Pretty Frames

Bring out your best features by enhancing your brows with this beauty treatment that’s safe, long-lasting and easy to maintain.

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Eyebrows may look insignificant at first glance, but they do so much more. With calculated changes in shape and size, they give you – what seems like – a natural facelift.

Meet your new brow hero – Brow Art Asia’s eyebrow embroidery service. This semi-permanent brow-filling method creates the look of full, defined eyebrows that can last up to two years. The salon’s team of highly qualified embroidery artists make the process comfortable and relatively painless. Results: brows that look natural yet effortlessly groomed. Here are Brow Art Asia’s five steps to beautiful brows.

STEP 1: Prep Your Skin

Before your appointment, stay out of the sun, and avoid getting your brows threaded, waxed or tinted as these would leave the skin slightly raw. If you have to, wait for at least three days before your brow embroidery session. Come to your session with bare brows so your brow technician can spend the time shaping your brows and not waste precious time removing makeup.

STEP 2: Beauty Is In The Details

Just as how a particular haircut flatters a certain face shape, picking the right kind of brow can accentuate your features. Blessed with a heart-shaped face? A low arch and curved brow work best. Modelling a longish, oval-shaped profile? Consider a straight eyebrow shape.

And don’t worry if you aren’t sure how or what to choose – discuss with your appointed brow artist on the kind of brow style that suits your face shape and features.

STEP 3: The Design Work

Once you’ve made your decision, the artist will use an eyebrow pencil to fill in your brows with the design of your choice. Then, high quality numbing cream will be applied and left on for about 15 minutes.

STEP 4: Little Pain, All Gain

This is the point where you can sit back, relax. Once the numbing cream has been removed, the brow artist uses a handheld micro-blade (think thin knife with needles) make teeny-weeny incisions on the eyebrows, before colour pigments are added to create hair-like strokes.

Depending on the brow design, the whole procedure should take just about an hour. There’s no drastic shaving of your existing brow hair, and the brow technician may remove some strays for a more polished look. Unlike traditional permanent eyebrow tattoos that fade over time to a greenish-blue, these brows gain a more natural-looking appearance.

STEP 5: Take Care Of Your New Brows

To extend the life of your new brows, here are some aftercare and maintenance tips you need to follow for immaculately groomed brows.

First, apply a healing cream to your brow area every day after the treatment to aid healing. Second, do not pick at your brow area. Lastly, avoid activities that make you sweat excessively for the first few days as sweat can reduce the colour intensity of brow pigments. Light scabbing or peeling may occur for up to two weeks, and after that, always avoid touching your brows when you wash your face.

Brow Art Asia is located at: #03-25/26 City Square Mall, Tel: 6509 1036; #02-31/32 Hillion Mall, Tel: 6265 3051; #04-09 NTUC Hougang Mall, Tel: 6385 5007; #05-15/16 Tampines 1, Tel: 6481 9860; and #03-113 Tiong Bahru Plaza, Tel: 6270 7863.