This course is for anyone interested in learning how to shape eyebrows!
You will learn the history of different brow shapes and how they have evolved over time.
Have you ever wondered why people have eyebrows? What is the function and purpose of the brow? Well in this course we go through the psychology behind eyebrows, you will find out what the purpose of having these fuzzy things above our eyes are, and what roll they play in non verbal communication and facial recognition.
We also talk about the structure of hair and its growing patterns.
You will learn a basic ideal brow guide you can use to correct or reshape brows, 3 different ways to remove hair, and fill-in options for sparse brows.
This course is enriched with short video lectures and tutorials so that you can learn at your own pace, and practice templates and quizzes to test your understanding.
Have you ever wondered why we have eyebrows?
What are their purpose and function?
Why would anyone have two (or for some, one!) patches of hair over the eyes?
According to Sadr, Jarudi and Sinha, the eyebrows may be remnants of our evolutionary ancestors (2003).
Our primate ancestors had hair all over their faces and, slowly, the amount of hair on the face was reduced. Being that the eyebrows survived our evolutionary history, they must be around for a purpose.
However, the eyebrows arguably play a far more important role in communication and the revelation of emotions. Furthermore, studies have shown that the eyebrows play a key role in facial recognition. Today, cleanly trimmed eyebrows have come to be associated with beauty. Many women tweeze or wax their eyebrows and even men have gotten into the habit of trimming their unwanted brow hair.
How do people use the eyebrows to communicate non-verbally?
What roles do the eyebrows play?
What messages can be sent through eyebrow gestures?
Research has shown that eyebrows play am important role in non verbal communication.
The eyebrows play an inherently important role in face recognition, as well as aiding in discriminating between male and female faces.
Researchers found that eyebrows aided in facial recognition because they are a constant feature; they remain a stable facial feature.
Anatomy and Physiology of the Hair
Types of Hair
Hair formation actually begins before birth.
The shape size, and normal function of the hair follicle is genetically determined, as well as secretion activity and the depth of the hair shaft.
Stages of Hair Growth
How much hair you have is predetermined by genetics.
Hair growth is also affected by age and hormones.
Reshaping and defining eyebrows can be an art form in itself.
Well groomed eyebrows can frame and complete the face.
Using the measuring guidelines shown below print the face template and practice creating the ideal brow.
The objective when working with any face shape is to create symmetry and balance. The Oval face shape has been considered the most desirable, because it provides a background for the precise proportion of the other facial features.
This standard shape was determined by overlapping the various face shapes. The converging lines gave birth to the oval face. However, other facial shapes are just as attractive.
We must work to enhance the clients face shape and highlight the features that are most pleasing.
The client consultation is the time for the practitioner to set the most professional image and inspire confidence in the client.
The consultation should be the time to inform the client about what the procedure entails and what to expect, as well as give tips for better results.
As with any profession, it is essential to have the proper tools to provide the best service to your clients.
The proper tools will help you maximize efficiency and make it easier to perform the service.
Preparation is as important as the service it self.
Good lighting is important to a waxing treatment area. Incandescent lighting is the most flattering and is the closest to natural light
Choose music that is relaxing and not offensive. This helps to relax the client and put there anxiety about the procedure at ease
The treatment table should be at a height that is comfortable and healthy for the back and spine.
Waxing can get messy, so the treatment table should b e protected with a fitted sheet and covered with a paper-liner.
Clients can be particular about hair removal services. Hair removal is a personal service and good results are important to clients.
The most common problem with hair removal is poor technique.
We have included step-by-step procedures for you to follow when practicing specific techniques
When it comes to brow design, trimming is not something that is usually done. I personally feel that trimming can help make your job a lot easier.
When you trim long, and unruly hair, it helps you asses the hairs that you intend to remove, it also eliminates the chance of long hairs that were meant to remain from falling into the wax.
You will also notice some peoples eyebrow hair naturally grows in a downward fashion, when you trim these brows it can create the arch in itself and you may not need to wax.
Eyebrow waxing is the most commonly requested service. Applying the wax as well as learning hand coordination takes practice. Once you have mastered the waxing technique and clients feel comfortable and satisfied, they may very well consider waxing other areas of the body or returning for other treatments.
Tweezing can be performed before or after waxing. I prefer to tweeze after waxing to remove any stray hairs that were left behind and to begin sculpting the shape of the brow.
Choosing fill-in color is both an objective and subjective decision.
It is based on the esthetic point of view of the professional and the client, coupled with some color guidelines.
Filling in sparse brows with pencil and powder can add that sense of balance to the brow.
The pencil can help you design a flattering shape while the powder will dull the shine and give a more natural appearance to the look.
Highlighting the brow with concealer can give a bold and defined finish to the eyebrows.
Choose a concealer that is a shade lighter then the clients skin tone.
Founded in 2008, Monique Cosmetique provides Beauty, Skin and Body Therapy Education, We are Florida State Certified and can apply CEU credits for licensed Facial Specialists, Makeup Artists and Body Therapists who are seeking continuing education.
Courses are taught by Tasha Monique: Tasha is a dual licensed Esthetician and Massage Therapist with over 10 years experience, receiving her Degree in Natural Health and graduating top of her class. Tasha is the Educator and Founder of Monique Cosmetique, LLC and has written various skin care courses as an approved CEU provider for the Florida Board of Cosmetology. She has been a Skin Care Instructor for more than 8 years. With a love for teaching and a passion for skin care and body work, Tasha is committed to delivering quality continued education to compliment the substantial growth of the skin care and wellness industry.