Thou shalt not over-trim brows! A choppy, uneven arch is not good. Actually, very few women actually need trimming. To trim the correct way, brush up hairs and just cut the hairs that stick out of the majority. You want to keep brows looking neat and even but by keeping them feathery you are also creating a fuller-looking and more lush brow.

Make Sure Your Brow Starts in the Right Spot

There is a common misconception that brows must align with the outer side of the nostrils, but they should actually align with the inner side or bridge of the nose. Separating brows too far apart makes facial features appear wider.

There’s Such a Thing as Too Much Brow

You also do not want to overfill your arches. Everyone wants fuller, bolder brows — but some people seem to be overdoing it with the pencil. We suggest going no more than a shade darker than your brows. This will enhance your brows and bring out your eyes without exaggerating them. Brows are meant to enhance — not to distract.

Tweezing Is the Best Option

By all means, do not wax or thread yourself – leave this task up to the HD Brows experts! Tweezing is the most precise at-home method because you’re only pulling a single hair at a time. With brows, every single hair makes a difference or plays a role in the shape of the brow. Waxing untrained lacks precision but also stretches this delicate skin. Threading… well let’s just not go there!

Invest in a Good Brow Pencil

A good brow pencil should give the illusion of natural hairs — not look like artificial tattoos. The three colours (bombshell, foxy and vamp) are carefully designed to perfectly suit every hair colour. The dark is not a black but rather a black-brown colour. The medium is a true brown (no red tones) and the light is a perfect taupe for all blondes to help bring out the brows and enhance the eyes.”