Oh Hey Hey !
Hope all of you are doing well, today I thought i would share my tips and tricks as per waxing my brows and filling them in. I think we have all heard how the eyes are the windows to the soul... So with that being said, wouldn't you want to make sure that your eyes are perfectly framed ?!
... maybe it's just me, but i am pretty intense when it comes to my eyebrows, and i wax them every week religiously.
I've shared with you in my recent youtube video, as per how to map out the perfect structure for your brows, but i thought i would compile a blog post for you, breaking down each step when it comes to the actual waxing part of your brows.
As per filling them in... I truly feel that comes down to personal preference. Personally, i am a brow pencil kinda girl ( although i am filling them in with a powder right now - check out the video to see why ). But i know alot of people are literally hooked on the dip brow pomade.... And personally i hated that product.
So just know this, especially if you are on a journey with your brows... Keep on trying out new products until you find what is best for you. As well as seriously try out this mapping trick if you don't already do so.
Here are the instructions as per how to wax your brows :
Waxing Eyebrows Equipment, Implements, & Materials
Roll of disposable paper Facial chair Wax Single or double wax heater Wax remover Small disposable spatula or small wooden applicators Fabric strips for hair removal Hair cap or headband Towels for draping Disposable gloves Mild skin cleanser Emollient or antiseptic lotion
1. Melt the wax in the heater. The length of time it takes to melt the wax depends on how full the wax holder is, 15 to 25 minutes if it is full, and 10 minutes if it is a quarter to half full. Be sure it is not too hot. 2. Complete client consultation. 3. Lay a clean towel over the top of the facial chair, and then a layer of disposable paper. 4. Place a hair cap or headband on the client's head to keep hair out of the face. 5. Drape a towel over the client's chest. 6. Wash and dry your hands, and put on disposable gloves.
1. Remove make up, cleanse the area thoroughly with a mild astringent cleanser, and dry. 2. Test the temperature and consistency of the heated wax by applying a small drop on your inner wrist. It should be warm, but not hot, and it should run smoothly off the spatula. 3. Spread wax. With the spatula or wooden applicator spread a thin coat of the warm wax evenly over the area to be treated, going in the same direction as the hair growth. Be sure not to put the spatula in the wax more than once. No double dips ! 4. Apply fabric. Apply a sterile fabric strip over the waxed area. Press gently in the direction of hair growth, running your finger over the surface of the fabric three to five times. 5. Apply pressure and pull fabric. Gently applying pressure to hold the skin taut with one hand, quickly remove the fabric strip and the wax that sticks to it by pulling it in the direction opposite the hair growth. Do not pull straight up on the strip. 6. Light massage the treated area. 7. Remove any remaining wax residue from skin with a gentle wax remover. 8. Repeat procedure on the area around the other eyebrow. 9. Cleanse the skin with a mild emollient cleanser and apply an emollient or antiseptic lotion.
Clean Up & Sanitation : Some states or provinces require sanitizing the area prior to tweezing and waxing and applying an antiseptic at the end of the procedure. Always check with your regulatory agency. 1. Remove headband, and towel drape from the client and place in a closed hamper. 2. Discard all used disposable materials in a closed hazardous waste container. Never reuse wax. Do not lay used spatula, muslin strips, wax or any other materials used in waxing on the counter. 3. Sanitize the treatment area. This includes counter surfaces, facial chair, wax heater, and container, floor, bottle caps, and lids. 4. Wash your hands with soap and warm water.
Implements and Materials: Towels Tweezers Cotton Balls Eyebrow Brush Emollient cream Antiseptic lotion Gentle eye makeup remover Astringent Disposable gloves Preparation: 1. Seat the client in a facial chair in a reclining position, as for a facial massage. Or if you prefer, seat the client in a half upright position and work from the side. 2. Discuss with the client the type of eyebrow arch suitable for her facial characteristics, as well as desired thickness, or thiness. 3. Drape a towel over the client's chest. 4. Wash and dry your hands and put on disposable gloves. Before tweezing or waxing brows, discuss with the client her desires to improve the eyebrow appearance. Some clients prefer a more natural line, leaving a few hairs in the edge of the brow. Removing every single hair outside the brow can create a hard look, especially on aging clients.
1. Cleanse the eyelid area with cotton balls moistened with gentle eye make up remover. 2. Brush the eyebrows with a small brush to remove any powder or scaliness. 3. Soften brows. Saturate two pledgets of cotton or a towel with warm water, and place over the brows. Allow them to remain on the brow 1, to 2 minutes to soften and relax the eyebrow tissue. You may soften the brows and surrounding skin by rubbing emollient cream into them. 4. Use a mild antiseptic on a cotton ball prior to tweezing. 5. Remove the hairs between the brows. When tweezing, stretch the skin taut with the index finger and the thumb of your non-dominant hand. Grasp each hair individually with tweezers and pull with a quick motion in the direction of growth. Tweeze between the brows and above the brow line first, because the area under the brow line is much more sensitive. 6. Sponge the tweezed area frequently with cotton moistened with an antiseptic lotion to avoid infection. 7. Brush the hair downward. Remove excessive hairs from above the eyebrow line. Shape the upper section of one eyebrow, and then shape the other. Frequently sponge the area with antiseptic. 8. Brush the hairs upward. Remove hairs from under the eyebrow line. Shape the lower section of one eyebrow, and then shape the other. Sponge the area with antiseptic. Optional : Apply emollient cream and massage the brows. Remove cream with tissues. 9. After tweezing is completed, sponge the eyebrows and surrounding skin with astringent to contract the skin. 10. Brush the eyebrow hair to its normal position.
Cleanup & Sanitation: 1. If eyebrow tweezing is part of a make up service, continue the make up procedure. If not, complete the next steps. 2. Remove the towel from the client and place in a closed hamper. 3. Accompany client to the reception area and suggest rebooking ( the eyebrows should be treated about once a month ) 4. Discard disposable materials in a closed receptacle and disinfect implements. 5. Wash your hands with soap and warm water.