The Battle Between HD Brows vs. Tattooed Brows

The Battle Between HD Brows vs. Tattooed Brows

Heard of High Definition (HD) and tattooed brows but wonder what the difference is between the two? Then this guide is for you!

Here are the answers to some of your most frequently asked eyebrow questions:

What are HD brows?

  • How are they applied?

HD brows are all about creating shape and definition using a combination of temporary waxing, threading, tinting and cosmetic filling techniques.

If your brows are naturally thin or have been over-plucked, the HD treatment is the ideal way to get the very best brow style for your face shape, colouring and personality.

  • How long do they last?

Unlike tattooed brows which are permanent, there’s no lasting commitment to the HD option. But, if you’re thinking of taking the plunge and getting them, HD brows are a great way to test and get used to a different brow shape before you commit.

Exposure to swimming pool chlorine, sweat and the sun or excessive cleansing will all shorten the lifespan of your HD brows but if you take care of them, the tint should last 4-6 weeks.

  • How are they maintained?

Between HD touch ups, it’s advisable to avoid tweezing so that natural growth can be restored and the shape achieved can be maintained.

However, while the tinted brow shape will remain, you will need to touch-up your make-up to show your brows at their very best and if you need some tips on how to do that, we can talk you through application techniques and the best products for you.

What are Tattooed brows?

  • How are they applied?

Much like the HD option, tattooed brows are all about creating defined brows that enhance and flatter your individual face shape and colouring but the application process is much different.

Also described as micropigmentation, this treatment involves the injection of pigment into the skin using a micro needle to create natural looking hairs, stroke by stroke.

  • How long do they last?

Unlike the HD option, tattooed brows are designed to last a long time and, depending on your lifestyle, can look fabulous for 1-5 years.

  • How are they maintained?

Having amazing eyebrows shouldn’t mean compromising on your lifestyle so if you intend to keep up your regular trips to the gym or pool (or start them!) and continue enjoying lazy days on the beach, you can realistically expect your brows to gradually lighten and fade and require a touch-up in around 12-18 months.

How do I choose my treatment?

The application, lifetime and price of these treatments vary significantly and the HD or tattoo option you choose ultimately depends on your personal preference, your budget and how lush your natural brows are.

HD brows can build on existing brow hairs to add thickness, shaping and definition but if your natural brows are too sparse, the results won’t last and a tattoo treatment may be the best option for you.

We understand that it can be a difficult choice to make and that’s why we offer a free consultation service. Call now on 07786 925572 to arrange an appointment with Faye and discuss your options.