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What is eyebrow tinting?

The science of perfect brows (and other things you learn in a Diploma of Beauty Therapy)

Eyebrow tinting is a trend that shows absolutely no signs of slowing down in Australia. Inspired by celebs (like Billie Eilish, among many others), bold brows are likely to be one of the defining fashions of the 2020s.

If the eyes are the windows to the soul, then surely brows are the window frames. And what better way to frame those ocean eyes than with bold, brushed-up brows that manage to look completely natural and make a statement at the same time.

How eyebrow tinting works

First, it’s good to understand the main brow-boosting treatments available in Australian beauty salons.

  • Eyebrow tinting: Semi-permanent dye smooths and enhances natural brows for a fuller, bolder, naturally striking look
  • Microblading (or microshading): Tiny hairs tattooed on your brow line to fill in gaps with the appearance of fuller brows
  • Eyebrow shaping: Tweezing, threading, and waxing your natural brows into perfectly defined arches

Eyebrow tinting has become a popular alternative to microblading because it achieves an enviable natural fullness, lasts for a few weeks and doesn’t involve any needling.

Treatment generally follows a 4-step process:

  1. Cleaning the area with a neutral rinse
  2. Mapping the desired shape and brushing the brows
  3. Using a barrier cream to stop the dye spreading
  4. Applying coloured tint across the brow, ensuring an even covering

The result? Full, flourishing brows that last 4-6 weeks between touch-ups.

How much does eyebrow tinting cost? And can I do it at home?

A single tinting session can cost anywhere from $10 to $75, with most coming in around $25 for a professional service in a salon. Eyebrow tinting can be done with at-home kits, although for the best results in a safe setting, it’s advisable to see a qualified Beauty Therapist.

When the treatment first appeared in salons there was a tendency towards single, bold colours. But today, Beauty Therapists mix custom dye shades based on a combination of skin tone, brow density and definition, hair colour and other individual factors.

Why our Diploma of Beauty Therapy touches on tinting

As a nationally respected Beauty Therapy training institution, TrainSmart Australia’s highly experienced Trainers closely monitor emerging trends. Our goal is to ensure Diploma students are fully equipped for a successful Beauty Therapy career.

So, as well as teaching the practical side of brow treatments, our Diploma of Beauty Therapy goes deeper – into skin science and the process of prescribing salon treatments. You can find out exactly what to expect from our comprehensive, nationally-accredited Diploma of Beauty Therapy on our website.

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