BROW REHAB & REPAIR
Brows By Jane is a wax-only brow bar. Tweeze-only and threading are not available.
Brow Rehab is appropriate for clients looking to change the shape and/or size of their brows, and/or to correct asymmetry. If you are a new client, please do not touch your brows for a minimum of 8 weeks before coming to your first appointment. In order to best help you, I ask that you come to your first appointment with as much new hair growth as possible.
What should I expect?
Brows too thin, two different shapes or full of holes? Addicted to tweezing? Let's get you into Rehab! When we meet, I will introduce you to a technique I use called Brow Mapping. This is a method used by many of my favorite brow artists (Anastasia Soares refers to it as the Golden Ratio) and training companies. I will go in-depth during the consultation, but to put it simply: I find where the brow should start, arch, and end by measuring specific points on the client's face. After finding these points, I use them to draw an outline over and around the existing brow, using it as a guide to determine what hair I will remove and what hair will be left behind. Repeating this process at each appointment is referred to as Brow Rehab.
Brow Rehab clients are Brow Mapped for consistency and receive a Brow Shaping using soft wax with brow trim at each appointment. I ask all of my Rehab clients to leave their brows alone completely in order for me to work more effectively. Education and guidance is a large component of the Rehab process, so each client never feels lost or frustrated along the way. Brow Rehab Starter Kits are provided at each first appointment (no additional cost) to help kickstart new hair growth.
Brow Rehab can take 1-3 years to complete, depending on the severity and method of the client's follicle damage. It is usually a slow but steady process.
Why do I have follicle damage?
The hair follicle is a small organ located in the dermal layer of the skin. It is responsible for creating and nourishing hair cells all over the body. When a follicle dies, it will no longer produce hormones or peptides needed to produce hair cells, resulting in permanent hair loss at that site. Some clients may experience permanent hair loss due to health conditions, medication, drug use, infection, side effects from medication as well as mechanical friction, such as tweezing, threading, or excess rubbing or pulling. Excessive mechanical damage like repeated hair removal during vulnerable stages of the hair's growth cycle causes a lot of the design struggles we see in eyebrows.
Does that mean my brows can't be fixed?
Follicle damage can potentially be repaired. After much research, I have found topical ingredients that are beneficial to aiding in healing hair follicles. My signature conditioning brow treatment contains powerful anti-inflammatories such as horsetail (plant) extract and CBD oil which allow nutrients to penetrate the hair shaft and root. The result is faster-growing, stronger, shinier, healthier brows. You can purchase it online for use before your first appointment or in the salon. I recommend starting with this product but explore many other options with clients in the salon.
How often should I get waxed as a Brow Rehab client?
Hair removal for this service should be repeated every 6-12 weeks depending on each client's rate of growth and style preference.
Who can't get waxed?
Clients using any form of retinoids/retinol, prescription skincare, and/or acne medication are not eligible for services at Brows By Jane. Please wait 30 days after receiving a chemical peel, dermaplaning treatment, microdermabrasion, microblading (any form of eyebrow tattoo), or microneedling to seek out this service. Clients allergic to glyceryl rosinate, palm oil, rapeseed oil, soybean oil, caprylic/capric triglyceride, chamomile flower, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl hydroxyhydrocinnamate, titanium dioxide, or paraffinum liquidum, or those with open cuts, wounds, infections, undiagnosed lumps, or sunburn in the brow area cannot be serviced.
Why is it important to receive repair and conditioning treatments?
Eyebrow hair and skin need to be treated and cared for just as well and gently as any other sensitive area of the body. The face is fragile and many of us, mostly women, have weakened our own follicles and hair roots due to mechanical damage like tweezing, threading, and waxing. I can help care for this delicate area using professional products that will strengthen hair and skin to the best of its ability over time, improving our ability to reach shaping goals. I strongly recommend this for all Brow Rehab clients and those who wear brow makeup often.
Brow Keratin Treatment: This revolutionary formula from Thuya (a salon-exclusive brow and lash brand) restores keratin and amino acids (the building blocks of hair) that are lost due to mechanical damage and chemical stressors. This treatment will help strengthen and restore structure and volume, increasing the diameter of each hair. The final result is softer, shinier, more resilient, and thicker eyebrows! Key ingredients include but are not limited to: keratin, amino acids, hyaluronic acid, olive oil, sunflower oil, rosehip oil, and grape seed oil. This treatment can only be performed after a chemical service when the hair cuticle is open and ready to receive the key ingredients.
What can you expect from a Brow Keratin treatment?
Silkier, less brittle, more flexible brow hair
Larger diameter of each individual hair resulting in thicker-looking brows overall
Reconstructed protein chains after chemical services like Tinting and Lamination
Promotion of new and better brow hair growth
Red Light Therapy: FDA-cleared, high-output, multi-wave, medical-grade infrared LED lights support skin healing and recovery activity, stimulate collagen production, reduce inflammation, and promote healing of the hair follicle. Results seen with repeated, consistent treatments. Recommended for all clients but especially those in Brow Rehab.
Olaplex© 4-in-1 Moisture Mask: This ultra-rich conditioning treatment is applied to freshly shampooed eyebrows, processed for 6-10 minutes (depending on hair type), then removed with water. A deep conditioning, salon-exclusive treatment helps repair brittle, dry, weak, overworked hair.
Olaplex© Repair Treatment: This is the ultimate repair treatment for brittle, broken, chemically overprocessed, or stressed-out eyebrows. This booking includes a deep cleansing of the brow hair using Olaplex clarifying shampoo, a two-step application of Olaplex "standalone treatment" - which restores the hair as close to its original state as possible before any damage took place, and a leave-in oil treatment.
What is the Olaplex© Standalone Treatment?
From the manufacturer: "All hair its integrity from healthy, properly paired, disulfide bonds. When hair is damaged via thermal, chemical, mechanical, or environmental factors, these disulfide bonds are broken apart resulting in single sulfur hydrogen bonds. What happens after a disulfide bond breaks? There are two reactions that can take place. The first reaction is that the single sulfur hydrogen component pairs with a single oxygen molecule. This makes a perfect pair with no further damage taking place. The second reaction is where damage occurs. A single sulfur hydrogen molecule will pair with three oxygen molecules creating S03, or what is known as a sulfate group. The protonated sulfate is known as Cysteic Acid. Cysteic acid then eats the protein out of the hair. In the case of chemical services, Olaplex© works by pairing with the single sulfur hydrogen bond faster than the three oxygen molecules can."