These little strips of hair above our eyes have become one of the most prominent ways in which we choose to frame our face, with each era grooming its brows to different degrees and styles. We had the long angular brows of the 1950s, sported by the likes of Marilyn Monroe, the thin 90s brows as rocked by Drew Barrymore and Charlize Theron, all the way to modern-day where fuller, natural-looking brows have made a strong comeback, treatments such as lamination becoming increasingly popular.
It has to be said, there is an art to eyebrows. They can completely change our look depending on how they frame our face – thickness, length, shape and colour all being major factors in constructing the dream brows – and becoming a professional eyebrow technician is an extremely high-demand job in the modern beauty industry.
What are eyebrows? Why do we have them? What do they do? How many of us actually take the time to think about our brows and what their purpose is? Well, we are here to shed some light on the subject.
The number one job of eyebrows is to protect our eyes. Our eyes are extremely delicate and sensitive, and our brows form a barrier to stop foreign liquids such as rain and sweat from dripping in. The liquid reaches the brows and is then syphoned off to the side and away from the eyes. Our brows also help to minimise the amount of dirt or grit that gets into our eyes, as well as shielding them from light, like our own mini built-in sun parasols.
Brows are not just physically useful, but also emotionally. They play a large part in the creation of facial expressions, allowing us to communicate and show emotion without necessarily having to use words.
What is the job of an eyebrow technician?
At its root, the job of an eyebrow technician is to tend to a client’s brows, offering services such as shaping, tinting and waxing to help the client achieve their desired look. An eyebrow technician should have extensive knowledge of hair structure and colour palettes, as well as which shape brows suit which faces – how can your brow look best compliment your face shape and features?
It is also important to be aware that the job of an eyebrow technician goes beyond that of physical treatment. Creating a safe, inviting space and friendly atmosphere will let your client know that they are in good hands, making the overall experience more relaxing and enjoyable for therapist and client alike. Beauty therapies are a chance for people to relax and indulge in some self-care, letting the worries of the outside world fall away for a bit and focusing solely on their wellbeing.
How do I become an eyebrow technician?
The best way to become a professional eyebrow technician is to enrol yourself on an eyebrow technician course, to equip you with the best tools to boost your brow game. Whether you are interested in an eyebrow waxing course, lamination, henna, or eyebrow shaping course, completing brow tech training will set you up to succeed in the professional industry.
Whether you want an all-round knowledge of treatments or are more interested in specific techniques such as lamination, here at Australian Beauty School we are sure to have an eyebrow course to suit your interests. Our brow courses include:
- Certificate in Eyebrow Henna – using brow henna you will aid your clients in achieving defined brows that give a similar look to micro-blading but without needles. You will learn about different henna products and colour-matching, as well as eyebrow mapping and hair structure, giving you all the tools you will need to deliver professional services.
- Certificate in Eyebrow Lamination – lamination is one of the newest and most popular brown treatments on the market, giving a natural feathered look to brows that lasts. You will learn how to apply lamination treatments, information about hair structure and brow shaping, as well as knowledge in product types, aftercare and covering yourself legally in key circumstances.
- Certificate in Eyebrow Wax and Tint – where you will learn to reshape and define brows, bringing out and enhancing their natural beauty and perfecting framing them to each client’s unique face shape.
All of our eyebrow courses come with a professionally curated custom beauty kit that will be delivered straight to your door, containing everything you will need to get you started on your voyage of eyebrow discovery.
Each course comes with a downloadable brochure with further details on course content, modules and assessments, accessing your learning online and tutor support during your training. We also offer a payment plan of small weekly instalments, or a discount when you pay your course fees upfront.
Enrol in one of our brow courses today and start shaping your future.