Viral pictures show precisely why it's important to research before getting your eyebrows done

Viral pictures show precisely why it's important to research before getting your eyebrows done

While most of us have come to terms with the fact that our eyebrows are sisters, not twins, many of us still dream of having perfectly symmetrical, full arches á la Cara Delevingne. However, years of over-plucking (we can thank the questionable trends of the nineties for that) have left a number of us with sparse brows. As such, we spend our hard-earned pennies on pencils, powders and waxes which promise to make the caterpillars that reside above our eyes fashionably bushy.

However, sometimes our efforts don't go to plan. Whether that's booking an appointment with an overzealous eyebrow threader, or overdoing it all by yourself, it's hard to rectify such mishaps. Case in point: some ladies recently had some seriously dodgy microblading treatments done, and the results were so horrifying that they quickly went viral...

A salon called Moss Brows in Southhampton recently posted about several customers who came in to get their eyebrows fixed after receiving terrible microblading treatments. "These poor ladies asked for the natural hair stroke effect but what they were left with was the complete opposite! they wrote. "I personally believe my 6 year old could of (sic) done a better job. DO YOUR RESEARCH!"

The Facebook post quickly went viral, garnering over 8,000 shares, and many of us were left feeling devastated for the poor souls whose eyebrows were almost left beyond repair. I mean, just take a look at this travesty:

And these...

I mean, this is not ok. 

Naturally, the comments were full of enraged folk. "Imagine if you came home with this haha!", one Facebook user wrote, while another corroborated "So glad the girl who does mine is an artist at it, I get lots of compliments."

"This is completely unacceptable. Whoever did this hack job needs to pursue a different career. Horrifying," a third individual added.

Suman Jalaf, who is often referred to as the "Michaelangelo of Microblading", has since offered a few tips to prevent others from having an experience like these women. "I would say research to the maximum," she asserted. "Research, research! Look at images, not just their celebrity fans."

Well, if you were ever hesitant about going to a qualified professional, we're sure you will now...