What are phi Brows?

Phi Brows is a method of microblading which is a semi-permanent technique of hyper-realistic eyebrow drawing.

The shape of your brows is determined by your facial structure and shape before each hair stroke is hand drawn by your brow artist. Each set of Phi Brows is completely unique to every client, using the golden ratio to determine the perfect shape, which is an exclusive technique taught by Phi Academy.

Phi Brows are an ideal brow treatment for people who struggle to grow hair on their brows, suffer from sparse or over plucked brows or those who just want fabulous brows all year round with little to no maintenance.

What does the Phi Brow Treatment involve?

Consultation: Your brow stylist will establish your desired look and analyse your facial structure to create the perfect brow for your face shape.

Initial Treatment: The first treatment takes approximately 2 hours to complete while your brow artist maps out your new brow and hand-draws each and every hair stroke for the most natural looking and realistic brow finish. After this treatment, the brow pigment will be a little darker than the healed brow colour, however this will fade within 5-7 days and is completely normal.

Top-Up Treatment: A top up treatment is required one month after your first Phi Brow treatment as 10-15% of hair strokes are lost while the skin tries to repair itself. The top up treatment price is included within the initial price, but must be booked within 10 weeks of your first Phi Brows appointment, otherwise additional fees may occur.

Phi Brows generally last between 10-12 months before a top up is needed. However this is not always the case as durability will depend on skin quality. Those with oily skin will find the pigment fades faster and may need more regular top ups – for example 6 months onwards. Please note, it is the responsibility of the client to take this factor into consideration before booking your treatment.

Are Phi Brows suitable for me?

You must be age 18 or over for this procedure. For a successful treatment, your skin must not be in the regeneration process i.e be damaged by skin conditions such as acne, eczema or seborrheic dermatitis. If you have previously taken medication for acne (Accutane) you must have stopped taking this medication for 12 months prior to the microblading procedure. You cannot have the treatment done whilst pregnant, breastfeeding, or receiving chemotherapy. If you are on medication or have any allergies and wish to have this treatment, please notify us beforehand so that we can check eligibility for the treatment. If you have previously had your eyebrows tattooed/microbladed, they must have significantly faded for us to be able to perform the Phi Brows treatment successfully. Please make us aware of this before booking in as you may need to undergo a removal process before having the treatment done with us.

Is it painful?

This depends on your pain threshold.  It is normal to feel slight discomfort however it is bearable. We recommend that you bring earphones with you and play your favourite playlist so you can relax whilst Heather transforms your brows!

How to prepare for your appointment

Please avoid the following for 30 days before your Phi Brows appointment:

Botox and Fillers
Exposure to strong sunlight
Fruit and Lactic Acids
Laser Treatments
Facial Peels

Please avoid the following up to 48 hours before your Phi Brows appointment:

Activity causing sweat
Caffeine and alcohol
Fish oil
Vitamin E

Before the treatment, you must make your brow artist aware of any of the following which apply:

Problematic skin
Serious health issues
Taking certain medication
Already had previous semi-permanent makeup on your eyebrows

Tip for the perfect Phi Brows:

We recommend our HD brow service at least a week before your appointment. This will ensure your brows are nice and tidy so that you can get the best results from your Phi Brow transformation! Please note that you have to wait at least one week between HD appointments and Phi appointments.


First step in the healing procedure: 30 minutes after the treatment gently cleanse your eyebrows using Phi Wipes (you will be given these at your appointment) without stretching the skin. Cleanse the skin up until you find traces of pigment or coloured lymph on the wipes. This means the excess lymph is removed in order to prevent formation of scabbing. Having cleansed the skin, you should apply skin candy cream which will also be given to you at your appointment. During the day this process should be repeated 3-5 times. If the treatment was done in the afternoon and you do not have time to repeat the procedure 3-5 times, before going to bed and after the last rinsing and applying the cream on the eyebrows, it is necessary to cover your brows and sleep with them covered. In the next 6 days, rinsing will no longer be needed, however, applying the cream is necessary 3-5 times daily. The eyebrows must not get wet while washing your face or having a shower. If you have extremely oily skin, the aftercare (rinsing and applying the cream) is only recommended on the first day, while in the following days you should not apply any ointment or cream.

Please avoid the following 7 days after your Phi Brows appointment:

Itching is normal but please do not pick or scratch the area as this can cause the pigments to heal uneven and may even cause infection and scarring.
Creams (except protective ones) and makeup
Facial massages
Direct shower spray

Please avoid the following 30 days after your Phi Brows appointment:

Sun tanning/sunbeds
Light (laser) therapy
Chemical peels, fruit acids
Creams that contain regeneration factors.

You should always avoid laser treatments over the treated area during the healing period (Fraxel laser, IPL) because they can destroy the pigment and cause inflammation. Faster fading out of pigment can happen if you use antibiotics or hormonal therapy. Always protect your eyebrows from the sun by using sun protection cream.

The result

There are many factors that can affect the result of your treatment. The main factor is the aftercare. The better you look after your Phi Brows the longer they will last.

Initially the hair strokes will appear crisp and bold, but will soften in appearance as the tissue heals. It is common to have some areas fading more than others, this is part of the healing process and will be treated during your top-up application.

Treatment success is dependent on:

Your skin quality
Post treatment care
Exposure to external influences

Interested in having Phi Brows?

If you would like to book in for Phi Brows, please select Phi Brows consultation on our online booking system. At this appointment, we will carry out a full consultation and patch test whilst determining your suitability for the treatment.

Call us on 0141 230 2682 or book online here

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