Browhaus: Brow Resurrection review
There is no doubt that eyebrows have become the beauty obsession of the decade. Whilst today’s trend sees thick and natural brows leading the way, it’s most unlikely your eyebrows will be unscathed by tweezers – especially if you grew up pre-noughties. Guilty of over-plucking during teenage years, this generation is endlessly searching for a long-lasting solution. Cue Browhaus.
Browhaus is a Singaporean eyebrow and eyelash grooming chain that was founded in 2004. Since its inception, the company has extended its reach to nine cities across the world, including New York and London, where there are salons in Mayfair, Covent Garden, Holborn and Chelsea. With over 150,000 satisfied clients, we couldn’t wait to investigate the hype for ourselves.
When you have tried every pencil, powder, gel and pigment, and your brows are still as sparse as ever, microblading could literally change your life. As daunting as it might sound, microblading is a form of tattooing where pigment is implanted under the skin with a manual handheld tool. But fear not, Browhaus have perfected their own embroidery technique and named it Brow Resurrection.
Upon entering the Holborn branch, friendly staff welcome customers into a punchy interior that resembles the Grand Budapest Hotel. Incidentally, each London location is based on a different concept, but as soon as we came face-to-face with these bright pink walls, we knew this was the one for us.
The 90-minute session began with a consultation to discuss our brow goals. Possible shapes were then drawn straight over our eyebrows and a variety of colours were swatched to achieve the best colour match. Once we were completely content, numbing cream was applied and left for a good 20 minutes before the enhancement proceeded.
Needles, of course, come individually packaged and sterilised, and are disposed of immediately after the treatment. When in use, they produced a scratching sensation against our skin but, by the time the numbing cream had taken full effect, the procedure was barely even noticeable. Our therapist made us feel completely at ease by carefully talking through each stage; her knowledge and skill was indisputable – as reflected in the results.
Post treatment, we experienced slight redness and tingling, although this was not sufficiently distracting to interfere with our working day. One thing to note: the colour of your new brows will initially be darker than anticipated. This can be expected to fade around 40% over the next 6-10 days, leaving you with the perfect finish.
Browhaus encourages customers to purchase their aftercare kit (£73), which consists of two topical ointments named “build” and “fix”. The former provides moisture while helping to repair and regenerate new skin cells; the latter is an anti-scarring balm enriched with vitamins to heal any wounds. It is essential to use these twice a day to aid the restorative process and keep your brows in tip-top condition.
A top-up session is also required six weeks later to darken any faded areas. During this visit, the therapist will go over the original hairlines to create a richer and longer-lasting finish. Once complete, your eyebrows should only experience minimal fading.
Costing £550, Brow Resurrection is an investment that will give you beautiful brows for up to two years. We are very much in favour because of the precious time it will save us each morning; with the addition of expertise, experience and guaranteed hygiene, this treatment is well-worth the price tag.