Admittedly there were some horrendous results with tattooed eyebrows, that’s why so many women avoid the two terms together nowadays. But microblading eyebrows is a very different technique which leaves eyebrows shaped, toned and (very) realistic - unlike the thick colored in blocks with tattoos. This technique became very popular and in demand within the last couple of years in the West, while in Asia this technique has been around for approximately 25 years. The purpose of microblading is not to ‘color’ in your brows corner to corner, but to rather draw on realistically, one by one hair-like strokes, creating true eyebrow effect. Women who do not have full brows or underwent the skinny brow trend seek this treatment to fix up their brows. Microblading eyebrows can be used to fill in some areas, or draw on new brows completely as well, depending on what your face needs. The most astonishing part about microblading is that although it is semi-permanently drawn on, it does not look unrealistic or anywhere near tacky unlike tattooed brows.
Eyebrows microblading is an investment as it is not a low cost treatment, and it is not permanent either. Every 6 months to a year touch up will be necessary as the ink will begin to fade. It will also take approximately two sessions for you to achieve your go-to brows. Many women turn to this technique even with the high cost is because you do not have to touch up or worry about your brows for longer periods of times, unlike when you thread or wax. It can be viewed as a longer term outcome when it comes to grooming your brows.
The actual process may be a little painful and the ‘recovery’ make take week for the redness and some excess strokes to fade away. There is always a slight chance for the client to not like their new look, but if that does happen to you, do not panic. Eyebrows microblading can be touched up and fixed - letting it fade as much as possible in order for the esthetician to neutralize the skin color with other strokes refined. Because it is a technique made to look natural, your brows will not be drawn on exactly and measured out, it will look very similar but not identical (unless you ask for that, but many will advice against it). This is because brows are naturally a little different from one another.
If you think microblading eyebrows is something meant for you, then do not waste your time and go in for a discussion with a local aesthetician, and hopefully you will walk away happier than ever.
Eyebrow threading - The Threaded Trend
Early 2000’s were all about the thin, skinny brows, then the early 2010’s were all about thick, bushy model brows. So what is there left for today? Nowadays the clean, threaded and trimmed brows are cherished and loved by many women around the world. A single thread is able to style your brows professionally leaving them in shape for 2-3 weeks. While the process can seem very scary and painful from the outside, the actual results fade the pain into awe.
Eyebrow threading technique dates back centuries ago to the Eastern countries. While in the West eyebrow threading is considerable new, women (and men) in Middle East, South Asia and China. And while this technique was used for a daily hair removal process, it became popular in the Western world and a big beauty symbol. While getting your brows threaded you can also ask to tint them to create fuller more neat brows (also great alternative for not using brow pencils or applying makeup). Eyebrow tinting can be asked in various ways; you can tint them very lightly to create a natural touch to it or you can ask for a darker tint, having your brows with a firmer and bolder shape.
Eyebrow threading is the best option out there currently. Shaving is very risky, also leaves horrible grow in hairs, while waxing may not be as precise, and well, with lasering I think all women learnt their mistake from the early 2000’s. Beauty changes constantly thats why threading is a great way to groom your brows without worrying to grow them out again.