What I love about Browhaus is how they make you feel totally and utterly at ease, when you're actually about to ensure a pretty invasive and uncomfortable procedure. Having someone lean over your face and work on your eyebrows for nearly two hours isn't the normal way I like to spend a Tuesday evening, but I felt so relaxed that I almost drifted off mid-procedure. The application started by re-drawing the brows on with black pencil (to act as a guide - brown isn't strong enough once the numbing cream is applied,) and my brows being numbed by a gentle anesthetic. After 20min waiting for my brows to go numb, the resurrection treatment began with gentle strokes from the inner brow, working toward the outer area. The first layer of 'scratching' was barely noticeable and I'm happy to report that the anesthetic worked pretty damn well! At every stage I was given a mirror to check I was happy with the position and thickness, with all my comments taken on board to ensure I was 100% happy with the result - it very much felt like a collaborative process. Overall there are three layers of application to ensure the dye is embedded into the skin and the result natural looking; by the time I got to layer three my brows were pretty sore and I was looking forward to it all being over! Like a junkie I kept asking for more numbing cream, to which they happily obliged - you don't have to man up and take the pain, you can very much be a wimp without worrying. After nearly two hours, numerous consultations with another expert in the room (it's comforting to know that you're getting a third opinion so your brows are absolute perfection,) my brows were done and I had a huge smile on my face... Finally, the brows of my dreams.
When I first left the salon my face was pretty numb, but the fullness of my brows made up for any discomfort I suffered. I purchased an after care kit, containing a gel and grease to help the colour keep and the brows heal quickly, to soothe and maintain my brows for a week after the procedure. You have to avoid direct sun, saunas, makeup and prolonged water exposure for 3-7 days to help the brows remain at their best, but after that the brows are yours to enjoy! The first couple of days were a bit sore and troublesome as the skin healed and the colour took, but it wasn't painful at all - just a bit stiff and bruised. Now I've had them done for nearly two weeks I'm thoroughly happy with what I've had done and have never felt better about my brows; for the first time in my life I don't have to worry about not applying pencil before opening the door to the postman. I have an appointment to go back for a top-up in a couple of weeks (which is included in the original price) to darken them and make sure the colour is placed well enough to help them last, and I can't wait to finally not have to worry about that part of my makeup routine. If you suffer from patchy brows or just want to create a fuller look after over-plucking, then I can't recommend this enough. It's not cheap, costing £550 for the full consultation, procedure and top-up, but it's £550 well spent in my book; I can totally see myself going back every two years to have this done again. Beautiful bold brows all round!
Find out more about the treatment on their website. Treatment £550. After-care kit £73.