DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS

DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS

Eyebrows make a huge difference to a person’s face not only because they frame the other facial features, but also because they are the main tool a person uses to express themselves. Baring this in mind, it is incredibly important that when eyebrows are created using micropigmentation, they are tailor made to suit the individual client. They should work in harmony with the client’s natural bone structure and facial features, and they should also to some extent be expressively neutral–that we don’t want to tattoo eyebrows on that make a person looks permanently surprised or angry. A harmonious brow is consisting of the bulb then lengthens out to the highest point and descends into the tail. The bulb to the highest point is generally thicker and represents two thirds of the brow whilst the tail is thinner and is one third. The tail of the eyebrow in most cases should not go lower than the beginning of the bulb 

DIFFERENT SHAPES AND STYLES
Due to fashion and cultural differences, we can distinguish certain types and stereotypes of eyebrows. Some clients want to enhance what they naturally have and balance out asymmetry whilst others want a very precise style of shape that is quite different to their natural shape and is therefore not always appropriate to be permanently tattooed on. It’s during the pre-drawing that you can design the brow and reach a compromise with your client on a shape that is appropriate for permanent cosmetics. Remember, although your client will ‘sign off’ the Pre drawing which you will document through photos before you start the procedure, you will always fundamentally be responsible for what you do to their face. Never do anything that you feel is inappropriate or too far removed from what would be natural. At the end of the day, your clients are a walking advertisement for your services and skill. 

It is important to take into consideration the client’s skin types, face shape, width of the face, skin coloring / undertones and facial structure when designing brows. Before you begin the process remember that adequate [LED full spectrum white] lighting is key to the success of your working environment, as you need to be able to view skin tones and structures in minute detail. Wearing a headlamp will also be highly beneficial. 

• Locate the central point in between both brows, by asking your client whilst seated on the bed to look straight ahead at the tip of your nose. Using the calipers mark onto the forehead where the center point between the eyebrows should be, using the central point of each pupil as a guideline.

• Next measure from the inner corner of one eye to the inner corner of the other eye making a note of the measurement. 

• To find the correct location for the starting point of each brow measure (1.5 cm / proportionate to face shape)from the centerline mark.(Point1). In essence from the outer point of your nose to the inner corner of your eye is where your starting point should begin. 

• Using the measurement, you took from in between the eyes make a mark measuring from the allocated start of the brow to the highest point(point 2). This measurement can also be obtained by asking the client to look straight ahead and measuring from the outer corner of the nose and marking above the center point of the client’s pupil where the brow arch should sit. 

• Extending the calipers outwards, position the bar from the outer corner of the nose to the outer corner of the eye. This is where the brow will end (point 3). If your client’s face is long or oval, lengthen the central point outwards slightly towards the temples. 

• Repeat the steps on the other eye. 

• Comb through each brown to separate all individual hairs, then remove any excess hair with sterile tweezers. 

• Start to draw your brow outline and placement of hair strokes. Consult with the client on the proposed brow design and mapped shape adjusting as necessary until the client is happy