Microblading - a beauty must have
What has contributed to the phenomenal rise of Microblading? One thing is the ‘'Cara Delevingne effect’. In 2015 lots of people started to go for a certain brow type – a bigger and bushier one. There was a huge surge in sales of eyebrow growth products, according to new figures a study of 2,000 women, commissioned by beauty retailer feelunique.com, found a significant preference for a bushier-style - made popular by Cara. Thank you Cara!
Brows on Fleek?
Fleek — which is a variation of "flick," a word well known to makeup-lovers — is when eyebrows are perfectly groomed, filled, and shaped. In essence, "brows on point" and "brows on fleek" are the same thing.
How does it work?
Most eyebrow tattooists use a conventional tattoo needle/machine, which can result in a line that is heavier than a normal hair, or worse, if not treated correctly, result in a coloured-in look. Think marker pen eyebrows!
Using a state of the art microblading tool, tiny precision hair strokes are created by hand, mimicking the natural direction and lengths of the eyebrows. Colour is passed into the channels created by the microblades in the dermal layer of the skin and this procedure is semi-permanent.
The treatment generally takes around 1 hour and should leave you with highly defined, ultra-realistic beautiful brows, because let’s face it..everyone deserves beautiful brows!
Who is microblading for?
Anyone who wants to enhance or reconstruct their brows. People who plucked out their brows in the 90s till they never returned, those born with sparse eyebrows, some looking for a bolder shape, and then people who have lost their brows through chemotherapy, trichotillomania, or alopecia..Technicians essentially give clients back their eyebrows – and the face they recognise which can be the single thing that gives them confidence.
The sensation is similar to a little scratch, it’s not like a full on tattoo which can hurt a lot! Anesthetic cream is applied to the brows before the treatment, it settles into the skin while clients choose their brow colour.
How do they heal?
After the treatment the brows may look slightly red and the brow will look stronger and darker than expected. Any redness will fade within a couple of hours. A ‘crust’ will form over the brows which will naturally flake off across the next 4-5 days. The shade of the brows will initially appear quite dark but will fade by around 50% as the brow heals. During this time a balm or vitamin D ointment should be applied four times a day or when the eyebrows feel tight or itchy. The brows should be kept dry for the first week. They may feel sensitive or achy for the first few days but the sensation should fade within a week.
How long will they last?
Six weeks after the first treatment a consultation is booked to review the result and fill in any areas that need it. The brow will fade naturally over 12-18 months as the skin rejuvenates, at which time you will need a top-up treatment to retain the shape and colour. Top-ups can be done every 6 months to maintain depth of tone.