Why are your eyebrows so important?
Perfectly shaped eyebrows can frame the contours of your face and alter its openness and brightness. When sculpted properly they can accentuate the eyes and give a more youthful look. Well-kept and dark eyebrows can create a more polished appearance, hiding certain insecurities like hooded, small, or far apart eyes. Sculpted brows help to convey your emotions before any other part of your face. Next to your teeth, eyebrows contribute to the overall look on your face, and according to studies, good eyebrows and teeth are what constitutes a person as being ‘attractive’ and having a combination of the two plus a smile on your face means you can get away with minimal makeup.
What is microblading?
Microblading uses tiny needles to deposit pigments onto the skin of the eyebrows, a tattoo style technique designed to create natural-looking, hair-like strokes. It is different to tattooing as it will fade slowly over time. Usually, it is a two-part process and is often considered painless to most people. It can be slightly uncomfortable for some people, but most artists use numbing cream before the procedure and so this may not be the case for you. Afterwards, you may experience some slight swelling and redness but for many clients, this goes unnoticed.
Is microblading for me?
Microblading can fill in gaps in the brows where hairs are thin or sparse, blended perfectly with the already existing hairs, giving that fuller look without damaging any of the other hairs in the process. Over-plucked eyebrows are an easy, and common mistake to make, once you’ve gotten over excited with the tweezers it can be much harder for your natural hair to grow back. With microblading, you can finally get your desired shape, arch, colour, and thickness. Whether you’re after ombre or feathered brows, microblading can make it happen.
The best thing about microblading is the obvious fact that it is a long-lasting procedure with a short recovery time, and it will save you some serious minutes over the weeks. There is no need to get your brows as frequently dyed, waxed, or threaded, saving you money simultaneously. You will only need touch-ups occasionally, and once it’s on, it won’t budge. You will look ready to go and presentable from when you wake up, without having to worry about your brows rubbing off in the gym, if you go swimming or throughout your night out, for example… the pigment in your new brows will hold for years. You can also expect your brows to be completely healed after 30 days and except for a little redness around the area, there is no ‘downtime’ required.
Things to consider before getting it done?
As handy as it is microblading is not for everyone. You must do your research beforehand, look at before and after pictures as well as fully healed pictures, it can be a huge change to your face, a ‘make or break’ and is semi-permanent, so you need to be 100% happy with the choice you’re making. Microblading won’t stop your natural hair growth, in fact, sometimes, it can boost growth which to some people may be considered as a bonus! Aftercare is very important too, everyone heals differently but the skin may scab, and a barrier cream should be applied. Products containing retinol and direct sunlight should also be avoided.
Similarly, it cannot be done on everyone. It is not possible to microblade on pregnant or nursing women due to their increased risk of infection and for people on some types of medicine, for example, blood thinners. Finally, your skin type can affect the results, those with drier skin are more likely to have better results and crispier strokes, whereas oilier skin types may heal slightly softer.
If after reading this you are considering getting microblading done to your brows, then call us on 07891 520721, where we can offer you a free consultation and patch test before your treatment!