Prepare Skin for Brow Wax & Tinting

Eyebrows are an exceptionally important facial feature on everybody. Our eyebrows define our faces and our means of communication, but they also serve a much more physical and significant purpose - they protect our eyes. Their main function is to prevent sweat and water from entering the eye.

Eyebrows that are well-groomed, are eyebrows that are always on point, and this can be achieved by waxing and tinting. 

Eyebrow waxing is an effective way to remove excess hair and shape your eyebrows. Getting them done by a professional instead of doing it yourself is the easiest way to ensure that they come out exactly the way that you want them. Before your visit to the salon, you can prepare in order for your experience to be least painful, but a success. 

The first and most important step in preparing for an eyebrow waxing is to choose a high quality and reputable salon. The individual should be licensed and practice proper sanitary guidelines and precautions. 

You want to be sure that you ask questions about how the process will go and how you would like your brows shaped. Let them know if you have sensitive skin or a low tolerance for pain. You should always disclose this information upfront.

For those of us that prefer a darker brow, or our brows just aren't thick enough, eyebrow tinting is a way to achieve your ideal look. Tinting is also used to change the color of the entire brow  - to match your rainbow hair of course! Apart from shaping waxing, threading, or tweezing, brow-tinting is a color service that doesn’t take away any hair but uses semi-permanent vegetable dye to enhance color, shape, and thickness, or all the above. The benefits are immediate. Tinting instantly makes your brows look groomed and adds more structure to them. You don’t have to fill them in every day or use powder, so it’s also convenient.


What Should You Do to Prepare?

Make sure your skin is clean before you arrive to your appointment for brow waxing or tinting. Sometimes if your eyebrows are a tab bit unruly, you may need to have them trimmed before-hand as well.  This ensures smoother and uniformed looking brows after the wax has been applied.

To prepare for a brow tinting session, get a patch test. Without a patch test, your therapist won’t be able to carry out the procedure. You want to find out if the skin surrounding your brows and lashes have an allergic reaction before you have the services done. It’s best to schedule a testing time 24 to  48 hours before for your appointment, and your therapist will test the dye on a small (barely visible) patch on your skin to see if you have any sensitivity to the dye being used

Show up makeup and mascara free. Head to your appointment with clean brows and lashes, to save a little time with makeup removal and ensure your tint is longer-lasting. Make sure there’s no oily residue lingering from tanning oils, facials or skin products. This is important because you want to make sure your wax adheres, and tint absorbed properly. 

Lastly, always do your research! There are many do it yourself solutions for at-home waxing and tinting, but when it comes to the hair and skin near your eyes, you should always head to a trained professional. Read the reviews on the salons near you and choose a venue that’ll ensure you receive the best service possible


Source references:

https://www.wisegeek.com/how-can-i-prepare-for-an-eyebrow-waxing.htm 

https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2015/02/19/eyebrow-waxing_n_6625624.html 

https://www.authorityhealthmag.com/how-long-does-eyebrow-tinting-last/ 

https://www.treatwell.co.uk/treatment-files/pre-brow-lash-tint-tips/ 

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