The Incredible Hulk – why did my client’s brows go green?

Brows are in our blood at nkd. We have waxed, threaded, tweezed, trimmed, tidied, tinted, HD Browed tens of thousands of them in our Nottingham and Leicester Lash & Brow Bars over the years. So, whether it’s a basic brow tidy-up or a comprehensive reshape and colour clients are after they come to us as THE lash and brow experts. We know how much our customers enjoy a lash or brow treatment from us – it’s a relaxing, indulgent process that clients really enjoy.

Shaping brows perfectly can frame a face and make a real difference to someone’s look but the thing that can make the real difference is tinting – it can take your brows from pretty good to powerfully amazing in a few minutes.

At nkd ( ) we’re trained to look for those things that can result in the most frightening of all results – green brows such as product on the brows or skin before the tinting process, fake tan being the main culprit, although other skin care products and make-up can create this too.

So, what if you notice the tint turning green during the treatment? Can you imagine how your client would react!

There are 2 very simple steps which can help avoid this

  1. Clean those brows

There should be no left-over product on the brows, and you should always tint your eyebrows with totally clean eyebrows because any eyebrow makeup products or skincare will get in the way of the process. In fact, any greasy, oily or other residue will act as a barrier so that the tint will fail to be absorbed into the hair properly and the tint wont’ last long or, at worst, will have an adverse reaction. Always start your brow treatment with a thorough clean of the area which will ensure you get better, longer lasting results and happier clients.

  1. Avoid tanning products

Never fake tan your face 24 hours or less before or up to 24 hours after tinting your eyebrows, especially before you’ve washed off the guide colour.  In these circumstances, eyebrow tinting your brows is an absolute no-go. The active ingredients in your eyebrow tint will react with the tan and stain your skin with a khaki green sort of colour which nobody wants! And, unfortunately, once it’s happened there’s very little that can be done to fix the problem. At nkd ( ) we recommend no tanning 2-3 days before a brow tint. Ensure your clients know this at the time of booking! They’ll thank you for it.

So, although there’s nothing you can do once the dreaded green brows have appeared, there’s lots you can do to stop it happening in the first place. Get to know your clients and their routines, make preparation a part of any eyebrow treatment and you can ensure perfect peepers and brilliant brows every single time.

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