Filling in our brows takes up precious time every morning if we really want them to look on fleek all day long.
This is probably why brow embroidery services are growing in popularity. The idea of having perfect brows semi-permanently drawn will help us look put together even on bare-face days, and certainly help save lots of time getting ready.
How is eyebrow embroidery done?
- A brow designer from A2i Makeup will first sit down for a chat with you, understanding the type of look you’re going for, and studying your features so they can design the brow that best suits your face and your preferences.
- The brow designer then cleans up your eyebrows by tweezing out any stray hairs so it is somewhat in your desired shape.
- She will then apply a numbing cream over your eyebrows to reduce any discomfort.
- She will trace the outline of your desired shape, and allow you to double check before the procedure is done.
- The beautician will then use a very small blade to create tiny strips by scratching off the top layer of skin, as thin as a strand of eyebrow hair, and then filling it with colour.
As you can probably guess, there may be redness and swelling around the eyebrow area after the procedure, but this is usually not a big deal if you adhere to proper after-care that the brow artist should brief you about, such as not scratching or scrubbing off the scabs that may form at your eyebrows. Most people will also have to go back for a touch-up treatment after about two to three weeks.
Eyebrow embroidery is a semi-permanent procedure, almost akin to a tattoo that would fade off over a couple of years. Just like a tattoo, most people would rather go for the best quality salons, rather than the cheapest, to get the procedure done for themselves. Unfortunately, this also means that it’s generally difficult to find a salon of good quality below the SGD 1,000 price tag.
Well, we’ve done the work for you and found exactly just that: a salon offering good quality eyebrow embroidery below SGD 1,000. You’re welcome.
A2i Makeup: Quality eyebrow service at affordable price
A2i Makeup is the brainchild of renowned local makeup artist, Candy Tiong, who already owns a successful brand specialising in wedding makeup, Candy T. Makeup Artistry, backed by international and local stars.
She is joined by other local makeup artists who hold Diplomas in Professional Makeup Artistry from local makeup academies.
With such a stellar foundation and their classy-looking venue, one would wonder: how is it that A2i Makeup can offer eyebrow embroidery services at only SGD 800? After all, eyebrow embroidery services at most salons cost upwards of SGD 1,000, and may even go as high as SGD 3,000 to 4,000, depending on the number of follow-up sessions the package includes.
The reason? Simple. They are located at Joo Chiat place, which is off-central yet still accessible. The lower rental costs at their location means that they can bring down their prices without compromising on the quality of their services.
The other reason, which is just as important, is that A2i Makeup believes in making beauty accessible to everyone. While they’re aware of the market rates for the eyebrow embroidery service, they hold true this philosophy and is dedicated to providing the best service, at accessible prices.
Prices aside, their professionally trained local artists are known to provide personalised experience for each customer, taking the time to understand every person’s individual concerns and giving their professional advice accordingly.
Their services may be affordable, but don’t let that fool you into thinking that their venue and the experience would be compromised. Unlike your typical brow salon, A2i Makeup boasts a cosy, minimalistic studio interior that reminds us of a colonial bungalow, but in a shophouse space.
Your experience is important to them, so each session takes about two hours so you will have ample time to enjoy your session and consultation with the artists.
Your eyebrow embroidery session will be done in premium comfort: you will be seated in a designer recliner sofa, served with your choice of drinks (Nespresso, TWG tea, homemade honey water, and more), and you can even ask to have your own playlist played on their music system during your time there.
The salon takes a maximum of only two guests at a time, so you can truly enjoy me-time during your session there.
Meet your new brows
42A Joo Chiat Place
How to get there:
By bus: Bus 33 from Dakota, Kallang or Lavender MRT
By train: 16 minutes’ walk from Paya Lebar MRT
By car: PIE Eunos exit. Park at open-air carpark with ERP gantry at 41 Joo Chiat Place (opposite Kim’s Place Restaurant), or coupon parallel parking lots along shophouses, daily till 10PM.
Email: [email protected]
Opening hours: Any time your appointment is fixed at.