Everything you need to know about Microblading your eyebrows.
It does not matter if you like them arched and feathered or straight and bold, eyebrows are probably the most crucial facial feature. If you are not satisfied with those you’ve, there are plenty of ways to update them, including brow gel, pencils, and even tattooing. But now there is a very natural option that delivers semi permanent results.
Ladies, we’d like to introduce you to microblading. Unlike the sometimes Sharpie effects of permanent makeup, microblading is more of an embroidery strokes that look just as real hairs.
We spoke to Alexandra from Instabeauty Cambridge mobile beauty salon, who gave us the advice on the distinctive service, and after our talk there is no real surprise why so many women love it. Microblading is ideal for them who want to completely rebuild, determine, cover gaps, or fill-in over plucked brows, Alexandra explained.
Therefore, just what is microblading? Microblading is an embroidery of small, precise strokes that mimic the effect of real hair, and uses a special microblading pen to individually draw on the strokes. Unsurprisingly, the technique’s unparalleled natural finish has made its popularity skyrocket in latest months.
If you are still not sure how a technique differs from tattooing, Alexandra explained that throughout the microblading process we use a special microblading pen to draw on individual strokes one by one. It is a highly meticulous process that takes around 2 hours to complete. How do we find someone to trust our eyebrows with? We couldn’t stress the importance enough of doing your research and finding the best possible technician near you. A well-established and experienced technician must have all the appropriate licenses and certificates, she says. I will recommend checking if the technician has previous pictures of their work with reputable contacts.
They should also be capable to willingly answer all the client’s questions, and offers as much info regarding the procedure from start to finish. And definitely, it must always be performed in a clean, sterile environment. Alexandra says to avoid anyplace offering express microblading: it isn’t a hurried procedure, it can’t be done in a hour. Is there any prep work we need to do? Leading up to your appointment, you must steer clear of plucking or waxing your eyebrows since your technician will be making your new forehead shape based on current measurements they will make prior to starting the procedure.
You should also avoid using exfoliators 3 days before application, as any skin care product containing glycolic acid, retinol and alpha hydroxy acids, as they might inflame the skin, and taking medications like blood thinners. The goal is for the skin to be as insensitive to the procedure as possible to limit bleeding. Pregnant, breastfeeding, and diabetic clients should steer clear of the procedure all together.’. Right, once we are all ready and in the chair, what will the process be like? .
Firstly, your technician will invest some time mapping your eyebrows. The first hour we are drawing a shape with a removable pencil, says Alexandra. That is the longest part and the most crucial step. In this time, the best customized shape for each client is chosen. Your forehead shape will be left up to your technician because they measure it based on your face shape and structure so you get the most natural finish, but you should properly communicate with your technician to get your desired fullness. The shape of the forehead is determined by taking six key measures on the brow bone utilizing A specialized protractor made for this procedure, explains Alexandra from Instabeauty Cambridge.
Even though I don’t allow the customer to dictate his shape, they can decide the thickness of the forehead while keeping it natural state. I do have them hold a handheld mirror, so that they understand how and why their form is made.’. Prior to the microblading begins, a topical numbing cream is applied to the area to minimize discomfort, followed by a liquid anesthetic. If you are worried that the process is painful, some customers might feel a slight discomfort, but it is relatively painless. After making small hairlike incisions into your brows, extra dye is frequently swashed over the area and left to sit, before being wiped away, revealing your completely new brows.
You might expect thick eyebrows, however it may take a few appointments before you reach the ideal eyebrows. You should bear in mind that microblading is a two step process and it isn’t permanent, and you should not expect to see complete results after only one treatment, explains Betsy. The strokes are very sharp initially, but will soften and migrate to the skin with time. You should consider that the different skin types also contribute to the results. Excessively oily skin, larger pores, thicker skin and eyebrow keratosis may affect the assimilation of the pigment.’.
What about after care? The best part about the technique is that there is no down time. The new set of brows will be ready for self-service instantly after the process. The pros, however, do recommend follow-up 30 days after your appointment. The process of healing is different for everybody, and it can take between 25 and one month. Following a month we recommend a 40 minute touch-up to most clients.
Once you’ve your ideal brows, it is only natural you will want to show them off. Nevertheless, avoid using skincare products and make-up on the area for a minimum of 10 days following the application, or touch the area at all. Picking, peeling and scratching of the area should be avoided at all costs except for when rinsing and applying the post care cream with a cotton swab, says Betsyi. Other stuff to avoid: tanning, direct sunlight, swimming, sweating, and exercise for up to ten days following the procedure. Once you are healed, apply a layer of SPF 30-50 sunscreen on your eyebrows before heading out to the sun to prevent fading.
How long will they last? though some people like to get a touch-up every 1 month, doing it annually since depending upon how the skin heals, results can last from eight to eighteen months. £180 (Instabeauty Cambridge Price) for a year and a half of perfect, smudge proof brows? Seems worth it to us.