Microblading 101


 

What Is It & Is It For You?

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Microblading is a form of semi-permanent tattooing, where the specially trained technician uses a small microblading tool to create precise individual brow hairs for a more realistic looking eyebrow profile.

The results are more natural looking than other tattooing methods that use pencils, gel fillers, or stencils. This method is ideal for clients looking to improve overall brow shape, symmetry, and brow density.

You may want to consider this method if you:

  • Have thinning brows due to alopecia or other health conditions that have caused you to lose your eyebrows

  • Have patchy or thinning brows due to shaving or over plucking

  • Want to create a fuller, more dense look or change your brow shape.


Five Things You Should Know About Microblading

  1. Microblading uses a semi-permanent pigment that loses saturation over time unlike tattooing, which uses permanent ink that may fade over time, but never disappears

  2. Microbladed brows can last for 2-3 years with regular retouches and fills, but skin type and personal care routines can affect the longevity of microbladed brows. Because the pigment is tattooed into the skin, brows won’t wash off or smear like penciled or stenciled brows.

  3. Microblading is a multi-step process. During the initial visit, the foundation shape is applied and filled in. Once the brows are completely healed, most clients come back after two weeks for retouching and filling (at no extra charge to the client.)

  4. The initial process can take 3 - 4 hours. At the start, and throughout the process, numbing ointment is applied to the brows to minimize pain or discomfort. Most clients report little to no pain and say they experience only slight pressure.

  5. There are a variety of styles:

    Ombre - this dramatic style features shading that is lighter at the front of the brow and progressively darker toward the tail end of the brow

    Combination - this subtler style uses a mix of hair strokes and shading to create a dynamic, full brow

    Basic Microblading - this is a subtle style that uses hair strokes to fill in thinning, patchy brows, or to create realistic brows for clients who have lost them completely