What is Eyebrow Microblading?

It doesn't matter if you like them arched and feathered or straight and bold, eyebrows are arguably the most important facial feature. If you're not satisfied with the ones you have, there are so many ways to update them, including brow gel, pencils, and even tattooing. But now there's a very natural option that delivers semi-permanent results. Ladies, I'd like to introduce you to microblading. Unlike the sometimes Sharpie-esque effects of permanent makeup, microblading is more of an embroidery of individual strokes that look just like real hairs.

During the microblading process a special microblading pen is used  to draw on individual strokes one by one. It's an extremely meticulous process that takes around two hours to complete. Since the results will last for up to three years before beginning to fade it's good to know that the technicians pay so much attention to detail. The first hour is shaping with removable pencil. That’s the longest part and the most important step. During this time, the best customized shape for every client is chosen.

Totally Browtiful • eyebrow microblading • Tammy Huntley

3 Steps to Perfect Brows

Before the microblading begins, a topical numbing cream is applied to the area to minimize discomfort, followed by a liquid anesthetic. If you're worried that the process is painful, some clients may feel a slight discomfort, but it's relatively painless.

"Unlike eyebrow extensions, which you have to be careful about maintaining, microblading is low maintenance. After healing, you can rub them and enjoy swimming. No special care is required, except for a brief touch-up once a year. The smudge-proof solution will cost you anywhere between $400 and $800. But waking up every morning with perfect brows may totally be worth it.

The best part about the technique is that there is no down time. Your new set of brows will be ready for a selfie immediately after the process. However, it is recommended that you follow-up one month after your appointment. The healing process is different for everyone, and it takes between 25 and 30 days. After a month we recommend a 40-minute touch-up to most customers.