STAIN Brow tint - Help and solutions to common problems

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As with anything, there are things that can go slightly off when doing this service. Let’s cover some of the main ones.

Why is the tint patchy?

If your tint is patchy, it could be due to the brow area not being cleaned or dried properly. Preparation is just as important as application!
  • Make sure you are cleansing and prepping correctly

  • Use a brow cleanser with a spoolie to help lift and remove any debris, makeup, dead skin cells etc (or a brow scrub)

  • Use a damp cotton round to remove the cleanser

  • If it’s an oily client you can use an alcohol-based primer to help dry out the area.

  • If you have waxed first and have use pre and post creams/oils this can affect the colour stain. This is the main reason you would wax after tinting. 

Why is the tint not lasting or fading?

The tinting you do requires some aftercare for it to last as long as possible. Educating your clients (and yourself) in proper aftercare is key.

  • Are they using a lot of skin care products? Stay away from oily products in that area. Heavy exfoliants will remove the tint.

  • Do they swim regularly? Swimming will suckt eh colour out of the skin and hair.

  • Are they keeping the area dehydrated? 

  • Have you told them of the expectations of the results? Lasting on the hairs compared to the skin (longer on the hairs).

  • Having the correct mix of hydrogen peroxide to the tint/stain is key. Too much or too little, and the tint won’t stay as expected or not have the right colour. 

Why is the tint green?

Locks Lash stain will not go green as it is a highly concentrated liquid pigment. You may find pigments that are gel based have the green colour as part of its base.

  • If you find the colour of the Locks Lash stain is green it may have reached it expiry.

Why are the brows too dark?

If the brows aren't turning out the colour you expected it may be due to the following reasons:

  • You may find some clients take to tints a little more quickly than other clients. This is why patch testing is incredibly important. With this you will apply a small amount of the stain to the tail of the brows.

  • The timing on the tint processing is a manufacturing process, this is to ensure that you are aware of the max amount of time that this mixture can be left on the skin.

  • When testing the colour, mix your tint with the hydrogen peroxide and apply a small amount to the tail. During your consultation process with your client, if they mention that their brows always come out too dark this is a good sign that the tint will not need to be left on for the full amount of time. And vise versa.

  • Have they just had a brow lamination done? The pores and the hair cuticle are still open and the colour will absorb a little more quickly than without this service done.

We hope this helps answer some questions and also give you some guidance in how to get the perfect brow. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out and ask us, we are always willing to help you out! 03 9376 4426, Insta,

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