Eyebrows are a major part of being a woman and it’s very important to groom them because it gives you feminine power. The eyes may be the window to the soul, but the eyebrows are their frame. As a matter of fact, groomed brows can transform how we look by opening our eyes and lifting up our face.
However, for most Asian women, their eyebrow hairs tend to be coarse and sparse. Therefore, we actually have to do more filling in the gaps with colors. For many, this is an extremely tedious process especially if we have to do it everyday for the rest of our lives. Unless of course we find a thrill in scaring the wits out of people.
As such, many Asian women have turned to eyebrow tattoo, using needles to inject color permanently on the skin of the eyebrow. The drawback is it doesn’t look natural and the worst is that the colour will change to green or blue after some time. And to remove, these women need to get the tattoo lasered off.
What’s great nowadays is that women can turn to eyebrow embroidery or eyebrow feathering instead. Unlike a tattoo, the colour is only injected onto the top layer of the skin, so the colours won’t change. The effect isn’t permanent but it can last up to two years and possibly longer with frequent touch ups.
My friend Ashes recently got her eyebrows embroidered. The whole package cost her S$150 which included the one-time embroidery and a colour touch up after three months. She said the process, which took about 10 to 15 minutes wasn’t painful but she did feel like she had ants biting at her eyebrows.
I’m keen to see how she looks now but I supposed not too much difference since her friends and colleagues have commented that her new eyebrows look natural. And the best part for Ashes in her own words is: “Now I don’t have to wake up so early in the morning to draw my eyebrows. I just need to brush my teeth, bath, wash my face and I am all ready for work!”
Ashes had her eyebrow embroidery done at #1 Salon Hair & Beauty located at Blk 513 #01-516/518 (1st & 2nd floor), Bishan St 13 in Singapore. Those interested can contact the salon at Tel: 6258 3822 or 6258 8309.