After your brow treatments, your eyes are brighter, your face looks more defined, and you stand taller. Eyebrows possess the power to change the way you look and your confidence level, too. But the question is, how do you maintain your brows so they always look good?
If you want to keep your brows on fleek, following the ideal brow maintenance schedule is the key! In this guide, we’ll talk about how frequently you ought to come for brow maintenance, how you should take care of your brows in between appointments, and more. Let’s begin!
To ensure your brows look their best at all times, we encourage you to visit every 2-3 weeks for brow shaping and tinting. The tint usually fades after 2-3 weeks, so it’s best to get it done more frequently to maintain the shape and keep up with the colour.
The 2-3 week schedule will also allow enough time for your brow hairs to grow in the same growth cycle whilst maintaining beautifully groomed brows. Here at Ardour Brows and Lashes, we have the “Return Ardour Signature,” designed for returning clients and is simply a revisit service. With this service, you’ll get your brows shaped and tinted without the initial consultation.
We already covered the ideal brow schedule you should go by, and that is every 2-3 weeks, so your brows are kept in good shape. But what is brow maintenance anyway?
Brow maintenance only means getting regular grooming and shaping for your brows, and that can include threading, plucking, trimming, and tinting your eyebrow hairs to keep your brows on point.
Without regular brow maintenance, your brows can look bushy and unkempt. In contrast, well-groomed brows create a clean and refined look that enhances your overall appearance. We will talk more about its benefits later on.
Here’s the breakdown of the brow services you can avail yourself of here at Ardour Brows and Lashes to keep your brows looking fabulous:
Between appointments, you may start seeing a little brow mess, like some stray hairs. So, here are some tricks you can do to keep your brows on point.
You’ve got to have healthy brows to get your brows shaped. And the first step to keeping your brow hairs healthy is to keep the skin around them healthy and supple.
Using sunscreen is a tried-and-true rule for protecting our skin from head to toe. Applying moisturizer, like castor oil, can help, too, as it can nourish the skin and brow hairs. And avoiding over-plucking is also key to a healthy brow area.
While trimming appears to be a better alternative to plucking, it is far more difficult than you might think. It’s like trimming your bangs: a lot could go wrong. So, it’s better to leave trimming your brows to a professional.
But if you want to give your brow scissors a try, here’s how: brush your brows in the direction you want them to grow and only snip what falls outside the filled area. Make sure to look in the mirror after every snip, so you don’t cut away too much.
Not tweezing at all is ideal. And that’s because tweezing leads to uneven hair growth, which means your brow hairs don’t grow at the same time. This creates more re-growth and more DIY maintenance for you.
But, if plucking those stray hairs can’t be helped, make sure to do it as carefully as possible. Fill in your brows first, then tweeze away those strays that fall above or below the shape. Use angled and sharp tweezers to remove the hair from the root and not break off the hair before it’s plucked. And last, remember not to over-tweeze.
Another way to maintain your brows between appointments is to fill them in with the right products. Using a brow pencil or powder can help fix those sparse areas and enhance the shape of your brows.
Tweezing a stray hair or two is fine, but over-plucking or going near the shape of your brows isn’t. That’s risking messing up the shape of your brows, which can end up looking uneven. So, fight the urge and have your trusted brow artist do the work of maintaining your brow shape.
Finally, brows are getting the much-needed attention they deserve. But why is it really important to have your brows groomed and shaped? Here are some reasons.
For one, brow shaping and grooming is an anti-aging technique. How you shape your brows can take a few years off and bring freshness to your face. One study even shows that the darker and more defined the eyebrows are, the younger the woman is thought to be.
Your brows can help make your eyes stand out regardless of their shape and size. Brow shaping can make your eyes look bigger and brighter, so you look more alert, rejuvenated, and youthful.
Some people might not know this, but something as subtle as your brows can really make or break your look.
The right brow shape helps correct minor flaws, such as making small eyes look bigger, or eyes that are too far apart closer. It also greatly impacts your overall look. Eyebrows frame your face in a way that softens and balances your look, enhancing your overall features.
Whether it’s brow threading or brow waxing with tinting, the best brow maintenance schedule to go by would be every 2-3 weeks of visits. Going by this schedule helps the brows grow evenly whilst still keeping the brows on fleek.
Also, keeping the brow area healthy, tweezing, and trimming carefully are just some of the ways to maintain your brows between appointments.
Looking for a trusted brow salon to get your brows shaped and maintained? Book a consultation today on our website, and we’ll take it from there. See you!