If you are a victim of overplucking and currently trying to grow your brows back, these expert tips are sure to help.
After 15 years in the business, Amy Jean is the go-to 'brow queen' for celebrities like Dannii Minogue, Naomi Campbell and Delta Goodrem. Here, she explains how to get the best shape for your face - and what to do if you've overplucked your brows.
Oops, I've overplucked!
Your heart may sink when you've realised this, but it's not the end of the world.
"Firstly, consult with a brow specialist about your options," says Amy. "You may need to re-grow and groom them over a series of brow shaping appointments, however, an option might be to lightly tattoo them to fill in the sparse areas."
If you're after a DIY solution? "Make use of brow makeup products - after a simple tutorial this may be the answer," she advises.
How do I go about building the shape I want?
Amy suggests leaning on your brow consultant for this one. "Observe and learn pointers from a professional on what shape suits you to be drawn on," she says.
Then, it's as easy as following their lead. I don't know about you, but I pluck my brows after I come out of the shower, sans makeup, but Amy suggests turning this process on its head.
"Always draw on the product to the shade you desire, then tweeze around them. Not the other way around," she advises.
How long does it take for my eyebrow hair to fully grow back?
Amy says there is no perfect answer here. "Some women will wax once and the hair growth will be compromised for life and other ethnicities will need to wax or tweeze every two to three weeks," she tells.
"But in general, we see clients every four to six weeks if we are committing to a full eyebrow overhaul or 'rehab' as it may be," says Amy.
What products can I use to fill in my brows while they grow back?
There's so much on the market these days, and if you're a brow novice, there's no need to feel afraid.
"Pencils or pomades are good for little to no hair," Amy advises. "And gels or powders are well paired with ladies that have a decent flow of hair, but want to fill gaps or set the hairs into place."
For more tips and advice and to buy Amy's brand new range of 'Amy Jean Privée Collection' products, see her website.