designer brows 101

Designer Brows 101: Understanding the Different Techniques

There are so many incredible options for your eyebrows available today! This means there’s no need to settle for the brows you were born with if you’re unhappy with them! Designer brows are all the rage right now which is a lot of fun for us! We’ll tell you more about them today. Read on to learn about getting designer brows from Anushka in West Palm Beach and the five main brow techniques you should know about:

  • Tweezing
  • Threading
  • Brow waxing
  • Microblading
  • Microfeathering

Let’s start there!

What are the 5 Main Brow Techniques for Designer Brows?

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Beautiful eyebrows color during the permanent makeup process. Master makes microblading. Closeup portrait

So, we know there are five primary brow techniques. Now it’s time to get into the details of each one.

  1. Tweezing

This is usually the first option people turn to when it comes to shaping their brows. Tweezing involves plucking out individual hairs from the eyebrows with tweezers, allowing for precise and controlled results.

Tweezing can be an effective way to get rid of stray hairs or shape the arch of your eyebrow. But it can also be time-consuming and painful—especially if you’re not used to it.

  1. Eyebrow threading

Threading is another popular alternative to tweezing. Instead of using tweezers, threading uses a cotton thread twisted around the hairs and pulled quickly along the brow line, removing multiple unwanted strands in one go.

This method is much faster than tweezing, and many consider it less painful, too – although some people do find the sensation quite uncomfortable.

  1. Waxing

Looking for a more long-term solution to groom your eyebrows? Then brow waxing might be it! Warm wax is applied over the eyebrow area and then removed with a cloth strip, leaving behind perfectly shaped brows.

This method is fantastic for quickly removing longer hairs in one go. It can last up to six weeks before needing to be repeated. Further, it’s much less time-consuming than tweezing or threading. Because it removes multiple hairs at once, it’s perfect if you want well-groomed brows without spending too much time on them!

  1. Microblading

Microblading is a semi-permanent makeup technique. It uses tiny needles dipped in pigment to create realistic 3D hair-like strokes in the brow area. It suits those who want to fill in sparse areas or create a fuller, more defined look.

The microblading technique can last a few years and looks natural when appropriately done – making it a great choice for anyone who wants long-lasting designer brows without having to worry about touch-ups every few weeks!

  1. Microfeathering

Microfeathering is similar to microblading but with finer, softer strokes that mimic the look of natural hair more closely. It’s also ideal for filling in sparse areas and creating fullness. However, the results tend to be even more natural looking than with microblading—yes, it’s possible!

This technique suits those who want a subtle, natural look and those who have naturally sparse brows or are balding in the eyebrow area.

What are the Benefits of Each Designer Brows Technique?

woman relaxing while having her eyebrows waxed
Beauty specialist removes hair of eyebrows with wax strips to the peaceful customer with closed eyes lying on the couch in beauty studio

Next, let’s recap the specific reasons you might choose one of the five options we’ve just shared over another.

Tweezing is excellent for removing individual hairs and giving you more control over the shape of your brows. Further, it’s:

  • Inexpensive
  • Can be done at home
  • Requires very little recovery time

Threading is a faster way to shape your brows compared to tweezing and can be less painful, making it ideal for those who want quick results without the discomfort of plucking each hair one by one.

Waxing is great for removing larger amounts of hair in one go and can last up to six weeks, depending on your hair growth rate. However, it’s more expensive than tweezing or threading. On that same note, you won’t have to keep up with regular appointments as often, making it an attractive option for busy people.

Microblading offers semi-permanent results that are realistic and natural looking. It might take a few sessions to complete your look and will require some upkeep. However, it’s a great way to get designer brows—no need for the daily hassle of brow pencils or other eyebrow products.

Finally, microfeathering is ideal for those who want a very natural look that mimics real hair. It takes a few sessions to complete. But the results are worth it for anyone looking for beautiful, natural-looking designer brows.

Another thing to consider when choosing between these different designer brow techniques is your unique face shape and things like your brow texture. So let’s get into that next!

How Can you Find the right brow technique for your face shape, features, and more

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Woman having cosmetology eyebrows treatment in beauty salon. High-quality photo

There are a few things to consider when figuring out which designer brow technique is suitable for you.

Face shape

First, think about the shape of your face and how best to balance it out with your eyebrows. 

Generally speaking, those with oval, heart or square-shaped faces should opt for an arch that follows the natural curve of their brows. Those with round faces can benefit from some extra definition in their eyebrows, while those with long faces might want to go for straighter, more rounded shapes.


Your unique brow texture also plays a role – if you have naturally thick brows, waxing may be a better choice than tweezing or threading, as it can remove multiple hairs at once without leaving behind patchy-looking areas. On the other hand, those with thin brows may opt for microblading or microfeathering, as these techniques are perfect for creating a fuller look.


One of your most significant considerations regarding designer brows is the kind of maintenance you’re willing to commit to. Tweezing, waxing, and threading tend to require more frequent upkeep than microblading or microfeathering, which offer more long-lasting results.


Another consideration when choosing the correct brow technique for you is your willingness to spend on it. 

Tweezing and threading are usually the cheapest options, while waxing can be slightly more expensive. As for microblading and microfeathering, expect to pay more for those as they take longer to complete and require multiple sessions over a period of time to achieve the desired results.

Keep in mind your investment in permanent eyebrow makeup pays off in the long run. So for most, it’s worth the initial cost if you want to save time in your beauty routine.

Now you know the different techniques available for designer brows and what factors to consider when choosing one. Next, let’s explore brow mapping. We’ll talk about how it can help you find the perfect brow shape, regardless of the designer brows technique you choose.

What is Brow Mapping?

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Permanent tattoo makeup master girl defines the ideal eyebrow shape with professional tools. Side view of microblading work process

As its name suggests, brow mapping is a way to map out the shape of your eyebrows. This helps create symmetrical, perfectly sculpted arches. The process entails measuring the size, position, and angles of your brows as they relate to the shape of your face. 

It can be done independently or as part of a designer brow service at Anushka Spa to help you get the most flattering shape for your unique features.

It’s wise to leave this process to an experienced professional—they will know precisely how to measure and map out your brows for maximum effect. Plus, they’ll have access to handy tools like special brow rulers and stencils. Bonus: you don’t have to worry about investing extra money into these supplies.

How Often Should You Have Your Brows Mapped?

Anytime you go to a new brow technician, or if your facial features (or tastes!) have changed, it’s helpful to have your brows mapped. 

For those who get designer brows with microblading or microfeathering, you likely won’t need your brows mapped several times if it’s done right the first time! But when you come for touch-ups, your technician might use brow mapping to maintain your ideal shape.

For those who get waxing, tweezing, or threading done every few weeks, we recommend getting your brows mapped once every three months–this will help ensure you keep your brow shape in check and that it remains symmetrical over time.

How to Care for Your New Designer Brows

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Microblading, eye and model woman face for eyecare, grooming and beauty closeup. Close up of female.

Again, this will depend on the technique you choose. 

You won’t need to do anything special if you get waxing, tweezing, or threading done–just avoid putting any creams or ointments on the area, and make sure to clean it regularly with your regular face wash. You’ll want to be gentle with the area for a few days before and after your appointment (for example, no rough exfoliation or excessive sun exposure) while the skin is a bit more delicate and sensitive.

For those who opt for microblading, microfeathering, or any kind of permanent makeup, we recommend using a special aftercare cream specifically formulated for your brows to protect them from irritation and infection (we’ll provide you with this). 

We also recommend avoiding sun exposure for up to two weeks following your treatment as this can worsen the healing process and cause fading of your new brows. Lastly, keep your hands away from those beautiful designer brows until they’re fully healed!

Book Your Designer Brows Appointment with Anushka Spa & Salon

Ready to get your dream brows? Book an appointment with Anushka Spa & Salon today! Our talented technicians in West Palm Beach are eager to help you pick the perfect designer brows service that gets you the desired results.


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