Brows glorious brows!!!

After two attempts and being thwarted by mega storms both times, I finally made it to the beautician for my eyebrow extensions!!!!

Basically it’s a first of it’s kind in Australia service that uses human hair and very light glue to fill in missing eyebrows. You can create a whole new set if you have none at all, making it perfect for alopecia sufferers, or you can just tweak them if you have good brows already. I was really excited to try them and I somehow just KNEW that they would look good.

We started with a wax to tidy the very few stray hairs that I had, followed by a tint so that the existing brows would match the new ones. I put my faith in the beautician, and apart from showing her a couple of photos of what I wanted, settled back and let her do her thing. All up I was there for an hour and a half, and even though I wanted to tweak them a little more I was completely out of time and had to be somewhere else.

The brows that are fixed to your own brow hairs will last longer than the ones that are on bare skin. She told me that the maximum life is two weeks, although I should expect some of the ones stuck on skin to start dropping off within about a week. Naturally they need to be cared for very gently, so no makeup on them, avoid water if possible, and don’t touch or fiddle with them. I am hoping that with extreme care I can get close to two weeks.

It took me the whole rest of the day to get used to how they look, and I think that’s because they actually look quite natural. I was used to filling mine in for so many years that I was just used to the slightly more block filled look rather than actual hairs. I do think that next time I want them a bit more straight rather than arched, but despite all that I am happy with them. And this morning was the very first time in about ten years that I did absolutely nothing to my brows before leaving the house.

So. I guess it’s time for the photos.

BEFORE: photo one is how I usually have them when I use pencil and shadow to fill them in. {And how gorgeous is my daughter, who turned sweet sixteen this week?}

DURING: photo two is a shocker, it was taken after the waxing and tinting, and not only do I go insanely red from waxing and stay that way all day long, but I was also lying down when I took the photo so I look all bug eyed and crazy.

AFTER: photo three is me looking a little uncertain with the results straight after. I wasn’t sure about the shape, but by the evening I was starting to realise that they look far more natural.

What I didn’t like was how they start to arch up from the very beginning of the brow, I am used to them being far straighter. I definitely plan on tweaking the shape next time. I also have a tiny mole right along the lower edge of my left brow which ends up looking like a smudge or a stray brow, and also why I like them fuller.

Overall I am really happy with the brows, and it’s only the shape that needs a little fine tuning. It won’t take as long next time, which will be in another two weeks, and apparently they will fall out less and less the more you have them done.

I’m super happy to have real life honest to goodness brows, and I don’t think anything will stop me from turning up every two weeks to fill them in. The beautician mentioned that the glue used in the U.S. is far better and lasts for up to four weeks, but no-one has begun the process of getting it approved and imported into Australia. But I guess if more and more people take up brow extensions it’s only a matter of time. It has only been available in Australia for around twelve months, and if the results are this good this early on then you would assume that it can only get better. And with the only other semi permanent option being cosmetic tattooing, which is hit and miss as well as expensive, extensions are going to fill that gap nicely.

Pun intended.

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For more information and to find a salon near you head to the FINAL TOUCH BROWS website for more information.

A.

Update: the brows did last a full two weeks, but that was with extreme care {like washing and rinsing my hair standing on tiptoes and tilting my head back, and using baby wipes to clean my face every day}. I went back for just a few infills, and was a bit surprised that the beautician began by swiping across the brows REALLY FIRMLY with cleansing pads and some liquid cleanser. I understand the need for clean skin but it seems that she also removed a lot of brow extensions that were still there, leaving only a few. It then took another forty-five minutes to fill them in, and I was actually left with less extensions than I had upon arrival at the salon. They were better shape-wise, but much sparser than last time, and definitely needed more filling in. Once again I had no more time left, and I had also mis-read the $25 infill fee as a flat rate, and it was actually per fifteen minutes. So I am really sorry to say that second time around I was not as happy. That’s a heck of a lot of cash to part with in two weeks to then not be 100% happy with the results, so I don’t think I’ll be making brow extensions a regular thing. {But I would definitely get them for a special occasion}. Back to pencils and shadows for now. And I will also be checking out Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow pomade as soon as the extensions have all fallen out, so fingers crossed!!!

  1. I love this post! You eyebrows look beautiful!

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    1. Thank you!

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  2. They look awesome!! I’m so happy for you, it’s a great day when you find a new way to look and feel beautiful! πŸ™‚ I just started a new skin care routine and I LOVE the way it makes me feel. πŸ˜€ Happy Birthday to your lovely daughter! Mine turned fifteen a few weeks ago – so exciting!

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    1. Thanks Valerie, I am feeling good. Might do the lashes next, lol. And happy birthday to your daughter also, fun age isn’t it?!

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  3. Wow that is so cool! Was it very expensive?

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    1. I think it depends on the salon, first time was $90 and then it will be $25 each time after, same as a wax and tint. But ninety for an hour and a half, wax, tint, and extensions isn’t too bad.

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      1. That’s really good! I thought it would have been $150+

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    1. Yeah, I’m pretty happy.

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