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What You May Not Know About Brows & Lashes

Friends! We’ve been blogging a lot lately about microblading and lash lifts and tints, but what about your actual brows and lashes? Want to know some cool stuff about them?

Yeah, we thought that sounded cool, too. Here you go:

Lashes, Lashes, Lashes

These Bad Boys Protect Your Eyes

Those tiny hairs on our eyelids keep dirt, sweat, water, and other unwanted debris out of the way. Having one of them fall into your eye periodically is a small price to pay for the usual protection they offer!

They Bail on the Daily

Actually, one to five lashes will drop out each and every day. A lash’s growth cycle is only three months, which is much shorter than the hair on your head.

This is why they don’t grow very long!

Lashes Grow in 3 Phases

There’s the anagen phase (active growth period), the catagen phase (transitional period), and the telogen phase (resting period).

At any given time, 90% of your lashes are in the active growth stage where they grow about .16 millimeters a day. So, if you cut your lashes they will grow back—but it will take about five months.

Your Upper and Lower Lashes are Not the Same

The hairs on your top lid are much fuller than the ones on your lower lashline. In fact, they’re almost twice as full, with between 200 and 300 lashes.

Your lower lid has about half that amount.

They’re Different Lengths

The middle lashes are generally much longer than the sides, which is nice, because if the side lashes were longer, they would pull your lids down and create a totally different look.

The Longest Eyelash on Record? Almost 3 Inches.

To be exact, it was 6.99 centimeters. And—this shouldn’t be a shocker—a guy holds this record. (Of course, right?!)

In comparison, the average lash length is about 10 millimeters.

We’ve Been Obsessed with Them for about 6000 Years

Early lash tools have been found in Ancient Egypt, but the modern mascara as we know it was created in 1913 in France by Rimmel. However, mascara didn’t become popular in America until Maybelline debuted their first formula, which was a mixture of coal and Vaseline.

Yes, really.

Brows, Brows, Brows

They Protect our Eyes, Too

Throughout human history, much of our body hair has disappeared, except for one notable feature — our brows.

And there’s a good reason.

Like our lashes, our brows wick away sweat and dirt so they don’t cloud our vision. They also deflect rain, and force drops to run down the side of our face instead of straight into our eyes.

Yay, eyebrows!

They’re Important for Facial Recognition

Researchers at MIT found that faces without eyebrows are like land without landmarks: it’s almost impossible to recognize them.

In their study, participants were asked to identify photos of celebrities with one catch: their eyebrows were removed. Interestingly, participants only recognized about 46% of the faces. (And they even had trouble with really famous ones.)

They Play a Huge Role in Nonverbal Communication

Along with the lips, brows are the most expressive part of our faces.

Think about it: you can tell exactly how someone is feeling based on their facial movements. If they have furrowed brows, then they’re probably angry. If one is raised, it could mean they are feeling inquisitive or confused. If they’re feeling shocked, both might be raised.

This is why people who get Botox injections might be a little confusing to read!

The Average Person Has about 250 Hairs Per Brow

They vary in length, thickness, and direction.

You might have noticed that the hair closest to our noses point upward while they start to point outward once they reach the arch. That’s by design!

They Fall Out (like all the time)

Brow hairs have a lifespan of about four months, meaning that the eyebrows you were last summer aren’t the ones you have on your face now. Weird, right?

(For comparison purposes, the hairs on your head have a much longer cycle of three to seven years.)

The Shape of Your Brows May Predict Your Personality

According to Amazing Face Reading by Marc Fuller, if you have straight eyebrows you might be more fact-oriented and direct. If they are slightly curved, you’re likely to be more people-oriented.

We don’t know about this, though…hmmm…

They Go Gray. Ugh.

Boooo…

But thankfully, it takes years after your head goes gray for them to follow suit. (Yay!)

If the above info makes you interested in getting fuller, darker brows or darker, longer lashes, contact us! We can help create amazing lashes and brows that you can boast for a long time.

xo

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10 Best Celebrity Brows and Lashes

Hey, lady friends! Need some brow and lash inspo? You may not feel like you’re ready for microblading or a lash lift and tint, but we bet you will be when you see what the celebs are sporting.

When it comes to great brows and lashes, many celebrities have their looks down pat. Here are a few that we all envy when it comes to perfectly designed brows and lashes:

Brows

1. Kim Kardashian

2. Kiera Knightly

3. Miranda Kerr

4. Oprah Winfrey

5. Angelina Jolie

Lashes

1. Kylie Jenner

2. Frieda Pinto

3. Mila Kunis

4. Megan Fox

5.  Jennifer Lopez

*All images from InStyle Magazine and/or Getty Images.

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Lashes and Brows For Christmas, Please!

brows for Christmas

Ladies. It’s Christmas time, which means it’s party season. We get dressed up, we get our hair done, we wear heels and red lipstick and get manicures and pedicures.

Why?

Because we want to look our best! Right?! So, in the spirit of wanting to look and feel our best, why not make an appointment to get your brows microbladed?

Here’s the deal: eyebrow microblading is not only the perfect way to get noticed in December; it lasts for an entire year. So even if you wait to book an appointment until January, your brows will still totally be on point for next Christmas.

So what exactly is microblading?

Great question.

Microblading is creating precise hair-like incisions created along your brow line with a very sharp, special tool. (It’s sounds like it should be painful, but it’s not. We use a fabulous numbing cream!) Then, we use a tattoo machine to shade over your brows to create a very natural, soft, full look that requires no upkeep and zero makeup, afterwards.

How nice would it be to skip the makeup application on your brows?! And guess what else? We have a kick-ass holiday deal for you:

Book your microblading appointment for January, and receive a FREE lash lift and tint.

That’s an $80 value, girls!

So what are you waiting for?

  • no brow makeup and prefect brows for a year
  • skip the mascara and get gorgeous lashes for 5-8 weeks

Email Laurie at eyebrowtique@gmail.com to book today. ALSO: if you need to purchase a Browtique gift certificate (or want to receive one), we can hook you (or someone you love!) up with one of those, too.

Happy holidays, friends. Stay beautiful. xo

 

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Love Your Lashes for the Holidays!

dyeing eyelashes

Ladies. You know we’re all about the brows, right? Well, guess what? Now we’re all about the lashes, too.

Browtique is now offering lash tints and lifts!

Basically, instead of using mascara (gross) or getting lash extensions (time consuming), you can now choose to have your natural lashes tinted black, and then “permanently” curled so that they look longer and fuller.

Now, the reason why the word “permanently” is in quotations, is because lashes fall out. Everyone had a natural lash cycle that lasts 6-8 weeks. This means that after your tint and lift, your lashes will appear dark and full. But as your lashes naturally fall out and replace one another, this appearance eventually goes away.

The good news? Tint and lifts usually look great for about 4-6 weeks!

Bottom line? You can spend $80 and have your lashes look fab throughout the holidays. Seriously. Book today and you’ll thank us when we see you again in January.

AND: if you schedule both a microblading appointment AND a lash tint and lift before November 30th, you’ll receive $50 off your tint and lift!

You want to look super hot for the holidays with ZERO extra work? You got it! Email us at eyebrowtique@gmail.com to book.

xo