How Long Does an Eyebrow Tint Last?

Do your clients ever ask you how long they should go between eyebrow tinting appointments? The answer has to do with their hair growth patterns, their skincare routine, and the specific tinting techniques they use. All of these factors, plus others, affect the lifespan of brow tint.

Let’s look at some of these factors so you can answer your client’s questions in an informed and knowledgeable way.

Model's eyebrows going through a tinting beauty service | LashLift Store

FACTORS THAT AFFECT HOW LONG AN EYEBROW TINT LASTS

On average, you can expect an eyebrow tint to retain its vibrancy for approximately 2-4 weeks. If you perform a brow lamination simultaneously, it will last a little longer. But keep in mind that timelines vary for each individual. Let's take a closer look at the variables that impact the longevity of your client’s eyebrow tint.

INDIVIDUAL HAIR GROWTH PATTERNS

Each person's hair growth cycle is unique, affecting how long an eyebrow tint will last. As new hairs emerge, the tint fades, necessitating a touch-up to maintain the desired intensity and definition. Some individuals experience faster hair growth, resulting in more frequent brow laminations or tint touch-ups, while others have a slower growth rate, allowing the tint to last longer. 

Age, genetics, and overall health can also influence hair growth patterns. For example, the skin type on the brow area can affect how well the tint adheres and how long it lasts. Oily skin tends to break down the tint faster, leading to quicker fading, while drier skin may hold onto the tint longer.

Hair Growth Cycle Graphic | LashLift Store

SKINCARE ROUTINE

A person’s skincare regimen plays a crucial role in the durability of the eyebrow tint. Certain skincare products, such as exfoliating agents, oil-based formulas, or harsh cleansers, can accelerate the fading process.

Tell your client to avoid applying these products directly to their eyebrows or to gently touch the brow area to minimize contact with the tinted hairs. They should opt for skincare products specifically formulated for sensitive areas, which helps ensure they won't interfere with the longevity of the tint.

TINTING TECHNIQUE

Your technique during tinting can also impact how long your client’s brow tint lasts. As a skilled beauty professional, you should apply the tint evenly and thoroughly, allowing for a more uniform and longer-lasting result. 

Your expertise in choosing the right tint formula and application method tailored to your client’s brows will contribute to the longevity of the tint. For example, higher-quality tints formulated with longer-lasting dyes and ingredients that adhere to the hair and skin can provide longer-lasting results than lower-quality products.

Eyebrow procedure being performed by a beauty professional | LashLift Store

POST-TREATMENT AFTERCARE

Following proper aftercare instructions can help prolong the longevity of your client’s eyebrow tint. If you already provide brow lamination services, the post-treatment instructions for brow tinting vs. brow lamination are similar.

Ask your client to avoid activities that may cause excessive sweating or rubbing of the brow area. They should also use gentle cleansers and avoid harsh exfoliants, which can help maintain the tint for a more extended period.

In particular, sun exposure and water exposure, such as swimming or excessive sweating, can cause the tint to fade more quickly. Using sunscreen on the brow area and avoiding prolonged exposure to water can help preserve the tint for longer.

TIPS FOR MAINTENANCE AND TOUCH-UPS

To prolong the lifespan of an eyebrow tint and keep the brows looking fresh and fabulous, follow these tips and share them with your clients:

Avoid Excessive Moisture

Excessive moisture can cause the tint to fade faster. When washing their face or showering, your client should avoid exposing their tinted brows to excessive water. Instead, have them pat their brows dry gently after cleansing and avoid vigorously rubbing the area.

Wear Sunscreen

UV rays can cause your client’s tint to fade more quickly. They should protect their tinted brows by applying a gentle sunscreen around the brow area, especially when spending extended periods in the sun.

Eyebrow and Eyelash Tint After Photo | LashLift Store

Avoid Oil-Based Products

Oil-based products, such as heavy moisturizers or oily makeup removers, can break down the tint and lead to premature fading. Clients should opt for water-based or oil-free products to maintain the integrity of their tinted brows.

Gentle Aftercare Is Essential

Your client should treat their brows carefully during the first 24 hours. Ask them to avoid rubbing or scrubbing the area, which can cause premature fading. They must allow time for the dye to settle and bond properly.

Completed Eyebrow Tint on Model | LashLift Store

Schedule Regular Touch-Ups

To keep your client’s brows looking their best, encourage them to schedule regular touch-up sessions. If they want, you can time these to perform other services, such as a brow lamination or lash lift, simultaneously. These appointments will allow adjustments, replenishment of faded areas, and overall maintenance to ensure their tint remains vibrant and flattering.

Remember, your client’s tinted brows are a canvas of self-expression, and with the proper care and maintenance, your client can enjoy their new transformation for weeks.