What are the 7 Steps of HD Brows?

13th Oct 2018 | By

HD Brows is a bespoke treatment that’s totally tailored to each client. It’s often referred to as being a 7 step treatment. However once you train in HD Brows or get the treatment done, you’ll quickly learn that there is a lot more to it than that. Here, we’ll strip it back to the 7 basic principles of HD Brows.

Preparation, Sensitivity & Patch Testing

First up, your stylist will ensure that you’re suitable for the treatment. A patch test is required 48 hours before your first treatment, but then after that you’ll only need one again if you have a 6 month period where you don’t come into contact with PPD (the tinting ingredient in our Brow Dyes). You can also opt to have a wax test too, which is advisable if you have sensitive skin.


Consultation is key. This is why it’s one of the most important parts of the treatment.

During the consultation, your stylist will ask lots of questions to determine exactly how you envisage your dream brows. We’ll make sure we’re working to achieve a shape, size, colour and style that suits you and your personality.


Every stage of the treatment is tailored to you and tinting is no different. We don’t just apply a standard eyebrow tint; our Brow Dyes can be custom blended to make a colour that is perfect you. The tint it then applied all over the brow area, picking up those fair, fluffy hairs and incorporating them into the brow shape. Clever, huh?

Did you know that eyebrow tinting doesn’t have to make the brows darker? If you’re totally happy with your current colour, we can match this to only pick up those fine hairs. Likewise, HD Brows Lightening can also be performed by pro, master or elite stylists if you’re hoping to achieve a lighter or cool, ashy tone.


Next up is waxing. Our HD Brows stylists use an exclusive design formula to create your desired brow shape through waxing. Whether you’re looking to take them thinner or grow them back, your stylist will be able to achieve this.


In the HD Brows treatment, we don’t use threading to design the shape of the brow. We use it to remove any of those fair hairs that we don’t want to use in the brow shape, blending away any tell-tale wax lines and ensuring smooth make up application.


We’re eyebrow perfectionists, which is why we have the finishing stage. Any remaining hairs are tweezed away for a clean finish and, if necessary, long brow hairs are trimmed so they fall in line with of the brow shape. Finally, make up is applied to any sparse areas to illustrate how the brows will look if they are left to grow in. Approximately 80% of clients will be on a regrowth program to help them along their brow journey and achieve their ultimate brow goals.


To maintain that fresh brow feeling, i’s really important you follow all aftercare advice. Rule number 1: your brows are now the property of your HD Brows stylist and only they can remove a single hair from your brows. Just kidding. But seriously, throw those tweezers in the bin! Even plucking one or two hairs can slow down how quickly you achieve your desired brows.

Post-treatment advice is given about what you can’t do with your brows for the first few days. Furthermore, your stylist may also recommend brow products to enable you to recreate your beautiful brows from home. Buying HD Brows products from your Stylist is beneficial as they can colour match you as well as advise you on the best products for your brows and how to use them like a pro.

Finally…enjoy your new HD Brows!

HD Brows is a totally bespoke and tailored treatment, so after a thorough consultation your stylist will translate these 7 steps into something that works for you. There’s no ‘one size fits all’ here!


Please note, only trained HD Brows Stylists can perform the HD Brows treatment & gain insurance for the HD Brows treatment. This is not a training document.

You can check if your stylist is trained in HD Brows by checking on the official HD Brows Salon Finder.

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  1. I have always had a hard time making my eyebrows look nice and not super bushy. I liked that you explained that brow threading will help you design the shape of your brow. That is good for me to know because that might be a good option for me.

  2. Can you help with a query about the treatment I am receiving? Should a HD therapist always do threading each treatment? How long should a treatment take as I attended one and treatment lasted 15 minutes.
    Plus prior to tint being applied should there be some sort of cleanse done on your eyebrows. I am paying £30 a treatment by a master therapist and not sure if the treatment I am getting is correct.

    1. Hi there,

      If you have asked for a full HD Brows treatment, then threading should traditionally be performed. However, sometimes a stylist may tweak the treatment and miss out certain steps to tailor the treatment for their client. If you would like threading to be performed, we’d recommend chatting to your stylist to see if there’s a specific reason they’re missing this out.

      Yes, we do recommend that the brow area is cleansed with the HD Brows Squeaky Clean cleanser before every treatment.

      Treatment times can vary, but we usually advise that a full HD Brows treatment that includes all steps takes around 30-45 minutes.

      We hope this helps.

      Team HD x

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