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How safe is the eyebrow embroidery beauty trend?

Women have been pencilling in their brows for years. But what if you could waive that annoying option and go for a semi-permanent fix, one that could give you instant Kim Kardashian-style brows? We fill you in on what eyebrow embroidery is to help you decide whether it’s right for you.

Cosmetic procedure explained
woman getting eyebrow tattoo

What is eyebrow embroidery?

With the use of a sterilized needle and a unique feathering technique, a qualified technician will fill in the empty spots in your brows with coloured pigment. It’s very similar to the process of getting a tattoo, but it’s just on the surface and lasts only two years. You and your technician can choose an exact colour match so the brows look natural, and the feathering technique gives them the appearance of real eyebrows.

Who is it for?

Typically eyebrow embroidery is favoured by women with little to no brow hair or thinning hair in general. It’s a cosmetic procedure that can add depth, thickness and fullness to your brows, framing your face and giving your gaze an enhanced look.

Is it safe?

As with any cosmetic procedure, eyebrow embroidery is safe only when performed by a qualified technician. Be sure to have a consultation with your technician beforehand to select colours and discuss the potential side effects, which typically include temporary swelling and redness. Don’t be shy to ask the technician to show you before and after photos of their work as well as a copy of their certificate. Also ask to look over the sterilization procedure — all tools need to be thoroughly disinfected before use, especially since they gently pierce the skin.

How much does it cost?

Eyebrow embroidery is a delicate cosmetic procedure, and each session can last anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour. You might need more than one session to achieve your desired results. The cost can run anywhere from $600 to $1,200. If you find a beauty salon offering this service for much less, remember that if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Always go to a reputable salon to ensure your safety with any and all cosmetic procedures.

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