Best For: A Precise Finish
How It Works: If precision is what you’re after, try threading. Some people worry about the pain involved, but it’s nothing to worry about. It works by taking even the tiniest hairs out right from the follicle, so there won’t be any strays left behind. Plus, it removes several unwanted hairs at once – whereas tweezing can take longer, especially when it comes to getting those shorter hairs. As a result, maintenance between appointments is easier and the whole process is quicker. We recommend getting brows tinted straight after for best results.
Best For: The Time-Poor
How It Works: Tinting is one of the quickest ways to achieve thicker, natural-looking and long-lasting brows. Tints usually last between two to three weeks, although this can vary from person to person depending on your skin type, skincare routine and how much you expose yourself to the sun. Your therapist will shade match you – a subtle colour one shade darker than your normal brow colour is usually best. A quick tint and professional shape can work wonders if you’re on a budget or looking for instant results.
Best For: Those With Sparse Brow Hair
How It Works: If you’re looking for something that lasts longer than a brow tint, microblading is one option to explore. A form of semi-permanent make-up, the technique creates fine hair-like strokes in the skin with a handheld tool, which is then filled with pigment. There is some pain involved, but it’s minimal and a numbing cream will be applied before the treatment begins. With such precise application, microblading creates a natural finish that delivers long-lasting results. If you want to cover any gaps, define or fill-in over plucked brows or replace barely there brows, it’s something to try. Just make sure you do a bit of research first, and don’t go for the cheapest option. BBB London, Tracie Giles London and Brow Haus are all reputable salons.
Best For: Extra length & Density
How It Works: Like normal lash extensions, this treatment will involve a therapist attaching tiny fibres – usually mink or synthetic hairs – directly to your brows or the skin underneath. This is done using a medical-grade adhesive and once attached, there’s no rubbing or scrubbing – they’re completely set. Expect them to last between five and 14 days, although sometimes they can last longer. As it involves lots of glue, try to have this done sporadically or save it only for special occasions.