As we age, the styles and looks which worked for us as teenagers, or in our twenties or thirties don’t always work in our forties.
The haircut, makeup, or skinny jeans that were once your go-to style aren’t always as flattering once you’ve reached a certain age.
And the same goes for your eyebrows.
The shaping and styling which was “in” when you were young might not work as well now. In fact, it might be so far from being “in” that it makes you look even older. However, proper care and maintenance can go a long way toward making you look years younger.
So what is the best way to maintain brows which keep you looking fresh and young?
What tricks to eyebrow maintenance should you be aware of now, that you didn’t need 20 years ago?
Keep reading for some tips for eyebrow shaping to help keep you looking young, even as the years pass by, and where to find the best eyebrow shaping for women in Calgary.
1: KNOW WHERE TO ARCH THEM
The perfect eyebrow arch will depend on your face shape.
What looks amazing on your favourite celebrity may not be the best choice for your face, and vice-versa.
The right arch will frame your eyes and accentuate your face shape, without looking outdated. We recently posted an article on that subject, showing examples of various celebrity women with differently shaped faces. Take a look at it here.
One general rule, though, is to avoid perfectly arched “half circles” which look like two “rainbows” – we left those behind in the 70s, and with good reason.
2: KEEP THEM TRIMMED
With age comes wisdom.
And longer, more wiry brows.
Before tweezing or waxing, consider trimming your brows first, so you can see what you have to work with.
Trimming alone can also make your brows look more polished and groomed.
Just don’t overdo it – keep the over-tweezed look in back in the nineties, with your plastic chokers and neon windbreakers where they belong.
If the issue is the opposite – too little hair instead of too much, an eyebrow growth serum can help with regrowth. You can also come to see us here at Lavoom Salon Calgary for a microblading treatment, which can give you great, full, natural-looking brows.
3: COLOUR MATCH YOUR BROWS TO COVER GREY HAIRS
You may be starting to notice grey hairs on the top of your head – but your eyebrows can also be subject to this sure sign of ageing.
If you are choosing to colour the hair on your head to cover greys, be aware that you shouldn’t be using the same dye near your eyes.
Instead, look for a gentler colour made specifically for colouring eyebrows.
Another, more temporary option, are brow mascaras which can be washed off at the end of the day.
Be sure to seek out colours which match your natural colouring, if you have natural fair, blonde hair and go for a jet-black eyebrow shade, it might get heads turning in your direction, but not for the reasons you want.
4: GET A MICROBLADING TREATMENT TO FILL IN THE GAPS
Still, looking for help to get perfectly shaped brows to accentuate your face?
Consider microblading treatment.
Microblading is a semi-permanent technique that draws on delicate, super-fine strokes that are often indistinguishable from your natural brows.
The technique uses a super-fine needle to deposit pigment into the skin and can help to fill-out brows which have otherwise thinned out.
Once the initial treatment is healed, you may need a touch-up after a month or two, however beyond this microblading can last anywhere from one to three years, depending on your lifestyle, and how well your skin holds the pigment.