HD Brows!

Today I bought me some eyebrows. Oh yes I did. And this wasn't a treat - it was a necessity.

This was long overdue. I have left mine for months, fearing and detesting the thought of splaying out in the middle of Debenhams/House of Fraser/Superdrug again and having someone make me cry with threading. So I put it off....and off....this weekend I needed an intervention.

So I went for the creme de la creme of brow treatments - the HD Brow.

Now I admit the name of this treatment borders on ridiculous and it cost about £40 - but my initial impressions are that it was totally worth it. It's the most intensive eyebrow regime I have ever had and leaves you with a sharp and defined look.

I think I actually gasped when I looked in the mirror at the end - it's one of those fun transformations that sort of shocks you. I love that.

It took my rounded, overgrown, colour-patchy and messy brows and made them angular, thick and consistent in colour - ultimately a more groomed look.

The Before and the After :) -


NOTE: These photos are a bit washed out as they were taken in Photobooth....but you get the idea!

I have embedded the video below which shows you how the treatment works...it's 7 steps of removal and styling. Think tinting, waxing, threading, plucking, trimming and pencilling in. 


I have to say that I am not sure if this is for everyone. The style of the HD Brow seems to quite bold. I personally love strong brows - probably because I could never seem to grow my own - because to me they look rich and well groomed. My brow icon would be Camilla Belle for this reason. If you don't like that look - or if you have it naturally - then don't waste your money.

I had my treatment at Zen Lifestyle in Edinburgh. And I would HIGHLY recommend. I got happy vibes as soon as I walked in the door to make the appointment yesterday - always a good sign. FYI: I didn't get this treatment for free...just so you know :) 

Do let me know if you have ever had this done though - what did you think? Who is your eyebrow heroine? :)

More about HD Brows here - Link!
Where I got them done - Link!

70 comments:

  1. I think it looks lovely on you Laura. But maybe that wouldn't work for me coz I already have thick black brows!!! Haha.. I love Brook Shield's eyebrows. :D

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  2. Oooh sounds great, I spent the morning doing mine, they look ok so far, hopefully I can keep the shape and grow out the ends a bit x

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  3. @Myrted - you are sooo lucky :)

    @Misseblog - good luck :) I always do mine with good intentions but need a professional's help :)

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  4. That looks awesome! I'm well jel Laura. I'm constantly messing with my brows and they are in a right state. Thought about getting them done in Harvey Nicks but after seeing this, I might reconsider as long as I'm still in the UK. Might as well return to Munich with statement brows!

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  5. @Tine_77 - ah you have to! :) The Harvey Nicks place looks good too though - am sure they do amazing treatments and it's a little bit more tucked away that some of the usual department stores. Let me know how you get on!

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  6. This sounds interesting and your eyebrows look great. I do like the results of threading but having it done in the middle of Debenhams isn't the nicest experience so I might look into this although £40 is a lot.

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  7. They look amazing! Your new brows really suit you :)

    I have been pondering HD brows for ages now but dont think they will be able to do much for my as my brows are already super fine and really blonde.....I have visions of them making them too dark! :P xo

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  8. @Becky - yeah i don't think i can justify this every 3 weeks BUT it's a good boost and a great experience :)

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  9. @Forever the ugly duckling - yes you don't want Groucho brows :) I think they will do whatever suits you - although the risk is that what person thinks suits you is not how you would visualise yourself... :)

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  10. Hey! Your eyebrows look great! I have had a very love/hate relationship with my brown. I tend to get a bit carried away and over pluck, then get bored of waiting for them to grow and keep plucking! I have been very good this time round and let them grow out quite a bit before doing them again! :) x

    http://fbegumstar.blogspot.com

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  11. @FBegumStar - i COMPLETELY understand where you are coming from. been there and done that :) I need a professional to show me the way - it's like removing the cuticles on my nails: I can never do it the way they can :)

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  12. wow, your eyebrows really have transformed. i might have to see where this is available in central london.
    x

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  13. I am also a brow fiend. Best brow wax experience I ever had was in thailand. She did an amazing job. Ive always wanted to experience threading.Just not sure if im tough enough!

    http://aspirationsofglam.blogspot.com/
    xxx

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  14. @Nana - i am sure there are loads of places :) let me know if you try it!

    @AspirationsOfGlam - oh god waxing is a piece of pi** in comparison. It doesn't always hurt though - depends on who does it - but for me there are a couple of spots where it will bring tears to my eyes :)

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  15. Oooh not heard of this before. I've been thinking I need to go get my eyebrows done recently, I've got a bit lazy and they need reshaping. Can I ask what was the pain level like? I am a complete wus & have found some waxes etc are nicer on the pain tolerance. xx

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  16. They look great! I don't trust anyone with my brows, after a disaster when I was 15 it has scared me ever since. But it is such a chore to pluck them myself, I put it off until I HAVE to do it, lol xx

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  17. @The Red Butterfly - NO PAIN at all. And I tend to cry a bit during threading but this is painfree. Waxing forms the main part of the sculpting and I think that's why. It's easy and quick :)

    @Dannii - ooh no. I have had disasters where they have completely overplucked...gutting!

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  18. wooo they look fantastic! ive been trying to grow back my brows as they were made too thin last time and now i dont know where to go. id normally be going to Glow but this looks so good.... 40quid on the other hand... and how often do you need to come back there?

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  19. Laura, Is this done only in UK or outside the UL as well. I am asian and those sharp eyebrows like Camilla belle suits me. I always fill my eyebrows to make it defined eyebrows like Camila belle and people always say I look much better when my eyebrows are like that.

    I am asian and I have fine hair on my eye brows. Som do you recommend doing this on fine hair as well?

    http://things17kittensglamourbuys.blogspot.com/

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  20. @minger - well i reckon they will say every 4 weeks....it's a lot. i think i will start with good intentions and commit until the point where the hair has grown in and then find somewhere cheaper ? It's good for a one-off though - to see what your eyebrows can be :) haha

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  21. @Sabitra - I am pretty sure this is only a UK think at the moment,....but what you could just do is find somewhere that does tinting and good waxing...because thats basically half the treatment right there. I have fine hair and I love :)

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  22. They look gorgeous! I wish I could have statement brows, I definitely need them tinted. I live down in Cornwall though- so there is no chance of me having these done! xx

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  23. This is going to be my next treat to myself. Oh yes!!

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  24. This HD Brow is very interesting..however my eyebrows are already at Denise Richards status but I'm trying my hardest for Salma Hayek/America Ferrera groomed-into-submission brows. Your brows look fabulous, Laura. I must say you give me brow-envy :)

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  25. I'd suggest you to go and get your eyebrows permanently dyed and waxed/plucked at a beauty therapist's. I do and I get the same result under 5€ per visit. Much cheper and looks amaze!

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  26. @Sophie - you never know :) there may be somewhere you could get them done. Tinting is definitely worth it :)

    @Nina - yay! let me know how you find it!

    @Dye-a-Graham - well it sounds like you have the perfect brows naturally so I am very jealous :)

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  27. I'm seriously considering this as I really don't feel 'dressed' without my eyebrows on! xx

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  28. Laura
    These are what I call brows!!!. I am making a booking as i am typing this. Thanks for sharing.

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  29. @Laura - definitely get some tinting and threading/waxing then. this is life changing laura :) haha

    @Charly Us - wow cool! where are you going to get it done? I hope you like it and look forward to your update :) x

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  30. Wow! It looks great! It really makes a difference in framing your beautious face =) Have a brow-tastic weekend

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  31. @Opheeee - heehee thank you - you too! x

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  32. you look lovely, i think good brows really frame the face and change the way you look. i have quite thick brows and after years of trying to change them i have just got used to them and kind of ike it :D

    www.missmathful.blogspot.com

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  33. I love really sharp brows and yours look amazing! I'm very jealous xxx

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  34. Your brows look great! I've never heard about HD brows until your post.

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  35. I love the bold look it really looks great. I would have done the same thing. I think our brow really completes your look.

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  36. oh wow i love it! i never heard of this before, the brows are so important and i don't feel "done" unless they look good.

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  37. Your eyebrows look fantastic Laura! And they match your hair perfectly :)

    Gem x
    www.twinklebug.com

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  38. I'm so nervous of anyone but me even touching my eyebrows after one terrible experience with a mua and her pluck-happy hands. I love how defined your's look though, they've done a great job. Need to get over this fear!

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  39. I love Emma Watsons eyebrows!! So strong and perfect (in my opinion) xx

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  40. I just can't decide if I would like these on me or not, even though I love bold eyebrows. However yours are the best i've seen so far, still bold but not OTT!

    ellena xxx

    bambihill.blogspot.com

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  41. That looks amazing! I'll have to try that.

    - Kim
    KIMBERLYCAROLYN.BLOGSPOT.COM

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  42. I got mine threaded a few months back and it hurt me so much I think I'll be sticking to ungroomed brows for a while! ha ha ha! Yours look great.

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  43. Very nice! They suit you really well :) I already have thick eyebrows so I probably don't need this aha :) xox

    makeuploverconfessions.blogspot.com

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  44. i've had my brows HD'd for nearly a year now, costing me £25 so a bit cheaper than the price you quoted! love them!

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  45. MY problem is the opposite to yours, I have quite a thick brow and they are dark brown. The problem is though I am naturally blonde so people always think that I dye my hair lol
    I love getting mine threaded as they get every last hair and even seem to be able to clip them in the process so they never look bushy. I do have a high pain thresh hold though I must say.

    Your brows look fab!

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  46. really interesting.. so how much time do you have to wait in between visits? the final result is amazing but honestly i wouldn't pay 40£ every single month..:( maybe once every three months...

    lila.pixavue.com

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  47. I've always wanted thin brows! But I'm too nervous to change them (or let anyone else take a whack at them). The darker brows look gorgeous on you though.

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  48. i know what you mean about threading, i wanna go after the people who told me it wasn't painful lol!

    thanks for sharing this brow treatment, the results look amazing :)

    exxxotic.blogspot.com

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  49. The part that most interested me was actually the trimming. This is probably too much information, but I inherited my grandfather's abnormally long brow hairs. And they're infuriating. I do what I can to avoid looking like a cavewoman, but I lust after short brow hairs in a way that makes me slightly uncomfortable.

    Also, yours look fantastic. =)

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  50. Being Serbian, if I don't take care of my brows every few days, they grow together into a unibrow!
    They are both a blessing and a curse though, since I never have to fill them in :)

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  51. Laura would this work on someone who barely has eyebrows? I over plucked when i was younger and they haven't really grown back fully and I always have to draw them on every morning.

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  52. I've never even heard of this before! Looks great, I'm a fan of a thick brow. Hate the girls that draw on a single line and call it a day.

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  53. wow they look amazing Laura!! i love a strong brow...but i need a Sigma SS266 angled brush and the darkest color from the Revlon 01 Copper Spice palette to get one :)

    Great post once again xx

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  54. Ahh the brow experience! Looks absolutely amazing on you, but its such a trauma! I have really sensitive eyes that water at EVERYTHING. So when I get mine waxed, when I do it myself at home...I cry a river. But no matter how many times I say "Dont worry if they water, theyre just sensitive" I get the waxer saying "Are you ok? Does it hurt too much?" and I'm just there protesting "No, no, I'm strong! It hurts me not! I just have silly eyes!"...but they do not believe me, and just shake their head. Sigh.

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  55. WOW looks amazing!
    I can't believe you find threading painful! I will say though, places like Debenhams or Fenwicks are actually quite painful. I find small businesses, especially by indian/asian women are the best for threading. It's just slight stinging for me there!

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  56. wow, this looks amazing. i am now following your blog.

    www.clm-trash.blogspot.com
    love FASHIONPROJECT x

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  57. I get my eyebrows threaded by an Indian lady near where I live....for....£2!!!!!! I've been going to her for years and she is truly and eyebrow GENIUS!! I have naturally thick black brows so the shaping/grooming is perfect and I get really clean, sharp brows. And yes, it makes a HUGE different to your whole face! Even when I don't have make up on but my brows are done, I feel great. I think it's so unfair that big salons charge ridiculous prices for a 5 min job that requires the use of a thread! But hey ho... You look gorg with the new brows Laura! xx

    http://thepinkmacaroon.blogspot.com/

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  58. Why oh why can't this be available in the United States???

    Despite my sadness at this, you look fabulous so this makes me happy :-)

    Love,
    Michelle @ www.mybunnygoboom.com

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  59. Oh my goodness this is so weird, but I love it on you!

    xoxo

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  60. they look lovely!

    check out my little blog?
    emilyconnickfashion

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  61. Your brows look lovely, thanks for the video too, very interesting! Beats your everyday threading! xX

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  62. Wow they look great! I liked this so much, that I've booked an appointment for next week a my local HD Brows salon :)

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  63. Thank you so much for the blog post...very very useful, I'll absolutely try this :).

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  64. They look great, HD brows done at their best, I have seen good ones and bad ones and I think its a combo of how your own eyebrows are and how the person who is doing them took to the training as some people seem to do the same eyebrow on everyone rather than adapting it to everyone's different face, your lady did a great job x

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  65. hey i am new here ... loving ur blog

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  67. Well-shaped brows are crucial to a complete look. I had super thin eyebrows and a friend told me about Neubrow, something that would thicken my brows, especially those thinner areas. I tried it and LOVE it. You can read up on it at www.skinresearchlabs.com. No more filling in with a pencil!

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