Is Lash and Brow Tinting Safe?

As one of the top five worldwide requested salon treatments, lash and brow tinting can dramatically transform your look.

There’s no denying the sultry magic of thick, darkened lashes and brows. Women love how tinting provides a bold, groomed and structured look to their face. Matching lash and brow color with your hair color can be very striking.

However, this procedure has not been without controversy. In recent years, many stories appeared in social media and national news warning about the dangers of tinting lashes and brows. Chemical additives used in the dyes can lead to eye infection, even blindness.

At Debbie’s Day Spa and Salon, your health is just as important as your look. We constantly educate our St. Augustine clients on health and beauty trends plus the reasons we choose some products over others.

What You Should Know About Lash and Brow Tinting

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued advisories to State cosmetology boards reminding them that the color additives used in the dyes and tints are not approved by the department.

As a result, many states have banned the use of the procedure. Salons in these states found providing these services risk hefty fines.

Apparently, the FDA’s primary concern is the use of coal tar in the ingredients. The health risks of this ingredient include the possibility of eye injury and sight loss plus skin rashes and blisters.

Our Approach to Lash and Brow Tinting

We do offer lash and brow tinting to our St. Augustine clients. However, we use a natural product—a Lash & Brow Tint by Roux—that’s free of coal tar dyes. The results last between four to six weeks and fades gradually.

Colors of this product are limited to black and brown. It’s our policy not to mix hair dyes to match hair color, as that’s a potential health issue plus it’s an illegal procedure.

Hopefully, soon, the FDA will find a dye it can approve for use in lash and brow tinting. When that happens, we’ll make sure you’ll be one of the first to know.

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