Microblading eyebrows is a form of semi-permanent makeup that creates natural, beautiful eyebrows with a handheld microblade. It is a manual method using a hand tool and very fine needles. High-quality pigments are deposited underneath the top layer of the skin in such a way that it mimics actual hairs. It is a highly artistic technique, and a masterful, experienced artist will match the growth of the natural hairs of each client. It’s perfect for people who have over plucked or those who want to define, darken or reshape their eyebrows because microblading gives them the most realistic and tasteful brows that perfectly frame the face.
Your beauty and initial investment are in yourself so only trust an artist with years of experience in this highly specialized technique. Be cautious of microbladers that only trained with a 3 to 6 day school. It’s very popular now and also low prices as you will become one of their practice clients as they correct their mistakes and gather real time experience.
Microblading originated in Asia over 25 years ago and has gone by many names: eyebrow embroidery, feather touch, microstroking and even “the Japanese Method.” It then traveled West to Russia, Eastern Europe, Western Europe. By 2015, microblading became popular in the United States.
Microblading typically takes two appointments to complete. In the first appointment, the client is profiled and the eyebrows are drawn on with a waterproof pencil, so the artist and client can agree on the look. The artist then microblades the eyebrows and the client is ready to go back into the world. There is some mild scabbing and aftercare required but your microblading should be completely healed within 30 days.
The second appointment is a touch up at least 30 days after the first session. This allows enough time for the ink in the epidermis to naturally slough off, and the color to settle into your skin. In the touch up appointment, the artist can see how your skin has received the ink and make any necessary corrections.
Sometimes a client’s skin undertones may have unexpected effects on the ink’s color, and the artist may need to add color to adjust. These kind of corrections are normal with any microblading artist and an essential part of the process, as everyone’s skin is different and receives ink differently.
The results last anywhere from 6 months to 2-3 years, depending on how well the clients cares for their brows and quality of the skin. Clients will need a touch up every six months to a year, depending on care and skin quality.