TWENTY years ago we were plucking, waxing and tinting our brows within an inch of their lives.

But since the craving for spaghetti-strap tops and brightly coloured parachute pants went by the wayside, so did a woman’s desire to sport a pencil-thin brow.

The late ’90s and early noughties look has slowly morphed into the now popular “Instagram brow” — masterfully manicured, arched and groomed into position.

Brow expert Alison Jade has been at the forefront of brow trends since opening up a specialist salon in 2005, and said the quickest-growing “must-have” in Perth was the feather touch tattoo brow.

“Brows make such a huge difference to your face — they make you look more symmetrical, more groomed even when you don’t have anything else done,” she said.

“Lashes are still important but your brows are really what frames your face and your eyes and sets the tone for everything else.”

While feather touch tattooing isn’t new, it’s had a resurgence on the back of social media stars on YouTube and Instagram.

“Feather touch, especially in the last year in Perth, has exploded,” Ms Jade said, revealing she and her senior stylist see upwards of 20 clients a week.

“We take a microblade, and blade through your brows. We place little nicks in your skin and then place pigment into it.”

The tattooed brow costs from $595 up to $1000 depending on your therapist and can last for six to 18 months depending on your lifestyle.

Ms Jade stressed the importance of going to a reputable salon, revealing she sees many clients just to fix another therapist’s mistakes.

“A lot of people haven’t received proper training they’ve only done a day or two-day course which is quite dangerous,” she said.

“Unfortunately not everywhere is created the same. People just see feather touch and think no matter where they are going they are going to get the same results.

“Make sure you’ve done your research and homework into the actual therapist you are going to see — there are plenty of good salons around but there are some really terrible ones too.”

And it’s not just women flocking to salons. Ms Jade’s client list starts from age 18 up to 80 and also includes men.

“We have people that have have suffered cancer, alopecia, people that over-tweezed and people that are sick of filling their brows in,” she said. “We have a different kind of person coming in every day.”