Will it be very dark? I don't want dark brows !
Will the brow be very dark ? I fear I will have brows that will be too dark !
This is the most common question I get, after the price !
The colour wheel , primary , secondary and tertiary colours all play a part here in choosing a colour. Because the pigment is implanted under the skin it needs to be seen through the skin once it heals. Therefore a darker shade that you might like is chosen . Once this is implanted, it is mixed with lymph and red blood cells as happens with any wound , and looks even darker again ! This very dark phase lasts 5-10 days approx.
The look of alarm on clients faces who want a light shade of brow is something I see every week! No amount of prep can reassure them that this still needs to heal, peel and fade over 3 weeks! When I show you your new brows it's so you can admire the shape! The darkness is very temporary , a bit like when you get your brows tinted or hair dyed...
When you follow the aftercare sheet of cleaning them that night, and the following day, the pigment excess is removed and they look far less dark in 24 hrs.
The science behind colour theory wins out in the end , but it takes a few weeks.
I usually advise ladies who have no brow or poor brows to start wearing pencil or powders long beforehand so that the transition is not so glaringly obvious .
Blonde and grey haired ladies who are conservative in nature are often cautious and would prefer to get the lightest possible colour to begin with , even if it means coming back every 6 months for a top up. .
the residual pigment staining is around the brow here, the client will wash this off tonight as part of her after care instructions .
Some befores and afters