eyebrow threading

Over plucked eyebrows before and after photo

Over plucking eyebrows is extremely common. Shaping eyebrows is not easy when doing your own, so it's always best to have a trained beautician do them for you.

It is very easy to get carried away and you can end up with very thin eyebrows in no time at all. It also used to be very fashionable to have thin eyebrows, however the HD brows look is extremely popular at the moment and everyone is after fuller, thicker looking eyebrows.

This lady came to me after years of over plucking her eyebrows and wanted a fuller look. I told her to not touch them at all and leave the shaping completely up to me. She had never had eyebrow threading before and always had them waxed, but I managed to persuade her to try threading.

She works in the beauty field herself, so instead of leaving them completely we very slowly threaded them less each time she came into my beauty salon for eyebrow threading. It didn't happen overnight, it took a few appointments to create the HD look and give her natural hairs time to grow back. We tinted the fair hairs on her eyebrows to give them volume and used eye shadow powder to fill them in. We also threaded above her eyebrows to define them and give them shape, but not too much as she has a lovely natural arch to her eyebrows.

The defined eyebrows I do are every similar to the HD brows, however I prefer threading to waxing the eyebrows and I don't tint the skin. As waxing is naturally exfoliating it can cause the skin to age. This look was created with tint, eyebrow threading and make-up. Also a lot of patience and will power not to pluck her eyebrows at home in between appointments.

Over plucking eyebrows is sometimes referred to as trichotillomina, which is a compulsive urge to pull out your own hair. My advice is not to have your tweezers near your bathroom mirror as you will find yourself plucking one or two hairs everyday and get carried away.


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Thin eyebrows Norwich


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Eyebrow threading, eyebrow tint and make-up to create this look. Less make-up applied gives a subtler look.

eyebrow threading Norwich

Facial hair removal - Excess facial hair and PCOS

Facial hair removal in Norwich by threading

Excess facial hair and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

I often get asked why some women have excess facial hair. One of the main symptom of PCOS is  excess hair on the chin, upper lip and general face. Hirsutism (excessive hair growth in women) is said to affect 80% of PCOS sufferers. It can cause really low self esteem and depression for some women. I see many women on a regular basis for facial hair removal by threading the whole face.

Please don't feel embarrassed to book in for facial hair removal, facial hair removal is one of my most popular treatments. The age of people suffering from facial hair is extremely varied. Please don't think you are ever alone in having facial hair, many women suffer with facial hair and it's very simply removed by threading. Facial hair removal is often not talked about, which means many women feel alone with this problem. I work from home, so this is ideal for facial threading as there is sometimes slight redness after any hair removal and you can simply go straight home to bed and not be worried about seeing anyone you know as I don't have a salon full of people. All appointments are by prior booking. I recommend full face threading every 4-6 weeks depending on your hair growth.

Acne on the chin is another symptom of PCOS caused by hormonal imbalance. Never pick or scratch spots as this can result in scaring and take spots longer to heal. Regular facials and daily skin care routine can help.

After Facial hair removal by threading I recommend keeping the area clean and applying witch hazel. Your skin will feel silky smooth, but please don't be tempted to keep touching the face as you can cause spots to appear. I recommend keeping the skin completely clear of make-up for 24 hours after having facial hair removal done.

See prices on treatment page - Threading can be done by time.


Facial hair removal
Facial hair removal - Norwich

Hair removal on face
facial hair removal

Facial hair removal in Norwich

Hot wax now available at salon

Hot wax now available for small areas as well as warm wax for legs.
Advantages of HOT WAX:

  • Its much less painful than strip wax
  • It works well onto small patches of strong coarse hair
  • The wax gets a better grip of the hair than warm wax
  • It does not leave a sticky residue like warm wax
  • It's good for removing shorter hairs





Defined brows - The secret of defined eyebrows

Defined brows in Norwich

The HD brows look is done in 7 stages- consultation, tint, wax, trim, threading, tweezers and make-up. This can be made as subtle or dramatic as you like. HD brows is a registered trade mark name and done by trained HD brows specialists. If someone is offering true HD brows you can check on their website. There are currently two salon in Norwich city centre that offer HD brows. Normally from around £25-£35 per appointment and the additional cost of buying the HD brows make-up palette to create the look yourself at home everyday, which is around £30. Tinting the skin doesn't last very long as the sun soon fades it and so does your daily facial cleansing routine, so buying the make-up is a must! The thicker, fuller eyebrows are extremely fashionable at the moment.

There are many companies offering the HD brows look. Hi-brow is also a very popular brand and sell their own make-up. The prices vary a lot from company to company.

I am not HD brows trained. However I can create a similar defined look with threading, tinting and make-up. I don't like to wax eyebrows as the eyes are a very sensitive area and wax naturally exfoliates the skin which can cause ageing. The photo below was done simply with eyebrow threading, eyebrow tint and showing the client how to apply the make-up to create the look at home. I prefer using powder on the eyebrows instead of pencil as it gives a more softer look.

If you have dark eyebrows naturally you probably won't benefit much from the tint and I would just advice booking in for only eyebrow threading. There are hundreds of tips on applying HD brows look make-up on u-tube.

A test patch for tint is a must at every Norwich beauty salon, without doing a test patch it puts the client at risk of a possible allergic reaction and invalidates the therapists insurance. If someone offers to do HD brows in Norwich without doing a test patch I would avoid.

hd brows look norwich, defined eyebrows
Create the HD brows look in Norwich with defined eyebrows.
bodyshop brow makeup
Bodyshop brow kit - 03. Defined for nights out.
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Body shop 02 kit used on brows for definition.
Bodyshop brow kit - 02
Bodyshop brow kit - 02
Brow make-up in Norwich
Bodyshop brow kits available for retail. They came in three shades 01, 02 and 03. Angled brow brush and other products also available.

Eyebrows Norwich