How to Correct Awkward Bro Shapes: Not all Brows are a Breeze
Eyebrows are often referred to as the 'frames of our face', and rightly so. They play a pivotal role in defining our facial features, expressions and enhancing our overall look. However, not everyone is blessed with the perfect set of brows. As a Brow Technician, you'll encounter clients with various brow concerns, from over-plucked arches to uneven shapes. But with the right techniques and tools, you can transform even the most awkward brows into symmetrical masterpieces.
Assessing the Brow Situation
Before diving into correction techniques, it's crucial to assess the current state of your client's brows. During your client consultation, understand their concerns, study the natural brow shape, and determine the best approach to achieve the desired outcome. Remember, every brow is unique, and a tailored approach will yield the best results. It's also important during the consultation to ask your client some questions about their desired look, and manage expectations as to whether this is or isn’t something that’s achievable.
Mapping the Perfect Brow
Brow mapping is an essential step in the correction process. It involves marking key points on the brow with a mapping paste or pencil to create a symmetrical and harmonious shape. This technique ensures that both brows are even and aligned with the client's facial features. There are a few different options when it comes to brow mapping; you can either freehand or use a measurement tool like our Brow Caliper or Golden Ratio Divider to get the perfect map.
Addressing Uneven Brows
Uneven brows can be a result of various factors, from genetics to grooming habits. To correct this, focus on filling in the lower brow to match the height of the higher one. Alternatively, you can subtly trim the higher brow to achieve a more balanced look. The key is to make gradual changes to avoid overcorrection.
Some clients may have thick brows everywhere except for the front of the brow. This is usually where people like the brow to look fluffy, so it’s crucial that you know how to create this effect. Our favorite way of achieving this is using the hair stroke method, either with brow tint or brow henna, to create the illusion of more hair.
You may see some clients that have what we call ‘tadpole brows’ or ‘dip brows’. This is where the brow is much thicker at the front and becomes thinner as the brow goes along, resembling a tadpole! This is likely because of over-plucking when this style of brow was on trend. The best way to correct this is by removing hair from the bottom on the front of the brow. You can then use the brow henna or brow tint to fill in or add hair strokes to the arch which creates an overall balanced look.
One of the most common brow concerns is over-plucking. This may be a case of a very high brow arch, or sparseness towards the end of the brows. The best treatment to offer this kind of case is henna brows. As brow henna is able to tint both the hair and the skin for a longer period of time than traditional tint, this is a great option for creating the illusion of a thicker brow. Simply fill in the over-plucked area with your chosen shade of So Henna powder and your client will have brand-new brows! Remind your clients to steer clear of any sort of hair removal, and over time, with patience and the right care, those brows will regain their natural fullness.
Sculpting the Brow Arch
The arch is a defining feature of the brow. For clients with a flat brow, removing hair from underneath the middle of the brow is a great way to create a subtle arch to add dimension and lift to the face. Using the gentle So Henna Brow Wax is the best way to achieve this and get it perfect definition.
Educating Your Clients
As a Brow Technician, your job doesn't end with shaping the brows. It's equally important to educate your clients on brow maintenance. Offer them tips on brow grooming, the use of nourishing products like a brow oil, and advise them on the importance of regular touch-ups.
Correcting awkward brow shapes is both an art and a science. With the right techniques, tools, and a keen eye for detail, you can transform any brow challenge into a brow success. Don’t forget to take before and after photos, potential clients love a transformation picture! And don’t forget to tag us!