Fierce eyebrows are all the rage right now—but it takes work to make those brows bold and beautiful. Tweezers. Brushes. Brow pencils or other fill-ins. If you’re spending just as much time on the hair above your eyes as the hair on your head, it’s time to let the pros take over.

The right brow professional can take yours from forgettable to fabulous in just one visit, helping you find the perfect shape and color tint to stand out in the crowd.

Like any other beauty treatment, there are a few things to keep in mind to keep your eyebrows the talk of the town.


Eyebrow Tint Do’s and Don’ts

DON’T try tinting your own eyebrows. Opt for a professional eyebrow tint. Sure, you can find plenty of DIY kits out there, but if there’s one place you don’t want to take a risk, it’s your eyebrows. With so much at stake, it’s best to leave it in the capable hands of an experienced brow artist.

DO be clear about the kind of look you’re going for. Maybe you prefer a deep, bold color over a softer, more natural shade. Talk it over with your esthetician so she can concoct the perfect tint.

DO arrive at your appointment with clean eyebrows. Remove any traces of shadow, pencil or powder, and make sure there’s no oily residue from tanning oils, facials or other treatments. Clean brows will ensure the tint can absorb properly.

DO wash your face and shower after eyebrow tinting. Try to avoid applying oil based products directly on your eyebrows or using harsh face washes that will lighten the tint more quickly. 

DON’T hit the beach or go swimming after eyebrow tinting. Just like hair dye, the quality of your color can be affected by sun exposure, saltwater and chlorine, so avoid these areas if you want to preserve your tint. And, try not to wash your face if possible.


Eyebrow Shaping Do’s and Don’ts

DO embrace your natural arch shape. Everyone’s eyebrows have their own arch—just go with it! A good waxer can help identify where your brows naturally peak and enhance the shape to bring out their best features.

DO invest in a good brow gel. Once an esthetician has your brows looking on point, keep the look going every day by setting the shape with a brow gel. Keep in mind that a little goes a long way.

DON’T worry if your eyebrows don’t match perfectly. There’s a popular mantra among waxers: think of your eyebrows as sisters, not twins. An anxious quest for exact lookalikes may lead you to over-plucking, over-shading or other eyebrow crimes. Trust us, THAT’S the kind of thing people will notice!

DON’T get your eyebrows down right before an event. Just as your skin needs time to recover after a facial, your eyebrows may be red, puffy and sensitive for up to a day afterwards. Avoid unnecessary irritation by booking your wax a day or two ahead of any big events.

Everyone has the potential for killer eyebrows. All it takes is the right look, the right tint and of course, the right esthetician to bring it all together. Wondering where to get your eyebrows professionally shaped and tinted? Book today with an Ella Bliss waxing specialist to get your brows ready for their close up!


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