Tuesday, 13 November 2012

HD Brows

I've been contemplating whether to give the HD Brow system a go for several months now and never plucked up the courage to book an appointment....until now!

I have never really done anything to my eyebrows, only simply plucking stray hairs away for a simple tidy up and occasionally pencilling them in for nights out. I've always been a bit scared to change the shape myself & also a little intimidated to book into a salon. However, I finally took the plunge and decided to go for it.

I went to a local beauty salon that offered HD Brows as a treatment. I did look into a variety of salons and found that prices varied from £25-£45 so I would definitely recommend shopping around. I went to a place based on recommendations and because of this I got 50% off!

There are 7 steps to the HD Brow system and took around 30 minutes. It involves a combination of techniques including tinting, waxing, threading & trimming. At first the beauty therapist cleans the eyebrow area and marks where your eyebrows should start/end & where your arch should be. They then tint your hairs, I opted for a shade close to my natural colour. Once the dye had taken, it was cleaned off and the waxing commenced!

As I mentioned before, I have never had waxing nor threading so was a little concerned about the pain factor. I honestly don't know what I was worried about. Yes there is a slight discomfort when the pads are whipped off but it lasts for a second, if that and you could already see my new brows taking shape.

I've always wanted to give threading a go and was intrigued to find out what it felt like. Several of my friends thought that it is more painful than waxing but I in fact disagree. Both techniques have a little discomfort involved but nothing major and as the saying goes, 'no pain, no gain.' Each step is done so quickly that there is no need to worry about whether it will hurt or not and everyone is different.

They only thread the top part of each brow and once complete, both brows are filled in using eyebrow makeup. HD Brow do have their own palette for this but the salon I visited used a Christian Eyebrow kit in the shade Irid Brown.

These include 3 stencils; thin, natural or thick. Surprisingly I was advised to use the thick stencil, I was a little concerned that this may result in a scouse brow but I was very pleased with the end results, see below:

Prior to having the HD Brow session, I hadn't plucked my eyebrows for quite a few weeks. This was to help reshape my brows. The beauty therapist has left a little of the regrowth as I had over plucked one side near to the bridge of my nose. This is why using an eyebrow kit afterwards helps to disguise any grow back in order to help get the perfect shape.

I would definitely recommend giving it a go, I am really happy with the overall results and think it's a great way to instantly transform your eyebrows/look and helps get the perfect brow to suit you. I do feel the price tag is a hefty one to pay monthly but it is ideal for anyone who wants to grow their eyebrows and correct their shape. Once you have corrected them by having a couple of sessions of the HD Brow system you'll only need to book in for a wax of thread session which should help keep costs down a little!

I for one already know I'm hooked and shall be looking forward to my next appointment!