What is The Art Of The Brow?

(image by Tracy Da)

(image by Tracy Da)

A good artist will ask you what you like and allow you to bring a picture of the look you are trying to achieve. In turn, you should feel the freedom to ask your artist about the 4 main components of The Art Of The Brow:

Color
Style
Depth
Shape

Color
Color is a combination of a person's skin tone, the ink and the color of the hair they are trying to achieve. The right mixture can create beautifully natural brows; the wrong mixture will create brows that stand out in a crowd. The wrong ink and mixture can change color over time. Have you ever seen someone with blue or pink brows? Bad brows can be quite humiliating! Good brows should not be noticeable. They should look perfect and so natural that no one can see that you have had them done. Good inks are key. Be sure your microblading artist uses quality inks and understands how to use them.

Style
In today's fast-moving fashion world, style is the key to The Art Of The Brow. Everyone has their own style that they like: thin, thick, 3D, 6D powder fill, long tail, etc. It is important to ensure you have a true artist drawing your brows. From every hair stroke to the blend of the powder fill, a true artist will understand how to create the look you are trying to achieve. Someone who is not artistic will assume they are doing a good job without understanding the illusion and subtlety needed in creating your style.

Depth
Depth is often misunderstood. Mistakes in depth can be far more damaging than the other components of color, style and shape. The wrong depth can not only damage your skin but scar it as well. If the artist colors to the right depth, your brows will only last between 18 to 24 months, allowing you the versatility to update your style, shape or color as times change. When choosing the right artist, please ensure they understand depth!

Shape
I love shape! The shape of your brows identifies you. Whether it be sexy, innocent seductive or (when done wrong) surprised, angry, happy or sad, the right brow will accentuate your unique beauty. When done right, they can make you look years younger! There are several face shapes: round, square, oval, long, heart or diamond. The shape of your brow must compliment the shape of your face or your face may look disoriented.

Understanding The Art Of The Brow is crucial for a successful outcome. However, brow perfection does not stop there. Pre-care and aftercare are also crucially important. When meeting with your artist, please follow all of their instructions after the procedure. Before the procedure, have the artist draw your brows so you have a visual of the look you are trying to achieve. If you don't like it, let them know! Don't wait until after the procedure to make your complaint. Always remember: if they are not in a county-approved facility, don’t walk out — run out. Stay away from the back of hair or nail salon, someone's home or someone’s garage. A severe infection could damage beyond repair! Finally, do your research. Ask to see their portfolio. Request pictures of healed brows. Many artists have had only a 2 day training course and don't understand the full range of education that goes with The Art Of The Brow.