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The trend for perfect brows isn’t going anywhere. Brows are a fashion statement, they frame our faces. There is a whole new language for brows and different ways to groom and buff them. Brush up your brow skills below by learning brow lingo, new trends, truths, myths and more!
How to achieve thicker brows
There are so many myths out there on how to get your brows to grow in, become thicker and grow back. What works for some might not work for others. Here are some treatments that have gained popularity
- Castor Oil – the oil from the castor plant is a stimulant. Many people have seen evidence of thicker brows and new growth by applying it. In our Queen Bee brow department we always recommend that you stimulate your brows with a dry mascara wand to remove dead skin cells, then apply the oil.
- OTC serums – many companies offer stimulating serums for sparse brows. Again, some people have seen results, others have not. It is the chance you take when you purchase any cosmetic product.
- Brow Transplants – where a strip of hair is removed from the back of the head and transplanted onto your brows. It tends to be a gory procedure but many people love the results. We have seen some of these transplants at Queen Bee. Brows that have been transplanted can tend to get a little unruly and require regular “pruning”. If you opt for this procedure make sure you choose your surgeon wisely.
- Dry Brushing – the cheapest method of encouraging your brows to grow in. Follicles are fed by tiny blood vessels and it’s when those vessels stop the flow of blood that a follicle dies. Many people don’t realize that their follicles are merely dormant so giving them a good tickle and gentle brushing using a dry mascara wand can encourage a hair to come out of hibernation! At Queen Bee our brow artists recommend dry brushing every night before you go to bed as a part of your regular cleansing routine.
Waxing brows can cause droopy skin
Total myth. In the hands of an expert waxologist who uses a gentle wax, there is absolutely no way that waxing can cause skin to droop. Drooping skin is a breakdown of fat, collagen and elastin underneath your skin. At Queen Bee we use our own custom Garage Wax that binds to the hair and not the skin.
Eyebrows are asymmetrical
This is a true statement. It is rare for somebody to have a perfectly symmetrical face. Some achieve a set of perfectly matching brows with makeup and sometimes Botox. Our brow artists at Queen Bee can show you how to achieve matching brows with our pro tools and brow makeup.
- Snatched brows. A term for a brow with a high, sharp arch. This can be achieved with precision tweezers or Botox.
- Sperm brows. A term used for overly plucked brows, circa 1980-1990
- Caterpillar brows. Thick bushy and unkempt brows
- Unibrow/Monobrow – if your eyebrows meet it’s a sign of deceit right? Not anymore, this brow has made a comeback with some people embracing it’s look.
- Eddie Munster brows. Brows that are thick and black, perhaps colored in with a dark black pencil with too much ambition!
- Guy Brows – a man with well-groomed brows that are not too erm, “Jersey Shore”
- Jersey Shore Brows – see above.
- Power Brows – brows so beautifully shaped and arched, that you just don’t want to mess with them, or the person wearing them.
- Chop shop brows – brows that have been thinned out with a high arch, thin tail and a sharp, chopped, square edge at the front.
Most great eyebrow artists have an eye for what looks good. Some even use stencils and equipment to “map out” perfect brows. At Queen Bee we tend to err on the side of keeping your brows natural, whilst keeping them tame and clean. It is important to have clear communication with somebody who is going to be plucking, waxing or threading your brows.
Browzing for great tweezers? Our Queen Bee pro tweezers were crafted in Italy and are perfect for precision tweezing of unwanted hairs.
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