Okay, unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last few years, you’re aware (at least to some extent) of the obsession with eyebrows in the beauty world. All it takes is a simple Google search to uncover an endless list eyebrow shaping tutorials. We’ve come quite far since the rise of this facial hair obsession; from plucking and waxing to threading and temporary tattooing, and today many brow enthusiasts are fixating on microblading. If you’re wondering what the big deal is with the latest obsession, you’re not alone – many women are wondering what exactly is the procedure and what makes it so much better than all the other brow shaping options. To keep you in-the-know on all the latest eyebrow trends we’ve put the following information as your go-to guide with everything you need to know about microblading.
What’s The Microblading Hype About?
The easiest way to understand how microblading came about is to consider the many other cosmetic brow shaping options; think brow pencils, powders, and gels. What’s the one thing these brow-specific products all have in common? They’re all temporary. Microblaidng, on the hand, allows you to you form your brows on fleek while providing a semi-permanent end result. Better yet, the results of microblading are achieved with insignificant upkeep or additional grooming required.
How Does Microblading Work?
Microblading is very similar to that of a tattoo. Basically, a technician is using a microblading pen to embroider small, precise, hair-looking strokes into the brow area of the skin. These specially designed microblading pens allow the technician to create individual strokes with color specific ink, which mimic the appearance of natural brow hairs. It’s the natural looking finish of the procedure which has caused the demand to increase for this procedure.
Can Anyone Microblade?
If this method of eyebrow shaping sounds like something you might be interested in, by all means, go for it! However, we want to encourage you to do research before deciding to schedule an appointment. With the procedure gaining popularity the number of unqualified beauticians offering the procedure is on the rise. Be sure that the technician you choose has the proper certifications and necessary licensure to offer the service. It’s also important that the procedure is done in a clean environment. When in doubt, use your best judgment.
Your Duties Prior to The Appointment
Just like any cosmetic procedure, microblading has its own set of prep work (left up to you) to ensure a smooth process and pleasing end result. It’s important to avoid waxing and plucking (no matter how bad the urge) for at least one week leading up to your appointment. This is important as the technician determines the appropriate color placement of your new brow based on the shape of your natural brow. Additionally, you should avoid any sort of physical or chemical exfoliation for 72 hours prior to your appointment. This allows the skin’s natural barrier to prevent unnecessary sensitivities.
Are You a Good Candidate?
The qualifications for the microblading procedure are pretty basic. That is, women who are pregnant or nursing should postpone the procedure; individuals that take blood thinners should consult with their health care provider on their personal safety concerning the procedure; diabetic clients are recommended to avoid the procedure.