Earlier today, you were so excited about getting your brows done at that new salon. Every time you look in the mirror, you feel like bursting into tears.
You used to have thick brows with a natural arch, and thought that a little touch-up would make them look even more fabulous. Your stylist seemed distracted and in a hurry, and now you’re beholding the results: over-waxed brows that look like hand-drawn arches over your eyes.
First of all, know that this happens a lot. While seeking the perfect arch, we’ve been known to over-pluck, over-wax, and otherwise ruin the shape of our brows. You’re not the first, and you probably won’t be the last.
When Will Your Brows Grow Back?
You’re probably wondering how long it will take them to grow back. It actually depends.
Once a brow hair has been plucked, a new one starts growing in its place. With some people, it can take three to six months, so they may be able to rebound from a brow disaster much more quickly than a bad haircut! However, those with slower-growing brow hairs may have to wait up to a year.
What Can You Do In The Meantime?
You know that your brows will grow back, but you want to improve their appearance right now. When it comes to your crowning glory, your eyebrows and hair are both vying for the top spot. When they look fabulous, so do you.
Does this mean that you have to wear huge sunglasses for months and tell people that Anna Wintour is your muse? Not quite. When you want to give the illusion of fuller brows, here are some surface solutions that yield immediate and surprisingly realistic results.
A high-quality volumising brow gel will make sparse, over-plucked brows look thicker and fuller. Tiny fibers act like extensions to boost short and thin brow hairs. For ultimate volume, gently brush the treated hairs in the opposite direction and then carefully shape them back into place.
Many people are hesitant about using brow stencils because they worry about extreme results. (You love Frieda Kahlo’s art, but you don’t necessarily want her brows!) The truth is that when you’ve got a brow SOS, they can provide an instant fix and boost your appearance until you’ve got enough regrowth to work with.
After finding a stencil that matches your desired shape, use a special brow powder to fill it in. It could take a couple of tries, but once you’ve found a result you’re happy with, sharpen your brow pencil and use it to apply feathery strokes that look like groomed brow hair.
As your brows grow out, it’s important to care for and condition them. Not only will this strengthen your existing brow hair, but it can also stimulate new hair growth. A reputable brow artist can recommend products that will make your brows look better than ever.
Your Brows Have Grown Back! Now What?
Once your brows have grown back, you may be worried about waxing, plucking, or styling them again. At ARDOUR Brows & Lashes, we understand your concerns and will work one-on-one with you to define and create a shape that highlights your facial features with “The Ardour Signature” service. Your Ardour Artist will help you make the most of your natural beauty and, by the time you leave our salon, that bad brow job will only be a bad memory. Guaranteed!