- Brow extensions are single strands of synthetic hair applied to the brows with adhesive.Wink
- Brow Bar offers the service to give clients thicker, more defined brows.
- Insider producer Chloe Miller got brow extensions for the very first time and told us if she thinks the service is worth it or not.
Following is a transcription of the videoChloe Miller: Hey, guys. I’m Chloe, and today I am getting eyebrow extensions for the very first time. I’m a very low-maintenance beauty person. I don’t spend a ton of time in the morning on my makeup, so something that you just sit for once and then don’t have to worry about seemed like a really good option for me. However, I guess if I had one concern, it would be that I come out of this kind of looking like a Muppet or really rocking that, like, Lily Collins intense brow look. I’m not sure that that would be the best option for my face. Let’s head to Wink Brow Bar’s SoHo location, where I’m gonna get some hair glued onto my brows.Umbreen Sheik: Honestly, the power of eyebrows is huge. All mothers should teach their daughters the birds, the bees, and the brows. It’s that important to me. Eyebrow extensions are basically like lash extensions. Chloe: Mm-hmm. Umbreen: They’re applied to the eyebrow using glue. Chloe: OK. Umbreen: But it’s clear glue, so you can’t see it, and with those brow extensions we can basically develop a brow from nothing to an absolute full brow. What you particularly need is you need to fill in the gaps where you don’t have hair right now, and also you need to extend your eyebrows, because, from what I can see, you have eyebrows that are slightly shorter than they really should be. You won’t feel a thing. And when you wake up, you’re gonna have the perfect eyebrow. Chloe: Amazing. I’m really excited. Umbreen: The eyebrow extensions are a very simple process. The customer comes in, lies down on a bed, the technician works behind her or to the side of her and takes each individual hair, using a pair of tweezers, and dips it into glue, and applies it to the eyebrows. We can go anywhere, from redheads, to blondes, to brunettes, to all the way to very jet-black hair. Eyebrow extensions do not damage your natural hairs at all. You just have to keep them dry for the very first 24 hours for the glue to set. Once you get your eyebrow put on completely, the idea is similar to lash extensions. You have to come in for maintenance. Every two weeks is great; that way you can maintain the eyebrow under a 25-minute service. Of course, everybody’s wowed. Of course, everybody’s wowed when they see their face, and they go, “Oh, my goodness, I didn’t know I had that potential.” You know, so, it’s amazing. It’s so good to see them smile like that. OK, Chloe, we’re all done. So, are you ready?Chloe: I cannot wait to see what this looks like. I feel like it might be a complete transformation. I can’t wait.Umbreen: I think you’re gonna love it. Ready?Chloe: All right, yep.Umbreen: OK, here we go.Chloe: Oh, my gosh. Look at my arch!Umbreen: Isn’t that amazing?Chloe: It is; I love it. It looks so simple. It just looks like I finally, like, figured out how to do a brow. And, yeah, I feel like it gives my face, like, so much definition, but it also feels really natural. It doesn’t look, like, over the top or anything.Umbreen: And it still looks like you, right?Chloe: Yeah. Umbreen: You feel like yourself. You just feel like you’ve got the most amazing brow.Chloe: It’s been a week since I got the brow extensions, and I think they’ve held up really well. The shape, the arch, the color, and the fullness are all way better than I had before. So, brow extensions are really easy to maintain. There’s one simple rule: Don’t get them wet for 24 hours. Well, I I was walking home, and I got completely caught in the rain. I didn’t have an umbrella; I didn’t even have a hood. So, even though I did my best to shield my brows, I do think there was a bit of misting going on, and they definitely got a little bit damp. Even though I tried to keep them completely dry for the rest of the 24 hours, I did notice a few hairs sort of shed off onto my cheeks or onto my hand. The whole experience was so rewarding because I feel like I walked away feeling much more confident about my brows, and I would definitely recommend getting the brow extensions because once it’s done, it’s super low-maintenance. You walk out of there with perfect, natural-looking brows, and you don’t have to do any makeup or anything to maintain those every day. Oh, my gosh, this feels so good. Umbreen: This is part of our life