Almost every woman at one point in her life has overdone it with the tweezers and practically killed her eyebrows. I cringe when I think back to a couple of my own teen years, but count it as a valuable learning experience. Clients who are experiencing the over-plucked syndrome right now and are at a loss of what to do with what’s left don’t need to fear. There are ways to jumpstart brow growth and hide the damage, just make sure they step away from the tweezers. Here is what celebrity eyebrow specialist Elke Von Freudenberg recommends to revive brows.
- Step away from the tweezers. Tweeze only fine stray hairs that are far away from the shape of the brow. It can take up to six months or more for brows to grow back completely.
- Treat clients’ brows. Over-plucking eyebrows can cause severe damage to the hair follicles. Additionally, blondes have a harder time growing in hairs than brunettes do with finer hairs and weaker roots, which can lead to permanent damage. There are growth treatments you can recommend to help promote the growth of eyebrow hairs again. More brow and lash conditioner info here: A Lashing Impact.
- Shape and define with makeup. Show clients how to brush brow hairs into an ideal shape using a brow brush. Then use a brow pencil or powder in a lighter shade than the actual brow hairs for a natural look.
- Maintain a flattering shape. When clients’ eyebrows have finally grown out and are looking like a true mess, have them come in to see the spa’s eyebrow specialist. Once they have achieved the best brow shape, clients can return every couple of weeks to get touched up.