Filling, highlighting, threading, waxing, plucking—there are myriad options to sculpt your eyebrows. Raluca Lascu, a Lead Eyebrow Artist and microblading expert at the famous Anastasia Beverly Hills Salon, helps make sense of it all.
There are obvious benefits to getting your brows done by a pro—namely, you’re much more likely to come away with a polished look. “At Anastasia salon, we use the Golden Ratio Shaping Method. It’s designed to deliver balance and proportion as unique as the individual,” says Lascu. “Doing your own eyebrows isn’t easy to achieve and get the same quality.”
She suggests returning to the salon for maintenance every three to four weeks if you have fuller and darker eyebrows. If you have lighter, skinnier eyebrows or for mature clients whose brows are not growing as fast, Lascu suggests coming in only every five to six weeks.
And sure, you’ll look perfect right after your appointment, but for the in-between time, Lascu recommends these steps:
Step 1 – Brows should begin directly above the middle of your nostrils.
Step 2 – Brows should end where the corner of the nostril connects with the outer corner of the eye.
Step 3 – The highest point of the arch should connect the tip of the middle of the nose with the middle of the iris.
What’s the Deal With Microblading?
“Microblading uses a super-precise tool along with the Golden Ratio measurements to establish the perfect outline for your brows,” says Lascu. She calls microblading the next generation of brow tattooing. “The tool is effectively like a pen, but the nib is a sloped blade with little needles at the end. The needle very softly lays featherweight strokes with medical-grade pigment on the skin, creating fine, realistic, natural-looking hair strokes.”
She says microblading is a particularly good option for people with shapeless, thin, lifeless brows who would like thicker and/or darker brows or to improve their brow arch, or on-the-go types who want to spend less time putting makeup on their brows every day.
They say that the eyes are the windows to the soul, but your eyebrows—whether you like them perfectly arched or feathered and full—have the power to frame your face and transform your features. And with that great power comes great responsibility; treat your brows well, and they will reward you many times over.