My Experience: HD Brows

My Experience: HD Brows

What is HD Brow Treatment: “It is a seven step eyebrow shaping treatment that focuses on shape and design. It involves a combination of techniques, including tinting, waxing and threading, using specialist HD Brow products.”


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My Mum’s before and after.

I have been getting HD Brows for a fair few years now, and whilst I can quite happily dye them myself at home with Eylure Dybrow Kit in a pinch, I do much prefer getting them done professionally.

Benefits: (not including the obvious; that your brows will look great – okay, I guess I’ve just included it)

  • Bespoke colour blending – your technician can mix dye colours to find the best match to suit your skin tone and hair colour.
  • Hair regrowth program – the dye is formulated to help sparse areas regrow hair.

Process

If it is your first time getting it done you’ll require a skin test and a general conversation with the technician about what you want, for me, and most people I imagine, I allow her to chose the shape etc based off what best suits my face shape. You can chose the have a lighter or darker dye mixed though if you’d prefer and could also dictate how thick or thin you would want them. I’d say trust what the professional says, the only thing I’ve ever requested is a slightly darker colour then what she was mixing the first couple of times I had it done, and said I’d prefer my brows to be thicker rather than thinner. After this initial conversation very little is required of you other than to sit back and let them work their magic.

Firstly they

  • Apply the dye.
  • After the allotted time has passed, which ranges between 5 – 15 minutes, the dye is removed.
  • They then wax above, below and in-between your brows to remove the majority of unwanted hair.
  • Next they thread to tidy it up and create the perfect shape.
  • Sometimes they will brush your eyebrow hair upwards and trim it with scissors, this doesn’t always get done (in my experience at least, so it’s not always required).
  • And finally, they’ll pluck any stray and stubborn hairs that have managed to evade the wax and threading.

Voilà, perfect brows for the next 4 – 6 weeks.

Aftercare

  • Using harsh cleansing or exfoliating products can prematurely reduce the brow tint, leading it the fade faster than normal. In my opinion you can still use all that good stuff, just don’t scrub it across your brows.
  • Most technicians instruct you not to tweezer in-between appointments, especially if you are trying to regrow areas of your brow. As I’ve said, I’ve been getting this done for years now, and will take a tweezer to my brows if I notice a stray hair outside of my normal eyebrow shape. But initially I would say just do as you’re told. Plus it can annoy the technician, strangely your brows become theirs, and they don’t want you messing with their masterpiece.

Final Thoughts

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Before / After

I love this treatment, I really couldn’t go back to tackling my brows myself, because whilst I can dye them easily enough, I am incapable of shaping them. Hopefully in the above picture you can see the overall difference they make to your face.

I am very seriously considering getting microblading, by the same woman I already use, which if you aren’t aware is a semi-permanent tattoo. If you look it up online there are some scary examples of it gone wrong, but I trust my technician and will include some of her work below.20171006_031738

 

If you are interested I’ve already done a ‘My Experience: Dermaplaning’ post that you can check out for a similar low down on what I thought of that treatment.


Have you had HD Brows or do you do it all yourself? Tell me your experience, I’d love to hear what it did(n’t) do for you.

What do you think of the treatment and would you get it done yourself?

Also, anyone who has already had microblading, please let me know what you thought.

14 Comments

  1. November 3, 2017 / 9:33 pm

    I finally got round to trying HD brows myself a but ago and I can’t see myself going back now 😊 they make such a difference and it is so much better than having to apply makeup everyday 😊 xx

    • November 3, 2017 / 9:42 pm

      Me either, unless I go to getting them microblading 😊 xx

  2. October 30, 2017 / 6:15 pm

    It’s so interesting to see what other people go through for good brows! Yours look fantastic (: I have to wax/tweeze mine weekly or they get wild haha

    • October 30, 2017 / 6:26 pm

      Some people really suit untamed, natural brows – I just don’t think I’m one of them 😉

      • October 30, 2017 / 6:27 pm

        I totally understand that! It took me years to get mine just right. For a while I thought skinny brows were for me just cause they looked good on my sister. It wasn’t til it was too late that I found out they do NOT work well with my face haha

  3. October 28, 2017 / 2:16 pm

    I would love microblading but have heard it is very painful, and like an extended threading session. I had a full threading treatment once and was practically climbing out of the chair it hurt so much so Im not overly keen! Saying that the results look amazing!

    Love hd brows xx

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    • October 28, 2017 / 5:55 pm

      But you’re a drama queen 😉 xx

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