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How to Get Big Brows

Friday, November 11th, 2016

Do you think you’re lacking in the eyebrow department? Don’t worry! We’re going to tell you some sure fire ways to get big brows!

We’re well and truly into the autumn/winter seasons. As far as make up goes, it’s a time for statement lips, smoky eyes and, also, big brows! The heavier your make up is, the more your eyebrows can get swallowed by everything else. So, in our humble opinion, this is the time to get those big statement brows.

We’re going to give you some options on how you can do that.

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Don’t tweeze!

Lay off preening them yourself. Getting a professional to shape your brows to the right style for you if fine but you have to be prepared to leave them alone. Big brows don’t come to those who tweeze. You may also want to reconsider the strength of light you use when you’re grooming your brows. According to experts, brows are best tended to in soft dull lighting. If you have strong lighting you’ll see hairs you don’t normally notice and end up over plucking.

Promote Growth.

In order for your big brows to grow, the hair needs to be in an environment that promotes hair growth. This means, your skin needs to be well hydrated and nourished. You could try putting a light coating of almost any oil over your eyebrows. We wrote a blog on the usefulness of coconut oil a while back. Check that out! Oil creates a barrier that locks in moisture. But, it also increases circulation while stimulating cellular metabolism. This, in turn, promotes hair growth. You can also use Vaseline for a similar method as it helps the skins natural recovery method.

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Try a serum.

Eyebrow growth serums are fairly common now. Who doesn’t want big brows! You can apply them daily and you should be able to find one within your price range. Eyebrow enhancing serums are created with hair growth in mind. They’ll contain proteins and peptides to target the production and strengthening of your hair. You can try RapidBrow Enhancing Serum (£37). It is boosted with a unique blend of fortifying proteins, stimulating peptides and nourishing ingredients designed to help condition, restore and repair the appearance of your eyebrows in 60 days.

Use Make up.

Even people with full brows fill in or enhance them with make up. So why not use make up to create yourself a whole new set of big brows! There are so many products on the market these days for eyebrow enhancement. A safe bet is always an eyebrow pencil or a pressed powder. however, you have to be sure that you don’t overdo it and end up with sharpie brows. You can try one of our previous blogs to give you some ideas on what products may work for you. 

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Grow Grow Grow!

They best way to get believable big brows is to try growing them out. This is the only way you’ll get naturally thicker eyebrows. Brows grow in a 3 – 4 month cycle, so step relax the tweezers for at least 12 weeks. They’re going to look odd to begin with but if you stick at it you’ll see a huge difference. Brush them every day with an eyebrow brush to promote growth.

We hope this has helped you in your quest for big brows! It’ll look a little awkward at first but you’ll thank yourself later. Do you have any tips on growing out your brows? We’d love to hear them!

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Cutting Her Hair Off To Stick On As EYEBROWS!?

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

When we think about filling our brows in we never think of going this far!

Watch YouTuber Stephanie Lange use the ends of her hair as the most natural looking eyebrow filler you’ve ever seen!

 

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David Zhang To Do More UK Masterclasses

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

David Zhang

David Zhang

David Zhang returns to UK for microblading masterclasses.

Following the success of his last visit, eyebrow extraordinaire, David Zhang makes his return to host a series of microblading masterclasses.

If you’re not familiar with microblading (you can read our previous blog on it here) it is a semi permanent make up solution for eyebrows. A small pen-like tool with tiny needles is used to create individual strokes under the eyebrow hair. This gives the illusion of natural hair strands to build thicker looking brows that last for around three years.

An example of microblading using David Zhangs techniques

An example of microblading using David Zhangs techniques

Microblading is referred to as ‘eyebrow embroidery’ in Asia, where Zhang hails from and he founded his brand David Brow Art in 1992. During his 24 years working with brows, he has trained 16,000 students, been World Champion in eyebrow beauty competitions twice and is now the leading expert and a judge for the Microblading Expert Panel at the World Microblading Conference.

He has also honed his skills and techniques; including strokes he invented himself, the 6D stroke and the PPL stroke (Press Push Lift). His secrets will be divulged at his 2-day training courses in July. The courses are being promoted by Beautiful Brows and are only suitable for people with professional training in semi permanent make up and/or microblading, as the aim is to help them improve on their trade and skills.

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The course will include; brow symmetry, method pros and cons, eyebrow shape vs. face shape, eyebrow design, techniques for eyebrow pencil on human skin and a full David Zhang starter kit. The second day will allow you to recap on what you’ve learned and will also include a Q&A segment with David Zhang.

The courses will be held in Glasgow and Liverpool. With the dates on the 5th and 6th (Glasgow) and the 8th, 9th, 11th and 12th (Liverpool).

Event leaflet

Event leaflet

This is a fantastic opportunity for professionals to build on a solid base they have created themselves. We spoke to Chris Christoforou, the Scottish Ambassador for Beautiful Brows, and he said:

“He’s back by popular demand, he was sought after in the UK, especially after last time. I think this might be the last masterclass or visit to the UK he has this year; he’s so in demand. If you’re already working in semi permanent make up or microblading, this masterclass will take you to the next level.”

Don’t miss out on this chance to work with a world famous eyebrow artist, call or email beautiful brows for more information on booking!
Call: 0151 427 0319
Email: professional@beautifulbrows.co.uk

Here is a Beautiful Brows video showing David Zhangs last UK course.

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Microblading: What is it?

Friday, May 20th, 2016

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Microblading is the new way to get perfect eyebrows.

Eyebrows are arguably the most important facial feature, no matter how you like them; arched and feathered or straight and bold.

If you’re not satisfied with the ones you have, there are so many ways to update them (some of which we have covered here), including brow gel, pencils, and even tattooing. But now there’s a very natural option that delivers semi-permanent results. You’ve maybe heard of microblading before. Unlike the sometimes Sharpie-like effects of permanent makeup, microblading is more of fake solution done in strokes that look just like real hairs.

Jade Trapanotto, founder of Beyond the Brows says:

“It puts the finest hairs back into eyebrows producing the best definition and dimension possible”,
“It originated in Asia and is also known as brow embroidery. It’s a fantastic treatment for anyone looking to improve or enhance the appearance of their eyebrows.”

Microblading before and after

Microblading before and after

The main difference is that a manual pen-like tool with tiny needles is used instead of a permanent makeup machine, so the strokes aren’t blurry. If you’re still not sure how the technique differs from tattooing, keep listening. During the microblading process a special microblading pen is used to draw on individual strokes one by one. It’s an extremely meticulous process that takes around two hours to complete.

Since the results will last for up to three years before beginning to fade it’s good to know that the technicians pay so much attention to detail. The first hour the shape is drawn in with removable pencil. That’s the longest part and the most important step. During this time, the best customized shape for every client is chosen. Professional microbladers advise clients to be cautious of places that claim to complete the process in one hour. This is not a rushed procedure and it cannot be done in an hour. Anaesthetic will be applied to the area to avoid discomfort, although the procedure shouldn’t be painful.

One of the best parts of this technique is that your brows are good to go immediately after application. Professionals, however, recommend a follow-up one-month after your appointment. The healing process is different for everyone, and it takes between 25 and 30 days. After a month it is recommended a client should have a 40-minute touch-up. After they have been done there is little to no maintenance. They will not rub off and they won’t smudge. Microblading typically costs around $700 to $800, so £480 to £550 here in the UK, but it will give you prefect brows every morning.

Information revised from Instyle and Marie Claire

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Why aren’t your brows symmetrical?

Friday, May 6th, 2016

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Have you ever wondered why your eyebrows aren’t symmetrical?

I think we have all wondered why we have a good eyebrow and a bad eyebrow, there’s an explanation apparently.

Thankfully nowadays we have a wide array of brow kits to aid in our pilgrimage for symmetrical eyebrows. However, some think the cause of wonky brows is scientific. Tonya Crooks, the woman who works on the eyebrows of celebrities like Megan Fox and Eva Mendes, believes that asymmetrical eyebrows are down to habits and facial expressions.

“Each brow has different muscle movement”, she explained recently. “Sometimes this is caused by what side [of your face] you’re sleeping on, [which can make] the muscles on one side weaker than the other. Sometimes it is due to how you naturally show expression.”

So, the expressions we make and the way we sleep can have an effect on the development of our facial muscles. Therefore, meaning that one eyebrow can have a higher arch because it might have a more taught muscle underneath it.

Fear not! Here are some recommendations of how to even out your brows.

If you already have thick full brows and don’t want to fill them in or define them, try using a brow gel. You can get tinted and clear ones and running them through the hair will be enough to tame it and hold them in a nice shape.

Rimmel Brow This Way in the shade mid brown

Rimmel Brow This Way in the shade mid brown

If you want defined but still natural looking brows then you should stick to powder. Brow brushes give more definition than pencil but have a more natural effect. Be sure to blend everything out and use short strokes of the brush.

Urban Decay Brow Box in the shade brown sugar

Urban Decay Brow Box in the shade brown sugar

If you have sparse brows you’ll want to use a brow pencil. A thin pencil will be able to mimic natural brow hairs but the firm waxy texture of the pencil will mean it will stick to the skin and last longer than, say, a brow powder would.

BobbiBrown brow pencil in the shade brunette

BobbiBrown brow pencil in the shade brunette

If you want something defining and long lasting, try waxes, pomades or liquids. The formula of these products are very long wearing, practically smudge proof and typically a favourite. Applying them can take practice but the pay off will be good.

Laura Mercier Brow Definer in the shade taupe

Laura Mercier Brow Definer in the shade taupe

We hope this helps you on your journey to great brows!

 

 

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Eyebrow Evolution

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

For a while now, eyebrows have been the centre of the beauty industry. HD Brows, eyebrow kits, brow gel and threading are some of the few newer techniques and products that have emerged due to the world’s fascination with brows. However. Eyebrows, much like clothes, have experienced their own trends throughout the decades. Lets go back to the 50s, a real decade for glamour, and begin our exploration through the eras of the eyebrow.

The fifties were steeped in Hollywood glamour, as we said, and this meant there was a great deal of glamorous women. Beautiful women need beautiful eyebrows. Eyebrows in the 50s were generally quite bold. Arched, thick and manicured to match the stars they were on.

 

Anita Ekberg

Anita Ekberg

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

As shown by Anita Ekberg and Marilyn Monroe, having a noticeable arch in your brows was common, creating a dramatic framing for your eyes.

Stars like Audrey Hepburn and Natalie Wood had a more natural brow, both suitably dark and bold and still manicured but not to the extent where they looked overly so.

Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn

Natalie Wood

Natalie Wood

In the 60s the arched brow was IN. Though slightly more slender, a high arch in your brow was the way to go. Unlike the 50s however, the arch was more rounded and less like the dramatic angular point. Iconic photos like the one of Twiggy show this perfectly.

Catherine Denevue

Catherine Denevue

Brigitte Bardot

Brigitte Bardot

Twiggy

Twiggy

The 70s welcomed a significantly more natural looking brow. With some, like Ali MacGraw, not partaking in any sort of grooming. This was an era where people felt a lot more free to be their natural selves. This was definitely an era of the natural brow.

Ali MacGraw

Ali MacGraw

Margaux Hemmingway

Margaux Hemmingway

Pat Clevland

Pat Clevland

Both thick and thin eyebrows were featured in the 80s, as a decade of self-expression; people were free to do what they wanted. Whether they were a Cindy Lauper or a Whitney Houston. Anything would go in this experimental era.

Cindy Lauper

Cindy Lauper

Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston

Both Natural brows like Molly Ringwald and big bold brows like young Madonna were around. It just depended on personal preference.

Molly Ringwald

Molly Ringwald

Madonna

Madonna

Pencil thin eyebrows were what EVERYONE had in the 90s. Some were plucked or waxed until there was virtually nothing there and some were literally just a single line of eyebrow pencil.

Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani

Kate Moss

Kate Moss

Although, some women swapped out product for naturally thicker brows.

Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks

Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell

In the noughties, brows were a bit fuller, almost like all those people who plucked them within an inch of their life, or entirely shaved them off in the 90s were regretting their decision and growing them back. It was a time for less product and growing your brows back.

Beyonce

Beyonce

Britney Spears

Britney Spears

Kylie Minogue

Kylie Minogue

Now we’re in the present day. Nowadays the brow market is booming. Products are flying off the shelf and now having naturally good eyebrows is the greatest gift you can be blessed with. It means it gives you a fantastic base for making them even better! With celebrities like Cara Delevingne and Lily Collins have amazing natural brows.

Cara Delevingne

Cara Delevingne

Lily Collins

Lily Collins

Using a little or a lot of product is an everyday routine for your brows now. With having to keep up with your eyebrow goals celebrities, you need to be applying SOMETHING to them each day. The bigger and bolder the better.

Zendaya

Zendaya

Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian

Filling in your eyebrows and in some cases creating them entirely out of product is how we live now and that’s great!

You can have any kind of eyebrow you want!

 

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