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Eyebrow Enliven at HighBrow

Credits to Crystal Phuong

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Today I'm going to talk about one of the most essential and simplest things yet very often neglected by many people. It is about your EYEBROWS.


When it comes to facial beauty, people often pay much attention to their eyes or the nose as they are more visible instead of the eyebrows. Eyebrows are so important that without them, our face looks horrible. I'm not exaggerating. If the eyes are the windows to our soul, then the eyebrows should be the curtain to make everything complete.


You can have the brightest eyes, prettiest smile, perfect hair, and skin like this, but without eyebrows, you would look so weird.



WHY EYEBROWS ARE SO IMPORTANT TO OUR LIFE! 

But the problem is, not everyone was born with perfect eyebrows. Some have too little hair, some are not balanced, some are too long and some are too short. And that is where we need professional help. 


My eyebrows used to be very light, thin, and misshaped. I hate it as it makes my face look coarse. I had my first eyebrows tattoo in 2004 if I'm not wrong and it was hell so painful. The color has faded since then and turned purplish but I didn't want to redo it because it was really painful and I was lazy, to be honest. 


Until I was introduced by my friend Camile to her client's salon called HighBrow, I started considering getting my eyebrows fixed. As Camile introduced to me, Highbrow's signature service is Eyebrow Enliven which is different from eyebrows embroidery and it's pain-free. I trusted her! And 3 weeks ago, I went with Camile to Highbrow for my Eyebrow Enliven. 


Arriving at their premises! First thing first, photo taking time. 




It's located in a new shopping mall thus everything is so nice and clean. Their shopfront is so eye-catching too with bright lighting and a beautiful exterior. 


Andy- the Creative Director of Highbrow was the one who did the eyebrows for me. I felt so special and privileged. My worry was gone immediately as I knew my eyebrows were in good hands ;).  After the formal introduction, he looked at my eyebrows and my face shape to define what would be my ideal brow shape. 


And then, he drew a few different brow shapes so that I could see how my face would look like with different shapes and I would pick one that I liked most. 


Look at the pencil he used to draw my eyebrows! It's so fine that I almost thought whatever he drew was my eyebrows hair, lolz.





Every single step he finished, he always let me look at myself in the mirror and look at how the job was done and whether I was happy with it. 

Here he was showing me some of his customers' before and after eyebrows photos. They look so different and of course, the after photos are so much nicer. 




Next step, there was an amount of numbing cream applied to my brows. This was to prevent the pain during the process.



Out of curiosity, I asked Andy "Why do you call it "Eyebrows Enliven" instead of "Eyebrows Embroidery"? Is there any difference?". He said "Yes" and so enthusiastically, he explained to me what are the differences.






Highbrow is the one that coined the "Eyebrows Enliven" term and they are the only salon in Singapore that applies this technique. It's their trademark! I'm sure most of you heard about "Eyebrows Embroidery" or "Eyebrows Tattoo". And if you think this is their marketing strategy to change a common method to a different name to make themselves different from the rest, you are wrong! Just shut up and read, please!!!!


I'm sure there must be reason(s) why HighBrow is so proud to call itself a pioneer in this. Here are the main two reasons:


1. Tools

This is used for eyebrow embroidery. It's a hard, metal cover of 9 to 11 prong needles blade. Because the cover is made of metal, it can only allow you to draw straight lines due to its hardness.



HighBrow's pens? They are all designed by Andy himself with his rich experience of more or less 20 years in this business. After the designing process, they will give the needle specification to their manufacturer to come out with these: 



Their blade covers are made of rubber, thus they are not so hard to use. It has so much flexibility and freedom to create whatever shape you want. I tried to draw an eyebrow arch using both pens and I'm telling you, the Highbrow pens are so much easier to use. They create such natural curves and fine lines. Not to mention, Highbrow even designed different blade sizes for different types of eyebrow hair in our eyebrows. This is because our hair at the beginning of the eyebrow is always finer than the one on the arch area so logically, they can't use the same blade size. 


2. Technique

Technique is the utmost important thing that differentiates the good and the bad in any service. While eyebrow embroidery works on the dermis layer of your skin (where the collagen and fibers are located), eyebrows enliven at Highbrow only work on the epidermis layer (the outside layer of the skin that contains nothing but dead skin cells). Therefore, it will not penetrate the inner layers or blood vessels which cause brows to change color over time.





Lastly, Andy applied some amounts of ink to my brows. He asked me what color would I like for my brows and I preferred it to be as close as my hair color so I chose dark brown. Once done, he started drawing and drawing til he was satisfied with its look :D



Do you want to see how it turned out? 


Here you go! 


Tadah ~_~


THIS IS MY BEFORE PHOTO!

You might not notice my eyebrows because I drew them whenever I went out. But here is my before photo in case you are wondering:




Nice shape? I drew it. Without make-up, my eyebrows almost don't exist. :( 


and here is my after photo:



YAY for thicker eyebrows! :D

For that, I must say! I'm so pleased with their eyebrows enliven service. I think I look younger with thicker eyebrows too, don't you think? Super love it! I'm super happy with the result because I no longer have to draw my eyebrows anymore. I hate it especially whenever I'm late for work. 


Before I left the salon, Highbrow gave me some aftercare cream and nourishing essence to use at home for 5- 7 days. 



These are their inventions too. 


After all was done, I only had time to take a look at their entire salon :p. 


Do you have a problem with your eyebrows too? Don't hesitate to call them, they are very helpful and experienced. 


You can visit their Website, and follow their Facebook to get more updates. 

If you want to visit their salon, here is their address:


Highbrow

The Star Vista #B1- 25, 1 Vista Exchange Green, S138617

Tel: 6694 2777.


Before I end this blog entry, I know you might have some questions for me. Very common questions are:


1. Is it safe?

I must say: YES! IT IS SAFE as Highbrow emphasizes high standards of cleanliness and sterilization. Their products and tools are used one-time only for one customer's treatment and disposed of after. As the treatment only takes place in the outermost layer of skin (epidermis layer), the whole process is clean and painless.


2. How long does it last?

Treatment results can last between 6 to 18 months. I would not recommend you to go for permanent eyebrows as our face, body, and style may change over time and that's why we need to adjust our brows accordingly. You will look weird if, at the age of 50, you have the brows of 20 year old girl, lolz.


3. How much does it cost?

Prices are various. You might need to ring them and ask6694 277. Don't forget to mention "Crystal Phuong" when making an appointment ;). 


4. Is it difficult to take care of and maintain?

No. It's pretty easy to take care of your eyebrows within the first week after the eyebrows enliven. You only need to avoid contact with water, scrubbing your brows as much as possible, and don't forget to apply the aftercare cream for at least 5 days. That's it! 



So yeah, I hope it's useful enough for you to decide whether or not you should get your eyebrows enliven. If you have not done it before, I would strongly recommend you to go for it. C'mon! Your brow is a frame of your face, give it some love. 


If you go to Highbrow and get your brows done, don't forget to show me some photos here and share yours with me your experience, I would love to hear that :D


Til then, stay happy and chic! 


Love,

Crystal

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