Microblading 101: Everything You Need To Know About This Eyebrow Trend
In the past few years, the world of beauty has been obsessed with thick and bold eyebrows. From Cara Delavigne to Emilia Clarke, big browed beauties have won over our hearts and are giving us major envy!
For those of us who were plucking away in the 90s when thin eye brows were in, getting full eyebrows can be challenging.
Excessive plucking of the eyebrows can cause them to thin out overtime forcing you to fill them up using an eyebrow pencil.
Microblading is a trend that’s taken the world over by storm. It’s a long-term alternative to filling out your eyebrows with a pencil. It involves inserting a semi-permanent pigment into your skin to make your eyebrows appear fuller and the best part is they look completely natural!
As opposed to getting a permanent tattoo, microblading doesn’t make your brows look overdone, they look surprisingly natural. Unless you tell your friends, no one will know that’s ink in your brows!
Here’s everything you need to know about this new eyebrow trend:
What Is It Exactly?
Microblading is essentially a form of eyebrow architecture. It’s all about creating eyebrow shapes that complement the client’s face. Every microblading session is tailored to the client.
The process is carried out using tiny 10–12 tiny needles that scratch the surface of the skin; they don’t penetrate into the skin. It isn’t a painful at all, it will feel like a paper cut at most.
Just like when you’re filling your brows using a pencil, the estheticians will insert the medical grade pigment using featherweight strokes to create, fine, natural-looking hair strokes.
How’s It Different From Having Brows Tattooed?
Tattooing anything into your skin involves inserting permanent ink into the deepest layers of your skin. Microblading doesn’t pierce the deep layers of the skin at all; it remains on the surface. Also, the pigment used in microblading wears off in 18 months.
Compared to a tattoo, the microblading includes finer strokes that look much more natural. The esthetician will use a handheld needle/blade to insert the pigment.
Because there are no electrical gadgets involved, the process is free of any buzzing and scratching. You don’t have to worry about any pain or discomfort.
Sit back, relax and let the esthetician do their work!
Is it possible to have an allergic reaction to microblading?
Some people may be allergic to specific pigments however this is quite rare. Most professionals will perform a scratch test to ensure that the client doesn’t experience an allergic reaction after the microblading session.
Is it expensive?
Microblading isn’t expensive at all. You can speak to your neighborhood threading salon about the prices they offer.
What happens during the session?
The esthetician will neaten and shape your brows by threading them. Once the eyebrows are better defined, they will apply numbing ointment to your brows. The ointment will take about 40 minutes to numb the area.
They will put you through the color swatches in order to see what shade looks more natural on your brows and give you the look you desire.
When the area is numbed in, the esthetician will start inserting the pigment into your eyebrows by creating quick feather-like strokes. With each line the esthetician makes, the color will seep into the upper layers of the skin.
After all the gaps are filled in, the esthetician will add a final layer of color, leave it in for another 5 minutes before cleaning it up and that’s it—you know have a pair of thick, well-defined brows!
Want to give microblading a shot?
Book an appointment at Be U Threading today! No one does brows like us! We can help you be your best!