HD Brows and me

By | November 8, 2017

One advantage of being a blondie is that any (unwanted) hairs don’t show up as quickly as they may for people with darker hair, but a disadvantage is that some hairs might not show up at all!

I’m talking about eyebrows, which can really frame your frame and make such a difference to wellbeing and photos.

A few months ago, before my op, I tried out a procedure I hadn’t tried before for my eyebrows – HD brows. I’m now a firm fan and – I haven’t received a free service or been paid to write about this – I thought I’d pop down what happens during an HD brows appointment in case anyone was wondering what goes on.

The whole procedure takes about half an hour and it’s not as painful as I thought it would be, but as it involves waxing, it isn’t painless, it depends on your pain threshold.

I went to the beautician who looks after my nails so was very familiar with her and as the procedure involves lying on a bed-thing, I didn’t want someone I’d never met before.

First up, we discussed which colour I’d like, I have very pale eyebrow hair and didn’t want something too obvious, just a mid-dark brown that would enhance my eyes.

Here’s my brows before the procedure:

I had darker hair in these photos btw so definitely needed some brow definition.

So, once we’d decided on a colour, it was tint time! For this, as my hairs are so pale and fine, a larger area was covered so that all the hairs were tinted.

This photo makes me laugh so much, I look like a pair of slugs have slithered onto my forehead!

After a few moments with the tint on, it was wiped off and then the shaping started.

Warm wax was used next, to define the shape, under my brow line, above my brow line and between my brows. I expected this to hurt but as the wax is warmed and it’s a very quite removal of the waxing paper, it was okay and all over very quickly.

Then it was time for threading to capture any remaining stray hairs, again fairly pain-free and a strange almost elastic sound as the hairs are taken away.

After each procedure I had a mirror to look at so see how it was progressing and whether I was happy with the colour and shape.

And this was the result afterwards, my brows are more defined and I have a nice shape to them, especially the arch wards as that is where I have the finer eyebrow hairs.

The tint lasts quite a while here and I only need the full HD treatment about every 3-4 months, in between times (about 2 months) I have a tint and tidy-up, which is as it sounds, another tint and removal of any hairs in order to keep the shape.

I was chatting in crochet group to the ladies afterwards, one lady has her brows tattooed, which need re-doing every two years or so and the price of HD brows four times a year versus tattooing every two years works out more or less the same, this may vary in other areas.

During the first few post-op weeks when I didn’t feel like doing anything to my face bar a bit of mascara (my eyelashes are very fair too), it was good to have the treatment beforehand as it made me feel a bit better.

Have you tried HD brows?

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Starlight and Stories on November 13, 2017 at 10:23 am.

I hadn’t heard of HD brows before, how interesting. Great to hear your story.

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Jasmin N on November 13, 2017 at 12:19 pm.

What a lovely looking brows! I’m one of those dark haired people I love my brows but I haven’t done anything to them like ever and I don’t know, feels like they’re a mess. Though, I love a good mess!

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Abbie - Lilypad & Bow on November 13, 2017 at 8:11 pm.

I’ve always thought HD brows look great! I have black hair and I’ve always had the opposite problem in that my eyebrows are too dark and I’m desperate to have them lightened! x
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Emily and Indiana on November 14, 2017 at 6:31 pm.

Ooh I’ve never considered getting this done, but it really did make a difference didn’t it! Not sure I could keep up with the upkeep though.. I’m terrible with my brows haha x
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