Getting eyelash extensions or eyebrow embroidery can really cut the amount of time you spend on your makeup routine. And given the growing popularity of this kind of permanent makeup, it seems inevitable to hear horror stories as a result of inexperienced therapists or poor hygiene at beauty salons. To avoid unfortunate incidents like eye infection and unsightly scarring, make sure to you do ample research on the brow embroidery artist and the salon you’re visiting. Read on to find out more about the top three things to look out for, and the best salons to visit.
#1: Hygiene Standards
Since eyebrow embroidery essentially involves using tiny needles to puncture your skin and deposit dye, picking a spotlessly clean salon should be your top priority. It’s good to look out for whether they use disposable blades and how the brow artists refill the dye between each customer (if they double dip, that’s a big no-no). Ask if a cotton swab is used to apply numbing cream onto your skin and take note if the brow artists wear gloves. Feel free to ask questions that you might have and don’t ever feel pressured to sign up for a treatment or package immediately.
#2: Level of Expertise
When it comes to eyebrow embroidery techniques and experience play a huge part in determining how your brows will end up looking. If your artist has many years of experience under her belt, chances are, she’ll be able to customise and create a brow design that flatters your features instead of relying on stencils. In addition, it’s also good to ask about the certification your brow artist has received. Brow artists who receive regular training, are more likely to be well-versed with the latest techniques and tools available in the market.
#3: Cleanliness and Tidiness
Beyond inquiring at the salon reception or over the phone, try making it a point to head down to the salon and check out its interiors. It’s a good sign if the salon and a brow artist’s working space is kept neat and tidy at all times. A shoddy and messy workstation should serve as a major red flag and you should reconsider getting a treatment there.
Now that you know what to look out for, here are the best salons to visit for perfectly arched brows:
Text: Joyce Cheo