We’ve heard a lot of buzz around ombré brow shading. While ombré may make us think of the hair trend, it’s much subtler on the brow. The process is a blending of color using either brow tint or a pencil. Typically, to appear bolder, the brow is made to look darker at the arch. Think of it as the lowlights you get in your hair, but for your brow. It’s a subtle color transition that adds depth to otherwise wimpy-looking brows. It also looks way more natural than some other trends we’ve fared.
When Sally Hershberger’s resident brow expert Robyn Cosio mentioned ombré brows on a visit and said they are “the No. 1 technique she applies to her A-list clients,” we paused. Wouldn’t we all notice a drastic gradient effect on the bulk of Hollywood’s brows? Turns out the answer is no. So we spoke to Joey Healy to learn more about this trend.
What Is Ombré Shading?
Ombré shading is a semi-permanent eyebrow styling technique that uses a small machine to place extremely thin dots of pigment into the skin, creating a soft-shaded brow pencil look.
Benefits of Ombré Brows
Ideal option for oily or sensitive skin, unlike microblading Require less touch-up appointments Gives the appearance of fuller, defined brows Ombré brows are all skin types friendly and worthwhile investment. Yamaguchi shares, "I meet a lot of women who have a very hard time filling in their brows or clients with little to no brow hair at all. Having this service saves time in the morning, money, and is a helpful guide when filling them in. You can also personalize the density, meaning how light or how dark you would like the brows to be."