Microblading eyebrows is a form of permanent makeup that creates natural, beautiful eyebrows with a handheld microblade. It’s perfect for people who have overplucked or those who want to define, darken or reshape their eyebrows.
Microblading originated in Asia over 20 years ago and has gone by many names: eyebrow embroidery, feather touch, microstroking and even “the Japanese Method." By 2015, microblading became popular in the United States.
Technically, microblading is a form of eyebrow tattooing. But unlike traditional tattooing, which uses a machine, microblading artists apply each hairstroke with a handheld microblade. This produces a very fine line that resembles real hair. Each individual hairstroke is hand drawn by the artist and blended in with the client’s existing eyebrow hair. With a strong artist at the helm, the results can be gorgeous and very lifelike.
There are many techniques and approaches to microblading. There are 1D Eyebrows, where the hairstrokes all go in one direction. There are 3D Eyebrows, where the hairstrokes are laid out in a specific pattern across the eyebrow ridges, creating a 3D effect. Moreover, 6D Eyebrows where the actual depth of the microblade varies on each individual hairstroke. This creates an even more dimensional and natural result. All of these approaches are valid and part of the art of microblading,
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 in 4-6 weeks.
The second appointment is a touch up at least 4-6 weeks 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.
This method is ideal for anyone wanting to enhance the look of their eyebrows. The results are very natural looking, feathered hair-like strokes, regardless of the amount of hair present. People suffering from alopecia, trigonometrical chemotherapy or any other condition that causes hair loss benefit greatly from microblading, as well as people who simply are not happy with their eyebrow shape.
While microblading is great for most people, there are some people who are ineligible for microblading:
This covers the major things that might exempt you from getting microblading. If you want to see a complete list, please check out our Policy
The following restrictions are to ensure your skin is in the best possible condition for an amazing microblading procedure. Please read carefully:Please do not work out the day of the procedure as the body heat will expands the pores. Avoid heavy sunlight and especially sunburn 3 days before procedure. Skin should not be in process of healing before procedure!Do NOT drink coffee or anything with caffeine the day of procedure. Do NOT take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E and/or Ibuprofen, omega-3, unless medically necessary, 48-72 hours prior to the procedure. (Tylenol or acetaminophen is okay!)Do NOT drink alcohol 24 hours before the procedure. The following treatments should avoided within four weeks of the procedure:
If you have any questions about these restrictions, please give us a call! We're happy to help.
Candidates who are seeking permanent makeup and who may be contraindicated (meaning those that I cannot treat) are:
Let me know if you have/had allergic reactions to topical anesthetics.
Other CondtraindictionsAHA’s (lactic, glycolic, citric, retinoic and tartaric acids) or any OTC creams and lotions for tone correcting, anti-aging, exfoliating, fading can discolor your pigments.
Chemotherapy: Doctor's clearance may be necessary.
Laser eye surgery: Wait about 3 months for eyeliner procedure.
.Juvederm or other "fillers": Get permanent makeup first or ask your juvederm tech for clearance.
Shingles (varicella): If you have shingles on your face, wait several months to get permanent makeup.
Eyelift or blepharoplasty: Wait about 3 months.
Eyelash extensions: AFTER permanent makeup, not before. Or remove them before your procedure.
Pinkeye: As soon as their infection has cleared, medication completed.
Cold Sores: Clients with a history of cold sores need to pre-medicate with an anti-viral drug (Zoviraz, Valtrex, or Acyclovir) prior to a lip coloring procedure.
All other permanent makeup procedures are ok.
Please stay home, reschedule your appointment if you have cold or flu or sinus/respiratory infection.
I reserve the right to refuse my services.