Microblading, move over
Just when we thought we’d heard of everything, the beauty community comes through with a new technique, tool or product that completely innovates our entire beauty routine.
This latest offering for your brows is no exception: Enter brow extensions.
Brow extensions are pretty much what you would assume: eyelash extensions for your brows – mink fibres are added to sparse and lacklustre brows using a clear medical-grade adhesive to enhance texture and volume for fuller, more natural-looking arches.
However, the fibres used for brow extensions are much finer than the fluffy strands typically used for lashes. Plus, the fibres are laid flat so you can adhere them directly to the skin rather than having to attach them to your own hair; as you would do with lash extensions.
The hair-like fibres used in the brow treatment are available in a range of colours to ensure a perfect match every time, and are then laid in the direction of your natural brow growth. An appointment should usually take anywhere between 30 minutes to two hours with each strand being applied individually at different angles with tweezers. When done properly your brows should look like your brows but better: full, textured, but still retaining a clean, sharp shape that looks neat – kind of like you just stepped out of a regular wax and tint brow appointment.
Brow extensions last approximately two weeks before reapplication is required.
The new trend is picking up traction over in the US due to the instant brow makeover results, without the pain and permanency of techniques such as tattooing and microblading that have become increasingly popular in recent years. Extensions also minimise the risk of being stuck with eyebrows you are less than happy with as the additional hairs gradually fall out over time, while microblading is irreversible and can take months, if not years, to fade.
No word yet on when this interesting new trend will hit Aussie shores, but we’ll definitely be the first in line to give this one a go.
Looking for more semi-permanent brow techniques? Check out these three ways to get thicker brows.
What's been your biggest brow blunder? Let us know in the comments below.
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Briar was a Beauty Crew intern before she joined the crew full time in 2019 as a Beauty Assistant, and as a Junior Beauty Writer as of 2020. She is a self-professed skin care obsessive, always on the hunt for the perfect mascara, and can't go past a Fenty lipgloss.