The trend of semi-permanent makeup such as eyebrow embroidery and eyelash extension are becoming popular in Singapore. To further enhance one’s looks, eyebrow embroidery is a process that involves staining the upper surface of the skin with pigment. This is done by using a thin blade with tiny disposable needles to make hair strokes “cuts”. The procedure is meant to enhance the appearance of one’s eyebrow thickness and volume. Before you cringe at the pain of cutting one’s skin, there will be numbing cream applied. So, it’s not as painful as it seems.
Because the process is semi-permanent, it’s important to know if you really want to undergo it. Do your research and ensure that the artist is skillful and professional in his/her services. Read on to find out more useful tips before you proceed to any beauty salon.
Why Eyebrow Embroidery?
Eyebrows frame a woman’s facial features and enhance her naturally beautiful face. In fact, well-groomed eyebrows can make you look pretty, boosting one’s facial attractiveness.
Just like fashion and beauty, eyebrow trends change too. Gone are the days when pencil thin eyebrows were popular. Thick, neat and volumized eyebrows are currently an emerging beauty trend in Asia, Europe and even the U.S. It is no secret that eyebrow embroidery will help to highlight your face and accentuate your features. With symmetrically shaped brows, it helps to enhance the eye area and create a more vibrant look. Perhaps, this might be the reason behind its wild popularity in the 21st century.
How Eyebrow Embroidery Is Done?
Before going through the procedures of eyebrow embroidery, ensure that you have selected a beauty salon with professional artists (unless you want to risk having a thick, black and odd eyebrows). Here are some things you need to know about the process:
1. The eyebrow embroidery artist will take a look at your eyebrows and discuss what your favourite shape is. Your artist will also recommend suitable an eyebrow shape that enhance your facial features and shape.
2. Next, using an eyebrow pencil, the artist will trace your desired eyebrow shape, review it, and then make slight changes if necessary.
3. After the shape is traced perfectly, a numbing cream will be applied for at least 15 minutes before the procedure.
4. During the waiting time, an appropriate eyebrow colour will be chosen based on your current eyebrow colour, hair colour and complexion.
5. The procedure will begin with the use of a thin knife-like blade with small rows of needles. Small pieces of the upper skin layer will be cut away and the chosen eyebrow colour will be applied. The thin blade will create “cuts” that resemble your real eyebrow hair, making it appear as natural as possible.
6. In overall, the whole process will last about 1 to 2 hours.
What Is the Cost?
I’m certain most of you are interested to know the price of eyebrow embroidery. In fact, the cost varies according to the beauty salon you are visiting – based on factors such as location, equipment, staff service and professionalism. The cost of eyebrow embroidery can range from $200 to $1000 – pricey but you pay for the cost of beauty. Although some of you are looking for cheaper alternatives, you should visit a beauty salon with professional services and guaranteed hygiene.
Papilla’s eyebrow embroidery beauty guru and master brow specialist, Cecilia Chng, has over 20 years of experience. She graduated from Korean Beauty Vocational Education Institute (KBEI), and her services are based on professional experience as a celebrity eyebrow artist. Private Room also offers a range of beauty services: where you can get waxed, get a manicure, pimp up your lashes and get eyebrow embroidery done – services are charged at high-end cost.
Behind every beauty procedure, there are certain risks and precautions to take – depending on how complicated the process is. The risks of any form of tattooing involve infection or allergic reactions – it is a matter of hygiene problems. Another risk is the inability to remove the eyebrow pigment if the colour is wrong. Well, that sounds embarrassing.
In fact, since eyebrow embroidery requires the use of deposit dye and tiny needles to puncture your skin, you have to be careful with the hygiene. Look out for whether your artist use disposable blades and gloves. Also take note of how the dye is refilled for each customer. Request your brow artist to use a clean cotton swab for application of numbing cream onto your skin. Don’t hesitate to ask questions that you might have (you should feel comfortable with your artist).
While you can’t wait to see a pair of good-looking eyebrows, do your research and get prepared to visit a professional beauty salon. Well, at least your eyebrows are permanently on fleek!