With celebrities like Cara Delevingne and Lily Collins leading the trend of fuller, thicker eyebrows (and sparking our brow envy), it’s time we ladies acquaint ourselves with the benefits of brow tinting.
First things first. Brow tinting can be used in conjunction with brow hair removal—waxing, tweezing, threading, etc.—but the tinting service itself does not involve removing any hair. Brow tinting uses a semi-permanent vegetable-based dye to enhance the brows shape, color, and thickness.
Brow tinting is meant to add pigmentation to your brows. Boosting the color of your brows to a richer and darker shade will make you look more groomed, provide a stronger definition of your brows and, if you have lighter eyes, help define your eyes.
While there is a wide variety of brow tinting shade options, the most common shade is dark brown. It is best to select a shade one to two shades darker than the new growth color of your hair.
Brow tinting can also help to complement a new hair color. For example, if you were to lighten your hair to blonde, adding warmth or lightening your brows to a lighter shade may provide more balance to your overall look.
The added pigmentation will typically last between two to four weeks, so there is a committed level of maintenance involved in order to keep your brows on fleek.
In addition to boosting your color, brow tinting can help your brows look fuller by grabbing on to little baby hairs and adding pigment to even the smallest of hairs. Even those with already dark brows can see added volume and density when the tint coats the “peach-fuzz” hairs.
Finally, it is important to make sure that any eyebrow tinting services are completed by a licensed professional—either a cosmetologist or an esthetician. While there are many establishments out there that offer brow tinting, it is important to do your research. Personal recommendations are an excellent way to find a place that will be a great fit for your brows.