Those that were not gifted naturally full and dark brows and lashes at birth know the struggle of stencils, powders, pencils, curlers, coat after coat of mascara, false lashes, and messy glue… Gorgeous eyes can be a lot of work! But what if you could push all of that aside and have the gorgeous eyes you want without all of that effort? Read on to find out how you can do just that.
Introducing Brow and Lash Tinting
Brow and lash tinting is a professional salon service that uses a specially formulated semi-permanent dye to darken your brows and lashes. This gives them a fuller and longer appearance without needing daily applications of falsies and/or makeup.
Benefits of Tinting
Tinting your brows and lashes can shave a significant amount of time off of your morning beauty routine. The fact is that it can cut your makeup application time almost in half. You’ll have a naturally beautiful look that is very difficult to create with makeup. Imagine sleeping through your alarm and waking up with only minutes to spare and being able to rush out the door with nothing but some tinted moisturizer and lip gloss. Now think about swimming and working out without having to worry about your mascara smearing or running. All of this is possible with brow and lash tinting. You can even cry at sappy movies without leaving the theater with raccoon eyes.
Tinting Is Long Lasting
Brow and Lash tinting change the color of your brows and lashes until they shed naturally. How long your results will last depends on your personal hair growth cycle, but you can expect to get four to six weeks of effortless beauty before needing a touchup. One of the best things is that if you decide tinting isn’t for you, your color will slowly fade away as your brows and lashes shed and regrow making the transition unnoticeable. There is no sudden drastic change like there is when your falsies fall off.
Brow and Lash Tinting Is Safe
It may sound a bit scary to allow someone to apply dyes near your eyes, but you can rest assured that when performed by a trained professional, brow and lash tinting is very safe. Your colorist will use a special dye that is formulated specifically to be safe to use around the eyes. You should never allow an untrained person to attempt to do this, or allow anyone to apply regular hair dye to your brows or lashes.
Tinting is Quick and Easy
While some brow and lash services can be a bit time-consuming, though well worth the effort, brow and lash tinting is quick and easy. Your colorist will ask you to recline and relax in their chair with your eyes closed while they apply the dye. After about a 10-minute wait the dye will be cleaned off and you’ll be on your way. You can expect the entire appointment including color customization to last about 30 minutes.
Precautions To Be Aware Of
If you’ve ever had an allergic reaction to any kind of dye before you need to let your colorist know before your appointment. It may be necessary to do a skin patch test to ensure the dye to be used is safe for you. If you have an active eye infection or injury on or near your eyes you should wait until you are completely healed before tinting your brows and lashes.
Now that you have your new fuller-looking brows and lashes it’s time to think about brow styles. While the choices with lashes are pretty much to curl or not to curl, you have some styling options with your brows.
Defined Yet Natural- This style is your natural brows with the edges cleaned up a bit. Stray hairs are removed to give your brows definition, but they’re not overly groomed to maintain a natural look.
Lightly Filled In- Those with very sparse brows may be used to using a heavy hand with pencils and powders, but the trend for this season is light and natural with a bit of skin peeking through, so you only need to lightly fill in areas that still look a little sparse after your tinting. You should really need very little.
Fluffy Brows- If you like the classic bushy brow look, but have lashes that are on the thinner side, you can fake it with the fluffy brow styling technique. Apply a bit of brow gel or wax and lift your brows at the root to fluff them up and add a bit of texture.
If you’re ready for gorgeous eyes without the effort, come see the brow and lash specialists at Helen’s Haven. We’ll customize your brow and lash color to give you the fullest and most natural look that perfectly compliments your complexion and hair. Give us a call at 808-739-0400 to schedule a brow and lash tinting appointment today. You can also download our free app on iTunes or Google Play to make scheduling appointments from your mobile device even easier. We look forward to serving you soon at 4819 Ave., #6 in Honolulu.